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.


Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

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HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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Payable on Death – P.O.D.

A Voice of Life

Almost 27 years after the band's first studio album, P.O.D.'s message is arguably more important than ever. "I believe (our message) is even more relevant now than it was then. If you really listen to 'Youth of the Nation,' we still have these tragedies going on. There’s a lot of searching still going on out there."


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