Gallery: Day 1 of Aftershock 2023, returning with Avengeance

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows igniting the stage. Photograph by Sugarwolf

Words and photographs by Sugarwolf

Discovery Park turned into a sea of black on Thursday with the annual return of Danny Wimmer’s Aftershock Festival. The four-day event drew a massive crowd of hard rock and metal fans, setting a new record for attendance.  Day 1 opened the festival with 24 bands playing on four separate stages.  Standout performances were given by AFI, The Cult, Incubus and headliner Avenged Sevenfold.

Johnny Christ of Avenged Sevenfold. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd in a psychedelic trance. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Brandon Boyd of Incubus pays homage to his fans. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Metal Mom with metal son. Photograph by Sugarwolf
The Cult’s frontman Ian Astbury. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Guitarist Billy Duffy of The Cult. Photograph by Sugarwolf

Stone Temple Pilot’s frontman Jeff Gutt. Photograph by Sugarwolf

AFI frontman Davey Havoc wails into his mic. Photograph by Sugarwolf

AFI giving a high octane performance. Photograph by Sugarwolf

Metal fans showing off their commitment to the culture. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Nothing But Thieves performing on the Shockwave Stage. Photograph by Sugarwolf

Photograph by Sugarwolf

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