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2013 Mayhem Festival Dates + Cities Unveiled

Rockstar Mayhem Festival Since its launch in 2008, the Rockstar Energy Drink  Mayhem Festival has quickly become one of top U.S. metal tours. Some of the biggest names in music have headlined the fest in the past, including  Motorhead , Slayer and Slipknot in 2012. No bands have been announced yet, but the dates and cities for this year’s trek have just been unveiled. For the first time, the Mayhem Festival will play in Bangor, Maine, and Austin, Texas. 2013 also marks a return to Toronto. Who will be playing Mayhem this year? We’ll have to wait until March 18, when the lineup will be unveiled, but organizers promise that “2013 will bring a heart pounding heavy lineup like never before.” There is a short teaser video you can watch below. One thing we do know is that this year’s festival will have four stages, the most ever. They include The Rockstar Energy Drink main stage, the Jagermeister Festival Stage, the Musician’s Institute Festival Stage and the Sumerian/Headbang for The Highway Stage. Tickets will be going on sale starting Friday March 22 and 23 with more details coming soon. See the full list of cities and dates below the video: Watch the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Teaser Video 2013 Mayhem Festival Dates 6/29 San Bernardino, Calif. 6/30 Mountain View, Calif. 7/2 Nampa, Idaho 7/3 Auburn, Wash. 7/5 Phoenix, Ariz. 7/6 Albuquerque, N.M. 7/7 Denver, Colo. 7/10 Toronto, Ontario 7/12 Burgettstown, Pa. 7/13 Camden, N.J. 7/14 Darien Center, N.Y. 7/16 Mansfield, Mass. 7/17 Bangor, Maine 7/19 Scranton, Penn. 7/20 Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 7/21 Hartford, Conn. 7/23 Holmdel, N.J. 7/24 Bristow, Va. 7/26 Noblesville, Ind. 7/27 Tinley Park, Ill. 7/28 Clarkson, Mich. 7/30 Atlanta, Ga. 7/31 Tampa, Fla. 8/2 Austin, Texas 8/3 The Woodlands, Texas 8/4 Dallas, Texas [button href=”” title=”See Our Photo Gallery of the 2012 Mayhem Festival” align=”center”]

Bassist Reveals Behemoth Will Play 2013 Mayhem Fest, Gives Update on Nergal’s Health

Metal Blade When it comes to extreme metal, very few bands evoke fanatical buzz like Polish blackened death metal ambassadors Behemoth . After conquering North America last year, finally returning to our continent for the first time after frontman Nergal ‘s 2010 cancer diagnosis, Behemoth bassist Orion has let slip that the band will return once again for the 2013 Mayhem Festival. Last year’s Mayhem Festival lineup was unprecedented, featuring Slipknot , Slayer , Motorhead , Anthrax and many more. With Ozzfest only materializing as a one-off event occasionally, Mayhem Fest has arguably become the must-see tour for metalheads and the must-play tour for bands worldwide. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, Behemoth bassist Orion recently told Metal Storm that fans can expect the act to play Mayhem in 2013. “I don’t think it is confirmed yet, but we are coming back to the States this summer to play on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival,” says the Behemoth bassist. “This will be the very first thing we will do before the new record comes out. After that we plan on doing some other festivals, but they are not confirmed yet neither. We have done quite a few European festivals [in 2012] and I am not sure if it would be the best thing to do before the album comes out.” As for the health of Behemoth frontman Nergal, Orion offered a joyous update on the leukemia survivor’s current condition. “He doesn’t have any special needs now,” begins Orion, “he is just the same person he used to be before. He is actually doing better than ever as far as I can tell. I would have to say we don’t have to do anything to accommodate to the situation at all. Everything just seems to be going up for us and the entire situation is moving forwards and we just follow it.” Check out the full interview with Orion at . [button href=”” title=”Behemoth’s Nergal Meets Bone Marrow Donor Who Saved His Life” align=”center”]

Slayer’s Tom Araya Discusses Progress on Intense New Album

Kevin Winter, Getty Images Slayer have sparingly worked on new music this year, focusing mostly on their touring with the Mayhem Festival, but according to singer Tom Araya, the group is working hard to make sure their twelfth studio album arrives next year. Araya tells Seven Sisters Post , “We are working on a new album, aiming for a 2013 release. We are experimenting with a lot of sounds. What we can tell you is that the new album will be very Slayer.” The vocalist says that even though they are now elder statesmen in the world of metal, it hasn’t mellowed them out any. He adds, “We have maintained our signature intensity, which is the heavy and fast. Age, huh? Slayer has lived up to its signature intense music and crazy lyrics for the last 30 years with every new album that we come out with.” Over the summer, guitarist Kerry King had stated that while it was still early in the process, the fact that fellow guitarist Jeff Hanneman was still recovering from the flesh-eating spider bite had no role in their progression. The guitarist stated that they had secured engineer Greg Fidelman for a 12-day window that yielded two new songs, with several other tracks in various forms of completion, but that it was his hope that the band would block out some time in October to fully attack the record. At present, there are four late October shows in India and Japan, and then nothing on their tour schedule until the Soundwave Festival in February 2013. [button href=”” title=”Next: Slayer: Top 21st Century Metal Songs” align=”center”]

The Devil Wears Prada’s Mike Hranica Talks ‘Dead Throne,’ Touring With Slipknot + Dance Parties

After a crushing set in a very rainy and dreary Hartford, Conn., for this year’s Mayhem Festival, we got the chance to chat with Mike Hranica of the Devil Wears Prada. Hranica talked about the band’s latest release ‘Dead Throne,’ as well as his friendship with his bandmates and crew and their penchant for dance parties. He also gushed about the opportunity to tour with Slipknot and why Mayhem is one

Green Day Star in Upcoming Angry Birds Episode

Angry Birds is all the rage these days, and now Green Day are getting in on the mayhem. The band is teaming up with Rovio Entertainment, the creator of Angry Birds, to prep a new musical episode for Angry Birds Friends. The installment will offer 10 never-before-seen themed levels, plus new “bad pig” characters that will take the likeness of band members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool. The

Organizers Cancel 2012 Mayhem Cruise Set to Feature Lamb of God, Machine Head + Anthrax

Coming off one of the most successful summers to date with the Mayhem Festival, there was a lot of anticipation for what the inaugural Mayhem Festival Cruise would bring this December. Unfortunately, however, the voyage has been canceled before things got out of dock. The event was set to leave the Port of Miami on Dec. 7, with the primary stop being in the Bahamas before returning to mainland on

The Devil Wears Prada’s Andy Trick Says Playing Mayhem Is ‘Surreal’ – Video Interview

The Devil Wears Prada are out on the hard-hitting Mayhem Festival this year, and the festival booking comes at perfect timing, as the Ohio-based metal-core guys recently unleashed their new ‘Dead & Alive’ concert set, featuring killer footage from their ‘Dead Throne’ tour. Loudwire caught up with bass player Andy Trick at the Detroit stop of Mayhem, and Trick said playing the tour has been nothing short of “surreal” thus

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