Corrosion of Conformity, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 11, 2021

This band stretches way back in my memory and all my thoughts about them are good. Pepper Keenan and crew never disappoint.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://www.corrosionofconformity.com/

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/1BBIIH0h76KN8gYeXFcPjR

Bandcamp, https://corrosion-of-conformity.bandcamp.com/

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/corrosionofconformity/

Nuclear Blast, https://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2018/CorrosionOfConformity/no-cross-no-crown.html

Corrosion of Conformity, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 11, 2021

Clutch, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 10, 2021

Clutch never disappoints. This was the first time I had seen them since the international slow-down, and it was a fantastic show. I can’t recommend them enough.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, http://www.pro-rock.com/

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/6tqGMedAtDADU5mJulYhSj

YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialClutch

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Clutchband

Clutch, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 10, 2021

Ill Niño, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 12, 2021

My first time seeing Ill Niño was at Blue Ridge, and they made the trip worthwhile all by themselves. They are a great live band. There is so much going on in the music and on stage it makes your head spin.

Check out Ill Niño’s music on streaming platforms, including the latest release, Si una Vez. Links appear below the photos.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://www.illnino1.com/

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Officialillnino/

YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeth5ikBXfY8IYuHyhwA8Pg

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/1xJ6l1VXgGuyZ0uhu27caF

Ill Niño, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 12, 2021

Avatar, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 11, 2021

The theater that is an Avatar performance is not to be missed. The spectacle is beguiling and it enhances the musical projections. Listening to the band is great and seeing them takes the experience to a whole new level.

Check out Avatar’s music on streaming platforms, including the latest release, Hunter Gatherer. Links appear below the photos.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://avatarmetal.com/

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/avatarmetal

YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/user/avatartube

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/4jpaXieuls7LVzG1uma5Rs

Avatar, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 11, 2021

Seether, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 11, 2021

Seether lays down their own proprietary brand of hard rock, and they’ve been doing it for twenty years. This is a band I had been trying to catch up to for a long time so I was glad to finally see them at Blue Rudge Rock Festival.

Check out the band’s music on streaming platforms, including the latest release, Wasteland – The Purgatory. Links appear below the photos.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://www.seether.com/

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/seether/

YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0lhr4dvpfKJ0C3TPFXu3ww

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/6B5c4sch27tWHAGdarpPaW

Seether, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 11, 2021

Testament, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 9, 2021

One of the early purveyors of Bay Area thrash metal, Testament rips a hole in the fabric of the universe every time they play. Coming in hot on the opening day of the festival, they definitely delivered the goods.

Check out the band’s music on streaming platforms, including the latest album, Titans of Creation. Links appear below the photos.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://www.testamentlegions.com/

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions

YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/c/testament

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/28hJdGN1Awf7u3ifk2lVkg

Testament, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 9, 2021

Fozzy, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 10, 2021

Fozzy has been pounding out the heavy metal for twenty good years. The definitely stomped the terra at Blue Ridge.

Check out the band’s music on streaming platforms, including the latest album, Judas. Links appear below the photos.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://fozzyrock.com/

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/FozzyRock/

YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_HHW_y7Uj_FzTuC-5zEBAQ

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/59CIPNdUfewexxn1CJEdp5

Fozzy, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 10, 2021

Jelly Roll, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 12, 2021

Jelly Roll was supposed to perform on Saturday but there was a problem with his tour bus. He made it on Sunday and gave an amazing show to a gigantic, appreciative crowd.

Check out his music on streaming platforms, including the latest album Ballads of the Broken. Links appear below the photos.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://jellyroll615.com/

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/TheRealJellyRoll

YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtyzzW6rIQiGP7gfGTXkhDw

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/19k8AgwwTSxeaxkOuCQEJs

Jelly Roll, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 12, 2021

Detroit Voodoo, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 12, 2021

We are publishing dozens of photo galleries from live shows this year to celebrate the return to live music. First up, Detroit Voodoo from their performance at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival.

Check out their music on streaming platforms, including their EP Lost. Links appear below the photos.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/detroitvoodoo

YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/user/detroitvoodoo

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/1An3exDvsALZiWvNbFZpzQ

Detroit Voodoo, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 12, 2021

Day 4: Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia

Here is the final daily photo teaser. More images to follow, short features for every band, and look for a feature article about the festival in Ryze-Up magazine coming soon.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Mastodon
Jelly Roll
Fame On Fire
A War Within
Cursor
We Came As Romans
Detroit Voodoo
Ill Nino
Redefind
Splintered Reality
Ignite The Fire

Day 4: Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia