Tag Archives: King Diamond

Headbangers Brawl: Can Mayhem Fest be saved?

Posted by on July 24, 2015

With less than a week to go, the Mayhem Festival seems to be slowly derailing. In between a frustrated comment by co-founder Kevin Lyman, dwindling attendance and even the acts on the tour sniping about how it’s being run, the tour seems to be ending just in time before it completely self-destructs. It’s been happening […]

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Even Thy Art is Murder says Mayhem is “fully shot”

Posted by on July 23, 2015

Maybe Kerry King is onto something. After saying a few days ago that, “this might be the last time you see Mayhem,” now we have CJ of Thy Art is Murder saying almost the exact same thing. However, CJ seems to suggest that the reason for the lackluster attendance might have to do with the headliners, […]

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A tale of two Kings; Kerry joins King Diamond onstage at Mayhem

Posted by on July 22, 2015

Amidst all the backbiting, sniping and discussion about how this just isn’t the Mayhem Fest’s year, it seems perhaps Slayer guitarist Kerry King remembered that it comes to giving those that do come out the show a performance to remember. Or maybe it was was because Metal Blade Records president Brian Slagel, who gave the […]

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Review: Mayhem Festival at First Niagara Pavillion, Pittsburgh PA, July 18, 2015

Posted by on July 20, 2015

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has come through Pittsburgh every year since the very first year, and thankfully I’ve been able to attend more often than not. This year’s show took place on Saturday, July 18th. I still believe that the 2011 show was one of the best shows that I have ever been […]

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King Diamond plays with no makeup in Milwaukee

Posted by on July 10, 2015

There are events in life that can’t be missed, like New Horizons spacecraft’s flyby close to former planet Pluto; or Emperor’s reunion shows back in 2014 performing In The Nightside Eclipse in its entirety; but a few days ago, another rare event happened: King Diamond performing without makeup. Last Wednesday, the King was forced to perform without […]

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King Diamond to record new album after tour

Posted by on July 7, 2015

A few days ago, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival kicked off its trek throughout North America and one of its headliners is the mighty King Diamond. We also happened to be there the beginning of the tour in San Bernardino, CA and have a nice gallery for you to check out here and prepare you for […]

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Photos: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, San Bernardino, CA 6/27/15

Posted by on July 7, 2015

2015’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drinks Mayhem Festival took over San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, June 27th, opening the six week summer metal camp in Southern California, home to festival headliners Slayer. Although two stages smaller this year, Mayhem still included a packed lineup on both the main stage and […]

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Interview: Jodi Cachia on being Grandma in King Diamond stage show

Posted by on June 29, 2015

Thanks to the opening line of “Welcome Home” from 1988’s Them, the word most frequently associated with King Diamond is “grandma.” And audiences around the country will find out why, as King plays the Mayhem Fest as direct support for Slayer. Philly-area artist and graphic designer Jodi Cachia has been portraying King’s grandma and other characters […]

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Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival cancelled for this year, organizer says he would book Pantera

Posted by on June 8, 2015

During an interview with Examiner.com, Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival producer John Reese revealed that the Festival won’t happen this year: “It doesn’t look like it’s going to happen this year. We just couldn’t get the right acts together. Rock music is tough right now. There’s not a ton of headliners. It takes a lot of money […]

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Metal Power Rankings: More Faith No More!

Posted by on May 22, 2015

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. This week, Faith No More take the top, as we’re […]

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