Gallery: Day 2 of Aftershock 2023 – battle of the bands

Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan greets the crowd. Photograph by Sugarwolf

Words and photographs by Sugarwolf

The second day of Aftershock 2023 featured an explosive lineup of bands that took turns electrifying fans with fierce performances. Jason Hook set it off with his new band Flat Black. Memphis May Fire started a fire storm with a barrage of pyro effects. Bad Omens and Godsmack kept things burning during each of their sets. John Cooper of Skillet tried to cool things off with a pair of cryo cannons.  Coheed and Cambria, and Megadeth gave both main stages a proper thrashing. Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit showed up in a pair of boots and a cowboy hat and took the crowd on a wild ride. Tool played the closing set of the evening and drew nearly 3/4’s of the festival to the Jack Daniel’s stage.

Godsmack’s pyro display. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Sully Erna of Godsmack. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Limp Bizkit guitar god Wes Borland. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Megadeth bassist James LoMenzo feels the energy of Aftershock. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Coheed and Cambria thrashing about the Jack Daniel’s stage. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Bad Omens with their pyro effects. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Skillet frontman John Cooper and his cryo cannons. Photographs by Sugarwolf

Korey Cooper of Skillet gives a high octane performance. Photograph by Sugarwolf

Mongolian folk metal band The Hu. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Memphis May Fire lights up the Jack Daniel’s stage. Photograph by Sugarwolf
Former Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook with new band Flat Black. Photograph by Sugarwolf

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