We Capture California’s Biggest Rock Festival With Performances From Tool, Slipknot, blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie & Many More

Aftershock wrapped the biggest weekend in the history of the California rock festival with 97,500 in attendance during the sold-out event, which expanded to three days for the first time, October 11-13 at Sacramento’s Discovery Park.

The lineup featured some of the biggest noisemakers in music in 2019, including Tool, who performed their first show since releasing their chart-topping new album, in August­. Their Aftershock set included live debuts of the title track and “Pneuma.” Slipknot, also debuting atop the 200 album chart in recent weeks with , delivered their final show of 2019, while blink-182--touring in support of their new album --made their Danny Wimmer Presents festival debut.

All Photos by Alex Kluft:

Geezer Butler of Deadland Ritual 

Geezer Butler of Deadland Ritual 

Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots

Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots

Juan Alderete of Marilyn Manson

Juan Alderete of Marilyn Manson

Alessandro "Vman" Venturella of Slipknot

Alessandro "Vman" Venturella of Slipknot

Norwood Fisher of Fishbone

Norwood Fisher of Fishbone

Rich Meyer of Highly Suspect

Rich Meyer of Highly Suspect

Jay Bentley of Bad Religion

Jay Bentley of Bad Religion

Piggy D of Rob Zombie

Piggy D of Rob Zombie

Matt Kean of Bring Me the Horizon

Matt Kean of Bring Me the Horizon

Mark Hoppus of Blink 182

Mark Hoppus of Blink 182

Tyler Burgess of Falling In Reverse

Tyler Burgess of Falling In Reverse

Jean-Michel Labadie of Gojira

Jean-Michel Labadie of Gojira

Brad Davis of Fu Manchu

Brad Davis of Fu Manchu

Derek Engemann of Philip Anselmo and the Illegals

Derek Engemann of Philip Anselmo and the Illegals

Joshua Woodard of A Day to Remember

Joshua Woodard of A Day to Remember

Oshie Bichar of Beartooth

Oshie Bichar of Beartooth

Dan Maines of Clutch

Dan Maines of Clutch

Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys

Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys

Fieldy of Korn

Fieldy of Korn

Josh Smith of Halestorm

Josh Smith of Halestorm

John Campell of Lamb of God

John Campell of Lamb of God

Johnny April of Staind

Johnny April of Staind

Jason McCaslin of Sum 41

Jason McCaslin of Sum 41

Justin Chancellor of Tool

Justin Chancellor of Tool

Staind continued their reunion tour (which began at Louder Than Life last month) with a fan-favorite set, and Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys and BABYMETAL were among more than 50 bands that made Aftershock an unforgettable concert experience. In addition to the headliners, several buzzworthy up-and-coming bands across the rock spectrum were present during the weekend, with highlights including rousing sets from Mongolian folk metal troupe The Hu and hip-hop/metal hybrid act Ghostemane.

Fans attending Aftershock enjoyed the Monster Energy Experience (which included band autograph signings), The Music Experience, Take Me Home Animal Rescue, Dyin 2 Live/Fxck Cancer, Caduceus Wine Garden (featuring varietals from the winery owned by Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan), Slipknot Iowa Whiskey No. 9 and the Boilermaker Bar featuring Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey and Enter Night Pilsner, among other onsite experiences.

Sacramento’s KXTV ABC 10 said of Aftershock, “The festival brings together metalheads from around the area with the best riffs the heavy metal and hard rock scene has to offer. The three-day festival is crammed with enough food and music for just about anyone's appetite.”

added, “When it was all said and done, the 2019 Aftershock Festival was bigger than ever, and a rousing success. It’s becoming one of the biggest California rock festivals, and with Metallica set to headline two of the three nights of Aftershock 2020, it may become the biggest.”

Tickets are already on sale for Aftershock 2020, with Metallica headlining two nights at the ninth annual festival. Danny Wimmer Presents announced during a special press conference last week that the music icons will exclusively headline all five of the independent producer’s rock festivals in 2020 in a unique collaboration unprecedented for any American festival promoter or band, ending with Aftershock during the weekend of October 9-11. Metallica will deliver a unique set list for each performance. Danny Wimmer also announced that the company is donating $25,000 to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation, as well as contributing 25 cents from every 2020 ticket sold through November 19 to the charitable organization.

To watch archived footage of the press conference, visit https://metallicaxx.com. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.aftershockfestival.com.

Aftershock partners included Ace of Spades / Punchline, Art is War Records, Blackcraft Cult, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Deep Eddy Vodka, Fearless Records, Fxck Cancer, Heavy Grass, Henry’s Hard Sparkling Water, Kolas, Coors Light, Hop Valley, Monster Energy, Roadrunner Records, The Stash, Thunder Valley Casino Resort and Zippo.

Aftershock is produced by Los Angeles-based Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America. Additional DWP events include Bourbon & Beyond, Epicenter, Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville.

For more information on Aftershock please visit:

Website: www.AftershockFestival.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AftershockSac

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