Polish death metallers Behemoth, which were one of the main attractions of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, have been forced to cancel their upcoming appearance in North America due to their drummer Inferno taking ill and requiring an appendix surgery.
Looks like the biggest reason to go the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink and Tooth Paste Mayhem Fest had to bail out... From an official press release posted up on their Facebook page:
Oakland, CA metal band HIGH ON FIRE has announced that it will be forced to miss this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival as front man and guitarist Matt Pike enters treatment for alcohol rehabilitation. The award winning power trio (also featuring drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz) will put its scheduled touring plans on hold indefinitely as Pike takes the necessary steps towards regaining his health.
High On Fire would like to thank everyone involved with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for the opportunity to be a part of this year's tour," said the band in a statement. "We regretfully will have to bow out as our friend and bandmate begins his recovery, but very much appreciate having been asked to be a part of this summer's festival run."
The organizers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival have announced that US death metal outfit Nile and Norwegian black metallers Mayhem are the latest bands to be confirmed for the event, which will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, from August 10th-12th.
Season of Mist is proud to welcome innovative Egyptian-born artist Nader Sadek to the roster.
Known as the designer responsible for the stage imagery on Mayhem's 2009 US tour, Nader decided to delve deeper into the metal world by forming his own project. He thus teamed up with guitarist Rune Eriksen (Ava Inferi, Aura Noir, ex-Mayhem), bassist Steve Tucker (ex-Morbid Angel) and drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) to create a death metal project under his own name.
Nader Sadek's debut is entitled In the Flesh and features compositions and performances by all four artists and has been set to a May 16th release in Europe, and a day later in the USA. The video for "Nigredo In Necromance" off the new album can be watched below.
The 2011 line-up for the annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has been revealed. The tour will make a 26-date trek across North America throughout July and August.
Playing on mainstage are Disturbed, Godsmack, and Megadeth joined by Machine Head, Trivium and In Flames (who'll perform in rotating slots throughout the tour). The Jagermeister stage will feature Unearth, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Red Fang and the Jaggermeister Battle of The Bands Winner. The Extreme stage will spotlight Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish and Straight Line Stitch.
All further information can be found at this location.
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011:
Jul. 09 - San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA
It´s getting dark at Wacken. There are only few bands existing which are entwined around by such lots of rumours like this band. After their last bloody show at Wacken 2004, Norwegian black metal icon Mayhem returns to Wacken. The band is fronted again by former vocalist Attila Csihar who replaced Maniac in the end of 2004.
Lithuanian metal music festival Devilstone Open Air 2010 - which took place last July in the little town of Anyksciai - has gained a serious amount of criticism from the religious community. The Prosecution Service even started a pre-investigation whether or not the festival has provoked religious disunion.
According to an official press release, the festival has been highly acclaimed by its target fans and the broad society... except for the religious community of the town. Recently a group of local Catholics and the Dean of the local church publicly expressed their opponent attitude towards the festival. These people even initiated a pre-trial investigation accusing the festival and/or one of the festival's headliners Mayhem of provoking religious disunion.
After announcing an Australian Tour in 2009, then postponing it, then cancelling it altogether, the show will go on as Mayhem have annouced new 2010 dates. The Black Metal band will tour both Australia and New Zealand in September, playing five dates. Tickets went on sale last Thursday, so you can already book your spot at your town's show. Ticket purchasing information can be found on Mayhem's myspace page.
Here are all the dates of the tour:
September 21st, 2010 - Kings Arms, Auckland
September 23rd, 2010 - The Hifi, Melbourne
September 24th, 2010 - The Factory, Sydney
September 25th, 2010 - The Hifi, Brisbane
September 26th, 2010 - Capitol, Perth