Metallica announce their own two-day festival in Atlantic City and put Liturgy on the bill just to see how mad real metal dudes get

Metallica announce their own two-day festival in Atlantic City and put Liturgy on the bill just to see how mad real metal dudes get

James Hetfield and his raw-as-hell gang of metal miscreants are proving that they’re as TROO as TROO METAL gets with the announcement of a two-day festival on June 23-24 featuring such brutal acts as Best Coast, Modest Mouse, Arctic Monkeys, and other aesthetically disciplined hard-asses. Metallica will headline both nights in Atlantic City, naturally, and they’re planning on playing The Black Album and Ride the Lightning in their entirety during it. The festival is called Orion Music + More, as you can see by the metal-as-shit logo above that shows off some bitchin’ sound wave visualization (the same visualization you might be looking at to see exactly how brick-wall fucked the frequency range is on Metallica’s latest album).

Along with being a truly “metal only” music event, the Orion Music + More festival will “feature a lifestyle element showcasing the band’s individual interests” — I’m no expert, but having watched Some Kind of Monster I think this means there’ll be horseback riding for Kirk Hammett’s fans and anger management personal psychiatrists for everyone else. Head to the official festival site to see the various ticket deals depending on how big you want your VIP status to be displayed on your Metallica lanyard.

Lineup so far:

Metallica
Arctic Monkeys
Avenged Sevenfold
Modest Mouse
The Gaslight Anthem
Cage the Elephant
Fucked Up
Best Coast
Hot Snakes
Titus Andronicus
Gary Clark Jr.
Lucero
Roky Erickson
The Black Angels
The Sword
A Place to Bury Strangers
 Liturgy

• Metallica: http://www.metallica.com
• Orion Music + More: http://orionmusicandmore.com

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