Posted in books | metal | music | tour dates on June 22, 2012

Metallica

As mentioned, Orion Music & More happens this weekend in Atlantic CIty's Bader Field from June 23-24 and is being headlined by Metallica both nights, who play Ride the Lightning in full on Saturday (6/23) and The Black Album in full on Sunday (6/24). Other bands playing include Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Hot Snakes, Fucked Up, The Gaslight Anthem, Titus Andronicus, Best Coast, Liturgy, A Place to Bury Strangers, and more, plus a heavy stage with Suicidal Tendencies, Sepultura, Torche, Red Fang, Kyng, Landmine Marathon, Black Tusk, Thy Will Be Done and others. The heavy stage (aka "Damage, Inc.") isn't the only place you can catch heavy bands though. The festival also includes Baroness on the Orion stage, The Sword on the Fuel stage, Liturgy on the Frantic stage, and Ghost on the Orion stage. You can check out the full schedule of both days and all four stages HERE.

Orion Music & More is the first NYC-area appearance for Hot Snakes since the reunited band played The Bell House and Maxwell's in December. They'll play another area show (also in NJ) at ATP I'll Be Your Mirror in September.

As mentioned, it's the first time in a while that Modest Mouse will be in the NYC area. They play Orion on Saturday (6/23) before heading to Randall's Island for Governors Ball, which also happens this weekend.

There's a ton of stuff going on at Orion other than live music too. You can pick up rock 'n' roll memorabilia at Ktulu's Rock 'N' Roll Emporium, check out film screenings hand-picked by Lars Ulrich at Hit The Lights Films, skate the Motorbreath Mini Ramp, have a glimpse into Kirk Hammett's creepy personal collection of horror film memorabilia at Kirk's Crypt, surf, nerd out at the ESP Guitar Experience, check out the Metallica Museum, show your support for a variety of charities, or check out the car show.

If you're heading out to Atlantic City for the fest this weekend, head here for directions. If you're driving, there's no on-site parking at the field, but there are a number of parking areas nearby and free shuttles that run from the lots to Bader Field. If you're taking the train, you can get there via the Amtrak or the NJ Transit Rail and there will be a free shuttle from the Atlantic City terminal to the festival. Once you're there, this map should help you get around. We're also told that it's about a 20-30 minute walk from the boardwalk.

Tickets for the festival are still available.

Too Much Horror BusinessToo Much Horror Business

In related news," Kirk's Crypt" isn't the only place Mr. Hammett will be indulging in his love of all things creepy. He'll be publishing a book titled Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Collection this October via Abrams Image with photographs of his personal collection of horror memorabilia. The book also includes Kirk's own handwritten captions for many of the photographs. He'll be putting out limited edition toys, like the ones he's been collecting his whole life, along with the book this October. You can pre-order the book at Kirk's online toy store. He'll be discussing the book at Kirk's Crypt at 4 PM each day.

Maybe his old friend Glenn Danzig will add it to his book collection...

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Comments (38)

I like sex.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 12:52 PM

Beck at Borgata...uggh looks like I will be mingling with the Metallica crowd on the parkway...

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 12:54 PM

Can't get rid of my ticket even for half face!

Posted by ME | June 22, 2012 1:00 PM

Danzig is so fucking gay

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:01 PM

This is going to be SO horrible. Thank god there was someone stupid enough to buy my tickets on stub hub.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:01 PM

SMALL TOWN GIRRRRRRLLLLLLL!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:03 PM

Well at least when the concert sucks you've got plenty to do in beautiful Atlantic... aw shit, I can't even finish the thought.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:06 PM

"You Bought A Ticket to Orion Fest (You're Gay)" - posthumous A.C. song

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:12 PM

125$ for Beck at the Borgata yeah fucking right.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:13 PM

"Can't get rid of my ticket even for half face!"

That happens for every festival, even sold out ones like Coachella.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:13 PM

1:13 got a ticket for $50 on ebay...yes way! Better than the Gov ball, full set, venue holds 700!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:25 PM

"Beck at Borgata...uggh looks like I will be mingling with the Metallica crowd on the parkway..."


C'mon, the lesser of two evils is not THAT close to the other one.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:34 PM

^yeah ok..Beck has taken off a few year but his 1992-2008 run was about as diverse as any solo artist had..you are just that clueless right?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:39 PM

Sea Change > Black Album

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:41 PM

^gets it!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:41 PM

Odelay>Ride The Lightning

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:43 PM

The ugliest and oldest sausage will be in attendance here folks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:56 PM

^Terrible joke.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 2:03 PM

^Yeah Ride The Lightning was a terrible joke

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 2:06 PM

You're a joke. No, you're a joke. 2:03 + 2:06 = 57 IQ.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 2:09 PM

^The ipod guy strikes again!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 2:10 PM

thanks 2:09

2:06 here..lets use your math equation

2:03 (-100 IQ)+ 2:06 (157 IQ)=57 IQ

Thanks for thinking so highly of me!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 2:12 PM

^Don't bother..not sure Metallica fans can do math!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 2:15 PM

Your all lame. its metallica for christ's sake. WHATS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE. I am cringing from how excited i am.

Posted by metallica fan | June 22, 2012 2:20 PM

^Metallica in the 80's would be exciting...Metallica in 2012 not so much..but I hope you have fun!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 2:24 PM

Ur all gay!!..ozzfest or orion fest..no brainer..ozzy been doing this for years, but now metallica does it and its gay!? I think not! Ozzfest is gay..

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 2:47 PM

2:47 = gay.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 2:54 PM

2:54 GAY!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 3:00 PM

"yeah ok..Beck has taken off a few year but his 1992-2008 run was about as diverse as any solo artist had..you are just that clueless right?"

More like "don't give a shit". But that's ok, we all know that "clueless" and "you don't get it" translate into "I can't handle someone not liking my pwecious wittle artists". Enjoy life :)

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 3:11 PM

3:13 = Gay!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 3:13 PM

The Information was boring and Modern Guilt didn't even feel like a record. Guero was his last ok album. And that was just ok.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 3:29 PM

When Metallica played in Soviet Union like 80,000 people showed up, and many females were raped in the audience.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 3:29 PM

Being gay is so gay!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 3:48 PM

3:29 "and many females were raped in the audience." Cool, I like it!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 3:49 PM

I would only go to this if Lulu was being played in its entirety.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 3:53 PM

3:11 I am still going to stick with you are just that clueless. I don't give a crap if you like beck or not but your ignorance is still showing. Have a nice weekend :)

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 3:55 PM

So how was the Suicidal Tendencies cover band with Mike Muir calling themselves Suicidal Tendencies?

Did they play the the opening You Can't Bring Me Down from the album for that song because Dean Pleasants can't play it? LOL.

Did they play funk renditions of Join The Army songs?

Here's an idea for the Mikes besides that they lose twenty pounds each:

1. Bring back Rocky George, Rob Trujillo, and Jimmy DeGrasso (I once read R.J. Herrera is retired from drumming.)

2. Put out a new 9-song album out on Epic Records where Rocky, Rob, and Clark write three songs each (Epic would re-sign them.)

3. Stop playing only headlining tours and start supporting bands from other genres like they did 1988-95.

Posted by D | June 24, 2012 9:29 PM

freaking love this.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 4:22 PM

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