SLIPKNOT's very own Knotfest — the most cutting-edge heavy music festival in America — has revealed additional bands for the October 24-26 destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, California. Already featuring some of the biggest names in metal — SLIPKNOT, DANZIG, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, VOLBEAT, OF MICE & MEN, ANTHRAX and more — the Knotfest lineup has now added FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH, SATYRICON, AMEN, OTEP, PRONG, IMMOLATION, ATTIKA 7 and more. The new additions will perform on the Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball. As previously announced, SLIPKNOT will close Stage 001 both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience. All Knotfest ticket purchasers will receive a digital copy of SLIPKNOT's forthcoming album, to be delivered on release date. Knotfest — powered by Rockstar Energy Drink — will feature a SLIPKNOT-curated lineup of over 60 bands performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday night VIP Pre-Party Bash with band performances and other activities for those that have purchased VIP or Camping Packages. The current Knotfest U.S. band lineup by stage is as follows: Friday, October 24 - Pre-Party For Camping & VIP Guests Stage 003: THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER CHELSEA GRIN Stage 002: SUICIDE SILENCE BUTCHER BABIES ALTERBEAST Saturday, October 25 Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball: SATYRICON OTEP AMEN PRONG IMMOLATION Stage 003: IN THIS MOMENT THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA BUTCHER BABIES MISS MAY I ONE OK ROCK Stage 002: TESTAMENT CARCASS MAXIMUM THE HORMONE KING 810 MAN WITH A MISSION Stage 001: SLIPKNOT DANZIG ANTHRAX BLACK LABEL SOCIETY HATEBREED Sunday, October 26 Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball: FEAR FACTORY NAPALM DEATH ATTIKA 7 EXMORTUS RATTLEHEAD Stage 003: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE WHITECHAPEL UPON A BURNING BODY ANTI-MORTEM Stage 002: OF MICE & MEN DEVILDRIVER VEIL OF MAYA NOTHING MORE Stage 001: SLIPKNOT FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH VOLBEAT TECH N9NE ATREYU HELLYEAH Every Knotfest has been a fully immersive experience for fans, and this one ups the ante. In addition to performances from more than 60 of the heaviest bands on the planet, attendees will descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuring over 20 festival attractions including a Slipknot Museum (curated by the band), carnival rides, a zipline across the festival grounds, drum circles, a massive display of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and much more. Knotfest tickets are on sale now at A limited number of VIP packages are still available. Camping packages are sold out. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. each day and the show runs until 12:30 a.m. on Saturday and 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. knotfestnapalm


AMEN, the band led by firebrand frontman Casey Chaos, is working on a brand new album for release later this year and is set for its long-awaited return to the U.K. this August. In addition, the band is excited to announce the enlistment of former SLAYER and current PHILM drummer Dave Lombardo to AMEN's ranks. The refreshed lineup — completed by John Fahnestock on bass, Duke Decter and John King on guitars — is already neck deep in work on a new album with longtime producer Ross Robinson (KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SEPULTURA). Says Lombardo: "I am very proud to have been asked to be part of this amazing production with Casey Chaos and Ross Robinson. "My career in thrash was created from my love of the punk genre. There is an excitement in this particular style of music that's vital for me. It's aggressive, honest and needed. "I'm looking forward to performing with AMEN before returning to Europe with PHILM in September." Adds Casey Chaos: "It's great to be working again with Dave, this time in AMEN. He brought so much power, aggression and passion to the music on the new record, in a way only he could only deliver. Without question this is THE most important album I’ve ever made. I'm looking forward to unleashing it live and destroying ourselves for your pleasure!"