Knotfest is the world’s biggest metal festival, touring and events brand, with events across four continents, and growing. Fourteen Knotfest festivals, as well as the Knotfest Roadshow Tour of North America, and the Knotfest at Sea event have been held in the US, Japan, France, UK, Mexico, Colombia, Spain and more. Knotfest.com is a global multi-media hub for exclusive content from the world’s best artists and content creators. Through its various brand extensions, Knotfest has built a loyal and enduring community making it the ultimate 360 destination for fans of heavy music.
ABOUT ESP GUITARS
Founded in 1975, ESP Guitar Company is the respected manufacturer of custom electric guitars for musicians around the world. The ESP brands of guitars and basses include ESP, LTD, and LTD Elite. For more information call 800-423-8388 or visit
A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventive, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of donors and volunteer professionals, their dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs. For more information, please visit www.MusiCares.org
ABOUT ERNIE BALL
In 1962, veteran player and guitar teacher Ernie Ball created Slinkys®, the innovative light gauge electric guitar strings widely revered by thousands of iconic players including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Paul McCartney, Metallica, Brad Paisley, Slash, John Petrucci, Angus Young and John Mayer. The strings are all crafted in Coachella, CA. Ernie Ball also offers state-of-the-art instrument accessories that are carried in more than 6,000 stores in the U.S. and 120 countries worldwide. Officially purchasing the Music Man® company in 1984, Sterling, joined later by his sons Scott and Brian Ball (company CEO), has built a team of dedicated professionals based in San Luis Obispo, CA who collectively share a common goal: crafting the highest level of hand-crafted instruments available. Originally founded by Tom Walker, Forrest White and Leo Fender in 1974, Music Man built its name leading an industry revolution, introducing active electronics on its production instruments. As part of the team during the 70’s, Sterling Ball played an important role in the design and development of the iconic StingRay basses. The family-run company maintains its founder’s dedication to preserving the musician’s playing experience and delivering superior sound quality through the development of new products, such as Cobalt Slinkys, M-Steel, Earthwood and the revolutionary Element Shield Packaging, keeping each set as fresh as the day they were made. The company also fosters artist development through musician-focused programs such as the world’s largest and longest running unsigned artist programs, where bands compete each year for the chance to play live on national tours, festivals and events. Visit them online at www.ernieball.com
ABOUT ROCK AGAINST RACISM
Rock Against Racism has been revived through a collective of musicians, artists and music industry people, with a common goal of continuing the crucial work of the original organization – combating modern day racism. All profits will go directly to ACLU & Color of Change to support their continued efforts against racism & injustice. To learn more, please visit https://rockagainstracism.com/