Tag Archives: Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival

Whitechapel’s Alex Wade Talks New Self-Titled Album: “We’re So Much More” Than Deathcore Now

Posted by on June 19, 2012

As one of the biggest bands in metalcore right now, Knoxville, TN-based Whitechapel keeps doing things to defy genre pigeonholing.  Their fourth album Whitechapel is arguably their heaviest, most death metal-sounding release yet, and with a high-profile stint on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival just around the corner, they’ll be playing to the same crowds […]

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Matt Pike In Rehab As High On Fire Pull Out Of Mayhem Tour [Updated]

Posted by on June 7, 2012

Part of the appeal of High on Fire is frontman Matt Pike’s voice, which sounds like he’s been gargling whiskey and razor blades. Looks like he actually has been gargling whiskey a little too much, as High On Fire have been forced to pull out of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, due to Pike entering rehab […]

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Anthrax Preparing For “Bare Bones” Set On Mayhem Fest

Posted by on May 8, 2012

As awesome as this Summer is turning out to be for metal tours, we still stand by the claim that Mayhem Fest has the strongest lineup of all the touring festivals this year. Seriously, Slipknot, Slayer, Motörhead, and Anthrax alone make this a killer package (with lots of added bonuses like High On Fire). However, […]

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Mayhem Cruise Officially Announced, Details Revealed

Posted by on April 30, 2012

Both Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Mayhem Festival founder Kevin Lyman let it slip that a cruise edition of the metal touring festival was going to take place this December. Today, though, the Mayhem Cruise has been officially announced, and more details have been revealed. In addition to previous announced bands like Lamb Of God, […]

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Lamb Of God, Machine Head, Anthrax To Embark On Mayhem Fest Cruise?

Posted by on April 18, 2012

While on the “black carpet” of this year’s Revolver Golden Gods, Metal Injection caught up with Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Dave McClain. During their chat, Flynn revealed that Mayhem Fest will be launching their own cruise festival later this year. You can watch Metal Injection’s entire interview with them above. However, Flynn and McClain […]

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Sumerian Records Tease Upcoming Addition To Mayhem Fest

Posted by on March 2, 2012

Mayhem Fest is slated to make an announcement regarding a “special guest” set to appear on the touring festival this coming Monday (March 5). However, it looks like more than one guest could be added to the bill. Late last night, Sumerian Records teased fans with the following Facebook post: “Big news this Monday about […]

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Lemmy Confirms That Motörhead Will Be Playing This Year’s Mayhem Fest

Posted by on February 27, 2012

On March 5, Mayhem Fest will officially announce the “major special guest” set to appear on the main stage with Slipknot and Slayer. However, it’s been long believed that Motörhead will be playing the touring festival’s third vacant slot. And now we have confirmation for Mr. Lemmy Kilmister himself. In numerous interviews, Lemmy has confirmed […]

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Excited To Find Out Who’ll Be Playing Mayhem Fest This Year?

Posted by on January 11, 2012

It’s been almost four months since dates and venues for this year’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest were announced. And the touring festival’s lineup will be revealed… on January 25. Ok, so we have a little bit of a wait, and the recent teaser trailer posted on the tour’s YouTube account doesn’t give too many hints […]

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Dates For Mayhem Fest 2012 Already Revealed

Posted by on October 27, 2011

At this point, you may be asking yourself “Wait, it’s only October of 2011, and they’re already announcing dates for next Summer’s Mayhem Fest?” Well to answer simply, yes. In fact, it’s not unusual for touring festivals to announce dates this time of year and so far in advance, even before the official lineup is […]

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