This morning Metallica made the official announcement about their 2 day music festival called The Orion Music Festival, being held June 23rd and 24th in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Metallica will headline both nights, and play the Black Album in its entirety on one of the nights for the first time ever on US soil and will also play all of their album Ride The Lightning on the other night.

There will also be performances from Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage The Elephant, F**ked Up, Best Coast, Hot Snakes, Titus Andronicus, Gary Clark Jr., Lucero, Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, The Sword, A Place to Bury Strangers, Liturgy, and more to be announced soon!

Watch the announcement below:

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