The Debut Metal Injection Festival Books Max and Iggor Cavalera, Testament, Machine Head, Fear Factory, Exhumed, and More

The Inaugural Metal Injection Festival will take place in Orange County, CA this September. 16th and 17th, 2023! Metal Injection Festival will take over two iconic venues – The Observatory and House of Blues Anaheim. The stacked and diverse lineup includes Max and Iggor Cavalera, Testament, Machine Head, Fear Factory, Exhumed, and many more. Tickets for day one are on sale now with day 2 going on sale this Friday, June 16th. Watch the trailer here.

Artwork by Carin Hazmat of Hazmat Designs


Day 1 Tickets

Day 2 Tickets

Metal Injection is pleased to announce the debut of its very own two-day festival! The inaugural is a melting pot of genres, inclusive to both legendary bands as well as emerging and underground artists worth discovering. The full lineup is as follows:


Saturday, September 16 @ The Observatory


$35 Ticket [On Sale Now]


Max & Iggor Cavalera (Performing a special Morbid Visions and Bestial Devastation set)






Fueled By Fire


Dead Heat


Sunday, September 17 @ House of Blues Anaheim


$50 Ticket [Public On Sale June 16 @ 10:00 A.M. PDT]




Machine Head


Fear Factory – (Performing a special Demanufacture & Obsolete set)




Spirit Adrift






Contracult Collective


Upon Stone


Thrown Into Exile


Tickets for day one are now on sale while day two tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday, June 16 @ 10:00 A.M. PDT. Meanwhile, Livenation, Citibank, and House of Blues pre-sales will launch tomorrow, June 15, @ 10:00 A.M. PDT. V.I.P. tickets will also be made available for $99.50, which includes a limited-edition poster, T-Shirt, and mezzanine seating.


Metal Injection readers can find the unique Livenation pre-sale code via Metal Injection HERE. Meanwhile, the Citibank pre-sales will be available to Citi card and Citi bins users while the House of Blues offer will be made exclusively available to HOB FDR Members.


“I’ve always dreamed of having my own festival as a kid, I mean what metal head hasn’t!?” Explains Metal Injection founder and company director Frank Godla. “I even wrote it down on a future goal plan for Metal Injection in the early days. When my Slay At Home virtual fest really took off during the pandemic, and reached communities in over 60 countries, it suddenly seemed possible, even overdue.


“Today, I bring you the first-ever Metal Injection Festival. Two days of killer bands ranging from thrash, death, industrial, hardcore, and more from legendary names to the ones worth discovering. We’ll also have some really sweet giveaways, a learning area for amazing causes I believe in, and special setlists including the legendary Max & Iggor Cavalera performing Morbid Visions and Bestial Devastation records in entirety, and Fear Factory celebrating their game-changing Demanufacture and 25th anniversary of Obsolete with us!


“Every new endeavor has to start somewhere, and I couldn’t be more stoked to have this group of amazing bands be part of MI history!”


To further commemorate this exceptional event, Metal Injection is now sharing a special video announcement, which can be found HERE.


Sponsored by Metal Blade Records, Nuclear Blast, Century Media, Thunderflix and ESP Guitars, the face-melting program will also have a learning booth in support of two very important causes, MusiCares and Suicide Prevention. This initiative will help educate attendees on mental health awareness and related resources for fans and musicians in need.


That’s not all! Courtesy of ESP Guitars, Metal Injection will be raffling off a pair of ESP axes signed by each headliner. Night one’s guitar will be signed by Max Cavalera while night two’s prize will be signed by Alex Skolnick.


Keep those horns high and mighty and stay tuned for more info!


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