Trespass America Press Conference Digital Clip

Complete with several U.S. Military vehicles as well as armed and uniformed troops, the Metal Hammer Trespass America Festival was announced yesterday at The Key Club on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. The Key Club became a military detention camp, all guests received an ID bracelet and had to pass through a caged security check before entering.

Members from several of the Trespass America support line-up – Kyle “Gumby” Gunther from Battlecross, Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri and Mark Castillo, Matt Heafy from Trivium, and recently rejoined Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach – all handcuffed and hooded – were marched out onto the stage at the press conference with a military escort. Press conference attendees were then able to view the arrival of headliners Five Finger Death Punch on the club’s in-house movie screen; a military convoy transported 5FDP – also handcuffed and hooded – up the Sunset Strip to The Key Club ‘detention camp.’ Upon arrival, ten U.S Military troops escorted the band through the crowd and onto the stage. Metal Hammer’s editor, Alexander Milas, announced the tour and the lineup as the prisoners-cum-musicians were cut out of their handcuffs by the soldiers and pulled of their hoods for the reveal.

The 31-date Metal Hammer Trespass America Festival will kick off July 13 in Broomfield, CO and end in Los Angeles on August 28.

Check out a five-minute video “wrap up” of the press conference here:


…or view the 24-minute “director’s cut” (the entire press conference) here:

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Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 27, 2012. Log on to for details. With more to be announced, confirmed dates for the Metal Hammer Trespass America Festival are as follows:


13 Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center

15 Billings, MT – MetraPark Arena

16 Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center

17 Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Arena

19 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom

21 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County Expo Center

24 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheatre

25 Belton, TX – Bell County Expo Center

27 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum

28 Beaumont, TX – Ford Pavilion

30 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

31 Evansville, IN – Ford Center


3 Battle Creek, MI – Kellogg Arena

7 Syracuse, NY – SRC Arena and Events Center/Onondaga Community Center

8 Glens Falls, NY – Glens Falls Civic Center

10 Scarborough, ME – Scarborough Downs

14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

15 Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre

17 Worchester, MA – DCU Center

18 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

19 Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier

22 Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Coliseum

25 Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center

26 Phoenix, AZ – Comercia Theatre

28 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

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