Epicenter Music Festival reveals 2020 lineup, featuring Deftones, Metallica, + many more

For the second year, Epicenter (the rebranded Carolina Rebellion Festival) brings some of the hottest acts to North Carolina. With acts like Metallica (who are playing two sets in three nights), Deftones, Disturbed, Godsmack, Cypress Hill, Bad Wolves, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Crown the Empire, Sleeping with Sirens and rising rockers Fire From The Gods, this is an event you do not want to miss. Let us know who you’ll be seeing down below.

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Interview: AJ Channer (Fire From The Gods) on their rise to fame, touring with Sevendust

One listen to Fire From The Gods’ debut album, Narrative, and listeners will immediately get a sense of what the rising alternative metal band are trying to accomplish. Their mission is clear – to create striking melodic yet heavy alt-metal with lots of hip-hop and even reggae influences. That ethos is clear on their huge single “Excuse Me”, which at the time of this writing, has racked up close to 6 million Youtube views, among other accolades.

While FFTG may be a fairly accessible band, all things considered, they’re also a unit with a message. Luckily, we were able to have a lengthy chat with vocalist AJ Channer, who revealed his love of reggae music, and how he feels the music industry is shifting. Have a listen to the audio below.

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Vilamoura Release “We All Die” Official Video

Metalcore quintet, Vilamoura has released a new music video for their latest single “We All Die” which comes from the band’s debut EP, Buried Alive. The eye catching performance music video was produced and directed by Albert Gonzalez who has worked with several other artists including, PolyphiaFire From The GodsBackWordz, and many more. Continue reading