Metal Allegiance, feat. Phil Demmel (Machine Head), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Mark Menghi, Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Mike Portnoy, Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste), etc.), Otep, and Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, have confirmed that their two Metal Maya sets will be tributes for Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) and Cliff Burton (Metallica). Menghi commented:
“We couldn’t come to Mexico during Dia de los Muertos and not honor such a sacred event ourselves. Lemmy and Cliff were the first two to come to mind. They were both major influences in not only our lives and careers, but millions of others’ as well. We played our first Metal Allegiance show on Motörhead’s Motörboat, and will be forever grateful to the man. These two were and will forever be legends. Metal Maya is in for some really killer moments!”
In other news, Metal Allegiance, Nuclear Blast, Jackson Guitars, and artist Ron Williams will be teaming up for a guitar giveaway. Fans who enter with promo code “METAL ALLEGIANCE” will have a chance to win the following:
Package No. 1 – 2 Winners:
One of two autographed Jackson guitars. Each will have custom, hand painted artwork by famed artist Ron Williams to commemorate the special tributes to Lemmy Kilmister and Cliff Burton. Each winner and their guest will have the chance to attend the Metal Allegiance private rehearsal, hear a few songs and get their guitars signed in person.
Package No. 2 – 2 Winners:
One of two private dinners with the band. Each winner and one guest will join Metal Allegiance for a private dinner and drinks during Metal Maya. No table manners required!
Package No. 3:
ATV excursion with members of Metal Allegiance. One lucky winner and their guest will join Metal Allegiance as they take over this excursion through the Mayan jungle trails of Emotions Native Park. This excursion is also available to all Metal Maya guests for an additional cost. Space is limited.
As previously reported the event will take place October 29 – November 2 at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and it will include: Hatebreed, Crowbar, Whitechapel, Prong, Kyng, Oni, Anthrax, Overkill, Superjoint, Death Angel. The event will take place October 29 – November 2 at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. This will be a special metal-themed vacation with all kinds of other activities to help celebrate Halloween and the Day Of The Dead. Lamb of God‘s Chris Adler will be one of the event hosts, and Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.) will host a special Halloween horror movie night.