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Chicago Open Air Presents Massive Stadium Show For 2019

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The Press Release:
This spring brings another must-see event from premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents. On Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, Chicago Open Air Presents a massive stadium show with headlining sets from chart-topping acts including System Of A Down, Tool, The Prodigy and Ghost, plus more appearances from today’s biggest hard rock and metal artists. The event is co-produced by Live Nation and will take place at SeatGeek Stadium (formerly Toyota Park) in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago. Tickets for Chicago Open Air Presents go on sale Friday, December 14 at Noon CT at the link at the close of this announcement.

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Maria Brink, frontwoman of In This Moment, says, “I can’t even begin to express how excited we are to be playing Chicago Open Air Presents. We had such a blast last time! Tool, The Prodigy and System Of A Down, that’s insane and such a powerful lineup. We feel blessed to be a part of it all. These are some of our all time favorite bands, I can’t wait to see you all there with In This Moment.”

The daily band lineup (subject to change) is as follows:

Saturday, May 18: System Of A Down, Ghost, Meshuggah, Beartooth, Code Orange, Knocked Loose, Vein
Sunday, May 19: Tool, The Prodigy, Gojira, In This Moment, Fever 333, The Black Dahlia Murder, Alien Weaponry
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Danny Wimmer Presents Announces Epicenter Festival For 2019

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The Press Release:
Epicenter Festival–a new 3-day destination music experience from premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents–will debut in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region, at the newly created Rockingham Festival Grounds in Richmond County, North Carolina on Friday, May 10, Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Epicenter Festival replaces “Carolina Rebellion”, which was held in North Carolina from 2011 – 2018. With a move to the new venue, Epicenter Festival offers an enhanced festival experience. The new festival grounds will be developed in coordination with Rockingham Dragway and Rockingham Speedway, with even more music, extensive camping options, and no curfew.

Festival producer Danny Wimmer explains, “We are very proud of what Carolina Rebellion represented, so we understand that our decision to replace it was confusing to people. It took more time than we had hoped to make the final decision and then work out all of the details. Ultimately, we felt that there was so much more that we could accomplish in the right circumstances. The creation of the ‘Epicenter of rock n’ roll’ in the heart of North Carolina gives us the ability to expand on the festival experience with enhanced camping amenities, nighttime entertainment with no curfew, and expanded food and beverage offerings, all highlighted by a massive music lineup covering the spectrum of rock, metal and alternative rock music. There’s always a next level to strive for – and after 8 great years of Carolina Rebellion, Epicenter is that next level.”
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Hellfest Open Air Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

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It was only a little while ago that the organizers of the mega-Metal event known as Hellfest Open Air Festival, announced the lineup for their 2019 event. Let’s take a look at the massive poster for the three day affair down below and I’ll try to decipher everyone that is listed for good measure.

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Friday, June 21: Manowar, Dropkick Murphys, Dream Theater, Demons and Wizards, Godsmack, Sonata Arctica, Gloryhammer, Last Tempation, Gojira, Mass Hysteria, Ultra Vomit, Dagoba, No One Is Innocent, King Diamond, Hellhammer, Venom Inc., Impaled Nazarene, Diamond Head, Trollfest, Carcass, Possessed, Pestilence, Kyvlertak, Power Trip, Daughters and many more,
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Sweden Rock Announces More Acts For 2019

The Scoop: The organizers of the Sweden Rock have unveiled a crop of amazing bands that will be joining the 2019 Festival, and since you need to know this information I am sharing it with you right here on PiercingMetal.com – Just in case the poster isn’t clear on whatever screen you are reading us on, here are the bands so far: KISS, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Def Leppard, Amon Amarth, Demons and Wizards, Arch Enemy, Hammerfall, Original Krokus, Skid Row, At The Gates, Annihilator, Magnum, Joe Lynn Turner, Uli Jon Roth, Death Angel, Demon, Beast In Black and “65” more acts are yet to be announced. According to their Facebook Page, they lined out that this years event sold out in a week when it went on sale, so you are going to want to pay attention to that…..check out the poster so far……(queue dramatic music).

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now before I say anything on this, I should explain that I’ve never been to ANY of the European Festivals and when I see posters and lineups like this one, it almost makes me cry. I’ve not managed to get across the pond as they say as its just not logistically possible for me to wrangle the necessary finances for it but I digress. What I love about Festivals like this one is how on point they always seem to be. With bands like KISS announcing their “End Of The Road” World Tour (discussed earlier today on THIS LINK), I’m planning on seeing them whenever I can and they are only the tip of the iceberg of bands that I am interested in who are performing at this festival. That’s all I have for now but you readers can tell me what you think about the matter down in the comments section below. Please lets all discuss.

Official Website: https://www.swedenrock.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/swedenrockglobal/

OZZFEST New Year’s Eve Los Angeles Spectacular

The Press Release:

For the first time since its 1996 debut, OZZFEST–the annual musical event that celebrates hard rock and heavy metal–has created a special one-night-only New Year’s Eve celebration to ring in 2019. Set for Monday, December 31 at The Forum in Los Angeles, the event features headliner OZZY OSBOURNE and a line-up of some of the greatest names in rock (and OZZFEST alumni): Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and Jonathan Davis (of Korn), along with the OZZFEST debut of Body Count featuring Ice-T. The New Year’s Eve party will include an outdoor stage, along with other holiday festivities, details of which will be announced in the coming weeks. The evening will conclude with OSBOURNE onstage counting down to the new year!

“I asked Sharon what we’re doing this New Year’s Eve and she said ‘WE’RE DOING FUCK ALL!” says OZZY OSBOURNE. So I thought ‘we didn’t do Ozzfest in 2018, so let’s do a New Year’s Eve Ozzfest.'”
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