Fort Rock is a 2 day festival at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL. The metal fest has made a name for itself in the past few years and the 2017 lineup does not disappoint. There doesn’t seem to be a dip in talent for most of the festival. Def Leppard, Soundgarden, and The Offspring will all make the city shake but, as we wait patiently for the festival to kick off on April 29th, here is a snippet of the 5 bands that you need to see at Fort Rock.
Chevelle is one of those bands that have sold millions of records, have a huge following, and completely fly under the radar. The band put out Point #1 in 1999 and have consistently landed great records since then. 2002’s Wonder What’s Next garnered the hits “Closure” and “Send the Pain Below.” Their last record, The North Corridor, was released in July 2016.
Columbus, OH’s Beartooth formed in 2012 and have carved a niche following in the 5 years since. The band has released two studio albums, and one EP. They have gone through some recent lineup changes, but it has been seamless and the art hasn’t suffered. Beartooth released Aggressive in June of 2016.
The gargantuan viking killers in Mastodon have been quiet in the recent past since their 2014 album Once More Round the Sun. There have been a couple of high profile side projects in Gone is Gone, and Giraffe Tongue Orchestra. But the band recently teased two songs from their upcoming eighth record Emperor of Sand and we can’t wait to see it live.
The Pretty Reckless
The Pretty Reckless are famous for being the band where the actress that played Cindy Lou Who, in Jim Carrey’s Christmas vehicel Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Chriistmas, Taylor Momsen, pushed her career. The band rocks hard, has released three studio albums and found a hardcore following.
A Perfect Circle
Oh Maynard James Keenan you cheeky devil. A Perfect Circle needs little introduction. The multi-platinun band formed by Keenan and guitar tech Billy Howerdel, has been on hiatus since 2004, with a few live shows thrown in for good measure a few years back. The band consisting of Smashing Pumpkins alum James Iha as well, is once again on tour and teasing new music, and we are super excited to see them live.