Infections Grooves to reunite at 2013 Orion Music + More Festival

As if the 2013 Orion Music + More Festival couldn’t get any more epic, brace yourself – Infections Grooves are reuniting after 22 years to play Metallica’s juggernaut music experience in June in Detroit, MI. Original members Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Dean Pleasants (Suicidal Tendencies), and special guest… Continue reading

Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, and Rise Against set to headline 2013 Orion Music + More Festival

The long-awaited lineup announcement for the 2013 Orion Music + More Festival is finally here. The second installment of Metallica’s very own festival is set to take place June 8-9 in Detroit, MI. This year, in addition to the mighty Metallica, the co-headliners are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, and Rise Against. Also featured this year… Continue reading

Metallica Confirms 2nd Annual Orion Music + More Festival – June 2013 in Detroit, MI

CONFIRMATION. It was announced today that heavy metal legends Metallica will be bringing back their Orion Music + More Festival for another round. The festival is set to invade Detroit, MI on June 8-9, 2013. The festival’s lineup and ticket information will be available in February 2013 . Metallica headlined both nights… Continue reading

Rockin’ at Orion Festival with John Sherman of Red Fang

On the first day of the Orion Music + More Festival, I got a chance to sat down with John Sherman, drummer of Red Fang. The band has been busy the last year and a half, touring non-stop with stints at last year’s Mayhem Festival and most recently supporting Mastodon in Europe… Continue reading

The Rituals of Orion Festival with The Black Dahlia Murder

Backstage at Orion Music + More Festival, I caught up with death metal juggernauts The Black Dahlia Murder. The guys claimed that it really took some arm-twisting by Lars (Ulrich, Metallica) to come and play at Orion, and Lars even flew out to see the guys to convince them to… Continue reading


Setting the tone for Orion Festival was none other than swamp metal outfit Black Tusk with the kickoff performance Saturday on the Damage Inc. stage. The band’s self-dubbed brand of ultra-heavy southern metal was given much praise in Atlantic City. After their set, I caught up with frontman Andrew Fidler to… Continue reading