Black Label Society, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 09, 2021

If you have never seen Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society in the wild then put that on your 2022 list. Loud metal in a rampaging atmosphere, that’s what you’ll get. Who doesn’t want that?

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, http://blacklabelsociety.net/

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

MNRK Heavy, https://mnrkheavy.com/collections/black-label-society

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Black Label Society, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 09, 2021

Mastodon, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 12, 2021

I have been enamored with the music of Mastodon since Crack the Skye. Somehow, I never saw them live until 2021, and I caught them three times this year. Never miss a chance to see their show – it is incredible.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

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

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

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

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Mastodon, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 12, 2021

Fever 333, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 10, 2021

Expect acrobatic antics and pulse-pounding music when Fever 333 takes the stage.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://www.fever333.com/

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/fever333/

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/1B0155rdv175D1tQ8VH7Oy

YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/fever333

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Fever 333, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 10, 2021

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

Trivium was on the road in 2021 promoting their new album, In The Court Of The Dragon. There is no greater endorsement for their music than seeing them live.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://www.trivium.org/

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

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/278ZYwGhdK6QTzE3MFePnP

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

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© Wayne Edwards.

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

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

Megadeth – and Dave Mustaine – are metal legends. New music is on the way with the band’s 16th album in Spring 2022. While we’re waiting, here are some photos from their Blue Ridge Rock Festival performance.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://megadeth.com/

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

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Yox196W7bzVNZI7RBaPnf

YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/Megadeth

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© Wayne Edwards.

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

We Came As Romans, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, September 12, 2021

Michigan metalcore powerhouse We Came As Romans toured in 2021 with an eye toward the future.

All photos by Wayne Edwards

Links.

Website, https://iamdarkbloom.com/

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

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

Sharptone Records, https://sharptonerecords.co/

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© Wayne Edwards.

We Came As Romans, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, September 12, 2021

Splintered Reality, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, September 12, 2021

This band is a high-energy amalgam of rock, thrash, groove, and a whole lot more. Jump in with them and shake it up.

All photos by Wayne Edwards

Links.

Website, http://splinteredrealitymusic.com/

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

YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZs23_O7VwG3ZyOyCy-V6_A

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© Wayne Edwards.

Splintered Reality, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, September 12, 2021

Fame On Fire, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 12, 2021

Post-hardcore Florida rockers Fame On Fire brought a wilderness of sound to Blue Ridge.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

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

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

Blue Ridge Rock Festival coverage at Ryze-Up magazine, https://www.ryze-up.com/music-2/blue-ridge-rock-festival-2021/

© Wayne Edwards.

Fame On Fire, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 12, 2021

Cursor, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 12, 2021

Cursor is an alternative metal band with a strong post-rock attitude that is front and center during their performances. Add a little grunge in there as well and you have a dominating combination.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

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

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

Blue Ridge Rock Festival coverage at Ryze-Up magazine, https://www.ryze-up.com/music-2/blue-ridge-rock-festival-2021/

© Wayne Edwards.

Cursor, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, Virginia, September 12, 2021