Dame-Nation V is the fifth independent female fronted hard rock festival that signs bands from all parts of North America. www.dame-nation.com
The first North American female fronted hard rock fest, Dame-Nation™, will be hosting it’s fifth annual event in Chicago, IL on August 15th, 2013. Dame-Nation V will be a must-be-at event this summer as former Century Media artists and the recently
reunited, Luna Mortis, are set to perform at Reggies Chicago in The Rock Room. Dame-Nation owner and producer Eric Sanchez, comments, “I had the pleasure of finally meeting Mary from Luna Mortis a month or so ago. We were able to discuss a topic that I’ve wanted to ask for quite a few years, but didn’t have a chance since Luna Mortis was broken up. I had heard that they were reuniting and wanted to know if they would like to headline the 5th anniversary of Dame-Nation. This year is a special
one for me and to have Mary and the boys be a part of this years festivities will make it even more memorable for everyone involved, including the fans.”
The bands biography states, “From the valleys of Southern Wisconsin come Luna Mortis. At once melodicand abrasive, technical and engaging, the female-fronted quintet blurs genre lines and transcends convention, carving a niche all their own, providing a new and powerful voice in metal. Since the solidification of their lineup in 2006, the band has consistently set a very high standard for live performance in their native Midwest, delivering precise renderings of their recorded material with unbridled intensity. The strength of the band’s live show has allowed them opening spots for such acts as Megadeth, Nevermore, Dream Theater, Children of Bodom, and many more. This, combined with the international acclaim garnered by the 2006 release of their self-produced LP, “Way of the Blade*”, established Luna Mortis as the region’s premier metal act. By mid-2007, the band had gained sufficient momentum & notoriety to generate significant label interest. They began a period of intensive demo production and showcasing, beginning with the recording of their EP, “The Answer: Does Not Exist*” and culminating with the opportunity to cut four tracks with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, Chimaira, All That Remains). These efforts ultimately found Luna Mortis a home at Century Media amongst a literal pantheon of some of the band’s most respected and admired influences…”.
* – Released under the band’s former name, “The Ottoman Empire” – www.facebook.com/
The fest will feature two stages; the main stage being the Rock Club Stage and the second stage being the Music Joint stage. Reggies Chicago is located at 2109 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60616. Luna Mortis is a metal band from Madison, Wisconsin. They announced plans to reunite for festival appearances and the release of new music, tentatively due in late spring/early summer of 2013. The band states: “Details are still forthcoming, and all five members from ‘The Absence’ are discussing the possibilities.”. Luna Mortis is Mary Zimmer – Vocals (Clean & Guttural), Brian Koenig – Guitars, Cory Scheider – Guitars, Jacob Bare – Bass, and Erik Madsen – Drums. Tickets will be available May 3rd, 2013. Reggies Chicago Rock Club Stage is 17+. Tickets will be $10 (17+) or $18 (21+) for entrance to both The Rock Club and The Music Joint.