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Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival Will Not Be Held in 2014

Photo by Mike Barrett, Loudwire
Photo by Mike Barrett, Loudwire

For the past two years, Metallica's Orion Music + More festival has hosted an eclectic mix of artists, first in Atlantic City, N.J. and this year in Detroit. However, fans looking forward to the the next fest will have to wait until at least 2015.

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Orion Music Festival Day 2 Photo Recap: Metallica, Deftones, Dillinger Escape Plan + More

Metallica James Hetfield
Photo by Mike Barrett, Loudwire

Following an exciting Day 1 in which Metallica played their 1983 debut album 'Kill 'Em All' during a surprise set under the name 'dehaan,' Day 2 of the Orion Music + More Festival on Sunday (June 9) at Belle Isle in Detroit featured more stellar performances.

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Orion Music Festival Day 1 Photo Recap: Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against + More

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea / Photo by Anne Erickson
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea / Photo by Anne Erickson

Armed with a brigade of rock, metal and electronic talent, Orion Music + More festival kicked off its weekend-long festival at Belle Isle in Detroit on Saturday (June 8), with Red Hot Chili Peppers closing out the evening.

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Metallica Play ‘Kill ‘Em All’ Album in Full During Surprise Set at Orion Festival

Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Metallica pulled off the surprise of all surprises today (June 8) at their Orion Music + More Festival. During a slot that was scheduled for the mysterious band 'dehaan,' Metallica themselves appeared onstage and ripped through their 1983 debut album 'Kill 'Em All' in its entirety.

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Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival Adds Infectious Grooves Reunion, Dead Sara + More

Robert Trujillo-Mike Muir
Theo Wargo, Getty Images (2)

Metallica's Orion Music + More festival just got a little more awesome with the reveal of several new acts that have been added to the bill. Highlighting the new additions is the reunion of Robert Trujillo's onetime project Infectious Grooves.

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Lars Ulrich: I Wouldn’t Put Money on Metallica Playing Full Album Sets at 2013 Orion Festival

Metallica
Donald Kravitz, Getty Images

After the success of last year's Orion Music + More festival, the members of Metallica were pretty confident that they'd bring it back for a second year. But will the band play entire albums during their sets, like they did last year? Drummer Lars Ulrich was non-committal on the subject when speaking with Revolver.

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Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival To Hit Detroit in 2013

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

It’s no surprise that Metallica’s inaugural Orion Music + More Festival earlier this year in Atlantic City, N.J., was a major success, and now the legendary metal act has announced plans for the 2013 edition of the concert event.

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Metallica Perform ‘Escape’ For the First Time Ever – Video of the Week

Metallica 'Escape'
YouTube

On June 23, 2012, history was made for a number of reasons. That fateful Saturday marked the first day of a two-day festival created, organized and executed by Metallica, the first of its kind for the legendary rock band. Metallica headlined both days of the festival, known as Orion Music + More, making it the first time they ever performed in Atlantic City, N.J. For the 30,000 fans in attendance that first night, though, history was made for a much more important reason: Metallica played their classic album, 'Ride the Lightning,' in its entirety for the first time ever.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela Cover ‘Orion’ with Robert Trujillo – Video of the Week

Robert Trujillo Jams with Rodrigo y Gabriela
Chuck Armstrong

A musical team that began their partnership as part of a thrash metal band in Mexico City, Rodrigo y Gabriela are a duo that sounds like few other acts out there. Utilizing their roots in thrash metal, the two musicians jam on acoustic guitars with very fast rhythms

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Kirk Hammett Dishes on Next Metallica Album, 3D Film and 2013 Orion Music Festival

Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Kirk Hammett, lead shredder for Metallica, is a busy man. From writing and releasing his first book that chronicles his massive collection of horror movie memorabilia to filming a 3D movie with his bandmates, Hammett doesn't seem like he's slowing down anytime soon.

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