The Musicians Institute Stage at the 2013 Mayhem Festival kickoff in San Bernardino, Calif. was as scorching as the 100-plus degree heat all day long. Fans gathered around to catch a mixture of veteran bands and younger metal rockers, including Children of Bodom, Emmure, Born of Osiris, Motionless in White, Attika 7 and Thrown Into Exile.
Earlier this month, rocker / filmmaker Rob Zombie revealed his dastardly plans for the ‘Great American Nightmare’ concert series and horror attraction. Additional details have just been unveiled, including the daily music lineups that will culminate with Rob Zombie headlining the closing night on Nov. 2.
What would summer be without the Vans Warped Tour? The moveable city (featuring literally hundreds of band buses and vans) landed in Pomona, Calif., recently for a rare back-to-back two-day stint, and Loudwire was there to capture the 2013 edition of the iconic festival.
Rob Zombie's unparalleled dedication to horror continues with the announcement of his 'Great American Nightmare' concert series / horror attraction. Set to elicit screams and fear-induced hospitalizations in between live performances, the Great American Nightmare will open its doors for Halloween season, taking in brave guests on Thursdays through Sundays from Oct. 10 - Nov. 2.
Metallica and their musical friends brought a number of unforgettable performances to the sophomore outing of the metal goliath's Orion Music + More festival, which may have found a permanent home on Detroit's Belle Isle.
Metal's roots may have come from the late '60s and '70s, but it can be argued that the genre's real coming out party happened May 29, 1983 at the US Festival in San Bernardino, Calif. The music weekend offered a wide array of musical options, with each day catered to a specific sound, but it was the Heavy Metal Day on May 29, 1983, that showed just how popular that metal had become.