Past Exhibit

Metal Mayhem!

June 29, 2019–January 5, 2020
At UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Exhibit Overview

Metal Mayhem captures the visual history of San Antonio’s rise to fame as the Heavy Metal Capital of the World. This exhibit showcases photos, art, and memorabilia documenting San Antonio’s thriving ‘80s heavy metal music scene and highlights the iconic 1984 battle between two infamous bands, S.A. Slayer vs L.A. Slayer, at Villa Fontana. Metal Mayhem salutes the iconic DJ Joe “The Godfather” Anthony, DJ Lou Roney, as well as promoter Jack Orbin with Stone City Attractions, various record shops, and a myriad of local metal bands that started it all.

This exhibit was produced in conjunction with TexPop.

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