Two big days of an All Star Line-Up made for an incredible AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL in Sacramento California. AVENGED SEVENFOLD, fresh from the release of their #1 selling new album, headlined & brought the house down as they have become one of the ‘Kings of American Metal’. Co-headliners FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are celebrating an unprecedented rise to the top new metal/hard rock band in 4 short years. Fresh off their new celebrated album, which also went #1 on the rock charts, the FIVE FINGER guys were ON FIRE at AFTERSHOCK. With multiple stages & a warm California sun, the overflowing crowd soaked up non-stop rock from a who’s who in contemporary metal / hard rock.

 

Other AFTERSHOCK highlights included a nearly reunited KORN with original guitarist HEAD, blazing hard & moody with their new album cuts, mixed with KORN classics. MEGADETH rocked their thrash style cuts from over a dozen albums, with Daves Mustaine & Ellefson tighter than ever. Consistent sets by the diehards 90’s bands BUCKCHERRY & PAPA ROACH thrilled the crowds with their catalogs of radio hits and hard driving styles. SHINEDOWN debuted new cuts alongside their mainstays and delivered a commercial style of hard rock that had the crowd singing along, on the main AFTERSHOCK stage.

 

 

Combining acts from the ROCK ALLEGIANCE tour brought VOLBEAT, HIM & ALL THAT REMAINS to the AFTERSHOCK stages. Dannish rockers VOLBEAT, featuring new guitarist Rob from ANTHRAX, rock hard & catchy in a style all their own. HIM, all the way from Finland, have built a huge underground following for their vibrant sound of ‘love metal’ & delivered a melodic blast for the AFTERSHOCK smorgasbord. ALL THAT REMAINS filled out the set with a hard edged sound of the underground. With many more acts, too numerous to mention made for an amazing festival known as AFTERSHOCK!

 

NEWSFLASH : Pop female artist JOJO, once one of the youngest acts with a hit song on the charts, starts a new 6 city tour starting Oct 1 in Tempe AZ & concluding Oct 9 in Seattle. Check her out at : facebook.com/jojo.