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Los angeles metal group heaven below to perform at 2020 metal hall of fame

The upcoming Metal Hall of Fame continues to shape up to be the best yet as we announce Los Angeles Metal group HEAVEN BELOW to perform at our 2020 Gala. Number 1 in sales at, Top 10 on’s “New Hard Rock Release” Chart, Top 20 on MUSIC CHOICE – positions usually acquired by established household names, Los Angeles based newcomers HEAVEN BELOW have already taken these accolades in a short amount of time. Frontman Patrick Kennison on vocals & guitar, Nikki Stringfield on lead, John Younger on bass & Shad Wilhelm on drums – the band is an upcoming force from the Sunset Strip. Making waves on active rock stations across the U.S. since the winter of 2012, press outlets such as HARD ROCK HAVEN have hailed HEAVEN BELOW as “the next Guns N’ Roses”. Described by THE NEW YORK EXAMINER as “unbridled balls to the wall ferocity”, the buzz and momentum of the band continues to grow as the opportunity to tour and spread the word beyond radio and internet hype has been inevitable. Last year the band recorded a searing version of RUSH’s ‘Subdivisions’ featuring the legendary William Shatner lending his narrative voice to the track. In 2016, HEAVEN BELOW released the full-length concept album titled “Good Morning Apocalypse” featuring Metal and Hard Rock Legends Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, U.D.O.), Lita Ford, Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Watchtower), and newcomer Kobra Paige (Kobra and the Lotus). The rise of HEAVEN BELOW in 2020 and beyond will be a great one as they are poised to erupt.

Geoff Tate, Don Dokken, Stephen Pearcy, Joe Satriani. Graham Bonnet, Chris Poland, long time Ronnie James Dio promoter Stone City Attractions (To be Inducted by Wendy Dio), and Metal Church, will be Joining Steve Vai in person as additional 2020 Metal Hall of Fame Inductees. Various bands and Inductees will be performing as well. Additional Inductions and performances by hard rock and heavy metal Legends, an All-Star Jam, and other surprises will be announced over the next few weeks!!

The Gala will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, and co-hosted by Whiskey A GOGO Ultimate Jam Night and Almost Fama Show Host Jes Fama.

As a virtuoso guitarist, composer and producer Vai has sold over 15 Million Albums, and won 3 Grammy Awards. Vai has toured the world with Frank Zappa, Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, and the G3 Tour. He appeared in the acclaimed movie “Crossroads,” and also established the “Make A Noise” Foundation. Vai owns the “Favored Nations Entertainment” record label, and has created music for blockbuster films, bestselling video games, national sports franchises, and corporate brand initiatives.

Pat Gesualdo, Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO, says, “The 2020 Metal Hall of Fame Gala is going to be amazing!! As always, there will be numerous Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Idols, and many exciting performances!!”


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About The Metal Hall of Fame: The Metal Hall of Fame holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Gala. It is dedicated to forever enshrining the iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making hard rock and heavy metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they continue to inspire fans throughout the world, from generation to generation. It is part of the 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), which provides free therapy services for disabled children and their families in hospitals and community centers throughout the United States.

For more information, or for 2020 Metal Hall of Fame Tickets, please visit: or call 973-725-5150.

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