The Metal Injection Festival Announces Official Night One After Party

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The Metal Injection festival kicks off on September 16 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA with a handful of great acts like the Cavalera brothers performing old-school Sepultura, Exhumed, Incite, Fueled By Fire, and Dead Heat. To further spice up the festivities, Metal Injection will be hosting an official after party on that same night featuring a rockin’ set of heavy metal classics by DJ Painkiller Kim. The rager will take place on September 16 at The Constellation Room (The Observatory) and is FREE for all to attend for festival ticket holders!

The full lineups are:

September 16 at the The Observatory (BUY TIX HERE)

  • Max & Igor Cavalera (Morbid Visions and Bestial Devastation special set)
  • Exhumed
  • Incite
  • Fueled By Fire
  • Dead Heat

September 17 at the House of Blues Anaheim (BUY TIX HERE)

  • Testament
  • Machine Head
  • Fear Factory (Demanufacture & Obsolete special set)
  • Xibalba
  • Spirit Adrift
  • Exmortus
  • Kyng
  • Contracult Collective
  • Upon Stone
  • Thrown Into Exile

“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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