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Tag Archives: Orion Music + More

Metallica may bring back Orion Fest in 2018

Posted by on December 23, 2016

When Metallica were questioned about how long it took for them to come out with a follow-up to Death Magnetic, one of the reasons they brought up was that they put on their own music festival, Orion Music and More. The two festivals, held in 2012 and 2013 in Atlantic City and Detroit, respectively, were great for […]

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James Hetfield Dubs Orion Fest “a Disaster Financially”

Posted by on January 30, 2014

Early last month, Metallica stated that the Orion Music + More Festival would not be returning in 2014. And now we’re beginning to get a look into why. A new interview with James Hetfield on 94.5 The Buzz brought up the subject of the festival to which Hetfield replied with this statement: “Right now, it […]

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Report: Metallica’s Orion Fest taking 2014 off

Posted by on December 3, 2013

According to the Detroit News, Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival won’t be coming back to Detroit next year. In fact, it won’t be coming anywhere next year, as the fest is taking a year off. Promoter C3 Presents confirmed that Metallica will be taking 2014 off Orion, since they’ll be touring in Europe and […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Events In 2013 We’re Thankful For

Posted by on November 25, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Yup, it’s that time of year again. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re continuing our tradition of counting down the top five events and occasions we’re thankful occurred this year. 2013 was a year jam packed with lows and […]

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Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagal Discusses Battlecross’ Successful Crowdfunding Campaign, Taking Their Time To Find A New Drummer

Posted by on November 20, 2013

2013 has been one hell of a year for Battlecross. In support of their new album, War Of Will, the Detroit group embarked on endless touring that found them playing on numerous club tours, touring festivals, and even Metallica’s own music fest held in their home city. And along the way, they even helped prove […]

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All Shall Perish On Being The Standard-Bearers Of Deathcore

Posted by on June 17, 2013

Day two of last weekend’s Orion Music + More Festival immediately proved itself the more metal of the two days, with simultaneous heavy bands playing. While Cauldron kicked things off by scratching the NWOBHM itch of those in the crowd, many were camped out at the Orion stage. On that stage, which Metallica would close out […]

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Play Orion As A Four Piece, While An Injured Ben Weinman Reads Revolver Magazine Onstage

Posted by on June 9, 2013

Earlier this week, Ben Weinman revealed he had broken his hand. As we looked at a picture of the guitarist’s broken hand, we asked ourselves “How will this affect The Dillinger Escape Plan’s set at Orion?” Well, The Dillinger Escape Plan went on with the scheduled performance at the festival today, but as a four […]

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Members Of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dropkick Murphys, All Shall Perish And More Talk Playing Orion

Posted by on June 7, 2013

This Saturday and Sunday, Detroit’s Bell Isle will be taken over by the 2nd Annual incarnation of the Orion Music + More Festival. Metal Insider will be there, giving you frequent updates via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Soundtracking, as well as on the site. To get in the mood for this weekend, we asked some of the bands […]

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Set Times For Metallica’s Orion Music + More 2013 Announced

Posted by on May 1, 2013

The second annual Orion Music + More festival is slated to feature a pretty diverse lineup. In addition to Metallica, the two day festival will feature performances from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Rise Against, Bassnectar, a reunited Infectious Grooves, Dropkick Murphys, The Dillinger Escape Plan, FLAG (one of the Black Flag reunions), Gogol Bordello, […]

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Infectious Grooves’ Original Lineup Reuniting At Metallica’s Orion Music + More 2013

Posted by on April 4, 2013

At last year’s Orion Music + More, Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo reunited with Suicidal Tendencies for a short set that also included songs from Infectious Grooves. Now fans will get to see a proper reunion, as the original lineup of Infectious Grooves will be performing at this summer’s edition of Orion. In case you’re not […]

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