The newly re-imagined Knotfest.com will be a fan-centered platform, created by artists for their fans. Dedicated to expanding the rock and metal genres and providing a one-stop destination showcasing the very best the culture has to offer from emerging bands you need to hear, right through to the biggest and most established artists.
Knotfest.com will capture all facets of the culture across visual, audio and written media. Bringing fans an elevated, unfiltered media experience directly from their favorite artists through exclusive think-pieces, curated playlists, playthroughs and more. The highlight of this artist created content will be the brand new audio interview series, The Electric Theater hosted by Clown – a weekly, laid back conversation featuring discourse with the world’s most interesting people. The first episode is live now and features Jami Morgan of Code Orange, check it out here.
Building on the success of the weekly concert streaming series (which has already reached 18 million fans so far), Knotfest.com will be launching several exclusive web-series from top content creators from within the genre. These include
Mosh Talks hosted by Beez
A weekly hard rock chat show with guest interviews spotlighting artist news, tours, new album exclusives and more. Beez is widely regarded as the foremost multi-media rock and metal journalist of his generation. Originally from the UK, he has worked for prestigious magazine titles such as Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and Rock Sound, programmed and presented original content on hard rock TV station, Scuzz TV (including the hugely popular Scuzz Meets interview series), hosted the world famous Download Festival and in 2015, launched the critically acclaimed rock and metal podcast, That’s Not Metal.
Mosh Talks will air every Tuesday. Watch the first episode featuring Matt Heafy, Halestorm, Ice Nine Kills, Loathe and Irist here.
The Deep Dive hosted by Ryan J Downey
Longtime journalist Ryan J Downey presents the Deep Dive, featuring in-depth conversations focused on unique aspects of careers, culture, and collectibles. Downey has worked as writer, editor, correspondent, and producer for MTV News, Marvel, Billboard, and the Hollywood Reporter, among other outlets. He is the host of the MI Conversation Series and founder of the PopCurse podcast network, as well as a longtime artist manager in the rock, metal, and punk genres.
The Deep Dive will air every Thursday. The series kicks off this week with Spencer Chamberlain from Underoath.
The Downbeat With Craig Reynolds
The popular podcast hosted by Craig Reynolds, drummer of Stray From The Path, now has a new home. The show features long-form interview hangs with a variety of Craig’s fellow musicians and friends.
You can catch the first Knotfest episode of The Downbeat with Alessandro “VMan” Venturella here..