Gods of Metal

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For the 1982 documentary film, see Gods of Metal (film).
Gods of Metal
Location(s) Italy
Years active 1997 - present
Date(s) June
Genre Heavy metal
Website Godsofmetal.it

Gods of Metal is the biggest Italian metal festival, held annually since 1997. It takes place in early summer, usually on the first or second weekend of June. It is most often held at venues in or near Milan, but took place in Bologna three times. It was acquired by Live Nation in 2010.[1]

Lineups[edit]

2012[edit]

Held on 21, 22, 23 and 24 June at Arena Fiera, Rho

21 June 22 June 23 June 24 June

Manowar
Children of Bodom
Amon Amarth
Unisonic
Cannibal Corpse
HolyHell
Adrenaline Mob
Arthemis
Clairvoyants

Guns N' Roses
Within Temptation
Sebastian Bach
Killswitch Engage
Black Stone Cherry
Rival Sons
Soulfly
Ugly Kid Joe
AxeWound
Cancer Bats

Mötley Crüe
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
The Darkness
Gotthard
Hardcore Superstar
Black Veil Brides
Lizzy Borden
Planethard

Ozzy and Friends
Opeth
Black Label Society
Lamb of God
Trivium
DevilDriver
August Burns Red
Kobra and the Lotus
I Killed the Prom Queen

2011[edit]

Held on June 22 at Arena Fiera, Rho

Judas Priest
Whitesnake
Europe
Mr. Big
Cradle of Filth
Epica
Duff McKagan's Loaded
Cavalera Conspiracy
Baptized in Blood

2010[edit]

Held on June 25,26,27 at Parco della Certosa Reale in Collegno

Stage 1

25 June 26 June 27 June

Killswitch Engage
Fear Factory
DevilDriver
As I Lay Dying
Atreyu
Job for a Cowboy
Unearth
36 Crazyfists

Lordi
Amon Amarth
Raven
Exodus
Behemoth
Orphaned Land
Sadist
Ex Deo

Motörhead
Bullet for My Valentine
Cannibal Corpse
U.D.O.
Saxon
Devin Townsend Project
Labyrinth
Sabaton

Stage 2

25 June 26 June 27 June

Amphitrium
Dragonia
Death Army

Nashwuah
Subhuman
Kaledon

Soulfly
Van Canto
Anvil

2009[edit]

Held on June 27 and June 28 at Stadio Brianteo in Monza

Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June
L Stage R Stage (Crüe Fest Stage) L Stage R Stage

Heaven and Hell
Queensrÿche
Edguy
Epica
Voivod
Extrema

Mötley Crüe
Tesla
Lita Ford
Marty Friedman
Backyard Babies
Lauren Harris

Dream Theater
Blind Guardian
Tarja Turunen
Saxon (cancelled)
Cynic
Black Dahlia Murder

Slipknot
Carcass
Down
Mastodon
Napalm Death
Static-X

2008[edit]

Held on June 27, June 28 and June 29 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna

Friday 27 June Saturday 28 June Sunday 29 June

Iron Maiden
Avenged Sevenfold
Rose Tattoo
Apocalyptica
Airbourne
Lauren Harris
Black Tide
Kingcrow

Slayer
Carcass
Meshuggah
Testament
At the Gates
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Between the Buried and Me
Stormlord
Brain Dead

Judas Priest
Iced Earth
Yngwie Malmsteen
Morbid Angel
Obituary
Enslaved
Fratello Metallo
Infernal Poetry
Nightmare

2007[edit]

Held on June 2, June 3 and June 30 at Idroscalo in Milan.

John Sykes with Thin Lizzy the Monsters of Rock Festival Milan, Italy 2007
Saturday 2 June Sunday 3 June Saturday 30 June

Mötley Crüe
Velvet Revolver
Scorpions
Thin Lizzy
White Lion
Tigertailz
Eldritch
Planet Hard

Heaven and Hell
Dream Theater
Blind Guardian
Dimmu Borgir
Dark Tranquillity
Symphony X
Anathema
DGM

Ozzy Osbourne
Korn
Megadeth
Black Label Society
Type O Negative
Sadist
Deathstars
Slowmotion Apocalypse

2006[edit]

Held on June 1-June 4 at Idroscalo in Milan.

Thursday 1 June Friday 2 June Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June

Venom
Dimmu Borgir (cancelled)
Opeth
Down
Testament
Nevermore
Satyricon
Sodom
Amorphis
Cappanera

Strana Officina
Fire Trails
Extrema
Vision Divine
Necrodeath
Domine
Novembre
Stormlord
Infernal Poetry
White Skull
Mellow Toy
Boom
Perfect Picture

Whitesnake
Def Leppard
Motörhead
Helloween
Stratovarius
Gamma Ray
Angra
Edguy
Sonata Arctica
Crucified Barbara

Guns N' Roses
Korn
Deftones
Alice in Chains
Stone Sour
Soulfly
Bloodsimple
DragonForce
Hellfueled
Benedictum
10 Years

2005[edit]

Held on June 11 and June 12 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna.

Saturday 11 June Sunday 12 June

Iron Maiden
Slayer
Lacuna Coil
Obituary
Strapping Young Lad
DragonForce
Mastodon
Mudvayne
Evergrey

Mötley Crüe
Megadeth
Anthrax
Accept
Yngwie Malmsteen
Black Label Society
HammerFall
Extrema
Exilia

2004[edit]

Held on June 5 and June 6 at Arena Parco Nord in Bologna.

Saturday 5 June Sunday 6 June

Judas Priest
Stratovarius
UFO
Nevermore
Symphony X
Anathema
Rage
Domine
Into Eternity
Dark Lunacy

Alice Cooper
Testament
Motörhead
Twisted Sister
W.A.S.P.
Quireboys
Sodom
Naglfar
Stormlord
Through Solace
Dragonforce

Due to heavy rain, the UFO concert was cancelled and Stratovarius played the next day, between the Quireboys and W.A.S.P..

2003[edit]

Held on June 8 at Palavobis in Milan.

Sunday 8 June

Whitesnake
Queensrÿche
Motörhead
Saxon
Destruction
Grave Digger
Angra
Pain of Salvation
Vision Divine
Thoten
Mantra
DGM
Madhouse

2002[edit]

Held on June 8 and June 9 at Stadio Brianteo in Monza.

Saturday 8 June Sunday 9 June

Slayer
Rammstein (cancelled)
Halford
Kreator
Sodom
My Dying Bride
Soil
Ill Niño
Anti-Product
Mushroomhead
Node

Manowar
Blind Guardian
Running Wild
Shaman
Symphony X
Virgin Steele
Domine
Doro
Metalium
Blaze
Time Machine

2001[edit]

Held on June 9 at Palavobis in Milan.

Saturday 9 June

Judas Priest
Megadeth
Savatage
Motörhead
Gamma Ray
Cradle of Filth
Rhapsody
W.A.S.P.
Nevermore
Kamelot
Wine Spirit
Eldritch
Benediction
Beholder
Sungift
Secret Sphere
Centurion
Sigma

2000[edit]

Held on June 10 and June 11 at Stadio Brianteo in Monza.

Saturday 10 June Sunday 11 June

Iron Maiden
Demons and Wizards
Dark Tranquillity
Sentenced
Edguy
Domine
Dirty Deeds
Khali
Theatres des Vampires

Slayer
Slipknot
Methods of Mayhem
Testament
In Flames
The Kovenant
Death SS
Necrodeath
Magazzini Della Comunicazione

1999[edit]

Held on June 5 and June 6 at Forum Open Air Arena in Assago-Milan.

Saturday 5 June Sunday 6 June

Metallica
Stratovarius
Mercyful Fate
Biohazard
Overkill
Monster Magnet
Space Age Playboys
Lacuna Coil
Cappanera

Manowar
Motörhead
Angra
HammerFall
Iron Savior
Nevermore
Labyrinth
Time Machine
Skyclad
Avalon
Headstone Epitaph

1998[edit]

Held on June 6 at Forum Open Air Arena in Milan.

Saturday 6 June

Black Sabbath
Pantera
Helloween
Stratovarius
Gamma Ray
Blind Guardian
Iced Earth
Coal Chamber
Labyrinth

1997[edit]

Held on June 7 at Palavobis in Milan.

Saturday 7 June

Manowar
Angra
Rage
Grave Digger
Moonspell
Time Machine
Eldritch

References[edit]

  1. ^ What You Didn't Know About Live Nation's Growth in 2010

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