Metallica Announce Damage Inc Metal Stage For Orion Music & More Festival

A few weeks back, Metallica announced the creation of their very own festival, The Orion Music & More Festival, to be held at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey over the weekend of the 23rd & 24th of June 2012.

The lineup was varied and interesting to say the least, as alongside some bands in the style one might expect such as Avenged Sevenfold, The Sword and Fucked Up were some more controversial choices such as The Arctic Monkeys (a favourite of Lars so that's not really a surprise) and Modest Mouse.

Perhaps looking to satisfy their more traditional fanbase, Metallica have announced that the Orion Music & More Festival is to add a second stage entitled "The Damage Inc Punk & Thrash Stage" and they've also announced a fair number of bands for that stage. Headlining the stage on the two nights of the festival will be the legendary Suicidal Tendencies and Sepultura respectively. In addition to these two greats of their respective genres, the Damage Inc Stage will also see Torche, Red Fang, Kyng, Landmine Marathon, Black Tusk and Thy Will Be Done appear over the course of the weekend.

Funnily enough, Metallica will be headlining their own festival, playing Ride The Lightning in it's entirety one evening and The Black Album in it's entirety on the other, along with a selection of other hits on both nights. Tickets are available from the festival's official site at For any further updates on the Orion Music & More Festival as well as the rest of the rock & metal festival news from the UK festivals such as Download, Sonisphere and Bloodstock and the pick of the rest from cross Europe, keep watching for updates.

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