The ever-satisfying Heavy MTL festival, which takes place in Montreal, Canada, every summer, delivered yet again. The festival was packed with some of metal's biggest acts and displayed a particularly diverse lineup that appeals to all sorts of fans across the genre's vast spectrum. The billing ranged from Avenged Sevenfold and Godsmack, to Children of Bodom and At The Gates, to Mastodon and Finntroll, with a host of others gracing the stage including a special performance from Danzig with Doyle and Rob Zombie.
Although the dirt and grit and bands were immensely entertaining on the side stages, fans who trekked out to this year’s Mayhem Festival were in for a treat over on the main stage. Production was complete with loads of smoke and pyro as the headliners Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch both put on incredible shows.
The 2013 Mayhem Festival made a stop in Hartford, Conn., over the weekend where metal heads came together to celebrate all different sub-genres of heavy music. The Musicians Institute Stage had one of the most eclectic line-ups of the bill.
Connecticut got rocked this past weekend as one of the summer’s biggest metal tours made a stop in Hartford. Fans kicked up some serious dirt while moshing outside in the lot of the Comcast Theater and rocking to the numerous band that graced the Jagermeister Stage.
One of the most anticipated treks of the summer is the Warped Tour and this year’s lineup was eclectic to say the least. Both the bands and the fans headed to Nassau Coliseum this past weekend to enjoy the sweltering goodness that was the New York stop of the tour.
The experience known as the Gathering of the Juggalos is set to take place this year at Hog Rock in Cave-in-Rock, Ill. on Aug. 7-11. Branching out a bit, Soulfly (not to be confused with Blowfly who are also playing) and Sevendust are slated to perform for the face-painted crowd that unites every year to celebrate their favorite bands and the Juggalo lifestyle.