AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL 2017, DISCOVERY PARK – SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

This years Aftershock has came and went and I wouldn’t be surprised if Discovery Park is still feeling tremors. The annual two day music festival seems to get better and better each year. This years line up was pretty diverse, ranging from metal icon Ozzy Osbourne, industrial metal legends Nine Inch Nails, and all the way to up and coming rock band Greta Van Fleet and metal upstarts Power Trip. Throw in a little Tech N9ne and Run the Jewels, and there was something for everybody this year. If Maryln Manson didn’t have a stage prop fall on him forcing him to cancel his set, it would have been one of the most stacked lineups Aftershock has put together.

Saturday saw Discovery Park slowly turn into a mass of black shirts as the festival kicked off. Greta Van Fleet was scheduled to be one of the early performers, but they were delayed, luckily they made it later that day and treated the crowd to some great rock and roll. If you’ve never heard of Greta Van Fleet, check them out if you like Led Zeppelin, you’ll love this band. French metal band Gojira was another stand out band on Saturday playing to a huge crowd with huge mosh pits. I’m sure they earned a few more fans after crushing Aftershock. Stone Sour played a solid set, but the performance was just kinda flat and forgettable. A Perfect Circle took the stage and Maynard James Keenan played his usual game of hide and seek with the crowd. Singing a lot of the set lurking in the background APC fans ate it up. As APC’s set concluded, it was time for the night’s closer NIN. Clearly the days biggest draw, Nine Inch Nails delivered an awesome performance. Playing a virtual greatest hits live, playing songs from “Head Like a Hole” to the sets closer “Hurt”, and through a thick layer of smoke from the fog machine, he completely gave the fans everything they could’ve asked for.

As good as Saturday was, Sunday was even better. Bands like Beartooth, Of Mice and Men, and Them Evils, the day kicked off with some great metal. Nu-Metal upstart band DED came out and gave the fans a fresh take on some Nu-metal (not a bad band if you can look past the part of working with douchebag Fred Durst). Starset was a band alot of people were looking forward to seeing, donning space suits and the drummer inside a clear cube, their self described sound as “cinematic” rock makes sense. As new a band as Starset is, Suicidal Tendencies kept it old school. Mike Muir and the boys showed everyone why they’ve been around since the early 80’s. With Mike Muir running around the stage and his in between song banter, it was a reminder of just how integral Suicidal has been to the undergound punk/metal scene. Chris Jericho’s metal band Fozzy gave the fans a reminder of what good ole heavy metal should be like. Female fronted metal bands In This Moment and Halestorm proved that girls rock just as hard, if not harder than the guys. If you’ve never had an opportunity to see Steel Panther, I highly recommend it. The mixture of comedy in between songs and 80’s glam metal gave the fans a fantastic show, and showed everyone they are here to stay. Power Trip came up and decimated the crowd as their mixture of old school hardcore and thrash metal poured through Discovery Park. The night’s co-headliner Five Finger Death Punch came through and delivered a solid set, with Ivan Moody sounding powerful on vocals.

As killer a lineup as Sunday was, majority of the crowd was there for Ozzy Osborne. The Metal icon took the stage as night descended on Discovery Park, for a perfect setting to let Ozzy’s classic songs to tear through the fans. With Zakk Wylde back on guitar, Ozzy’s songs sounded great. He moved around the stage and engaged the crowd like few can do. Ozzy played of course his many classic songs and even threw in the Black Sabbath song “Fairies Wear Boots”. Zakk Wylde performed in his typical minutes long solo’s, that of course shredded, and drummer Tommy Clufetos played an intense drum solo. All in all it was a fantastic set led by a legendary frontman.

Aftershock 2017 ended up being a fantastic festival that truly had something for everybody. With food ranging from Korean BBQ to fish tacos, pulled pork sandwiches to fried shrimp, from bands like Gojira to Tech N9ne, from Ozzy Osbourne to Power trip, I don’t see how anyone could complain about the lineup. They even had information booths like Heavy Grass for all your weed smoking needs and information, to Dyin 2 to Live, which informs people about the importance of early Cancer detection. Of course there are going to be people who didn’t like the parking, or the walking, or waiting for a drink, prices are too high, or whatever. I hope those people that complain could just truly appreciate the two day music festival for what it offers to music fans and that is two days of great music around even greater people. If Afterschock 2017 is any indication of what is to come in the future, then I say “Bring it the fuck on.”  John Adams

Jordon Terrell of Hollywood Undead Interviewed at Aftershock Festival 2017

In the video below, Jordon “Charlie Scene” Terrell of Hollywood Undead talks playing Aftershock, Tom Petty & Johnny Cash influence, dream tour package, American politics, new music and more with Iron Serbian @ Aftershock Festival 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Hollywood Undead’s new album FIVE has debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #22 and #7 on the Top Current Albums Sales Chart.  The album is the band’s fifth Top 25 debut overall.
The number five holds a deep significance. We have five senses. Five points adorn a star. Five represents man in theology. For the five members of Hollywood Undead—Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, and Danny—the digit perfectly encapsulates their fifth full-length offering—FIVE [Dove & Grenade Media/BMG].
The band are currently in the middle of a North American tour in support of FIVE.  Tickets and VIP Packages for all shows are on sale now.  For all U.S. headline shows, Butcher Babies will serve as direct support.  European dates will begin on January 24th in Glasgow, UK at the O2 Academy.
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
11/7     Winnipeg, MB                        Burton Cummings Theatre*
11/8     Fargo, ND                               Sanctuary Events Center
11/10   Omaha, NE                             Sokol Auditorium
11/14   Milwaukee, WI                       The Rave
11/15   Grand Rapids, MI                   20 Monroe Live
11/17   Rochester, NY                        Anthology
11/18   Portland, ME                           Aura
11/19   Albany, NY                            Upstate Concert Hall
11/21   Stroudsburg, PA                     Shreman Theater
11/22   Worcester, MA                       The Palladium
11/24   Sayreville, NJ                          Starland Balloom
11/25   Lancaster, PA                          Freedom Hall
11/26   Baltimore, MD                        Rams Head Live!
11/28   Knoxville, TN                         The Mill And Mine
11/29   Memphis, TN                          The New Daisy Theatre
12/1     St. Louis. MO                         Delmar Hall
12/2     Kansas City, MO                    The Truman
12/3     Oklahoma, OK                        Diamond Ballroom
12/5     Lubbock, TX                           Lonestar Pavilion
12/6     Albuquerque, NM                   Sunshine Theater
12/7     Tucson, AZ                             Club X’s
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD 2018 EUROPEAN TOUR
1/24     Glasgow, UK                          O2 Academy Glasgow
1/25     Manchester, UK                      Manchester Academy
1/26     Birmingham, UK                    O2 Academy Birmingham
1/27     Norwich, UK                          The LCR – UEA
1/29     London, UK                            KOKO
1/30     London, UK                            KOKO
2/1       Utrecht, NL                             TivoliVredenburg
2/2       Luxembourg City, LU             Den Atelier
2/3       Weisbaden, DE                       Schlachtof
2/4       Cologne, DE                           Palladium
2/6       Antwerp, BE                           Trix
2/7       Paris, FR                                 Élysée Montmartre
2/8       Zurich, CH                              X-TRA
2/9       Bologna, IT                             Zona Roveri
2/10     Munich, DE                            TonHalle
2/13     Budapest, HU                         Akvárium
2/14     Linz, AT                                  Posthof
2/16     Prague, CZ                              Forum Karlín
2/17     Warsaw, PL                            Klub Stodoła
2/18     Wroclaw, PL                           Centrum Koncertowe A2 
2/19     Berlin, DE                               Huxleys Neue Welt
2/20     Hamburg, DE                          Docks
2/22     Copenhagen, DK                    VEGA
2/23     Gothenburg, SE                      Tradgarn
2/24     Stockholm, SE                        Fryshuset
2/26     Tampere, FI                             Pakkahuone
2/27     Helsinki, FI                             Ice Hall Black Box

50,000 Fans Converge On Sacramento’s Discovery Park For Performances From Nine Inch Nails And Ozzy Osbourne

The sixth annual Monster Energy Aftershock brought 50,000 rock and metal fans to a sold out Discovery Park in Sacramento, CAon Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22 for a massive weekend of music that included performances from legends Nine Inch Nails and Ozzy Osbourne (recently reunited with guitarist Zakk Wylde for the first time in over a decade), plus A Perfect Circle (who premiered their new song “The Doomed,” the first new track in four years), Five Finger Death PunchRun The JewelsStone SourMastodon, and more than two dozen others.

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[photo by Sam Shapiro]

In addition to music, California’s biggest rock festival featured artist signings and meet & greets at the Monster Energy Experience and The Music Experience, charities Take Me Home animal rescue (which featured a special appearance by guitarist Gary Holt of thrash legends Slayer and Exodus) and Dyin 2 Live / Fxck Cancer, plus the Caduceus Wine Garden, nearly two dozen food vendors from the capital region and beyond, the interactive Juxtapoz Make Your Mark Art Zone, activations from Coors Light and Heavy Grass, and more.

Monster Energy Aftershock concluded the Fall For All festival series, which kicked off with Louder Than Life (Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 in Louisville, KY) and also included Monster Energy Rock Allegiance (Oct. 7 in Camden, NJ). For more on Fall For All, visit: www.TheFallForAll.com.

Monster Energy Aftershock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Northern Invasion, and more.

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Sponsors for Monster Energy Aftershock include: Monster Energy, Coors Light, The Music Experience, Thunder Valley, Take Me Home, Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live, Heavy Grass, BlackCraft Cult, Ace of Spades, Roadrunner Records, Century Media, Razor & Tie, Fearless Records, Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, Zippo, CHRGR, California’s Finest and Juxtapoz.

For more on Monster Energy Aftershock, visit:

Website: http://aftershockconcert.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AftershockFestival

Twitter: http://twitter.com/aftershocksac

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aftershockconcert/

Concert Images: Power Trip @ Aftershock 2017

Power Trip @ Aftershock  courtesy of Zoran Theodorovic

10/21/17

Discovery Park – Sacramento, California

Riley Gale

Nick Stewart

 

Nick Stewart

Blake Ibanez

Riley Gale

Riley Gale

Riley Gale and Chris Whetzel

Chris Whetzel

Chris Whetzel

Nick Stewart

Be sure to catch Power Trip on their upcoming tour with Cannibal Corpse, dates below.

* w/ Cannibal Corpse, Gatecreeper
# w/ Cannibal Corpse, Blanck Mass
11/03/2017 Mavericks – Jacksonville, FL *
11/04/2017 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL *
11/05/2017 Saturn – Birmingham, AL *
11/06/2017 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN *
11/08/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX *
11/09/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX *
11/10/2017 The Mohawk – Austin, TX #
11/12/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ *
11/13/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA *
11/14/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA *
11/15/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA *
11/17/2017 Neumos – Seattle, WA *
11/18/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR *
11/19/2017 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID *
11/20/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT *
11/22/2017 Summit – Denver, CO *
11/24/2017 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL *
11/25/2017 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI *
11/26/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH *
11/28/2017 Royale – Boston, MA *
11/29/2017 Stage 48 – New York, NY *
11/30/2017 TLA – Philadelphia, PA *
12/01/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA *
12/02/2017 The Throne Theater – Wilmington, NC *
12/03/2017 Pete’s – Greensboro, NC *
12/05/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY *
12/06/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN *
12/07/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA *
12/08/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL *
12/09/2017 One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans, LA
05/27/2018 Modified Ghost Festival – Vancouver, B.C.

Concert Photo Review: Fozzy @ Aftershock 2017

Fozzy @ Aftershock 10/21/17 – Discovery Park – Sacramento, California

Fozzy performed at Aftershock Festival in Sacramento on October, 21st 2017. Canon shooter Zoran Theodorovic was there to capture the action.

 

 

Concert Photo Review: Steel Panther @ Aftershock 2017

Steel Panther @ Aftershock 10/21/17 – Discovery Park – Sacramento, California

Steel Panther performed at Aftershock Festival in Sacramento on October, 21st 2017. Canon shooter Zoran Theodorovic was there to capture the action.

 

 

 

 

Concert Images: Greta Van Fleet @ Aftershock 2017

Greta Van Fleet courtesy of Zoran Theodorovic

10/21/17

Discovery Park – Sacramento, California

Josh Kiszka

Sam Kiszka & Danny Wagner

Josh Kiszka

Sam Kiszka

Greta Van Fleet

Sam Kiszka & Danny Wagner

Josh Kiszka