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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Institute of Texan Cultures to Stage an Encore for Its Discussion of San Antonio's Heavy Metal History

Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 12:41 PM

click to enlarge S.A. Slayer bassist and panelist Donnie Van Stavern pumps his fist in an early-'80s photo. - COURTESY
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  • S.A. Slayer bassist and panelist Donnie Van Stavern pumps his fist in an early-'80s photo.
After hosting a well-attended panel discussion last October on San Antonio's history as a heavy metal Mecca, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures is once again raising the ol' devil horns.

Working with long-running local video show Robbs MetalWorks, the Institute will deliver a follow-up to last year’s “Heavy Metal Capital of the World” on Saturday, June 29.



The previous installment focused on DJs and promoters who helped make SA a launchpad for legendary bands such as Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Rush. This go-round — dubbed "Return to the Metal Capital" — will assemble a panel of local musicians who helped forge the city's iron-clad sound, among them:
  • Larry Barragan of Helstar
  • Bobby Jarzombek of Juggernaut
  • Al Berlanga of Syrus
  • Buster Grant of Wyzard
  • Donnie Van Stavern of SA Slayer
  • Nacho Vara of Byfist
Robb’s MetalWorks host Robb Chavez will moderate.

The presentation will also include a live performance from Byfist, surprise video guests and prize giveaways.

$8-$10, Sat June 29, 1-3pm, UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César Chávez Blvd., (210) 458-2300, texancultures.com. Tickets are available online.
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