Metal Mayhem

Metal Mayhem

Presented by Institute of Texan Cultures at Institute of Texan Cultures

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures and South Texas Museum of Popular Culture (TexPop) have collaborated to produce an exhibit documenting San Antonio’s lauded heavy metal era from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.

The exhibit showcases photos, art and album covers, LPs, cassettes and more. Areas of the exhibit pay tribute to people, bands and events that defined San Antonio’s heavy metal era: “The Godfather” Joe Anthony of KMAC radio, credited as the radio DJ who built San Antonio’s metal community; Jack Orbin, who founded Stone City Attractions, the promotional company that brought Rush, Judas Priest and other big names to town; and the legendary “Slayer vs. Slayer” battle of the bands, with the Los Angeles and San Antonio bands competing for the name; plus other San Antonio metal bands and more.

Admission Info

Adults (18 – 64) $10; seniors (65+), minors (6-17), college students, and military $8; (children 0-5 free), UTSA and Alamo Colleges free.

Phone: 210-458-2300


Dates & Times

2019/06/29 - 2020/01/05

Additional time info:

Regular hours are Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Location Info

Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205