France’s Hellfest have announced the first wave of bands for the upcoming event. The announcement includes headliner Aerosmith, with Linkin Park and System of a Down among others.
Perhaps the most surprising is the inclusion of Guns N Roses on the lineup NOT in a headline slot, but there must be a good reason for it (we’re hoping it’s a Europe tour…).
See the full poster below and see ticket info here:
Orange County’s Of Mice & Men have been teasing their studio exploits for a long time now, and despite the supposed finishing of the fourth studio full-length to add to the collection at the end of May before their UK trip, they have given no indication of a release time. Until now, that is.
Frontman Austin Carlile posted a video from their trip to Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park this week, along with a caption that strongly implies to us (if not flatly informs us) that we will be hearing new music from the band before the end of the month when they depart on tour with Slipknot and Marilyn Manson.
The band recently played two intimate shows either side of Slam Dunk festival, and we were at the latter so check out our review of it here!
After the festival was struck by lightning in the early hours of yesterday morning, Rock Am Ring organisers have postponed the festival. In a statement, they said (translated roughly from German):
“Rock am Ring ends on the second day Dear festival visitors , Rock am Ring has to be ended prematurely after the second day because of the weather warning on Sunday the municipality meaning the license for the final day of the festival withdrew today on Sunday. Responsibility for the welfare of the fans, the organizers accept this decision. On the first day of the festival more than 80 visitors were injured by lightning strikes in part and admitted to hospital . Because of the risk situation, we ask you to go back home by Sunday noon, 12:00 pm after finishing the performances. We regret the decision hugely, however, we ask you to understand this urgent situation which is due to the bad weather.”
Over 50 people were taken to hospital in the incident, with 8 severely injured but we have heard reports of most of these being in a stable condition.
We at Musicology wish everyone injured all the best, and everyone affected by the incidents our deepest condolences.