Go hard or go home

Heads up, death punk fans, travelling metal music festival Knotfest will be stopping by Japan once again for a celebration of everything metal.

Led and created by legendary heavy metal band Slipknot, Knotfest is a two-day affair in Chiba’s Makuhari Messe, the outskirts of Tokyo. The festival will encompass a killer crew of heavy metal A-listers in the scene, but as of now, only two other acts have been announced for both days; thrash metal icons Anthrax (Madhouse, Got The Time) for day one's roadshow and nu metal pioneers Korn (Freak On A Leash, Falling Away From Me) for day two. As with prior years, the roadshow will feature a museum of Slipknot artefacts just for fans. 

Rightfully, both days will be headlined by Slipknot, who has recently released their sixth studio album entitled We Are Not Your Kind, charting at number one in several countries worldwide. And while we’re pumped to hear the fresh tracks from Slipknot and Korn, whose thirteenth album The Nothing debuted just last month, we’re definitely crossing our fingers for more from the league of classic heavy metal bands like Chicago-based Disturbed and LA’s Megadeth, as well as the hotshots of J-Rock, such as One Ok Rock, The Gazette and perhaps even a set by Japanese kawaii metal group Babymetal.
 


Knotfest Japan 2020 happens from Mar 20-21 2020 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan. Tickets start at 9,800 JPY (140 SGD) for Day One and 15,800 JPY (210 SGD) for Day Two. More info here.