DESERT MOON METAL FESTIVAL IN LANDERS CALIFORNIA – IF YOU’RE A FAN OF GREAT METAL, IT’S GONNA BE EPIC!
Saturday, April 23, 2016 – LANDERS BREW COMPANY, Landers, Calif.
FULL DAY EVENT 10:00 AM TO 11:00 PM
Proceeds Benefit Mojave Animal Resource Center (29 Palms); And The UCPLA (United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles)
One of the most epic metal events to ever take place in the High Desert, is coming to Landers, Calif! The Desert Moon Metal Festival features sixteen (count ’em!) original metal bands. Saturday, April 23, 10 am-11 pm. All ages event. General Admission Tickets $10. at the door, or purchase tickets in advance at https://dmmf.yapsody.com/event/index/29256/desert-moon-metal-fest. Landers Brew Co. is located on ten huge acres at 1388 Golden Slipper Lane. Info: (760) 623-6300 or http://landersbrew.com/. There will be 26 beers on tap, two big stages, an acoustic guitar raffle (signed by all the bands), framed event picture signed by all the bands, and more. Proceeds from the Auction benefit Mojave Animal Resource Center (animal shelter) in 29 Palms, and UCPLA (United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles). The Festival is dedicated to the memory of the late Wayne Static, who fronted popular metal band Static-X, and who was a prominent Landers resident along with his wife, the late Tera Wray.
Bands scheduled to perform: Headliners, Atala (from 29 Palms) and Galaxy Crusher (Joshua Tree); Kaustick (Los Angeles) ; Level Se7en (Los Angeles); Order 66 (Antelope Valley); Gutter Candy (Joshua Tree); Play For Blood (Phoenix); Born For War (Los Angeles); Twilight For Idols (Hollywood); Poppa Pump (Joshua Tree); The Cellspringers (Los Angeles); 3 By Design (Los Angeles); Vex Tempure (Hollywood); Dirty Machine (Altadena); The Mendenhall Experiment (Riverside); Kings Of Carnage (Hollywood).
“The Desert Moon Metal Festival is my passion for bringing people to music, or in this case, music to the people”, says Event Producer, Paul Allen. “I also wanted to do something everyone said was impossible, and lay the foundation for many more (events) to come. Thank you Dirty Machine for opening the door and helping me realize my dream could happen”. Desert Moon Metal Festival is presented by Paul Allen Productions and ADHD Entertainment.
HIGHLIGHTING A FEW OF THE BANDS@DESERT MOON METAL FESTIVAL
Kings Of Carnage “All-Metal Military Band”
Take three former US Marines, add two former US soldiers, stir in a love for heavy metal and put them all together at the world famous Musicians Institute in Hollywood and you have…KINGS OF CARNAGE. They took shape in 2012 when two of its members, guitarist Zach Fenimore (U.S. Marine Corps) and vocalist Micah McCullough (U.S. Marine Corps), were deployed in the Helmand Province executing missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom during the war in Afghanistan. After several months of writing and adding Nathan Kotur (U.S. Marine Corps) on drums; Zach met guitarist Jason Dutton (U.S. Army) in April of 2013, while standing in line for the Veterans Assistance office at Musicians Institute (MI). The band found their “missing link” in bassist Aaron Mercier (U.S. Army) in August of 2013 and the completed lineup played their final show as Chaos Incarnate at The Cobalt in Canoga Park, CA. In February of 2014, the newly-named Kings of Carnage emerged and by May they had tracked all the instruments for their debut album, The Crimson Stone. In August of 2014, Kings of Carnage won Headbang for the Highway’s ‘Battle for Knotfest’ and performed in October on the festival with bands such as Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Testament and Anthrax. K.O.C. were one of Music Connection’s Top 100 Unsigned Live Acts for 2014. They re-emerged once more in Music Connection’s March 2015 edition, winning Musician’s Institute’s Showcase Showdown for their, “…wicked rendition of Devo’s “Whip It”…” In April, 2015 at the famed Whiskey A Go-Go, Kings of Carnage took home the Indie Music Channel – Best Rock Band & Best Rock Recording awards.
The Mendenhall Experiment – “Overcoming Cerebral Palsy
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