The first reunion performance of the Fort-Wayne, Indiana progressive speed metal band ZEPHANIAH (veterans of WOM Fest II & III Open Air in 2009 & 2010) will be held at this year’s 7th annual Warriors Of Metal Fest to be held at O’Sheckys LIVE Bar & Grill on June 27th and 28th in Columbus, Ohio.
Band founder and shred guitarist, Justin Zych states: “After many years of fans asking to revive Zephaniah, we have finally answered the call! WOM Fest VII will be our first show since 2011! We are planning on playing “Stories from the Book of Metal” all the way through at WOM this year! So be there to not miss this historic event!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw7xn-Sfs7s
Festival organizer Datis Alaee states: “This re-union and return of Zephaniah has been a good year and a half in the planning. Valhalla brought back not only Logan Detwiler to the stage but also a long awaited collaboration with Justin Zych so the resurrection of Zephaniah became an obvious next step. From 2008 to 2011 Zephaniah had spoiled their Ohio fans rotten with their incredible stage shows and in 2013 Valhalla impressed everybody at our Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air, so for this 7th edition of our show, we are privileged to feature both Valhalla and Zephaniah for a double dose of our metal friends from Fort Wayne, Indiana! And since Justin has assured me that both Zephaniah and their signature stage acrobatics are back (as seen in the video above), I pity any band that would have to perform after them from now on!!!”
Bands confirmed for Pre-Fest Showcase on Thursday, June 26th at O’Sheckys Live Bar & Grill include: AUTOMATON, DEADIRON, DETHRATS, ETERNAL LEGACY (Headliner), GRAVE ROBBER, LOWER 13, SPLIT THE ABYSS and WINTERHYMN
Confirmed bands for Warriors Of Metal Fest VII (Friday, June 27th & Saturday June 28th) include: ARMORY, A SOUND OF THUNDER, A TORTURED SOUL, BENEDICTUM with Special Guest LEATHER LEONE, BEYOND FALLEN, BURNING SHADOWS, CELLADOR, CRUSADER, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT, MITHRIDIUM, NOBLE BEAST, RESISTANCE, RESTLESS BREED, SHALLOW GROUND, STEEL ASSASSIN, VALHALLA, and ZEPHANIAH