Xibalba has sadly had to drop off the Metal Injection festival for this upcoming weekend in Los Angeles, but te good news is that ecstatic black metal band Agriculture will be taking their place! The Metal Injection festival is set for September 16 at The Observatory and September 17 at the House of Blues Anaheim. The full lineup is now:
September 16 @ The Observatory (Tickets available here)
- Max & Igor Cavalera (Morbid Visions and Bestial Devastation special set)
- Fueled By Fire
- Dead Heat
September 17 @ House of Blues Anaheim (Tickets available here)
- Machine Head
- Fear Factory (Demanufacture & Obsolete special set)
- Spirit Adrift
- Contracult Collective
- Upon Stone
- Thrown Into Exile
To take things up a notch, Metal Injection will be raffling off a pair of ESP guitars signed by each headliner. Night one’s guitar will be signed by Max Cavalera while night two’s prize will be signed by Alex Skolnick.
“I’ve always dreamed of having my own festival as a kid, I mean what metal head hasn’t!?” explains Metal Injection founder and company director Frank Godla. “I even wrote it down on a future goal plan for Metal Injection in the early days. When my Slay At Home virtual fest really took off during the pandemic, it suddenly seemed possible, even overdue.
“Today, I bring you the first ever Metal Injection Festival. Two days days of killer bands ranging from thrash, death, industrial, hardcore, and more from legendary names to the ones worth discovering. We’ll also have some really sweet giveaways, a learning area for amazing causes I believe in, and special setlists including the legendary Max & Igor Cavalera performing Morbid Visions and Bestial Devastation records in entirety, and Fear Factory celebrating their game changing Demanufacture and 25th anniversary of Obsolete with us!”
“Every new endeavor has to start somewhere, and I couldn’t be more stoked to have this group of amazing bands be part of MI history!”
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