[pullquote quote="Hopefully everything so everybody can get a taste of the automobile passion and obsession that I seem to have. "]Amidst the oppressive humidity of the typical East Coast summer is something for the sweat-drenched music-loving, muscle car-appreciating masses to get even more sweaty at–Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival.
Headliners and festival organizers, Metallica, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Black Album by playing the iconic record in entirety on one of the nights and 1984′s Ride Of Lightning the next night.
Hetfield also just announced that the first-ever Orion Music + More Festival at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey will include a car and motorcycle show with over three-hundred custom cars and motorcycles such as hot rods and muscle cars.
[pullquote quote="It would be great to get a little of everything from muscle cars, to traditional stock things, to full-blown crazy customs, to dragsters, to things spittin' flames - dangerous things, to beautiful, long elegant pieces of art. "]Scheduled for June 23 – 24, the line-up for the show includes: Metallica, Suicidal Tendencies, Sepultura, Avenged Sevenfold, Cage the Elephant, Best Coast, Hot Snakes, The Black Angels, A Place To Bury Strangers, and Gary Clark Jr.
For the automotive portion, custom vehicle lovers can enter their vehicle for no entry fee.
Calling custom vehicles a “lost art,” Hetfield will also include his 1936 Auburn Roadster Slow Burn Custom and 1937 Lincoln Zephyr Voodoo Priest Custom.
When asked why Hetfield decided to include an auto show, the Metallica musician replied, “Maybe they [Metallica fans] wouldn’t normally go to a car show and see what really goes on there. It would be great to get a little of everything from muscle cars, to traditional stock things, to full-blown crazy customs, to dragsters, to things spittin’ flames – dangerous things, to beautiful, long elegant pieces of art.”
“Hopefully everything so everybody can get a taste of the automobile passion and obsession that I seem to have,” Hetfield concluded.
Metallica, who are now free from the constraints of a record label contract, are not only heading up the Orion Music + More Festival but are in the development process of a 3D Live concert movie and contemplating new distribution strategies–like giving their music away for free in cereal boxes.