Metallica To Play Two Headlining Sets At Five U.S. Festivals Next Year

Metallica have officially been confirmed as the headliners for the 2020 Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville, Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life, and Aftershock festivals. The band will play two different sets at every event, with one taking place on Friday and one taking place on Sunday.

The band commented:

“You know we love a challenge, so when Danny Wimmer Presents invited us to headline all five of their spring/fall U.S. rock festivals, that sounded like great fun. But play two separate sets on two nights in the same weekend? Definitely count us in! In another Metallica first, we’ll be playing at all five of the Wimmer rock festivals in 2020 with two separate sets, one on Friday night, one on Sunday night.”

Here’s the dates for each festival:

* Epicenter: May 1-3 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Motor Speedway
* Welcome To Rockville: May 8-10 – Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona International Speedway
* Sonic Temple: May 15-17 – Columbus, OH – MAPFRE Stadium
* Louder Than Life: September 18-20 – Louisville, KY – Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center
* Aftershock: October 9-11 – Sacramento, CA – Discovery Park

Fan club members and past purchasers will be able to get tickets today (October 10) at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on October 14 at 12 noon ET / 9 a.m. PT. $.25 cents from each ticket sold through November 19 will go towards Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation.

Metallica Rumored To Headline 2020 Aftershock, Louder Than Life, Etc. Festivals

Metallica recently launched a mysterious countdown timer online and it seems we may now know what they are teasing. The websites for a number of festivals, Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, and Welcome To Rockville, have been “hacked” and are displaying a message that says the admins “have until 10/10 12PT to give [the hackers] what [they] want.” That happens to be the same time Metallica’s clock is set to end. On top of that, some fans also found out that the band’s website has ties to promoter Danny Wimmer Presents.

Slipknot, Blink-182, Tool, Staind, Etc. Set For 2019 Aftershock Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Aftershock Festival. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 11-13 and it will include the following:

October 11: Slipknot, Staind, Lamb Of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, Clutch, I Prevail, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Andrew W.K., Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Knocked Loose, Angel Du$t, While She Sleeps, DED, The Pink Slips, and Santa Cruz.

October 12: Blink-182, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Marilyn Manson, Stone Temple Pilots, Bad Religion, Highly Suspect, Ghostemane, Fidlar, The Interrupters, Fishbone, Badflower, Ho99o9, HEALTH, Parlor Mob, Sick Puppies, Spirit Adrift, Broken Hands, and Dead Posey.

October 13: Tool, Korn, A Day To Remember, Chevelle, BABYMETAL, Gojira, Architects, Falling In Reverse, Deadland Ritual, Fu Manchu, The Crystal Method, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Hu, Fire From The Gods, Joyous Wolf, Evan Konrad, Brkn Love, and Blue Midnight.

Vinnie Paul All-Star Tributes To Be Held At Louder Than Life & Aftershock Festivals

This year’s Louder Than Life and Aftershock festivals will be hosting some special all-star tributes for the late Vinnie Paul (Pantera, HELLYEAH, etc.). The sets are being curated by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin and they will feature various artists performing Pantera and Damageplan covers.

Members of the following bands will be participating:

Louder Than Life: Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, HELLYEAH, Sevendust, GWAR, Bullet For My Valentine, Body Count, Kyng, Cane Hill, and more.

Aftershock: Korn, Godsmack, Deftones, HELLYEAH, Shinedown, Sevendust, GWAR, Kyng, Emmure, and more.

Mangin commented:

“Vinnie is an idol turned big time friend, and he left a massive void on this earth. When Danny [Wimmer] and Gary [Spivack] asked me to put together something special for Vin, I knew the best way to pay tribute to him would be to throw a Texas-sized jam session belting out Pan-mutha-fukkin-tera songs loud & proud! Everyone involved is doing this because they love Vinnie, and together we can all carry on his name, music and spirit forever!”

Louder Than Life will be held on September 28-30 at Champions Park in Louisville, KY and Aftershock will be held on October 13-14 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA.

System Of A Down, Deftones, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Etc. Set For 2018 Aftershock Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Monster Energy Aftershock Festival. The event will take place on October 13-14 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA, and it will feature the following: System Of A Down, Deftones, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Godsmack, Shinedown, 311, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, At The Drive In, Seether, Jonathan Davis, Bullet For My Valentine, Underoath, Black Veil Brides, HELLYEAH, Asking Alexandria, Sevendust, Everlast, GWAR, Emmure, Stick To Your Guns, Dance Gavin Dance, Monster Magnet, Red Sun Rising, Bad Wolves, The Fever 333, Dorothy, Wage War, Plague Vendor, Hyro The Hero, Amigo The Devil, All Them Witches, Slothrust, The Dose, Viza, and The Jacks.

System Of A Down Rumored For 2018 Aftershock Festival

It looks like System Of A Down will be performing at this year’s Aftershock Festival. A new teaser was shared with “Prison Song“ playing in the background. The clip also flashes an image of the artwork from the band’s debut album as well. The lineup for the festival will officially be announced on April 9, while the actual event will take place on October 13-14 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA.

Marilyn Manson & Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Drop Off 2017 Aftershock Festival, Butcher Babies & Palaye Royale Added

Marilyn Manson and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have both dropped off the 2017 Aftershock festival. With them gone, Butcher Babies and Palaye Royale have been added The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 21-22, and the updated schedule can be seen below.

October 21:

Monster Energy Stage:

08:20pm – Nine Inch Nails
06:20pm – Run The Jewels
04:35pm – Stone Sour
03:10pm – Eagles Of Death Metal
01:55pm – Nothing More
12:45pm – Greta Van Fleet
11:40am – Palaye Royale

The BlackCraft Stage:

07:15pm – A Perfect Circle
05:25pm – Mastodon
03:50pm – Gojira
02:30pm – Highly Suspect
01:20pm – Anti-Flag
12:10pm – Deap Vally

Capital Stage:

05:30pm – Tech N9ne
04:25pm – August Burns Red
03:20pm – Code Orange
02:10pm – He Is Legend
01:10pm – Joyous Wolf

October 22:

Monster Energy Stage:

07:35pm – Ozzy Osbourne (feat. Zakk Wylde)
05:35pm – Halestorm
04:00pm – Of Mice & Men
02:45pm – Beartooth
01:40pm – Butcher Babies
12:40pm – New Years Day

The BlackCraft Stage:

06:30pm – Five Finger Death Punch
04:45pm – In This Moment
03:20pm – Hollywood Undead
02:10pm – Suicidal Tendencies
01:10pm – Starset
12:10pm – Black Map

Capital Stage:

04:50pm – Steel Panther
03:50pm – Fozzy
02:50pm – Power Trip
01:50pm – DED
12:50pm – Them Evils