The Heaven and Hell Fest, which was scheduled to take place in México City on March 15th-16th has been canceled. The organizers have released the following statement:
“To all metal fans, metal bands, followers press and social media,
It is very sad to inform you that the Heaven and Hell Metal Fest 2014, that was planned to do on Texcoco Fair on march 15th and 16th 2014 was canceled by Estado De Mexico (State Government) after beeing supported by local government of Texcoco.
The reasons of this determinant cancellation by the Estate Government which strangely spread immediately to the federal level, were for unknown fundamental matters that make clear that this decision goes beyond the reasons the State Government presented.
Still we thank all the state and municipal governments who expressed their total support and interest to make this festival in their own entities.
With sadness and disappointment we realize that having relationships and interests at the highest levels has more relevance than generating opportunities for emergent projects and building healthy competition whose sole purpose is to bring quality international shows to our country.
We greatly appreciate the full support of all who were always with us and sent us words of encouragement, metal fans, groups, agencies, media and sponsors
The Festival Production did make its best to get this festival come true, unfortunately we’ve been victims of strong political interests, that goes beyond cultural matters.
Finally, Heaven and Hell Metal Fest 2014 will not take place on March 15th and 16th… However we´re looking to reschedule bands and dates and as soon as we can and we will announce details as soon as we know them.
It doesn’t matter how much intolerance exist, the metal will not be silenced. We stand with the support of the entire metal community because Heaven and Hell Metal Fest 2014 is for all.”