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No Metal Swap Meet in 2020 (and other news)

Safety of our community is our highest priority

These are obviously not ordinary times. 2020 has seen cancellations of major US festivals like Psycho Las Vegas, and Maryland Deathfest. Hospitalizations and deaths in the US continue to climb. Regulations seem to change from week-to-week, regarding nearly all facets of our public life. Metal Swap Meet has always been about the metal community. We want our attendees, vendors, staff, and bands to have a great experience, and to be safe. The thought of any of our metal family getting sick, or worse, is terrifying. We have decided to cancel the Metal Swap Meet for 2020. Your continued support is so inspiring. We plan to have the next Metal Swap Meet in October 2021. We really appreciate the support from our hosts Setting Sun Sake. Please support them in this time of need by ordering some sake online. We hope to be back at their location for the next one!

Many of our vendors rely on the Metal Swap Meet for income, and if you are a vendor, and would like a mention on our social media platforms, contact us. If you would like to support our vendors, buy from them online. If you don’t remember who they are, feel free to contact us, and we will try to track down their information for you.

Metal Killing Hunger

In more positive news, we have teamed up with Norm Leggio (Psychotic Waltz, Nukem), who was owner of Blue Meannie Records, and have been auctioning off some rare metal merch on our Facebook page. All proceeds go to San Diego Food Bank. We have had so many generous bidders, and there are still more to come.

Metal Trivia

Speaking of Facebook, we have been live streaming metal trivia on about a bi-weekly basis. Come hang out with Brian, Israel, Vince and Luis, as we try to stump your metal knowledge. We respond to your comments, and it’s just a fun time in general. We tend to do it every other Thursday. Check your local listings on our page.

Have any questions or suggestions? Drop us a line.


Metal Swap Talk Episode 003 Interview Derek Riggs, artist for Iron Maiden at High Dive

Metal Swap Talk interviews Derek Riggs, creator of Eddie and artist for the early Iron Maiden art. He tells us about living in London in the 1970s, being influenced by Jack Kirby, living in America, his opinions on Salvador Dali, who he wanted to work with, and his future travel plans. High Dive in San Diego hosted our interview, and we talk about a unique event coming up.

Meet Derek at Comic Con or at The High Dive on Sunday, July 21 2019 at 5:00pm.
Check out his website for cool photos, art prints, and stories about his art. Organizers from Metal Swap Meet will be there.

A huge thanks to Derek and Kim for the interview. Also thanks to Debbie and the whole staff at The High Dive. Check them out for great craft beer, tiki cocktails, fantastic burgers and fries, and great service!

Metal Swap Talk video interview with Derek Riggs
Listen to the Audio interview with Derek Riggs

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Metal Swap Talk is a show by metalheads in San Diego, for metal fans in San Diego, Tijuana, Los Angeles, Mexicali, and beyond. We discuss new albums, shows, interviews, and more. Support metal! Check us out on Facebook and Instagram.