STEEL PANTHER Parachutes To Gig In Front Of 11,000 Fans

STEEL PANTHER, the '80s metal/hard rock tribute band formerly known as METAL SKOOL, made a grand entrance to the KUPD U-Fest this past weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. The band jumped from an airplane soaring over head and deployed their parachutes to glide onto the stage where over 11,000 fans were treated to their brand of metal.

You can check out fan-filmed video footage of the jump below.

STEEL PANTHER's debut album, "Feel The Steel", will be released on June 9 via Universal/Republic.

The group's lineup includes guitarist "Satchel" (real name Russ Parrish; ex-FIGHT) and singer "Michael Starr" (real name Ralph Saenz; ex-L.A. GUNS). Onstage, the band both pays tribute to and lampoons the heyday of '80s glam metal. The group's between-song comedy includes jests at conflict between bandmembers, discussions of drugs, sex, and improvised humor with the crowd.

STEEL PANTHER was interviewed by Metal Injection on the "black carpet" of last month's (April 7) Epiphone Revolver Golden Gods Awards at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. Watch the chat below.


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