Schecter Guitars recently announced that they will be the official guitar sponsor of the highly anticipated 2013 Aftershock Festival. The two-day metal fest starts Sept. 14 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, Calif. Thirty-eight bands are scheduled to take the stage during the hard-rocking weekend, including many of Schecter's sponsored artists.

Members of top Aftershock acts such as Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria and In This Moment will be signing autographs at the Schecter RV during the weekend. According to the announcement in Guitar World, Schecter will be holding guitar demos and shred contests. The company will also give six lucky fans a Schecter guitar, a two-day VIP pass, some awesome swag and a chance to meet some of Schecter’s signed artists.

Schecter’s announcement comes right after Asking Alexandria’s Sam Bettley revealed that the company will be producing his signature bass. Bettley said he’s stoked about joining the Schecter family. “It’s a move I feel is right for me as I used to play them all the time in the beginning and absolutely loved them,” said the bassist. “I feel like I’m really going back to my roots and couldn’t feel more confident that this is the perfect choice for me.” Asking Alexandria’s next album, 'From Death to Destiny,' hits shelves Aug. 6.

Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance and Johnny Christ are also part of Schecter’s family and their presence will be heavily felt when they headline Aftershock's Sunday bill (Sept. 15). The three musicians talk about their signature Schecter guitars here.

Other Schecter-supported artists at Aftershock include Filter and Butcher Babies. Check out the Aftershock Festival’s website for the full lineup of tremendous acts taking the stage. Tickets for the Aftershock Festival are still available here. For more news and information about Schecter guitars and artists, visit their website.

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