Posts Tagged ‘Mayhem’


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.

After their successful co-headlining tour with Mayhem in January 2015, Swedish black metal outfit Watain has announced a second leg of the trek, set to take place in November. Featuring Rotting Christ as support, fans can expect another dose of wild blasphemy this winter. See inside for all dates. (more…)

Slayer brought the heat at the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and will headline the 2015 edition this summer.

Slayer brought the heat at the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and will headline the 2015 edition this summer.

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is set to return this summer for its eighth year, with a total of 13 bands performing on the Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage and Victory Records stage.

Slayer, veterans of Mayhem 2009 and 2012, will headline the main stage, which also will feature King Diamond, Hellyeah and The Devil Wears Prada. (more…)

Watain, Mayhem, and Revenge will tour North America together this winter on a trek dubbed the “Black Metal Warfare Tour.” View tour dates inside.


New Jersey’s Ill Nino burst on the scene in the early 2000s with its unique style of Latin-infused metal and joined bands like Incubus, hed (P.E.), Soulfly and others in the second tier of the burgeoning American nu-metal scene. With hit albums like its debut,
Revolution Revolución (2001) and Confession (2003), and the rock radio singles “What Comes Around” and “How Can I Live,”  Ill Nino shortly thereafter disappeared after its five-year run. Or did they? After a couple more albums —2005’s One Nation Underground and 2008’s Enigma (which up until now I wasn’t even aware existed)—Ill Nino resurfaced on Chicago-based hardcore, punk and metal label Victory Records. After releasing Dead New World in 2010 and Epidemia in 2012 (again, both of which I was unaware), according to the band, they believe they have released one of its best yet in Till Death, La Familia (July 22, 2014). But the band says, “Don’t call it a comeback, they’ve been here for years.” That may be the case, but now we have living proof with Ill Nino playing the first-ever Victory Records stage on the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, a showcase alongside labelmates, Erimha, Wretched, Islander and Emmure. It was at the Bristow, Va., stop of the tour at Jiffy Lube Live where I caught up with longtime bassist Laz Pina and its rhythm guitarist since 2006, Diego Verduzco. We talked about the band’s experience on Mayhem Festival, Ill Nino’s fan base, the band’s alleged existence since 2003 and a little more. 

Of course, I’m joking. It’s good to see Ill Nino once again in the spotlight and releasing an excellent new album. Welcome back. (more…)

American death metal icons, Cannibal Corpse, are pleased to announce the release of their thirteenth full-length entitled A Skeletal Domain. View full album details and listen to the album track “Sadistic Embodiment” inside. (more…)

King 810’s has premiered its official music video for “Fat Around The Heart,” from the upcoming debut album, Memoirs Of A Murderer due August 19, 2014 via Roadrunner Records. Watch the new video inside and find out more about this recently controversial band. (more…)

Before slaying the stage at the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Wretched have just premiered their latest visual masterpiece for the single “Wetiko”. Taken from their latest release Cannibal, the hypnotizing and engaging “Wetiko” prove Wretched’s aversion to the mediocre and reaffirm their place in the American metal arena. Watch “Wetiko” inside now. (more…)

We told you about Body Count’s Friday, June 13th, 2014 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in our recent editorial, “On with the Body Count” (read) and now video footage of the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, performing the song “Enter The Dark Side” can be seen below. Body Count is the first metal band to perform on this version of the late night talk show. I happened to tune in just in time to watch the performance, where at the conclusion, Fallon exclaims to Ice-T, “That’s how you do it!” Watch the video inside: (more…)

Cleveland, Ohio’s nine man freakshow, Mushroomhead have released its official video of the track “Qwerty,” the first from their new album, The Righteous & the Butterfly (May 13, Megaforce Records), which also marks the return of vocalist J Mann to the band. The video itself is a disturbing trip into the mind and visual art of Mushroomhead that could best be described as Poltergeist set in a demented funhouse. It doesn’t hurt that “Qwerty” is a rather unique song, as well. In case you missed it, check out our interview with did with J Mann himself, where he talks about his return and the making of the new record (read here). And watch the video inside: (more…)

Suicide Silence has posted audio snippets of their upcoming album You Can’t Stop Me, which you can hear inside. The album marks the debut of new vocalist Eddie Hermida (ex-All Shall Perish), and is their first full-length recording since the tragic loss of singer Mitch Lucker. You Can’t Stop Me will be released on July 11 (Europe),July 14 (UK) and July 15, 2014 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.  (more…)

2014 Mayhem dates announced

Posted: February 18, 2014 by Greg Maki in News, Tour Dates
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1236499_10151887448362551_1550738203_nThe 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will kick off July 5 in San Bernardino, Calif., and runs through Aug. 10, when the tour concludes in Woodlands, Texas. The 2014 lineup announcement is coming March 31, with tickets going on sale April 5. This year’s tour will find four stages of heavy music and 19 Bands along with freestyle motocross and more. (more…)