Carolina Rebellion Playlist: Our Picks!


We’re headed to the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion Festival on May 5-7 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and can hardly contain our excitement! To get in the mood, we created the playlist below, which pays homage to some of the biggest headliners and most interesting up-and-coming bands on the bill. Check out the links and get pumped for a weekend full of rock and metal debauchery!

Soundgarden – Been Away Too Long
Soundgarden need no introduction, of course. The pioneers of grunge came out of retirement in 2012 with King Animal and have since released a number of rarities, classics, and B-sides. Word has it the band has started recording material for a new album set for a late 2017 release date. Who knows? Maybe they will play a surprise track from the upcoming album during their appearance at Carolina Rebellion.

Avenged Sevenfold – Paradigm
Avenged Sevenfold have had an incredibly busy and fruitful run of tours, recordings, and festival appearances in 2016, headlining the Monster Energy Rock Allegiance and Louder Than Life festivals before heading out on a US tour. The band comes to Carolina Rebellion having just released the critically acclaimed The Stage and will be sure to produce a show to remember.

Korn – Insane
Korn released the hotly anticipated The Serenity of Suffering in late 2016 and have been promoting it as one of their heaviest albums to date. The band is set to go on a North American run immediately following their Carolina Rebellion appearance and we can’t wait to hear Insane from their latest release live.

Starset – Monster
Ohio rockers Starset are set to make an appearance at Carolina Rebellion to promote their 2016 release Vessels. The band’s multi-layered proggy hard rock sound is sure to please a wide range of rock and metal fans looking for a fresh sound. Check out Monster from Vessels below.

I Prevail – Scars
Michigan metalcorers I Prevail released their debut album titled Lifelines in 2016. Despite a recent lineup change, the band are going strong and embarking on a world tour that will see them play in Australia, North American and the UK. The moody verses and big, soaring choruses on Scars should get the crowd headbanging from the get-go.

Alter Bridge – Show Me A Leader
Hard rock, metal, post-grunge, call it whatever you want, Alter Bridge totally kick ass, and with the release of The Last Hero, they proved once again that good music can overcome the limitations of rigid genre boundaries. We’re excited about seeing these guys rip the bolts off the stage with their hard-hitting sound. Mark Tremonti and company will be coming to Carolina Rebellion straight off a bunch of Australia/New Zealand dates and have a very busy rest of 2017 with a number of festival appearances lined up. Catch them while they’re hot!

A Perfect Circle – Judith
2017 is promising to be one hell of a year for A Perfect Circle (and Tool) fans as Maynard James Keenan has indicated that a new APC album may be in the works. A Perfect Circle have already booked a number of North American dates and are coming to Carolina Rebellion with the same touring lineup that has been around since 2011. We’re hoping the band will play some new material at the festival!

The Charm The Fury – Colorblind
Dutch metalcore you say? Oh yes, up-and-comers The Charm The Fury are melodic, intense, and atmospheric. Frontwoman Caroline Westendorp’s vocals are some of the most haunting and forceful we’ve heard in a long time. One of the hidden gems of the lineup, we expect this Amsterdam outfit to be a big hit at Carolina Rebellion.

The lineup includes the likes of Amon Amarth, In Flames, Opeth, Gojira, Volumes, Def Leppard, Sum 41, All That Remains, Coheed & Cambria, and many more bands! Check out the official festival page here:

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