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California Metalfest VI

California Metalfest

We’re excited to announce California Metal VI featuring a stellar line-up of artists that have decided to join us as we bring the festival to larger grounds at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino this November 24th. The event will be headlined by Killswitch Engage who will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their release Alive or Just Breathing, and have decided to recognize this milestone by playing the album in it’s entirety– from start to finish. Check out the admat and official press release after the jump, and don’t forget to pick-up your SERVICE FEE FREE pre-sale tickets today!



Details Announced For The California Metalfest 6; Killswitch Engage To Perform Alive or Just Breathing In Its Entirety For The First Time


Killswitch Engage will be headlining the upcoming California Metalfest. It’s a special gig for the Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts metal band, long considered one of the forbearers of the metal resurgence of the ’00s, as they will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their landmark release, 2002’s genre-defining Alive or Just Breathing. To commemorate the album, KSE will play the album in its entirety, from start to finish, as well as other more recent hits.


The much anticipated sixth annual California Metalfest will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24th. Ash Avildsen, founder of California Metalfest had this to say “Alive or Just Breathing is one of the most important and timeless albums for this era of heavy music. KsE’s special headlining set combined with the rest of the line-up is going to make for an incredible day of metal and memories. Having all these bands in the same place on one day is really exciting both as a fan and as a festival producer.”


WWE Superstar “Mankind” Mick Foley will be hosting the festival along with several other stars TBA who will be doing signings and appearances. There will also be many carnival style prize games where fans can win special, limited edition band merch and memorabilia instead of stuffed animals. California Metalfest VI promises to be much more of an experience than just a day filled with great music.


Special pre-sale ticketing packages will be available exclusively through Sound Check Hollywood right now with general on-sale ticketing being available starting Sept. 13th. This is easily the most exciting and talent rich line-up to come together in years and it’s going to be a night that will go down in history. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this.


The stellar line-up also features Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Black Veil Brides, Pierce The Veil, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Chiodos w/Craig Owens, For Today, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, Blessthefall, Unearth, Bleeding Through, The Faceless, Born Of Osiris, Winds Of Plague, Shadows Fall, Veil of Maya, Acacia Strain, Attila, Sleeping Giant, Upon A Burning Body among a slew of others. The complete line-up can be located at

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  • Alex says:

    I play for Lord of War, a signed and managed band based out of San Diego. (Unique Leader Records / Extreme Management Group)

    I have already emailed the info link asking how to be a part of this years event. I’m sure you receive a ton of emails, so if someone sees this comment, please let me know :)

  • Sam says:

    Welcome back, Confide.

  • george juarez says:

    killswitch engaged and Confide are going to be awesome for re-uniting again

  • Do you have any information on who to contact in regards to media credentials?

    Jason Worthen

  • John says:

    What time do doors open??

  • Blake says:

    Just bought VIP tickets to this on November 24th!!!!!

  • Omar says:

    California Fest…. You had me at hello

  • mercedes says:

    cant believe it gonna hit metal fest fro the first time cant wait gonna be epic

  • Vanessa says:

    Hi.. Super excited to get tixs for my son’s 17 bday.. But having lot’s of trouble buying them online can I stop by and purchase them?

    Tahnk you!


    • CA Metalfest says:

      Hey Vanessa– Sorry about any problems you seem to running into with purchasing tickets online. Shoot an email to and let us know the situation, and we’ll get it all sorted out for you. We’ll make sure this is a birthday your son never forgets!

  • Glenda says:

    What time does this event start? I can’t find the times anywhere on page.

  • Karla says:

    hi! mm how much is it? and where be exactly????? please answerme! 😀

  • Pedro says:

    Hey I’m wondering are the stages gonna be indoors or outdoors

  • Jenn says:

    all 3 of my favorite bands are going!!
    Of Mice & Men, Confide & Memphis May Fire!!!

  • Vijay says:

    By my count, there are upwards of thirty bands and counting. Are all of those sets really being squeezed into just the one day, or will the show spill over to Sunday as previous ones have?

  • Vijay says:

    Cool. Are both stages going to be active at the same time?

  • Pedro says:

    I hope you guys can announce a schedule before the show with the times and stuff cause it would help a lot

  • Luperz says:

    Ello everyone! I live in Chicago and I’m trying to attend…BUT I need some partners in crime! A road trip from Chicago to California is no fun all by your lonesome! Please find me on Facebook so we can chat about possible “befriendings” 😀 wooooo! Also, this will be my birthday gift to myself!

  • Jazmin says:

    How much are the tickets?
    Regular and VIP please

  • Jazmin says:

    Oh wait, never mind

  • Jazmin says:

    One more thing, what time does it start?

  • Stephanie Organista says:

    I bought my V.I.P ticket like 3 weeks ago c: & I honestly can’t wait to go to San Bernandino and enjoy the concert. I can’t wait to see Of Mice & Men, Pierce The Veil, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Bless The Fall and more. I’m really looking forward to this <3.

  • Lupita Barrera says:

    Thank you.

  • Martin says:

    For VIP ticket holders, the VIP access for signings, will all of the bands be signing for VIP or just a select few?

  • Gl3nCoCo says:

    What artists are going to be in the VIP signing room? There are lots of my favorite bands that are going to play that i would really like to get autographs from 😀

    • CA Metalfest says:

      There will be multiple signings all day throughout the festival with a slew of different artist. No set schedule yet. See you there!

  • Eden says:

    My friend wants to buy VIP tickets for both of us but i have two questions: since they’re at will call and we’re getting them both under her name, only she has to show ID or me too? and can we use are school ID’s? (:

  • caralho metalfest com as i lay dying caralho to loucaçoooooooooooo matallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  • Tilly says:

    I wish I could go, sounds like the festival of a lifetime. Wish I didn’t live so far!

  • Cynthia says:

    Will Asking Alexandria Be Signing?

  • fredgein says:

    I was looking forward to seeing Mitch from Suicide Silence as they have been one ov my favorite bands for many years now. Its so sad to see him go.
    Rest in Peace Mitch Lucker…we hate to see you go man! :(

  • Kam says:

    what’ll happen to Suicide Silence?!

    R.I.P. Mitch Lucker!

  • Yessenia says: many stages will there be?
    2.what if i got a free vip ticket i still need id?

    • CA Metalfest says:

      Hey Yessenia, there will be multiple stages and you will need your ID when picking up your tickets at Will Call.

  • Cynthia says:

    Will you guys be having a tribute kind of thing for Mitch since he passed away? & Will you replace their band last minute or still have the band be there but w/out Mitch.? >.<

  • Nate says:

    First off RIP Mitch. You will be greatly missed and it saddens me I won’t get to see you perform :( second my mom bought me tickets as a gift. If they are held at will call can I just show my I’d and pick them up even though they may be held under her name?

  • brandon andrejko says:

    Just bought VIP tickets for me and my buddy for his birthday. Was wondering if you have to get tickets in advance or if they are available at the door because our friend is undecided on whether or not he wants to go. Plz get back to me thankss

    • CA Metalfest says:

      Hey Brandon, it all really depends if we sell out prior to the event. If we don’t sell out we will have some at the door. I would try to get them in advance if possible. Thanks!

  • calliope says:

    Is there any dress code that has to be followed and are we allowed to bring Digital cameras?

  • Susan says:

    What time does it start?

  • Pedro says:

    Hey so I looked on the NOS event center website and it said that the backpack/water/camera stuff was up to the promoters so I’m wondering what’s the policy gonna be with that

  • AdamRock says:

    Ive been reading all the comments!!! and they all say youll be anouncing when it opens as the date is close and well its in weeks so my question is obvoious haha when do the gates open??? RIP Mitch and this line up is the best line up i have EVER seen!!

  • Shannah says:

    Can you pay at the day of the show or do you need to have a ticket in advance in order to get in?

  • Chalsea Ray says:

    i wish i got the vip pass !?! whould have been awesome if i did :D.

  • Jaylene says:

    My moms boyfriend bought me the ticket and the billing address is under his name, but the shipping has my name, when I pick up the ticket, will my ID be fine??

  • Brandon parton says:

    What time do the doors open? And do u guys got the band times yet?

  • Matt says:

    i feel like were close to the event. what times do doors open and what about stages?

  • Diana says:

    Can I buy tickets at pomona ca record store? “glasshouse”

    • CA Metalfest says:

      No. Tickets are only available online, and you can also pick-up VIP tickets down at the SoundCheck Hollywood flagship store in LA.

  • Courtney says:

    What are the rules if any about cameras? I know warped tour gets all butthurt about cameras so I was just making sure. (I dont have a big DSLR I pretty much have a digital camera on roids)

  • Melodie says:

    Will ther be tickets sold at the door?

  • Erin says:

    hey i have a question, can you pay at the door? or do you have to get tickets online?

  • Matt says:

    Stages? Times?

  • Milton says:

    hey whats up guys im just have one question can i buy the tickets the day of the show or just online?

  • Jorge says:

    Two quick questions…
    What time does will-call begin? and what time will doors open?

  • Anastasia says:

    So when, and where will the start time be posted? Please?!!