Legendary New Jersey thrashers, WHIPLASH, will co-headline this year's Monterrey Metal Festival! The Monterrey Metal Fest IV will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 (Mexican Independence Day) at the Santa Lucia Arena in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The confirmed band lineup (minus the soon-to-be revealed headliner) is:
CHILDREN OF BODOM (Finland)
SPLIT HEAVEN (Mexico's Wacken Metal Battle winners)
Only 3,000 VIP tickets will be made available for the new re-designed metal festival.
For additional information, check out the official festival websites:
WHIPLASH recently put the finishing touches on upcoming full-length Unborn Again.
The record, recorded at Mozart Studio with engineer/producer Harris Johns (Sodom, Kreator, Helloween, Sepultura) and mixed and mastered at Spiderhouse Studio in Berlin, is scheduled for release on July 15 via Pulverised Records.
The three-piece power trio formed in 1984 when Tony Portaro (guitar, vocals) and Tony Scaglione (drums) joined forces, recruited Tony Bono on bass and released their first CD, Power And Pain, in 1985 on Roadrunner Records. The debut CD was followed up by their first live performance at Ruthie's in Berkley, California with Possessed and Death Angel.
WHIPLASH's current lineup:
Tony Portaro - Guitar/Vocals
Joe Cangelosi (ex-Kreator, ex-Massacre ) - Drums
Rich Day Bass (ex-Primal Scream) - Bass