Metallica’s NJ Orion Fest expands lineup with a heavy stage & more
Suicidal Tendencies at Terminal 5 (more by Meghan McInnis)
After an initial announcement featured bands from across the map, Metallica’s Atlantic City summer festival Orion Music & More (June 23rd and 24th at Bader Field) has announced more bands and a “Damage Inc” stage. The new stage has a more metal focus while avoiding the standard “Summer Slaughter”/”Monster Energy Drink Mayhem Festival” type fare. Suicidal Tendencies will headine the stage, which will also feature Sepultura, Torche, Red Fang, Kyng, Landmine Marathon, Black Tusk, and Thy Will Be Done.
Eric Church, The Jim Breuer Heavy Metal Comedy Tour, Soul Rebels, and Wooden Shjips have also been added to the lineup.
The new bands are in addition to previously announced folk like Metallica, Modest Mouse, Titus Andronicus (who play the BV Official Showcase at SXSW), Arctic Monkeys, The Black Angels (who are also playing a BV SXSW event), and many others. Tickets are on sale. Full lineup below…
ORION MUSIC FEST & MORE LINEUP:
-Headlining both nights, Metallica will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ‘Black Album’ by playing it in its entirety on one night AND all of ‘Ride the Lightning’ for the first time ever on the other night! This will be the only North American performances of these albums in 2012.
Arctic Monkeys •Avenged Sevenfold
Modest Mouse •The Gaslight Anthem •Eric Church
Cage the Elephant •Fucked Up
The Jim Breuer Heavy Metal Comedy Tour •Best Coast •Hot Snakes Titus Andronicus •Gary Clark Jr. •Lucero •Roky Erickson •The Black Angels The Sword •Wooden Shjips •A Place to Bury Strangers •Liturgy •Soul Rebels
Damage Inc. Stage:
Suicidal Tendencies •Sepultura •Torche •Red Fang
Kyng •Landmine Marathon •Black Tusk •Thy Will Be Done