Early last week, Metallica announced their Hit the Stage contest, welcoming local acts to open for them on selected dates. The band revealed eight finalists for five selected show dates that kick off in Foxborough, MA at the Gillette Stadium on May 19th.
The bands are as follows:
- Blood People – Chicago – punk rock
- Local H – Chicago – two man band
- Hallow Point – St. Louis – metal
- TROY (The Reality of Yourself) – Springfield, MO – rock
- Immortal Guardian – Austin, Texas – super metal
- Shattered Sun – Texas – rock/metal
- Mothership – Texas – rock
- Messer – Texas – rock
Vote for your favorite now on Metallica’s blog.
The polls close next Tuesday, April 25th at 5 PM PDT. It’s simple, the band with the most votes wins and those results will be revealed next Wednesday! It’s cool that some legitimately unsigned bands are in the mix, but seeing Local H or Shattered Sun open for Metallica wouldn’t be so bad, either.