Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Acquires Rights To ‘Milwaukee Metalfest’, 2023 Relaunch Planned


Hatebreed, Jasta, etc. vocalist Jamey Jasta has announced that he has acquired the rights to the ‘Milwaukee Metalfest‘ and intends to resurrect the festival in 2023. That once annual fest began in 1987 and ran through to 2004.

Speaking of his plans for the festival, Jasta offered:

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“I am so grateful and thrilled that [founder] Jack Koshick has passed the Milwaukee Metalfest torch off to me. He is a visionary and we will carry on the MMF legacy for years to come. So many of us have great memories from ‘Milwaukee Metalfest‘, and the time is right for it to return.”

Jasta added:

“On a recent podcast I did with the late [The Black Dahlia Murder singer] Trevor Strnad (RIP), I fantasized about bringing the fest back and even wanted Trevor to curate it with me. In light of his death, I feel the need to see it through and relaunch the festival in 2023.”

Jack Koshick, who founded the festival, commented:

“‘Milwaukee Metal Fest‘ has been a labor of love for me. I started working on it when I was 29; I am now 66. I want to thank all those living and dead for making this dream come true. Most of all, I want to thank the bands, fans, and crews that made this happen. The time has come to move on. I feel Jamey Jasta and his partners will do a fine job representing the brand. Until we meet again, I love you all.”

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