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Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival Will Not Be Held in 2014

Photo by Mike Barrett, Loudwire
Photo by Mike Barrett, Loudwire

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.

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Metallica and Friends Thrill and ‘Kill’ at 2013 Orion Music + More Festival

Mike Barrett, Loudwire
Mike Barrett, Loudwire

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.

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Orion Music Festival Day 2 Photo Recap: Metallica, Deftones, Dillinger Escape Plan + More

Metallica James Hetfield
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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.

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Orion Music Festival Day 1 Photo Recap: Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against + More

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea / Photo by Anne Erickson
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea / Photo by Anne Erickson

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.

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Metallica Play ‘Kill ‘Em All’ Album in Full During Surprise Set at Orion Festival

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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.

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Win a Trip to Metallica’s 2013 Orion Music + More Festival!

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We've got an insanely awesome prize package to offer a lucky Loudwire reader. We'll be sending the winner and a guest of their choosing straight to the 2013 edition of Metallica's Orion Music + More Festival, with some extra goodies thrown in for good measure.

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Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival Adds Infectious Grooves Reunion, Dead Sara + More

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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.

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Lars Ulrich: I Wouldn’t Put Money on Metallica Playing Full Album Sets at 2013 Orion Festival

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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.

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Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival To Hit Detroit in 2013

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

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.

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Kirk Hammett Dishes on Next Metallica Album, 3D Film and 2013 Orion Music Festival

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

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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