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A 4-day all-inclusive heavy metal destination festival vacation, Metal Maya summons the dark spirits of Halloween, celebrates Día de los Muertos, and pays tribute to our Metal Gods at the luxurious Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun just south of Cancun in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
Metal Maya guests will not only enjoy luxury accommodations, but the all-inclusive package will take care of gourmet meals, and all beverages (including alcohol). Guests will enjoy festive celebrations on both Halloween (October 31) and the traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos (November 1).
The festival features bands performing on multiple stages in an intimate environment with only 1,000 guests. The initial music lineup includes: Anthrax, Overkill, Superjoint, Death Angel, Otep, and heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance, which includes Phil Demmel (Machine Head), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Mark Menghi, Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, The Neal Morse Band), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste), and more special guests.
Metal Maya host Jose Mangin of SiriusXM and Affliction said, “I love how exotic our Metal world is getting, and look forward to partying among the living…and with the spirits of the dead! Under the serpent sun…we shall MOSH!”