Outbreak Fest 2022 was a massive triumph for the alternative scene. A weekend of unforgettable music and something that will be hard to beat for it’s next iteration.
2023 is coming fast and have plenty in store.
The first batch of bands have been announced, including two headliners.
Those headliners are Denzel Curry and Death Grips.
And they are joined by an incendiary collection of acts. Converge, Candy, Code Orange, Earl Sweatshirt, Fleshwater, Gel, High Vis, Jesus Piece, Koyo, Lil Ugly Mane, Loathe, Mike, One Step Closer, Scowl, Show Me The Body, Soul Glo, Speed, Spy, Trapped Under Ice, Turnover, Wiki and Zulu.
And this is only the beginning aka the first announcement!
The three day event will be taking place June 23-25 at Depot Mayfield, Manchester.
September 2021 is locked in for Slam Dunk Festival where we now have confirmation of the acts who will be playing this years iteration of the festival.
Along with confirming the acts who will still be playing from the originally scheduled May dates, the festival organisers have also announced that Crown The Empire, Escape The Fate, Malevolence, Hacktivist, and Snuff will also be joining the bill.
The acts who sadly are unable to confirm that they can make the rescheduled dates and are no longer part of the bill are 3OH!3, Billy Talent, Code Orange, Dance Gavin Dance, Grayscale, Hands Like Houses, I Am The Avalanche, Issues, Motion City Soundtrack, Sleep On It, The Wonder Years, Young Guns, and Yours Truly.
More acts are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
Check out the full list of bands below.
A The Baboon Show Basement Blood Youth The Bottom Line Bury Tomorrow Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Comeback Kid Counterparts Crown The Empire Days N Daze Deez Nuts Doll Skin Don Broco Dream State Escape The Fate Face To Face The Faim Four Year Strong Free Throw Hacktivist I Am The Avalanche Ice Nine Kills Knuckle Puck Malevolence Mayday Parade Me First And The Gimme Gimmes Movements NOFX Normandie Pennywise Popes Of Chillitown Reel Big Fish ROAM Snuff Spunge State Champs Static Dress The Story So Far Stray From The Path Sum 41 This Wild Life Trash Boat The Vandals Vukovi Wargasm We Are The In Crowd While She Sleeps With Confidence Your Demise Zebrahead
Slam Dunk Festival 2021 will take place on September 4th 2021 at Temple Newsam, Leeds and on September 5th 2021 at Hatfield Park, Hatfield.
Tickets from last years event will be honoured and remain valid for 2021.
Remaining tickets are on sale now with a range of payment plans, and can be purchased online from seetickets.com.
The full list of the 2021 Grammy Awards have now been confirmed, with Code Orange, Poppy and more nominated.
The 63rd Grammy Awards will be held on January 31st 2021 at the Staples Center in LA, California.
A selection of nominees and categories are detailed below but the full list can be found via the following link.
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE: Fiona Apple – Shameika Big Thief – Not Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto Haim – The Steps Brittany Howard – Stay High Grace Potter – Daylight
BEST METAL PERFORMANCE: Body Count – Bum-Rush Code Orange – Underneath In the Moment – The In-Between Poppy – Bloodmoney Power Trip – Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) – Live
BEST ROCK SONG: Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto Tame Impala – Lost in Yesterday Big Thief – Not Fiona Apple – Shameika Brittany Howard – Stay High
BEST ROCK ALBUM: Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka Grace Potter – Daylight Sturgill Simpson – Sound and Fury The Strokes – The New Abnormal
BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM: Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters Beck – Hyperspace Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher Brittany Howard – Jaime Tame Impala – The Slow Rush
BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE: Paul McCartney – Flaming Pie (Collector’s Edition) Grateful Dead – Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991 Depeche Mode – Mode Wilco – Ode to Joy Various Artists – The Story of Ghostly International\
SONG OF THE YEAR: Beyoncé – Black Parade Roddy Ricch – The Box Taylor Swift – Cardigan Post Malone – Circles Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted H.E.R. – I Can’t Breathe JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending
BEST NEW ARTIST: Ingrid Andress Phoebe Bridgers Chika Noah Cyrus D Smoke Doja Cat Kaytranada Megan Thee Stallion
It may not be taking place but we’ll still be able to headbang freely.
A few weeks ago, slipknot had made the announcement that they were to postpone all of theri summer touring plans. This included North American dates for Knotfest, the UK edition of Knotfest and Knotfest At Sea.
Even though it’s been cancelled, a party of sorts is still going ahead with the details of a concert stream.
From May 29th at 11pm BST, you’ll be able to watch the 2019 Slipknot set which too place from Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting!
And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll be able to view Underoath’s 2016 set at Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas where they played, ‘They’re Only Chasing Safety’ in full and Code Orange’s ‘Last Ones Left: In Fear Of The End’ which took place on Twitch eariler this year.
And even more coming as there’ll be exclusive interviews as well.
Heavy hitters Code Orange have shared a brand new single from their upcoming record, ‘Underneath’, set to be released 13th March 2020 via Roadrunner Records.
On the track, ‘Swallowing The Rabbit Whole’, Jami Morgan has said:
“’Swallowing The Rabbit Whole’ is the passageway into the deep descent that is the next era of CODE ORANGE… the next piece to the puzzle of UNDERNEATH. Duality is key, not only thematically on this album, but in the continued evolution of our sound and the larger heavy music world in general. You’ve got it all figured out until you’re drowning in it.”
Of the album, he adds: “’Underneath’ is about facing the duality in ourselves as individuals and as a society in an overcrowded, overexposed, all-consuming digital nirvana. Everyone has a voice and no one’s seems to matter… plummet down the rabbit hole of your deepest fears, anxieties, and regrets to confront the monster that has been building underneath.”
Code Orange are a band who’ve made some pretty big waves over the last few years, especially with their third record, ‘Forever’ bringing in a Grammy nomination their way and has given them mainstream attention that isn’t normally given often enough.
Now, the band have released a new documentary called ‘My World’ which gives fans a glimpse into the band, which shows raw live footage, from the studio and backstage as well.
Announcement season is upon us. First, we had festivals and now the nominations for the Grammy Awards have been unveiled!
Metallica, Foo Fighters, Code Orange and Avenged Sevenfold are all up for the gongs as well.
Here’s the Rock and Metal Catagories.
Best Metal Performance
August Burns Red – Invisible Enemy
Body Count – Black Hoodie
Code Orange – Forever
Mastodon – Sultan’s Curse
Meshuggah – Clockworks
Best Rock Performance
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Chris Cornell – The Promise
Foo Fighters – Run
Kaleo – No Good
Nothing More – Go To War
Best Rock Song
Metallica – Atlas, Rise!
K. Flay – Blood In The Cut
Nothing More – Go To War
Foo Fighters – Run
Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage
Best Rock Album
Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand
Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct
Nothing More – The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains
The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
The Grammys are set to take place on January 28th 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York.