Lorna Shore’s Will Ramos Talks About The Importance Of Metal Acts Playing Mainstream Festivals Like Lollapalooza

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On a new episode of The Jasta Show, Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed had Lorna Shore singer Will Ramos on. While the two talk about a plethora of topics, one conversation point that really stuck out to us was when Jamey and Will spoke to Lorna Shore’s upcoming Lollapalooza show.

Lollapalooza is a big music festival located in Chicago that features a variety of musical acts (from all different genres). At this year’s festival, both Lorna Shore and Metallica will be playing. While this is great exposure for a band like Lorna Shore, there are some folks who are not fond of the band being part of a mainstream music festival.

At one point during their conversation, Jamey and Will are talking about the how younger generations of music listeners have the means to discover music through various social media platforms (and how great it would be to see the metal community grow). Jasta eventually mentions Stranger Things, and mentions how people shouldn’t give other people shit for discovering Metallica’s music through the show.

“Even this stuff with Stranger Things and Metallica. I’m like, ‘Stop hating on these people that are getting into Metallica [through] Stranger Things, because they might go down the metal rabbit hole.'”

Ramos then replies, saying he agrees, and then mentions the band’s upcoming Lollapalooza show:

“It might work out in the end, I agree. I feel the same way about Lollapalooza, in a way. We have a Lollapalooza festival coming up, and a lot of people are like, ‘Fuck having Lorna Shore here.’ It’s like, ‘Listen man, that’s a great thing, especially for people in the metal industry.’ That means that, now, hopefully maybe next year, they’ll throw more metal bands on Lollapalooza. They’re introducing a whole other side to things that people just kind of brush off to the side like, ‘Oh I don’t want to listen to that kind of music.’ So I don’t know dude, I think it’s a good thing; all this exposure is helping everybody out. That’s what we want at the end of the day.”

Jasta goes on to agree with Will Ramos, saying that he loves that the band is playing Lollapalooza; Jamey even mentions that it was at Lollapalooza where he has seen Body Count and Ministry. He also brings up Code Orange having performed at a past Coachella festival.

What do you make of metal bands playing “mainstream music festivals”? We personally agree with Jamey and Will – for a band like Lorna Shore, playing Lollapalooza is great exposure and will only benefit the band. You can find the full video conversation between Jamey Jasta and Will Ramos below.

It’s also worth noting that, as of today, Lorna Shore have released a brand new single! You can check out their new single “Cursed To Die” below (and pre-order their upcoming album Pain Remains here).