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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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