Sick New World Recap: What's Old is Nu Again [Q&A] | THE NOISE

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In a world that is filled with the pressure to blend in with the crowd, Sick New World proves that individuality should be celebrated. The inaugural hard rock festival showcased alternative fashion, art installations, themed drinks (like Korn coffee and Deftones IPA), mosh pits galore, plus so much else. 

With a jam-packed 12-plus hour day, the much-anticipated festival highlighted all different types of musical genres such as Hardcore and Hyperpop with a large focus on late 90s and early 2000s Nu-Metal.

To help celebrate the Who, What, Why, When, and Where of the polarizing Hard Rock subgenre known as Nu-Metal, The Noise caught up with members of up-and-coming acts Scowl and Loathe as well as scene staples Hoobastank and P.O.D to discuss their experiences with the beloved genre. To see what they had to say about the past, present, and future of nu-metal, be sure to see below.