Sonic Temple is a Masterclass in Rock and Metal

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Day 2 of the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival at Columbus, Ohio’s Historic Crew Stadium was a masterclass in rock and metal, blending nostalgia with fresh energy and a killer lineup that kept the crowd on their feet from start to finish. The Original Misfits headlined the evening, delivering a powerful set that took fans back to the punk roots with raw energy and classic anthems.


Photos by Steve Thrasher and Lexie Alley

Falling in Reverse followed suit, injecting modern metalcore flair with a performance that was both intense and engaging. Seether’s brooding post-grunge sound provided a stark contrast but resonated deeply with the audience, while Anthrax delivered a high-octane thrash metal assault that had heads banging and mosh pits swirling.

Photo by Nathan Zucker

The day’s lineup also featured stellar performances from Rise Against, whose politically charged punk rock anthems struck a chord with the audience, and Sum 41, who brought their signature pop-punk energy and a slew of hits that had the crowd singing along. Black Veil Brides captivated with their theatrical rock, blending glam and metalcore influences to create a visually and sonically stunning set. Mr. Bungle, led by the enigmatic Mike Patton, was a highlight with their eclectic and unpredictable setlist, showcasing their blend of experimental rock and avant-garde metal. Code Orange delivered an aggressive and immersive show that pushed the boundaries of hardcore, while Avatar’s theatrical performance and Soulfly’s tribal metal beats added unique flavors to the festival’s diverse sonic palette. Art installations and various partner activations, including lounges from White Claw and Jack Daniel’s, as well as a Craft Beer Bar, enhanced the overall experience, providing fans with plenty of opportunities to relax and recharge between sets. The festival also offered a variety of gourmet food options, catering to all dietary preferences, ensuring that every attendee could find something to enjoy.

Photo by Steve Thrasher

Overall, Day 2 of Sonic Temple 2024 was a resounding success, blending iconic acts with fresh talent, all while maintaining an atmosphere that celebrated the communal spirit of rock and metal. With a lineup that promised and delivered unforgettable performances, Sonic Temple once again proves why it remains a cornerstone of the rock festival circuit.

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