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Tommy Sciro, left, and Joey Simpson of Kissing Candice

Tommy Sciro, left, and Joey Simpson of Kissing Candice

Molding an array of styles on its Victory Records debut album, Blind Until We Burn, Kissing Candice spent the summer promoting it by playing the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival’s Victory Records Stage. This year’s installment of the festival has been mired in controversy, started by festival co-founder Kevin Lyman and further stoked by Kerry King of Slayer, the festival’s headliner. Victory Records artists didn’t take too kindly to King calling the Victory Stage a “piece of shit record stage,” and as you may already have seen, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin and Kissing Candice all responded to King right here on Live Metal (Read here). Here is the interview we conducted with Kissing Candice in which the comments originated, along with the band discussing its diverse music style and fan base. (more…)

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2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Madness and Mayhem: Is Kerry King the most hated man on Mayhem Festival? Victory Stage bands respond to his controversial comments.

At the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival’s July 24 stop at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia., we talked with members of Jungle Rot, Kissing Candice and Sister Sin, who all weighed in on the controversy involving Slayer guitarist Kerry King and festival co-founder Kevin Lyman. (more…)

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Jungle Rot

At this year’s installment of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, we had the opportunity to talk with Jungle Rot’s Dave Matrise. While Jungle Rot may be a name new to Live Metal, the band isn’t new at all. The Wisconsin “old-school” death metallers have been at it for over 20 years, and just released their eighth album, Order Shall Prevail (June 30, 2015, Victory Records). If you’re a fan of the early days of fast, violent death metal in the vein of the first Sepultura albums, Deicide or Immolation and others in this vein, check out Jungle Rot. Playing its first Mayhem Festival on the Victory Records Stage, Jungle Rot was one of the standouts of the day.

Unless you’re a metal fan living under a rock, you’ve probably hears about the recent controversy surrounding this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Jeff Maki of Live chatted with Dave, who offered some candid remarks about Slayer’s Kerry King, and discussed this year’s Mayhem Festival lineup and more.
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