September 25, 2022

The 2022 Louder Than Life pageant boasts one of many strongest lineups of any rock gathering in the US this yr. Led by legendary acts comparable to 9 Inch Nails, Slipknot, KISS, Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers, and extra, the four-day extravaganza is certain to convey a memorable expertise to Louisville, Kentucky.

Happening September twenty second by way of twenty fifth, Louder Than Life is completely jam-packed. Thursday’s lineup will see NIN joined by Carry Me the Horizon, Evanescence, Tenacious D, Ministry, and extra.

On Friday, Slipknot tops a invoice that options Lamb of God, Shinedown, Mastodon, Meshuggah, Clutch, GWAR, and several other others.

Saturday will see the long-lasting one-two-three punch of KISS, Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie, to not point out Physique Rely, Chevelle, Ghostemane, Sevendust, and extra.

And Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers will shut out the fest on Sunday, topping a invoice that features Alice in Chains, Incubus, The Fairly Reckless, Papa Roach, Unhealthy Faith, and extra.

With there’s dozens of can’t-miss acts throughout the 4 days, we’ve picked 10 completely must-see bands to take a look at should you’re heading to the Highland Pageant Grounds on the Kentucky Expo Heart for the four-day occasion.

See our listing of 10 Should-See Acts to Catch at Louder Than Life beneath, and decide up last-minute tickets to the pageant right here. See the day by day lineups within the poster beneath and on the official pageant web site.


Alice Cooper (Saturday)

Alice Cooper, picture by Raymond Ahner

Alice Cooper can be making the cease in Louisville as he continues his intensive fall North American tour. A showman and veteran performer, Alice has been placing on one probably the most iconic stage exhibits in rock music happening 50-plus years now. Every tune has its personal set items and props, nearly like a Broadway theater efficiency — albeit with Cooper’s twisted sense of shock-rock humor. The person additionally is aware of what his followers wish to hear, because the setlist is stacked with all of the crowd-pleasing hits comparable to “No Extra Mr. Good Man,” “Elected,” and “College’s Out.” — Jon Hadusek

Amigo the Satan (Friday)

Amigo the Devil Louder Than Life

Amigo the Satan, picture by Amy Harris

Louder Than Life is true to its identify: These bands push some severe air. Fortunately artists like Amigo the Satan are on the invoice to supply some quieter (but no much less compromising) tuneage. Whereas he would possibly play acoustic, Amigo’s macabre ballads can nonetheless get a circle pit going. And he is aware of methods to work a crowd. It was his reside exhibits specifically that shot him up the ranks of the underground and onto main pageant lineups. As a Consequence Artist of the Month alum, Amigo the Satan will get our full endorsement. Take out these earplugs and luxuriate in. — Jon Hadusek

Physique Rely (Saturday)

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Physique Rely’s Ice-T, picture by Matt Akana

Saturday gives a uncommon probability to see Physique Rely within the flesh. Between pandemic cancellations and Ice-T’s Regulation & Order SVU commitments, the rap-metal thrashers haven’t been capable of carry out a lot over the previous three years. That additionally means they haven’t been capable of play the songs from 2020’s Carnivore within the reside setting. With the recording for follow-up album Cruel already underway, followers ought to hear a slew of contemporary cuts alongside Physique Rely classics. — Jon Hadusek

GWAR (Friday)

GWAR Blothar the Berserker

GWAR’s Blothar the Berserker, picture by Amy Harris

Pre-game with some Bud of Gods CBD and pack a plain-white T-shirt, ‘trigger GWAR’s set can be a blood-spewing thrash steel throwdown. The scumdogs are contemporary off the discharge of a brand new album, The New Darkish Ages, and their Louder Than Life look falls amidst their ongoing North American tour. The beauty of GWAR is that their units are equal half satirical efficiency and headbanging steel present. Bohabs ought to anticipate a visible and aural feast of the best order. And possibly a number of pretend blood stains should you determine to get shut. — Jon Hadusek

Halestorm (Thursday)

Halestorm's Lzzy Hale

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale picture by Amy Harris

The powerhouse vocals and charismatic stage presence of Lzzy Hale mixed along with her brother Arejay’s beastly drumming make Halestorm a should see amongst Thursday’s loaded slate. It’s been a banner yr for the band, which has dropped a brand new album and toured extensively — to not point out Lzzy’s latest collaboration with Gibson for a signature mannequin Explorerbird electrical guitar. We anticipate that she’ll be wielding a few of these lovely Gibson axes when the band takes the stage. — Jon Hadusek

KISS (Saturday)

KISS 10 Must See Acts to Catch at Louder Than Life 2022

KISS, picture by Raymond Ahner

KISS’ farewell tour is seemingly unending, however you don’t hear us complaining. Gene Simmons has insinuated that it’d by no means finish, with new members placing on the make-up when the present lineup is now not in a position. That stated, you higher not waste time should you plan on catching a KISS present with unique members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Whereas there’ll be extra to return in 2023, Louder Than Life marks one of many band’s final appearances of 2022. — Jon Hadusek

9 Inch Nails (Thursday)

Nine Inch Nails

9 Inch Nails, picture by Melinda Oswandel

Industrial legends 9 Inch Nails have largely performed choose headlining exhibits and pageant dates all through 2022. Earlier this yr, they headlined Boston Calling, taking part in two units after filling in on the final minute for The Strokes, who have been compelled to drop resulting from COVID. As Heavy Consequence witnessed throughout NIN’s latest present on the well-known Crimson Rocks Amphitheatre exterior Denver, Trent Reznor and firm’s latest concert events have been completely electrifying. — Jon Hadusek

Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers (Sunday)

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Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers, picture by Ben Kaye

With guitarist John Frusciante returning to the fold, probably the most beloved Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers lineup rides once more. After ready out the pandemic, the band has been busy within the studio and is ready to drop its second LP of 2022, Return of the Dream Canteen, which follows the discharge of Limitless Love again in April. It’s encouraging to see the basic lineup writing new materials collectively. The Frusciante period of RHCP is rife with hits and setlist shoe-ins, but it surely additionally can be attention-grabbing to listen to them play the primary songs they’ve written collectively in over a decade. — Jon Hadusek

Slipknot (Friday)

Slipknot featured 10 Must See Acts to Catch at Louder Than Life 2022

Slipknot, picture by Johnny Perilla

A Slipknot set isn’t to be missed, particularly with the masked marauders set to launch their new album, THE END, SO FAR, on the finish of the month. Followers ought to anticipate to witness new songs comparable to “YEN” and “The Dying Music (Time to Sing)” in addition to loads of staple cuts from the band’s again catalog. The pageant set can be a great probability to glimpse the most recent era of Slipknot masks and costumes should you haven’t been capable of catch them on a latest Knotfest Roadshow date. — Jon Hadusek

Tenacious D (Thursday)

Tenacious D

Tenacious D (picture by Josh Brasted/FilmMagic)

Why not throw some laughs into your pageant weekend with a bit of Tenacious D? Jack Black and Kyle Gass are most likely the best comedy rock duo of all-time (and of their minds the best band ever), and so they’ve been charming audiences from the stage and display screen for almost three many years. However don’t let the acoustic guitars idiot you, as Tenacious D all the time convey the thunder! — Jon Hadusek

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This listing is printed in partnership with Danny Wimmer Presents.

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