Desert Moon Metal Festival 2017
Desert Moon Metal Festival 2017
Desert Moon Metal Festival descends upon the Morongo Valley October 21 and 22
Metal returns with a vengeance to the Morongo Valley in Southern California for the Second Annual Desert Moon Metal Festival II Rocking the entire weekend; starting Saturday, October 21 and running through Sunday, October 22, 10am – 11pm each day. The outdoor venue is located near Roadrunner Mobile Home Park at 51010 Livingston Dr., in Morongo Valley.
Info/Advance Tickets: $50.00 for both days. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/desert-moon-metal-festival-2-tickets-37718990516 and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/desertmoonmetalfest2/
Phone: (760) 974-2115. Camping available; no open pit fires.
The Desert Moon Festival is presented by Monster Energy and Paul Allen Productions and was created when band members of Dirty Machine, Killset and Fused By Defiance asked their friend Paul Allen to help promote their bands at the local Marine base where there is a very strong Metal following. DMMFII Promoter Paul Allen recalls “At that point, I decided to set up my first live metal show at Willey Boys BBQ, a cool little restaurant that also presents live music, in the Morongo Valley. Then early in 2016, Landers Brewery in Landers, Calif. asked if I would come do live music shows at his venue, which is spread out over ten acres. That was when and where the idea for the Desert Moon Metal Festival was born. During our first festival in April 2016, we presented nineteen metal bands in one day.”
Headliners Jack Russell’s Great White, Army Of Darkness and Jesse Snider Top The Awesome Metal/Hard Rock Desert Moon Metal Lineup. Jack Russell’s Great White headline Desert Moon Metal Fest II, Sunday, October 22. Currently signed to Frontier Records, Jack Russell’s Great White are fronted by the longtime L.A. rocker whose group bears his name.
Formed in Los Angeles back in 1977, the group have sold over ten million albums worldwide – gained great popularity in both the Eighties and Nineties, with regular airplay on cable giant MTV for videos such as “One Bitten Twice Shy” as well as the status as one of L.A.’s great “Hair Metal/Hard Rock” groups along with Guns N’ Roses, Pretty Boy Floyd to name a few. After a successful career as a solo artist, Russell reformed Great White in 2006. The band’s latest album, He Saw It Comin’, was released on Frontier Records last January. www.jackrussellsgreatwhite.com/.
Metal moshers Army of Darkness Headline Saturday, October 21 at Desert Moon Metal Fest II.
Army of Darkness formed in San Bernardino, California in 2004. The project was started by two former members of Kaotic Kreature – guitarist/vocalist Joseph Gonzalez, and bassist, Brian Rogers, who are the main driving forces behind this longtime pillar of the IE/SoCal Metal Scene. Band members now also include Andrew Compain (lead guitar/vocals) and George Rios (drum/percussion, backing vocals). AOD continues to slash the scene with a shredding guitar attack and thundering drums, unleashing the sounds of Metal, combined with some elements of Grindcore/Death Metal and Hardcore Punk Thrash, for a head-splitting sound all their own. www.reverbnation.com/armyofdarkness.
Jesse ‘Blaze’ Snider, son of rock legend Dee Snider, plays DMMF II on Sunday, October 22.Jesse ‘Blaze Snider is an award-winning producer, songwriter and vocalist who has written songs for NFL Monday Night Football, NASCAR, A&E, Smithsonian Channel, ESPN, Maureen and the Mercury 5, Dee Snider and others. He has performed on live television for millions and has been seen on MTV, VH1, HBO, A&E, AOL’s Top 11 Countdown, Sony PlayStation’s Qore and more. His voice has been lent to countless products and networks, including runs as “the voice” of Pizza Hut, Cheetos, Game Stop, The Buried Life, Spike’s Video Game Awards, “Once” the Musical and the Rooster from the original Burger King Chicken Fries commercial. In 2017 Snider released full-length album, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Dead“. As the son of rock legend Dee Snider of Twisted Sister renown, it’s clear success is in his DNA! www.jesseblaze.com.
Desert Moon Metal Festival II Artists Interviews/Review Passes Available.
DESERT MOON METAL FESTIVAL II EXPANDS, 2 BIG DAYS,
WITH THE MOST AWESOME METAL/HARD ROCK LINEUP YET:
JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE, ARMY OF DARKNESS AND MORE!
DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO SEE THIS AWESOME COLLECTION OF HARD ROCK AND METAL ALL IN ONE WEEKEND – Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 – 10 am – 11 pm each day – The Morongo Valley will be transformed into a weekend of Metal Mayhem! See you there!!