Manilla Road’s MARK SHELTON To Appear At The Pre-Fest Showcase Of Warriors Of Metal Fest

The Warriors of Metal, Inc. is thrilled to announce that Manilla Road’s Mark “The Shark” Shelton will be making an appearance at the Pre-Fest Showcase of the Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air.  The Pre-Fest Metal party will be held at The Shrunken Head Rock Club at 251 West 5th Avenue in Columbus, OH on the evening of June 28th.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and music starts at 8:00 pm and will continue till closing time.  The cover charge is $10 at the door and all attendees will receive a raffle ticket for a prize drawing at the conclusion of the show.

Prompted about how the fans will most definitely love an appearance by him, even if he had just arrived from the airport, Mark Shelton stated: “Yep, it’s always all about the fans for me man.  I won’t be hiding out anywhere!  I will be right there in the crowd with the rest of them.  I’m just a metal head at heart man and no different than anyone else.  I’m all about the gig.  I want to see as many bands as I can!”

In order of performance, the participating bands for the Pre-Fest Showcase are:  MeteorFall from Youngstown, Ohio, KLNZR from Marietta, Ohio, Age Of Distrust (AOD) from Chillicothe, Ohio, Skull Hammer from Worcester, Massachusetts, the headliner of the night, Ravage, from Malden, Massachusetts, followed by ZüüL from Carbondale, Illinois and the final band to perform will be Seax from Framingham, Massachusetts.

Warriors Of Metal Fest Open Air will celebrate its 5th year anniversary show by hosting two legendary American Metal band headliners who have not played in Ohio since the late 1980s; Manilla Road headlining the Friday night, June 29th show and Helstar headlining the Saturday night, June 30th show this year. Watch the Warriors of Metal Fest V promo video here as well as below.


Tickets for Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air are still available at but June 28th is the last day for the purchase of discounted advanced tickets online.

For any information regarding the festival please visit the Fest website above or


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