Monster Energy Fort Rock was too big this year to have just one main stage. So the organizers and promoters set up two — side by side. And the World’s Loudest Month was played in stereo.
These bands played on Main Stage South:
Denver, Colorado’s Lola Black sauntered out on stage with plenty of authority and feminine charm. The sextuplet band hit the crowd with sounds of metal, punk and hard rock and just kept pounding until the end of their set.
Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd of Butcher Babies are two of the hottest chicks in hard rock. And that’s without the sweltering Florida sun beating down on them. These two lovely ladies were born to perform on the edge and everyone in the crowd smelled a massacre. Their bandmates, Henry Flury, Jason Klein and Chrissy Warner, put the music to their screams and growls.
Fans at South Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival didn’t have to ask Alexandria anything about We Are Harlot. That’s because they already knew any band Danny Worsnop fronted was going to be a success. Though they played around on stage, there was nothing promiscuous about their performance.
Motionless In White brought gothic metalcore to the stage at Fort Rock and turned up the heat with a haunting performance. This band from Scranton, Pennsylvania with a dark aura was an interesting contrast to the sun-drenched stage they played on.
The theatrics of Maria Brink are creatively woven into every In This Moment concert. And the band’s performance was exceptional. Backing up the sexy storyline unfolding on stage were guitarists Chris Howorth and Randy Weitzel, Travis Johnson on bass and Tom Hane bashing the drums. Ms. Brink is a Sex Metal Barbie touring in support of Black Widow — and everyone in the crowd was bitten!
Everyone at Monster Energy Fort Rock got a peek inside the diary of Jane and it stated that Breaking Benjamin was back and better than ever. Benjamin Burnley and his new bandmates proved that a hiatus from performing live does little to discourage the fans. They came out in droves to hear songs like “Breath” and “Medicate” and watch Ben control the stage.
Godsmack hit the stage with 1000HP of intensity and then kicked it into overdrive. The Boston bad boys and Main Stage South headliners made sure the fans got exactly what they came to hear — a heavy dose of hits and metal mayhem. Sully Erna is a commanding presence that easily rules any stage he plays on. Shannon Larkin keeps time with a blur of precision that keeps every member of the audience awake. Guitarist Tony Rombola sometimes looks like his attitude is whatever, but his riffs are always memorable. Robbie Merrill only needs four strings to make his bass thump so hard it leaves people cryin’ like a bitch.