Knotfest 2014 was an event metal fans will never forget. The weekend took place surrounded by the beautiful hills of San Bernardino, Calif., which would serve as the grounds for the carnivalesque madness. With five stages of music, an amusement park ride, demons on stilts, awesome food stands and endless merch it was a hellish heaven on earth for metal heads.

It started off on Friday evening, for VIP members, with late night performances by Alterbeast, Chelsea Grin, the Black Dahlia Murder and Suicide Silence.

The first full day of Knotfest included mind-blowing main stage performances by Hatebreed, Black Label Society, Anthrax, Danzig and of course the festival pioneers themselves, Slipknot.

While main stage wowed fans, there were numerous intense performances on the side stages especially from Testament, Carcass, The Devil Wears Prada, Immolation and others. The talented female fronted acts -- In This Moment, Otep and Butcher Babies -- stood out as they gave ballsy performances, as well.

On Sunday, Slipknot performed their second obliterating set of the weekend. Other heavy hitting acts on the main stage included Five Finger Death Punch, rapper Tech N9ne, Volbeat, Atreyu and Hellyeah.

The side stages were just as impressive, as acts such as Killswitch Engage, DevilDriver, Napalm Death and Nothing More ruled the rolling hills.

The great thing about Knotfest is that it’s all of the best hard rock and metal acts combined into one and we sure as hell cannot wait until Knotfest 2015!

Check out photos from Saturday and Sunday of some of the main stage acts that performed at Knotfest 2014 below!

Saturday:

Slipknot:

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Anthrax:

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Black Label Society:

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Sunday:

Slipknot:

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Five Finger Death Punch:

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Volbeat:

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Atreyu:

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Hellyeah:

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

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