Acclaimed Houston, Texas-based heavy metal singer James Rivera (HELSTAR, MALICE, VICIOUS RUMORS, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM) has formed a new project entitled METAL ASYLUM, which is slated to be launched in February.
The concept of METAL ASYLUM was inspired by two of Rivera’s previous endeavors; the first tribute band the singer ever created entitled PROJECT RIVERA, which was a tribute to classic ’80s metal, in addition to a more recent specialty show of his known as “James Rivera, A Tribute To His Metal History”. The frontman has recruited several quality local Houston musicians to perform material from his own music career, in addition to fan favorites from the forerunners of classic and true metal. Audiences can expect to witness Rivera and company’s renditions of the SCORPIONS, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, MERCYFUL FATE, METAL CHURCH, plus many others! Currently three regional Texas shows are scheduled to take place early this year in San Antonio, College Station and Houston. James Rivera’s METAL ASYLUM promises to deliver a pulse-pounding, headbanging, horns in the air experience for every metalhead!
METAL ASYLUM lineup:
* James Rivera (HELSTAR, MALICE, VICIOUS RUMORS, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM) – Vocals
* Marc Petillon (WINTERS END) – Guitar
* Scott Fisher (WINTERS END) – Guitar
* Michael Millsap (SIX MINUTE CENTURY) – Bass
* Mikey Lewis (HELSTAR) – Drums
Feb. 24 – Bonds 007 Rock Bar – San Antonio, TX
Feb. 25 – Schotzis – College Station, TX
Apr. 14 – Acadia Bar & Grill – Houston, TX (James Rivera’s Birthday Bash)