Faith No More, Deftones to headline inaugural Sunstroke Festival

Sunstroke is the name of a new hard-rock festival taking place in Punchestown, Ireland next summer, and it’s making quite the first impression. Faith No More will headline the two-day festival as part of their first European tour in five years. Joining them on the lineup are Deftones, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Killing Joke, Gojira, Refused, The Hu, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, and Pup, among others. Sunstroke goes down June 13th-14th, 2020 at Punchestown Racecourse. You can find more information, including ticketing details, at the festival’s website. Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Dirty Honey’s Marc LaBelle on Topping the Rock Chart, Touring with Slash, and More

Dirty Honey made music history this year when the Los Angeles-based band became the first unsigned act to top the Billboard Mainstream Rock songs chart. For Dirty Honey vocalist Marc LaBelle, the record-breaking moment came as a surprise. “It’s insane!” he tells Heavy Consequence. “Honestly, we never thought that would be the case. That was never something we talked about.” He adds, “I think it’s a credit to our team and our booking agent for putting us on bills with bands that have fans that maybe we’re not right in their wheelhouse, but hopefully they fall in love with the band. That’s been the case more and more. It’s exciting.” In a few short years, Dirty Honey have not only topped the charts, but also toured this past summer with Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, and opened for Guns N’ Roses during their two-night stand in Las Vegas earlier this month. With the band set to embark on a headlining US tour in the new year, LaBelle spoke with Heavy Consequence about the band’s rise to success, what it was like touring with Slash, the current rock revival, and more. Read the full interview below. On Dirty Honey’s […]

Marilyn Manson to support Ozzy Osbourne on 2020 North American tour

Marilyn Manson, photo by Raymond Ahner / Ozzy Osbourne, photo by David Brendan Hall The Antichrist Superstar will be teaming up with the Prince of Darkness in 2020. Marilyn Manson has just been announced as the support act on Ozzy Osbourne’s rescheduled North American tour. This leg of Ozzy Osbourne’s “No More Tours 2” farewell trek was originally slated to kick off in May 2019, with Megadeth as support. However, the tour was postponed when Ozzy sustained serious injuries in a fall at home, forcing him to nix his 2019 dates. While the dates for the rescheduled North American shows were immediately announced upon the tour’s postponement, it was unclear who would be opening for Ozzy in 2020. Megadeth themselves had canceled their remaining 2019 tour dates when frontman Dave Mustaine was diagnosed with throat cancer, so their status was up in the air. Now we know that Manson will be Ozzy’s lone support act on the outing, which kicks off May 27th in Atlanta, Georgia. The tour runs through a July 31st show in Las Vegas, Nevada, with tickets available here. “Marilyn is killer live,” said Ozzy in a press release. “He’s so f**king out there, and if I […]

32 Years Ago, Guns N’ Roses Blow Up the Rock World with Appetite for Destruction

Guns N’ Roses’ debut album, Appetite for Destruction, was the darker, grittier response to Sunset Boulevard’s glam-rock scene. The LP’s unique sound helped move it away from the sea of spandex and hairspray in which it was spawned and make it a staple found in nearly every hard rock fan’s collection, alongside classics like Led Zeppelin II or Black Sabbath’s Paranoid. Released on July 21st, 1987, Appetite for Destruction features the bluesy hard-rock ethos of Aerosmith blended with an aggressive punk undertone amid splashes of metal and ’70s bar rock — a concoction that owes itself to the unique blend of musicians who made up the band. While not as technically proficient as some his contemporaries, Slash’s guitar playing was fluid and full of feeling; Axl Rose’s unique voice and amazing range was unlike any other singer at the time; Duff McKagan’s punk-inspired bass playing gave the music a raw sense of urgency; Izzy Stradlin’s rhythm guitar cleverly weaved in and out of Slash’s leads; and Steven Adler’s workmanlike drums let the other members shine. Amazingly, Appetite for Destruction was not a huge success out of the gate. In fact, the album took more than a year to top the […]

Marilyn Manson belongs with Taylor Swift, is a sucker for Joe Jonas: Photos

The Antichrist Superstar is now mingling with pop royalty, as Marilyn Manson was seen rubbing elbows with pop stars Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas at the Wango Tango radio festival in Los Angeles over the weekend. Photos popped up on Twitter of Manson with his arm around Swift, as the shock rocker delivers a death stare into the camera and the pop star hams it up with a wide-open smile. Meanwhile, Manson also found himself with his arm around Joe Jonas, of the recently re-formed Jonas Brothers, alongside American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, as well. Jonas himself tweeted the photo, with the caption, “Hi we are the Jonas Brothers! And you’re watching Disney Channel!” When he’s not hanging out with “the beautiful people”, Manson is working on a new album. He’s also set to hit the road with Rob Zombie on the “Twins of Evil: Hell Never Dies” tour this summer. Tickets for the tour can be found here. Taylor i Marilyn Manson podczas #WangoTango pic.twitter.com/0EUEISLsMH — Taylor Swift Poland (@TSwiftNewsPL) June 3, 2019 Hi we are the Jonas Brothers! And you’re watching Disney Channel! pic.twitter.com/rqAMaObFzX — J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) June 2, 2019 Tour Update: […]