Trespass America Festival @ Meadow Brook Hall 8/4/12 (Photos & Review)

By Jacob Giampa

Trespass America Festival came to Meadow Brook last week. Five Finger Death Punch headlined the tour with Killswitch Engage, and the openers: Trivium, Emmure, God Forbid and Battlecross. The tour is running till the end of August. Battlecross, the Michigan natives hit the stage first followed by God Forbid then Emmure, who are both on Victory Records. Trivium was next, this band was the most interactive with the crowd. The bass player,  Paolo Gregoletto, was frequently leaving the stage to go play in the crowd. He even made it all the way up to the top of the hill and was rocking out in the mosh pit! This was the highlight of the night. Killswitch Engage came out surrounded by lots of smoke which was a bit distracting due to the difficult visibility. Lastly, Five Finger Death Punch showed off superb musicianship with an equally impressive stage show. Amazing!


Genre-“Blue Collar Thrash”

Kyle Gunther, Vocals
Tony Asta, Guitar
Hiran Deraniyagala, Guitar
Don Slater, Bass
Michael Kreger, Drums


Frankie Palmeri – Vocals
Jesse Ketive – Guitar
Mike Mulholland – Guitar
Mark Davis – Bass
Mark Castillo – Drums

Five Finger Death Punch

Genre-Heavy Metal

Ivan – Vox
Zoltan – Guitars
Jeremy – Drums
Chris – Bass
Jason- Guitars


God Forbid


Byron Davis-Vocals
Matt Wicklund-Guitar
Doc Coyle-Guitar/Vocals
John Outcalt-Bass
Corey Pierce (DRUMS)

Killswitch Engage


Adam Dutkiewicz – guitar
Joel Stroetzel – guitar
Mike D’Antonio – bass
Jesse Leach – vocals
Justin Foley – drums



Matt Heafy – Guitar, Lead Vocals
Corey Beaulieu – Guitar, Vocals
Paolo Gregoletto – Bass, Vocals
Nick Augusto – Drums