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Announcing The Inaugural Metal Injection Festival This September Feat. TESTAMENT, MAX & IGOR CAVALERA, MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY & More!

Exclusive sets from legends to bands worth discovering!

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I'm elated to announce the first-ever Metal Injection Festival, which will take over Orange County, CA on September 16 @ the The Observatory and September 17 @ House of Blues Anaheim. The full lineups are:

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September 16 @ The Observatory (BUY TIX HERE)

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

September 17 @ 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

Tickets for day one are now on sale here, while day two tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday, June 16 at 10am PDT right here. Meanwhile, Livenation, Citibank, and House of Blues pre-sales will launch tomorrow. V.I.P. tickets will also be made available for $99.50, which includes a limited-edition poster, T-Shirt, and mezzanine seating.

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!"

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"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!"

Sponsored by Metal Blade Records, Nuclear Blast, Century Media, Thunderflix and ESP Guitars, the face-melting program will also have a learning booth with important causes that Godla champions including, MusiCares, Greenpeace, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This initiative will help educate attendees on mental health awareness and related resources for fans and musicians in need.

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