BATTLECROSS Recruit Kevin Talley For Summer Dates

(Detroit, MI) Battlecross made a HUGE impact at Orion Music and More on June 8, with appearances at the event’s press conference with Metallica, and receiving praise from local and national press at the event. Joining the band for the show was revered metal drummer, Kevin Talley, who previously performed with Six Feet Under, Chimaira, The Red Chord, Dying Fetus, and more. With less than two weeks to go before the beginning of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, Battlecross is excited to announce that Kevin Talley will also be performing with them all summer long! Check out a video of Kevin Talley performing War Ensemble live at Orion Music and More on youtube HERE.

Yesterday, Battlecross unveiled a brand new track, Flesh and Bone, at metalsucks.net. Additionally, the band posted their second studio video with exclusive, candid footage from their recording sessions at Audio Hammer Studios. The band-filmed clips include guitar tacking, as well as an extended jam by virtuoso bassist, Don Slater. Watch clip #2 at metalblade.com/battlecross. At that page, fans can also stream Force Fed Lies and pre-order the album.

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” – Eyal Levi

War of Will releases July 9, 2013 just after the band heads out on 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. For tickets and details, head to rockstarmayhemfest.com.

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

Adrenaline PR

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.