Metal Maya has announced two special tribute sets by heavy metal all-star band METAL ALLEGIANCE. Metal Maya — a four-day all-inclusive heavy metal destination festival vacation from October 29 to November 2 at the luxurious Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula — features over a dozen bands, led by ANTHRAX, HATEBREED, OVERKILL and SUPERJOINT (with Philip Anselmo).
In addition to the surprise guests and performances that METAL ALLEGIANCE are known for, their Metal Maya performances will include a pair of tribute sets celebrating two fallen legends: one set will pay homage to the life and story of Lemmy Kilmister of MOTÖRHEAD, and another will honor the one and only Cliff Burton of METALLICA.
METAL ALLEGIANCE founder Mark Menghi says: “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!”
METAL ALLEGIANCE guest performer Kyle Sanders of HELLYEAH adds: “Pretty damn honored and excited about joining my boys in METAL ALLEGIANCE down in Mexico for Metal Maya! Couldn’t think of a better place for tacos and metal! Cheers!!”
Metal Maya packages start at $1399 per person and are on sale now at www.MetalMaya.com.
The METAL ALLEGIANCE lineup for Metal Maya includes:
* Mike Portnoy (METAL ALLEGIANCE, THE WINERY DOGS)
* Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT)
* David Ellefson (MEGADETH)
* Mark Menghi
* Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD)
* Kyle Sanders (HELLYEAH)
* Gary Holt (SLAYER, EXODUS)
* Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL)
* Steve “Zetro” Souza (EXODUS)
* Ryan Waste (MUNICIPAL WASTE)
The overall Metal Maya music lineup is as follows:
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Metal Maya will be hosted by SiriusXM‘s Jose Mangin, and LAMB OF GOD‘s Chris Adler will be on hand as a special event host.
Metal Maya guests will enjoy luxury accommodations, and tickets include gourmet meals, and all beverages (including alcohol). The all-inclusive heavy metal dest-fest vacation will feature bands performing on multiple stages in an intimate environment with only 1,000 guests, artist-hosted events, onsite activities, artist-hosted excursions and tours (available for additional fees), theme nights and more.
Guests will enjoy festive celebrations on both Halloween (October 31) and the traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos (November 1), when guests are encouraged to dress up in calaca (skull) masks and sugar skull makeup.
Ground transportation from Cancun airport is included with all Metal Maya vacation packages. In addition, for those who want to extend their stay at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, discounted rooms will be available to Metal Maya guests just before and after the event. Please note that single day passes will not be available, as this is a full vacation package.