HATEBREED, CROWBAR, WHITECHAPEL, PRONG, KYNG and ONI have been added to the music lineup for the first annual Metal Maya, a four-day all-inclusive heavy metal destination festival vacation from October 29 - November 2 at the luxurious Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in the paradise of Puerto Morelos on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. In addition, LAMB OF GOD's Chris Adler joins Metal Maya as an event host.
The overall Metal Maya music lineup is as follows:
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Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) and Kyle Sanders (HELLYEAH) have been added to the METAL ALLEGIANCE band lineup, which already 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 will be hosted by SiriusXM's Jose Mangin.
HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta says: "We're honored to have been invited to play at the inaugural Metal Maya in Cancun this October. We plan on losing our minds for a few days in Mexico, and we'd love for you to join us… and to top it all off… free booze!"
"KYNG is honored to be a part of this festival, and share the stage with all of the gut-wrenching bands that have inspired us to play heavy music," says KYNG singer/guitarist Eddie Veliz. "To top it off, this will happen in our motherland! Can't wait for Metal Maya!"
Metal Maya is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween — complete with bands trick or treating at your door — and Dia de los Muertos (Day Of The Dead), and will feature performances from over a dozen bands in a tropical paradise. Host Philip H. Anselmo will curate select cuts from his personal collection for a special Halloween Horror Movie night to drive a stake through the heart of Halloween.
Metal Maya packages start at only $1399 per person and are on sale now at www.MetalMaya.com.
Metal Maya will also offer once-in-a-lifetime scenic excursions hosted by Metal Maya artists to complement your daily rock and relaxation schedule. From touring the scenic ancient caves of Rio Secreto, to jungle bound adventures and world-class snorkeling and fishing sites, the Riviera Maya is rich with the region's Mayan spirit and adventurous tropical surroundings. To add a little "metal to the Maya," Metal Maya will provide guest hosts to accompany attendees on the excursions. Metal Maya excursions include ATV riding with METAL ALLEGIANCE at Emotions Native Park, deep sea fishing with DEATH ANGEL, and the Rio Secreto tour with KYNG, OTEP and Jose Mangin.
Tickets for Metal Maya excursions go on sale Tuesday, June 20 at www.MetalMaya.com.
Metal Maya excursion details are as follows:
ATV Riding with METAL ALLEGIANCE at Emotions Native Park
40 guests maximum capacity
Feel the thrill of driving an ATV through the Mayan jungle trails! An exciting route will take you to explore caves and discover authentic Mayan vestiges where you can learn about the lifestyle of the ancient residents of Playa del Carmen.
Deep Sea Fishing with DEATH ANGEL
30 guests maximum capacity
Experience world-renowned fishing in one of the most exciting big game locations in the world at Marina El Cid. Enjoy the picturesque Mexican Caribbean while a private boat guides you to the prime spots famous for their extensive variety of fish, like sailfish, white and blue marlin, mahi mahi, king mackerel, wahoo, barracuda, amberjack and more.
Rio Secreto with KYNG, OTEP and Jose Mangin
50 guests maximum capacity
Experience a unique natural treasure in one of the most incredible locations in the Riviera Maya. Enter this natural museum filled with a kaleidoscope of speleothems and walk amidst the thousands of stalactites and stalagmites found in this protected natural reserve. Learn and marvel in this ancient, magical subterranean world that until now has remained unexplored for millions of years.
Metal Maya guests will also have the opportunity to attend a special artist-hosted dinner. Look for details soon.
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, 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.