Australian promoter Michael Lüders is back with his ambitious plan to unite the world’s metalheads for one day – Metal United World Wide.
MUWW will be held on September 19, with 39 countries, 64 cities and 403 bands already involved.
Lüders, who was born in Germany, held the first MUWW in 2018 following the success of his Metal United Down Under shows.
“We have countries where heavy music is celebrated, all the way through to places in the world where heavy music is all but illegal and bands must fight to perform the music they love,” he said.
“MUWW is all inclusive. We want every metal head with a voice to be involved.”
He said planning for the second instalment was well under way.
“We are working on new artwork, new countries and new cities on recruitment for line ups on our remaining shows around the globe.
“To shorten the wait until the festival hits, we are … releasing the lyric video for the MUWW anthem Metal United written by Envenomed, hailing from Melbourne, Australia.
“You can now learn the lyrics and sing along when it’s MUWW time on September 19.
“Or alternatively you could cover it with your band – in which case, make sure to send us along your audio or video.”
The second instalment from Metal United World Wide has received positive feedback from media, fans and other music industry people.
Irish band Cruachan has weighed in: “I think it’s pretty cool.
“We’ve played some controversial gigs in controversial places over the years and the one thing I try to tell ‘normal’ people is that when it comes to metal, we are all one family.
“No matter what religion or political persuasion you are, if you see a metal head you are family.
“Also, I love checking out bands I haven’t heard before.”
Juan Niemand from Costa Rican bands Suppressor and Legion of Doom said: “MUWW is a great platform for the metal scene to work in unison for a single goal.
“This has been an excellent opportunity to show the world that we can work together as one.”
Do you know a band or promoter who is planning a show around this time? If so, let them know they can join by contacting Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org