Tag Archives: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

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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Slayer’s Kerry King calls Mayhem Fest co-founder a “douche”

Posted by on July 19, 2015

If things seemed like they might be a little tense on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, that’s because, by all outward appearances, they are. After a Detroit Free Press article in which co-founder Kevin Lyman called metal “gray, bald and fat,” and suggested that heritage bands suck it up and take a bit of a […]

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Interview: Jungle Rot’s Dave Matrise talks Mayhem, new album

Posted by on July 13, 2015

Wisconsin’s death metal conquerors Jungle Rot continue to pillage the extreme scene as Victory Records’ old school leaders on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Staying strong 20 years after the band formation, Jungle Rot released their ninth studio album Order Shall Prevail, on June 30th, only a few days after the start of the six week U.S. tour opening […]

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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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Kevin Lyman clarifies comments about metal

Posted by on July 9, 2015

Yesterday, Kevin Lyman found himself in a bit of hot water. The Warped Tour founder, who cofounded the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival back in 2008, bluntly held forth on the current state of metal back in May, and the interview ran in the Detroit Free Press. In addition to calling metal “gray, bald and […]

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Kevin Lyman also thinks metal is in trouble

Posted by on July 8, 2015

As soon as the rumors started to leak out about this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival lineup, some, including us, were a little skeptical about the lineup filling amphitheaters. It turns out we weren’t the only ones. Tour cofounder Kevin Lyman spoke to the Detroit Free Press and was down on not just the lineup, but the […]

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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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Thy Art is Murder are crusading towards a holy war

Posted by on June 29, 2015

Australian deathcore enthusiasts Thy Art is Murder just released their latest album Holy War via Nuclear Blast, which you can stream right now in its entirety, but the band still thinks they can get your attention in a more creative way by unveiling a music video for the title track “Holy War.” Just like the controversial album cover […]

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The Devil Wears Prada reveal details on upcoming EP

Posted by on June 18, 2015

Bring back your inner child’s dream of being an astronaut and go buy a suit, as the christian hardcore entity, The Devil Wears Prada, will go to Space and they want you to join the odyssey. The band just announced the release of their upcoming conceptual EP titled Space set to be released on August 21st […]

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