With Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn already set to take the stage, Columbus, OH’s Rock on the Range just added Live (with its original lineup) and Of Mice and Men to the bill. The festival, set to take place May 19-21 at MAPFRE Stadium, will be in its 11th year and has sold out in just over a month after tickets went on sale. It marks the fifth time in a row the festival has sold out.

Last year, the festival celebrated its tenth anniversary. You can read a recap of the 2016 festival on our site from last year.

This year’s lineup includes The Offspring, Bush, Papa Roach, Coheed and Cambria, Thrice, Amon Amarth, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, Skillet, Dillinger Escape Plan, In Flames, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Beartooth, Every Time I Die, Norma Jean, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel and more. It will also feature the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, with sets from nationally known comedians.


Atreyu- 2021

Atreyu's Baptism

At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.


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Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.


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Imperial Triumphant - 2021

Alphaville’s Metal Renaissance

With influences that span Miles Davis and Stravinsky to Geddy Lee and Les Claypool, jazz metal force Imperial Triumphant is the epitome of genre-bending. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt spoke with the band about their unique style, the massive bass presence in their music, and the rise and fall of civilization.


Photo by Alex Krauss

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