Colorado-based power metal band JAG PANZER and the up-and-coming American death metallers LUPARA have been confirmed for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
JAG PANZER will be playing their first-ever show in Mexico. They will make the trip south of the border in support of their latest CD, "Casting the Stones", released via Century Media in October 2004.
LUPARA is the new band fronted by guitarist Jeremy Wagner (ex-BROKEN HOPE) who will be releasing their new three-song self-titled EP in March 2005.
The festival lineup is shaping up as follows:
MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) (USA/UK)
DANZIG (Co-Headliner) (USA)
NEIL TURBIN (original ANTHRAX vocalist) (Headliner) (USA)
JAG PANZER (USA)
The entire festival band sets will be recorded for future broadcasting in special programming segments via Mexico's newest and highly rated heavy metal television program "Dark Vission TV". The program can be seen throughout Mexico, Colombia and Chile via Sky satellite television subscription service every Tuesday night from 11:00 p.m. to midnight on channel 112. In addition, the entire second stage band sets will be webcasted live from the festival site via Mordor webzine (Mexico).
The first ever edition of the festival was held on November 13, 2004 and featured TWISTED SISTER (headliner), DIO, QUIET RIOT, DOKKEN, HATEBREED, SHAMAN and CAGE.
The Monterrey Metal Fest is organized and promoted by Dark Vission Entertainment company based in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
To visit the official festival web site, go to this location.