Heavy MTL 2014Remember when rumors circulated that Metallica was going to headline this year’s Heavy Montreal? Well, the rumors are true. But Metallica isn’t the only awesome name playing the Montreal summer festival.

The lineup for Heavy MTL has been announced. Joining Metallica at the two day festival will be Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Epica, Exodus, Body Count (yes, Ice T’s Body Count), Hatebreed, Symphony X, Cynic, Alestorm, Overkill, Protest The Hero, Unearth, and many others. Making this an even weirder bill, though, are punk rock bands like The Offspring, Dropkick Murphys and Bad Religion.

Heavy MTL will take place August 9 and 10 in Parc Jean-Drapeau. While exact day lineups are yet to be confirmed, tickets can be purchased over at www.heavymontreal.com.