Beartooth

Beartooth

Friday, May 17 @ 4:25pm | Monster Main Stage


Beartooth shares equal inspiration with brutal metalcore as with old-school punk like The Ramones and the bombastic theatricality of Queen. The end result is a back-to-basics hardcore stomp that would get the crowd moving at a Hatebreed or Terror show, interspersed with a steadfast determination to give equal importance to anthemic choruses.



Scars On Broadway

Scars On Broadway

Sunday, May 19 @ 5:15pm | Wave Stage


A rock- and metal-oriented side project from System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian, Scars on Broadway came to life in early 2006 after his primary band elected to take an extended break following their Mezmerize and Hypnotizereleases. With System drummer John Dolmayan as a collaborator, Scars on Broadway began recording tracks, and in March of 2008, posted their first song online, the alt-metal selection "They Say."



Parkway Drive

Parkway Drive

Friday, May 17 @ 5:40pm | Monster Main Stage


Hailing from the beachfront town of Byron Bay, Australia, metalcore outfit Parkway Drive blasted out of their serene surroundings touting a volatile blend of intricate metal riffing, punishing breakdowns, and hardcore's emotional tension. Named after a rural countryside road, the band was formed in summer 2003 by vocalist Winston McCall, guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling, drummer Ben Gordon, and bassist Jia O'Connor.



Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage

Saturday, May 18 @ 6:20pm | Echo Stage


American metalcore outfit Killswitch Engage were at the fore of the early-2000s metalcore wave, achieving chart success and garnering Grammy nominations while selling millions of records. Forming Killswitch Engage in Westfield, Massachusetts, the band's four founding members already had strong fan followings when they got started. Bassist Mike D'Antonio was formerly the leader and principal songwriter of Overcast, often considered a progenitor of the metalcore genre. When Overcast split in 1998, D'Antonio sought for a year to find the right combination of players to fuse hardcore and metal with melody. During the summer of 1999, D'Antonio connected with Adam Dutkiewicz, who was the drummer for Aftershock, and Joel Stroetzel, Aftershock's guitar player. After Jesse Leach -- vocalist for Corrin and Nothing Stays Gold -- joined, the foursome took the name Killswitch Engage.



Refused

Refused

Sunday, May 19 @ 3:55pm | Wave Stage


Influential Swedish hardcore band Refused were formed in 1991 by vocalist Dennis Lyxzén, guitarists Jon Brännströmand Kristofer Steen, bassist Magnus Höggren, and drummer David Sandström. Debuting in 1993 with the EP This Is the New Deal, the group issued the full-length This Just Might Be...the Truth later that same year. The Everlasting EP followed in 1994, and in 1995 Refused returned with another EP, Refused Loves Randy.



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