Testament, Cavalera, Machine Head, Fear Factory and more announced for “Metal Injection Festival”

Author Flavia Andrade - 15.6.2023

The first edition of “Metal Injection Festival” has been announced. The inaugural event will take place across two stops in two separate cities this September in the Orange County, CA area.

Many special sets are planned, including Fear Factory performing material from albums “Demanufacture” and “Obsolete” and the Cavalera brothers revisiting their Sepultura past with “Morbid Visions” and “Bestial Devastation”.

Metal Injection founder Frank Godla said:

I’ve always dreamed of having my own festival as a kid, I mean what metal head hasn’t!? 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 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!

You can check out the lineup below:

09/16 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory:

Max & Iggor Cavalera (performing “Morbid Visions” & “Bestial Devastation“)
Fueled By Fire
Dead Heat

09/17 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues:

Machine Head
Fear Factory
 (performing “Demanufacture” & “Obsolete” sets)
Spirit Adrift
Contracult Collective
Upon Stone
Thrown Into Exile