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Bad Omens, Halestorm, More To Headline Inkcarceration 2024

Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival is back for its sixth year in a row, and its 2024 lineup is positively stacked. The festival teased Bad Omens as a headliner days before the official full lineup announcement, and that teaser alone was met with major excitement. Running July 19-21, the famous Inkcarceration is, of course, taking place at The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. The prison is also famous for its alleged haunts and for setting the scene of The Shawshank Redemption. Beginning on Friday, headlining acts include Breaking Benjamin, The Offspring, and Chevelle. Saturday night’s acts include Godsmack, Halestorm, and I… Read more »

Concert Reviews

Heavier Than the Rain: Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2022

photos & words by Austin Spruill As the blistering summer of 2022 winds down into the cooler weather of fall, musicians and fans alike are treated to a number of high-profile festivals raging across the country, from Welcome to Rockville and Inkcarceration to Rocklahoma and Louder Than Life. However, few were as highly anticipated as this year’s incarnation of Blue Ridge Rock Festival, taking place from September 8–11.  Hosted at the world-renowned Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA, hopes were high for the relatively young festival, as the successes and challenges of 2021 propelled the event further into the spotlight… Read more »


The Offspring And Ed Sheeran Join Forces On “Million Miles Away”

On Sunday, May 26, 2024, BottleRock Napa Valley ticketholders had the chance to see thrilling performances from Dominic Fike, Queens Of The Stone Age, Stephen Sanchez, and more. Additionally, those watching The Offspring‘s set had the chance to witness a once-in-a-lifetime crossover: The Offspring featuring the day’s headliner, Ed Sheeran. The “Shape Of You” singer joined the band onstage to perform “Million Miles Away.” Ahead of Sheeran walking onstage, the band joked, “[He’s] some young up-and-comer kid, you know, I think he’s got a future.” Say what you will, but Sheeran is a true punk at heart. Sheeran shared, “The… Read more »


Underoath Issues Catchy New Single, “Lifeline (Drowning)”

As Underoath gears up for their highly anticipated US tour that kicks off next week in Pittsburgh, PA, the metalcore titans have unleashed a captivating and infectiously catchy new single, “Lifeline (Drowning).” Extracted from their forthcoming album, set to be announced in the near future and expected to drop in early 2024, the track weaves an intricate sonic tapestry that resonates deeply on an emotional level as an outcry for help. “Lifeline (Drowning)” showcases Underoath‘s ability to craft a composition that hooks listeners with its irresistible allure. The song combines the group’s signature metalcore sensibilities and commanding instrumentation with compelling… Read more »


Underoath and The Ghost Inside Announce Massive Summer Co-Headline Tour

Metal behemoths Underoath and The Ghost Inside have announced a massive summer co-headlining tour with We Came As Romans and Better Lovers as support.  “This tour has been a long time in the making and I couldn’t be more pumped,” Underoath shares in a press release. “The fact that we’ve never toured with any of these bands before is wild but the fact that we’re all on one tour is making me count down the day till it starts. Insane summer ahead!” Read more: Sundressed Tackle Anxiety Head-On With Have Mercy On New Single “Fuck It Up” Ahead of their… Read more »


Halestorm and I Prevail Unleash Collab Single, “can u see me in the dark?”

Ahead of their forthcoming co-headline tour kicking off this summer on July 9 in Raleigh, NC, Halestorm and I Prevail have unleashed their crushing new collaborative single, “can u see me in the dark?” “In celebration of our upcoming tour together, we joined forces with the boys of I Prevail and wrote an original song together,” Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale shares. “‘can u see me in the dark?’ is written for our collective fan bases, our community, our family. We want you to know that you are seen, and you are not alone, shining through life’s myriad of joy and… Read more »


Halestorm Drops Surprise ‘Live From Wembley’ Album & Film

Halestorm has an exciting surprise for fans everywhere. The band just announced that they’ve released a live album and video for their famous Wembley concert on December 9, 2023. Supported by Black Veil Brides and MOTHICA, Halestorm played a stunning 90-minute set. In an Instagram post, Lzzy Hale shared, “To Sell Out Wembley is a right of passage, and this one was a huge milestone on the ever stretching Halestorm Highway. We’ve been the same band mates and best friends for over 20 years, so this moment was personal for us. What a gift to be able to do the… Read more »

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