Four new bands have been announced for the Monster Energy Aftershock festival. Atreyu (returning after a long hiatus), Escape The Fate, Tech N9ne and Islander (one of Victory Records’ latest signees) have all been added to the lineup. As of now, this will be Atreyu’s first live performance since going on hiatus in 2011. The band have also revealed that they’re working on new music:
“The time has come,” says Atreyu drummer Brandon Saller. “We have been spending the last few months planning this moment. Writing new music and thinking about the future while also reflecting on the past. We all came to the conclusion that it was the right time. Our history is too powerful to ignore forever. Our fans have given us too much. The void of Atreyu, in the world and within ourselves, had existed for long enough. We are happy to announce that after almost 4 years, the beast has risen!"
Atreyu’s Alex Varkatzas adds, “To say we are looking forward to playing this year’s Aftershock Festival is an understatement. It's been 3+ years since we have rocked the stage as brothers, and to be playing with all these high caliber bands, in the state that we call home, is truly awesome.”
Aftershock will be held Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. Tickets are on sale now. The bill already included such bands as Weezer, Rise Against and Of Mice & Men. You can check out the full lineup below:
Saturday, September 13: Weezer, The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, AWOLNATION, Chevelle, Tech N9ne, Bad Religion, Pepper, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Memphis May Fire, Fuel, Dead Sara, Nothing More, The Last Internationale, Butcher Babies, Emmure, Sleepwave, Anti-Mortem, Eyes Set To Kill, Viza, Dig The Kid, Islander
Sunday, September 14: Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Seether, Mastodon, Pennywise, Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry, Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Atreyu, Black Stone Cherry, Otherwise, KYNG, Escape The Fate, Lacuna Coil, Redlight King, We Are Harlot, Burn Halo, Crossfaith, New Medicine, Cilver