‘Sonic Temple’, ‘Louder Than Life’, Etc. Festival Pages ‘Hacked’, Metallica Headlining Rumors Heat Up


It’s beginning to look as though Metallica may be headlining some of North America’s biggest metal/rock festivals next year. Today (October 07th) saw the homepages of several Danny Wimmer Presents-backed festivals ‘hacked’ with a video message demanding the anonymous party “get what they want” by October 10th at noon PST or lose access to their pages.

Among the sites displaying that video message include:

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As to where this ties into Metallica, that band launched a teaser site over the weekend dubbed Some enterprising individuals did some digging around on that site and found unpublished portions had ties to Danny Wimmer Presents.

There’s also the more obvious fact that the XX seems to refer to 20 in Roman numerals, or more likely 2020 in this case. Then of course, there’s the real stinger that the Metallica countdown and the festival countdown appear to both be set to unveil at the same time on the same day.

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