Back for two nights of head-banging heavy metal and hard rock, the annual Sonisphere festival will flood the streets of Madrid on May 25-26 this spring. The Spanish festival is one of six locales that will host this metal fest, which has exploded over the past couple years, thanks to past headliners like Metallica, Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper. Rock lovers can book a trip to Spain and relive the glory days of heavy metal.
This year, the Sonisphere stage will welcome Soundgarden, Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Slayer, Evanescence and Mastodon, to name a few.
After a 12-year hiatus, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden recently the band's plans to reunite and release a compilation album titled Telephantasm. At the spring festival, the beloved grunge rockers will reintroduce fans to old favorites including "Black Hole Sun," "Spoonman" and "Burden in My Hand," as well as their first new song in 15 years, "Live to Rise." The band is expected to release a new record sometime this year, their first since 1996's Down on the Upside.
Also returning to the heavy metal map is Limp Bizkit, the in-your-face rock group best known for hits like "Nookie" and their cover of George Michael's "Faith." To see the rarity of these bands coming to the stage, travelers should plan their trip to Madrid now and cruise over to the city to join other wild and energetic fans.