TWIZTID Announce Fright Fest Tour Dates

Twiztid Announce Fright Fest Tour Dates & Appearances At Rob Zombie‘s “Great American Nightmare” And Rock & Shock Festival With Actors, Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Sid Haig (House of 1,000 Corpses), and Hanna Hall (Halloween)

Twiztid are currently out on the road tearing it up on their Canadian tour with Blaze Ya Dead Homie and Aqualeo, but have announced the dates for their upcoming annual Fright Fest Tour. The demented duo will hit the road with Blaze and Madchild for a month long tour that will include a headlining performance at Rob Zombie’s “Great American Nightmare” Festival. In addition, Twiztid has confirmed October 20 as an all day Fright Fest extravaganza with a performance, as well as an autograph signing, and exclusive question and answer panel with fans.

Also appearing at the Rock & Shock Festival alongside Twiztid will be actors Sid Haig (House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects) and Hanna Hall (Halloween, Virgin Suicides, Forest Gump). Other celebrities signing that day to include Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgement Day, TrueBlood), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead), Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead), Gunnar Hansen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Twiggy Ramirez (Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle), and more.

Theatrical, outrageous, and wildly inventive, Twiztid’s infectious blend of hip-hop has been stalking the hip-hop scene for years. Now after lurking in the shadows, Twiztid are striking again with the release of their new album, “A New Nightmare”. Unapologetic, and lyrically ferocious, Twiztid are out to prove to hip-hop fans everywhere that their terrifying brand of dark, sinister hip-hop is sharper than a razor blade.

TWIZTID TOUR DATES:

09/19 – Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon
09/20 – Edmonton, AB – Encore
09/21 – Lethbridge, AB – Studio Nightclub
09/22 – Red Deer, AB – Lotus Nightclub
09/23 – Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
09/26 – Nanaimo, BC – Queen’s Hotel & Pub
09/27 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
09/30 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
10/01 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/03 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
10/06 – Las Vegas, NV – LVCS
10/08 – Murray, UT – The Murray Theater
10/09 – Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre
10/10 – Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre
10/12 – Pomona, CA – Fairplex (Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare)
10/13 – Farmington, NM – The Top Deck
10/14 – Tempe, AZ    The Marquee
10/17 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
10/18 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
10/19 – Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
10/20 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/22 – Manchester, NH – The Armory
10/23 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
10/25 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Altar Bar
10/26 – Toledo, OH – Rocket Bar
10/27 – Kokomo, IN – Centerstage Bar And Grill
10/29 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave Eagles Club
10/30 – Mount Clemens, MI – Macomb Music Theatre
10/31 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater

BATTLECROS​S Debuts on Billboard Top 200

BATTLECROSS’ latest album, War of Will, debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the top current albums chart, #2 on the heatseeker chart, #15 on the current hard music chart, #16 on the hard music overall chart, and #32 on the independent albums chart. It didn’t stop here though, as the band also debuted in Canada’s Soundscan charts coming in at #178 Top 200 Current and #25 Hard Music Charts while also landing on the iTunes charts for release date at #103 Top 200, #10 on Rock, and #2 on Metal! This marks the band’s first ever Billboard chart debut! War of Will also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes metal chart on the day of release.

BATTLECROSS comments on the chart debut:

“This is just amazing! We are really grateful and honored that fans like our record enough to pick it up when there are so many great releases out this summer. We’re truly humbled by this outpouring of support and we are very proud that War of Will is getting such great reviews from around the world. We share this achievement with Co-Producers Eyal Levi and Mark Lewis from Audiohammer Studio, our management, and Metal Blade Records, as they’ve been a huge part of this record. Thank you to everyone!”

The band is on tour as part of the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Mastodon and more. BATTLECROSS made an undeniable impact on fans, both old and new, through insane walls of death and just plain shredding. If the fest has yet to hit your town, make sure to check rockstarmayhemfest.com for details and tickets!

BATTLECROSS triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore release, War of Will. Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios by famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” says Levi.

“another essential listen for thrash fans worldwide” – Big Cheese Magazine (UK)

“The level of musical and compositional progression here is startling, to be quite honest… The effect as a whole is energetic and fist-pumping to the extreme, ushering in a beacon of hope for American metal in 2013” – Zero Tolerance Magazine (UK)

“Get ready for Battlecross to move up to headlining status by the conclusion of this album’s touring cycle. War Of Will is a rallying cry for American metal, synthesizing the best of all sides of the extreme, thrash, and modern genres to champion for the genre” – DeadRhetoric.com

BATTLECROSS
Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (remaining dates)
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/05 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room
End Tour
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
w/ Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain
09/26 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
09/30 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
10/02 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
10/03 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
10/04 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Downunder

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Killer New BATTLECROSS Album, On Tour Now

(Detroit, MI) – BATTLECROSS triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore release, War of Will. Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios with famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” says Levi.

Stream Force Fed Lies or request any BATTLECROSS song on The Welding Room. Text #DeathThreatsComplaints to @TheWelding Room.com or call (856) 393-2100  and pre-order your copy of War of Will now at metalblade.com/battlecross.

After a fist-pumping debut, impressive breakout tours in 2012, BATTLECROSS will continue their climb as one of metal’s most impressive new bands with appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Orion Music +More with Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones and Suicidal Tendencies in the band’s hometown of Detroit and the 4th Annual Gwar-B-Q with Municipal Waste and Corrosion of Conformity.

War of Will was released July 9, 2013 just as they headed out for the summer on the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Behemoth, Mastodon and more. For tickets and details, head to rockstarmayhemfest.com.

BATTLECROSS
06/08 Detroit, MI Belle Isle Park – Orion Music + More Festival w/ Metallica
06/27 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
w/ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/01 Lake Tahoe, CA Whiskey Dick’s w/ Huntress
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
End Tour
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress

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MAYHEM FESTIVAL Artist Updates, Remaining Dates

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Check out a Brand New Highlight Video Here: http://youtu.be/SL4naGlw13A

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is all about safety first and foremost, and we are taking the proper precautions to insure the utmost safety for fans of hard rock and heavy music who will attend the festival. The festival will offer three (3) 20×20 Shade Tents to keep people out of the sun. We will have an army of emergency medics and emergency medical vehicles directly onsite and on hand in the case that anyone has any needs for medical attention at all from the heat.   We always urge fans and notify them accordingly on the official Mayhem website for fans to pace themselves. Please hydrate by drinking lots of water, “wear sunscreen” and think logically and with common sense to enjoy the day and get the full festival experience.

Take a look at what some of this year’s festival artists are doing RIGHT NOW:

ROB ZOMBIE wants you to join the We’re an American Band fan video! Calling all Zombie heads:  The band wants singers, bands, cheerleaders, athletes, hard drinking, hard rocking peeps to be a part of a special fan version of We’re an American Band created by ROB ZOMBIE. Get started now at www.sharethevenom.com.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH gives you a preview of Lift Me Up and the title track off the new album,  The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 in this week’s new Track-by-Track webisode. The new album is out July 30, pre-order it NOW: http://bit.ly/19iRG1Y and catch the video here: http://youtu.be/t3fhp73cqGo

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE’s America climbed up to the #37 spot on the Active Rock Chart this week, and the music video surpassed 600k views on YouTube. In addition, the band’s Facebook page surpassed 600k followers! Congrats to MOTIONLESS IN WHITE!

 BATTLECROSS are streaming Force Fed Lies from their brand new album, War of Will at www.metalblade.com/battlecross! Additionally, the brand new music video for Never Coming Back was recently finished and is available on YouTube now here: http://youtu.be/THgoKxbrNm4.

Artists performing this year include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer ROB ZOMBIE, plus, the triple gold certified FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE, CITY IN THE SEA, ATTIKA7 and SCORPION CHILD.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4, 2013. Dates and venues are listed below. Fans can go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com to keep up with additional details as they are released.

Remaining tour dates:

7/10     Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12     Burgettstown, PA         First Niagara Pavilion

7/13     Scranton, PA                Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

7/14     Darien Center, NY       Darien Lake PAC

7/16     Mansfield, MA            Comcast Center

7/17     Bangor, ME                 Bangor Waterfront

7/19     Camden, NJ                 Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20     Saratoga Springs, NY   SPAC

7/21     Hartford, CT                The Comcast Theatre

7/23     Holmdel, NJ               PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24     Bristow, VA                 Jiffy Lube Live

7/26     Noblesville, IN            Klipsch Music Center

7/27     Tinley Park, IL             First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/28     Clarkston, MI DTE      Energy Music Theatre

7/30     Atlanta, GA                 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/31     Tampa, FL                   Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

8/2       Austin, TX                   Austin360 Amphitheater

8/3       The Woodlands, TX    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4       Dallas, TX                   Gexa Energy Pavilion

AMON AMARTH Post Mini-Documentary

AMON AMARTH unveiled the first of their special three-part mini documentary titled Forging Mjölnir. Filmed and directed by Luke Daley (http://makezure.com), the up-close-and-personal clip — which includes stunning black and white nature footage and Norse artwork — celebrates the imminent release of the band’s ninth studio offering, Deceiver of the Gods.

Watch the six-and-a-half minute segment where vocalist Johan Hegg and bassist Ted Lundström elaborate on the mythological themes found within their latest epic via the band’s microsite at http://deceiver.amonamarth.com.

Not many bands can claim their ninth album as the most powerful, dynamic, and plainly aggressive of their career, but then AMON AMARTH consistently upped their game with every successive release. Having exploded onto the Swedish melodic death metal scene with 1998’s Once Sent from the Golden Hall, every album arrived bursting at the seams with power, melody and immersive storytelling centered around the richness of Norse mythology. Deceiver of the Gods captures the quintet at the peak of their powers.

“Every time we start working on new music we begin with the idea that we’re going to write the best album ever,” Hegg states.

“We knew we wanted a more aggressive, live feeling to this record but there’s no formula behind what we do. We just try to write something that takes us a step further than the last record, and is something that will excite us and our fans. Deceiver Of The Gods is the result.”

For proof, sample fourth track, Shape Shifter now streaming via Stereogum HERE.

Deceiver of the Gods was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). The follow-up to the band’s critically adored 2011 release, Surtur Risingoffers up ten maniacally heavy battle hymns rife with the band’s absorbing harmonies and Hegg’s commanding Viking roar. Deceiver of the Gods comes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, Hel.

For special Deceiver of the Gods pre-order packages as well as a stream of the title track, go to this location: http://www.metalblade.com/amonamarth. Deceiver of the Gods will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25, in Europe June 21/24 and Japan on June 26.

Following a run of European festival dates next month, AMON AMARTH will be opening the main stage of this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29 in San Bernardino.

AMON AMARTH Summer 2013 European Festival Tour:
06/01 Forta Rock Festival – Nijmegen, NL
06/06 Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, SE
06/07 Rock Am Ring – Nurburgring, DE
06/08 Sonisphere – Sonisphere, FR
06/09 Rock Im Park – Nurenberg, DE
06/11 MeetFactory – Prauge, CZ
06/12 Eter Club – Wroclaw, PL
06/14 Copenhell – Copenhagen, DK
06/15 Noval Rock – Nickelsdorf, AT
06/16 Download Festival – Donington, UK
06/21 Nummirock – Nummijarvi, FI

AMON AMARTH
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013:
06/29 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
06/30 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
07/02 Idaho Center Amphitheatre – Nampa, ID
07/03 White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
07/05 Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
07/06 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
07/07 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre – Englewood, CO
07/09 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/10 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
07/12 First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07/13 Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
07/14 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
07/16 Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
07/17 Bangor Waterfront – Bangor, ME
07/19 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
07/20 Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
07/21 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
07/23 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
07/24 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
07/26 Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07/27 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
07/28 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07/29 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/30 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07/31 Live Nation Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
08/02 Austin 360 Amphitheatre – Austin, TX
08/03 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX
08/04 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
08/05 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Kansas City, MO w/ Rob Zombie, Machine Head, Children Of Bodom
08/07 Pop’s – Sauget, IL w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/08 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/09 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/11 Heavy MTL Festival – Montreal, QC

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ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL $66 6-Pack Ticket Offer

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Tour Starts June 29 in San Bernardino, CA

Get your Tickets NOW at www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com

Check out all of GREAT things happening with the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this year:

Starting June 6, you and several friends can share that good time together for a very low price with the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Devil of A Good Time offer! This features your choice of paying $66 for a 6-pack of lawn tickets, or $69 for a pair of tickets in the reserved section (plus fees). Begins on Thursday, June 6 at 9:00am local time and ends on Sunday, June 9 at 9:00am local time.

NOT PARTICIPATING: Boise, ID/Mountain View, CA/Bangor, ME/Boston, MA.

Check your local listings for more information.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL was on hand at the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods and caught up with a few of the bands playing this summer. Jason Hook and Jeremy Spencer of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH talk their upcoming album and what we can expect from FFPD this summer on Mayhem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ouaVMpaRR4

ROB ZOMBIE and the gang were on the Black Carpet and stopped by to tell us a little bit about the Mayhem Zombie is going to unleash this summer. John 5 and Rob talk about their latest album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor and Zombie’s latest film, Lords of Salem out now.

Be sure to check out all the interviews and highlights from the Golden Gods, artists past and present talk about their favorite moments from the tour, and more: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRtdtY9BEgj3QF8YPtCRixDTC66pTUG_0

Again this year, ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL’s METAL OF HONOR is giving back. Starting Wednesday, May 1 at 12 noon (all local time zones), members of the military and veterans will have their chance to purchase Military Discount tickets to THE ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, General Admission tickets only. You must be in the military to qualify for this pricing. Go to Veteran Tickets Foundation at www.veteranticketsfoundation.org to receive discount and to purchase discounted tickets online.  There are limited discounted tickets, so get yours now! NOTE: Toronto is excluded from this offer.

Take the official ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL survey now! By completing this survey, you could be selected as a Mayhem Reporter member to receive a FREE VIP PASS to the 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL date of your choice. The fest will be selecting 10 members for each date of the tour and selected reporters will be announced via email and posted on www.mayhemreporters.com on June 15, 2013.

If you or someone you know is Living The Dream despite suffering from a terminal illness, submit your story to dreamday@ltdfoundation.org  for your chance at a VIP day to meet your favorite bands on tour!

Hey Nonprofits… MAYHEM Wants You! Here is your chance to meet your local community, while engaging and educating people about your organization and cause. The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is now accepting applications for local and regional non-profit organizations to participate for FREE at a Mayhem Festival show, in your area. All 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL show dates are listed on the official tour website (http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/dates) and to apply, just click here (http://www.unitetheunited.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Mayhem-Non-Profit-Application.pdf ), complete this form and return it to us at: MayhemNonprofit@gmail.com

For more information on these items and more, visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.

Take a look at what some of this year’s festival artists are doing RIGHT NOW:

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’s Lift Me Up (Featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest) debuted at #18 first week on Active Rock, the highest single debut at radio for the band in their career so far. Upon its debut, it was also the #1 rock single at iTunes in the US and Canada simultaneously. Also right now, it is the “most shared” song on Spotify! Read more here and here.

  • Premier Guitar recently spoke to CHILDREN OF BODOM’s frontman/guitarist Alexi Laiho about the recording sessions for the band’s eighth studio album, Halo Of Blood (due out in North America on June 11th), the inspiration provided by his guitar heroes, and why he’s finally retired his Lee Jackson preamp. Read the entire interview here.
  • Melodic death metal legion AMON AMARTH recently revealed a trailer for their forthcoming mini-documentary, which can be viewed here. Fittingly titled Forging Mjölnir, the short film will appear as a three-part series with each official segment slated to premiere via the band’s microsite.
  • MOTIONLESS IN WHITE premiered a new lyric video for their single America, off of their latest album Infamous. Check out the video and make sure to catch them on the Musicians Institute Stage this summer!

This week, BUTCHER BABIES announced a July 9 release date for their upcoming album of Goliath on Century Media Records. The Los Angeles-based band wrapped their tour with Marilyn Manson in late-February and went straight into the studio with producer Josh Wilbur [Gojira, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed]. Forget everything you think you know about the BUTCHER BABIES, because they’ve got their sights set to slay on Goliath.

  • War of Will, the sophomore album from Detroit, MI’s BATTLECROSS, will be in stores on July 9. You’ve seen them on tour with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, Killswitch Engage, In Flames, and more, now see them bring the Mayhem all summer! Click here for more info.
  • Jill Janus of HUNTRESS will be hosting the Jagermeister Shred-Meister guitar competition all summer long. Festival attendees can go to the Jagermeister tents on site and audition for a chance to shred for 10 seconds on the main stage. Each day, one of the 10 finalists will win a custom Jägermeister guitar from Schecter and the overall winner at the end of the tour will win a custom Jägermeister full stack and head courtesy of Peavey Electronics. HUNTRESS revealed their LIKE YOU TO DEATH campaign which revealed a new song on their upcoming album STARBOUND BEAST (in stores July 2). Go to the band’s facebook page and click LIKE to hear a new song co-written by Lemmy of Motorhead!
  • Artists performing this year include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer ROB ZOMBIE, plus, the triple gold certified FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as BEHEMOTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA.

Date    City                             Venue

6/29     San Bernardino, CA     San Manuel Amphitheater

6/30     Mountain View, CA    Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/2       Boise, ID                    Idaho Center Amphitheatre

7/3       Auburn, WA                White River Amphitheater

7/5       Phoenix, AZ                Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6       Albuquerque, NM        Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7       Denver, CO                 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

7/10     Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12     Burgettstown, PA         First Niagara Pavilion

7/13     Scranton, PA                Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

7/14     Darien Center, NY       Darien Lake PAC

7/16     Mansfield, MA            Comcast Center

7/17     Bangor, ME                 Bangor Waterfront

7/19     Camden, NJ                 Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20     Saratoga Springs, NY   SPAC

7/21     Hartford, CT                The Comcast Theatre

7/23     Holmdel, NJ               PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24     Bristow, VA                 Jiffy Lube Live

7/26     Noblesville, IN            Klipsch Music Center

7/27     Tinley Park, IL             First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/28     Clarkston, MI DTE      Energy Music Theatre

7/30     Atlanta, GA                 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/31     Tampa, FL                   Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

8/2       Austin, TX                   Austin360 Amphitheater

8/3       The Woodlands, TX    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4       Dallas, TX                   Gexa Energy Pavilion 

Sponsors for the 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL include title sponsor ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and stage sponsors JAGERMEISTER, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE, and SUMERIAN RECORDS. Festival sponsors include IBANEZ GUITARS,

ZIPPO, METAL BLADE RECORDS, NAPALM RECORDS, SQUATCH SNACK STICKS, FUCK CANCER and KEEP A BREAST. Media partners include REVOLVER MAGAZINE and ZUUS MEDIA.

Mayhem Festival Updates

There’s more being added each week when it comes to cool things going on at the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this year, including the Sumerian records Unsigned Band Competition, the Metal Injection ticket giveaways in each market, the Metal Mulisha being back again this year, and more.


Headbang for the Highway and Sumerian Records want to give unsigned bands the opportunity to play ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL.

Submit now for your chance to play!

Email: info@headbangforthehighway.com and make the “subject” the Mayhem city that you want to play. In the body of the message leave your band name, hometown, and link to your music along with a contact name and phone number.

Metal Injection is giving away a FREE pair of tickets for each stop. To enter, visit the Metal Injection site – http://www.metalinjection.net/?p=33127

Metal Mulisha have three riders performing this year, and the dates they will be riding. Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Derek Garland and Julian Dusseau: San Bernardino, Mountain View, Boise, Auburn, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Burgettstown, Scranton, Mansfield, Camden, Hartford, Holmdel, Bristow, Noblesville, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Tampa and Dallas. Video from 2011 performances: http://youtu.be/qejD97kXW-w


For more information on these items and more, visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com

Artists performing this year include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer ROB ZOMBIE, plus, the triple gold certified FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as BEHEMOTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA.

Take a look at what some of this year’s festival artists are doing RIGHT NOW:

ROB ZOMBIE’s latest feature film, Lords of Salem, is out now. ZOMBIE’s new album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor drops tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will be performing at the Revolver’s Golden Gods on May 2 which will be broadcast live on AXS TV & Xbox Live. News about their new album will be released very soon.

Melodic death metal heroes AMON AMARTH are pleased to unveil the details of their ninth studio album titled Deceiver of the Gods. The new full-length album will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25—fans can check out the title track and first single, Deceiver of the Gods at the band’s official Metal Blade page: http://www.metalblade.com/amonamarth where you’ll also find special pre-order info.

BEHEMOTH have been holed up in Hertz Studios working on their tenth full-length album. As the band continues to record, they have been posting images and what appear to be lyrics for portions of new songs. More updates will be posted as they are made available. Fans can stay up to date with the absolute latest at facebook.com/behemoth and twitter.com/behemothband

BUTCHER BABIES rocked the Whiskey A Go Go for the 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Press Conference back on March 18. They performed Mr. Slowdeath (Live) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YtSzyWYTqA

BATTLECROSS finished recording their sophomore album, due out this summer via Metal Blade Records. The finishing touches are being applied to the tracks and art. During tracking, one of metal’s most acclaimed drummers, Shannon Lucas, stepped in as the session drummer for the album. The album also features a guest guitar solo by Producer Jason Suecof, and will be mastered by Joey Vera of Armored Saint. Vera also mastered the band’s cover of Pantera’s Fucking Hostile, which was released as a single last summer. As previously announced, Kevin Talley stepped in to play drums for the band on their two live performances at the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest (last weekend) and the Orion Music & More Festival (6/08-6/09). Keep up to date with Battlecross at http://battlecrossmetal.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/battlecrossmetal

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. Dates and venues are listed below.

Date City Venue
6/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
6/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/2 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/3 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater
7/5 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
7/6 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
7/7 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
7/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
7/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
7/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
7/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC
7/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
7/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
7/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds
8/2 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
8/3 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion