PULP SUMMER SLAM 17: Redemption
Metal Pioneers MEGADETH Returns to Manila to Headline Southeast Asia’s Largest and Longest-Running Metal Festival
RED HORSE BEER and PULP LIVE WORLD proudly announce the full line-up of PULP SUMMER SLAM 17: REDEMPTION!, the 17th edition of Southeast Asia’s largest and longest-running metal festival this April 29, 2017 at Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City: living metal legends MEGADETH will headline a stellar line-up that features DRAGONFORCE, WHITECHAPEL, CROSSFAITH, I SEE STARS, Australian progressive metal band GODS OF EDEN, SLAPSHOCK, GREYHOUNDZ, WILABALIW, RAZORBACK, KJWAN and 2016 Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban Champion SHOTGUN COMBO.
This year’s roster promises to be the biggest Slam ever with MEGADETH headlining this monster line-up of ferocity and chaos! The American heavy metal band currently comprised of bassist David Ellefson, guitarist Kiko Loureiro, drummer Dirk Verbeuren and two-time Golden God awardee frontman Dave Mustaine are set to return to Manila after their immensely-successful solo Manila concert held last July 29, 2012. Together with Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, Megadeth is widely regarded as part of “The Big 4” that changed the landscape of metal and heavy rock music forever with classics such as “A Tout le Monde,” “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due,” “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?” and “Symphony of Destruction,” among many others.
Two international bands from the historic 13th and 14th installments of the Slam are also set to make a return to the Philippines’ most commanding rock stage. British power metal band DRAGONFORCE (from PULP Summer Slam XIII: ‘Til Death Do Us part) is universally known for their fantasy themes, technical precision and the guitar-playing prowess of Herman Li while Japanese electronicore band CROSSFAITH (from PULP Summer Slam 14: Children of the Damned) returns from their head-turning first time to their newfound status as one of Japan’s biggest rock exports. Tennessee-based deathcore band WHITECHAPEL will be touring in support of their recently-released sixth full-length album Mark of the Blade, the follow-up to their 2014 breakthrough release Our Endless War, which peaked at the Billboard Album Charts at the Top 10. Adding to the monster roster is American electronicore band I SEE STARS, widely considered as a pioneering electronicore band and recognized as one of the very first bands to fuse elements of post-hardcore and metalcore music with an eclectic electronic sound dating back to 2006. Completing the international line up is Australian progressive metal band GODS OF EDEN. Considered by Slam devotees as The Three Kings of Pinoy Heavy Rock, WILABALIW, GREYHOUNDZ and SLAPSHOCK are back as local headliners while RAZORBACK, KJWAN and the 2016 Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban Champion SHOTGUN COMBO supports the local line up.
PULP SUMMER SLAM 17: REDEMPTION featuring MEGADETH, DRAGONFORCE, WHITECHAPEL, CROSSFAITH, I SEE STARS, GODS OF EDEN, SLAPSHOCK, GREYHOUNDZ, WILABALIW, RAZORBACK, KJWAN and 2016 Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban Champion SHOTGUN COMBO is co-presented by PULP Live World and Red Horse Beer in cooperation with Tribal, Mountain Dew, and Taco Bell, with official media sponsors Monster RX 93.1, MYX, The Philippine Star, and PULP Magazine. Tickets are available nationwide through SM Tickets at P669 (ticketing charges apply). Gates open at 12NN. Log onto www.smtickets.com and www.pulpliveworld.com for more details. For PULP Royalty inquiries that offer special and exclusive fan privileges priced at P10,000 (ticketing charges apply), you can e-mail email@example.com or contact the PULP Royalty hotline at 727-4957.