ROCKINGHAM ― A special reunion was announced Tuesday afternoon for May’s Epicenter Festival that’s sure to make metal fans bang their heads.
Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine, hosts of the former VH-1 Classic program “That Metal Show,” are coming together again for the inaugural hard rock concert at Rockingham Dragway.
The hour-long show — which featured rock news, interviews, discussions and debates on hard rock and heavy metal music — aired for 14 seasons.
Concert promoter Danny Wimmer Presents also announced Tuesday that The Interrupters, Light The Torch, Ded & Dead Girls Academy would also be added to the three-day festival lineup.
Other bands scheduled to perform are:
Friday- Korn (headliner), Rob Zombie, The Prodigy, Evanesence, Machine Gun Kelly, Meshugga, Skillet, Beartooth, Mark Lanegen Band, Dorothy, Black Pistol Fire, Zeal and Ardor, Knocked Loose, Slothrust, Wilson, Hands Like Houses, Hyro the Hero, Amigo the Devil, Arrested Youth, Vein and Black Coffee.
Saturday- Tool (headliner), Judas Priest, The Cult, Bush, Black Label Society, Circa Survive, Yelawolf, Motionless in White, The Damned Things, Starset, Grandson, Bad Flower, Memphis May Fire,Issues, High on Fire, Wage War, Crobot, Cylar, Counterfeit, Pretty Vicious, Shvpes, Dirty Honey, Alien Weaponry and Hyde.
Sunday- Foo Fighters (headliner), Bring the Horizon, 311, Live, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Architects, Tom Morello, Fever 333, Reignwolf, Yungblud, The Glorious Sons, HO9909, While She Sleeps, Basement, Scarlxrd, Movements, Teenage Wrist, Demob Happy, Boston Manner, Cleopatrick and The Dirty Nil.
Epicenter takes the place of Carolina Rebellion, which has been held at Rock City Campground at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the past several years. The second year of the hard rock and heavy metal festival was held at Rockingham Speedway.
Richmond County Manager Bryan Land said last month that Epicenter is predicted to have a nearly $40 million impact on the regional economy and around 100,000 concertgoers are expected to attend.
The festival is scheduled for May 10-12.