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Riff Magazine: Aftershock 2021 Day 2: Metallica reigns at revitalized hard rock festival

Oct 9, 2021

Metallica frontman James Hetfield was clearly back in his element performing in front of tens of thousands of fans at a sold-out Aftershock Fest at Discovery Park. “Are we having a good time?” Hetfield asked midway through the set. “Well…quit it.” While Aftershock officially kicked off Thursday, Friday felt like the unofficial homecoming of the festival, which was canceled last year because of the pandemic. The Aftershock stage has seen the likes of just about every big name in modern hard rock and metal, but this was the first time Bay Area icons Metallica have appeared on the bill.

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