The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Takes Off with a Bang in San Bernardino!

The 6th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL took off with a bang in San Bernardino on Saturday! You can check out a brand new highlight video on the official Mayhem YouTube page now, here:

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) 20x20 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.

Google Play Music is featuring exclusive videos of ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL's 2013 headliners and newcomers talking about some of their "Favorite Things." From FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH discussing Pantera, to ROB ZOMBIE talking about his Devil's Rejects soundtrack star Terry Reid, to MOTIONLESS IN WHITE on Bleeding Through and much more! Further celebrating the festival's kick off this weekend, Google Play Music is also offering albums from the bands on this summer's bill at a special discounted price, including the brand new AMON AMARTH record. Go here to get into all of the above! Check out everything at this link.

Commemorate this summer's hottest show with Revolver Magazine's Summer Tour Special and limited-edition ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL poster. Both the poster and the special have a "Rocking Dead" theme, appropriately featuring tour headliner ROB ZOMBIE, as well as FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, MASTODON, AMON AMARTH, MACHINE HEAD, and CHILDREN OF BODOM. This issue is only available for purchase at and at Revolver's tent at Mayhem Fest.

What goes better with blistering heavy metal and hot summer weather than an ice cold beer? Nothing! Now you can refresh yourself at a low price of just $4 for a value beer at your local ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL stop this summer. Look for the value beer stations throughout the venue. ***NOTE: Beer will be $5 in Houston and prices vary in Bangor and Boise

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

  • 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: and catch the video here:

  • The new AMON AMARTH album Deceiver of The Gods is officially out!

Here is some recent pro-shot footage of the band destroying Europe and a similar stage setup that they brought to Mayhem, more to come:

AMON AMARTH will be doing a signing for fans each day at their merch booth starting at 3pm. They will be carrying the attached Viking stand-in at the booth for fans to participate and not only get photos with the band but they can become a marauding Viking as well!

  • Last week, MACHINE HEAD announced Jared MacEarchern as their new bass player just ahead of this year's ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL.

In a quote, the band states, "It is with great pride and excitement that MACHINE HEAD announce Jared MacEachern as their new bass player. Some fans might remember MacEachern from 2007's The Black Tyranny Tour, playing with his previous band Sanctity. MACHINE HEAD, challenged to find a fill-in bass player for the North American tour after an injury sidelined their then-4-stringer, also found themselves in need of someone to sing harmony with singer/guitarist Robb Flynn."

Fans who pre-order BATTLECROSS' new album War of Will via Metal Blade, Benchmark, or IndieGoGo will get a double entry to win an ESP LTD MH-350NT from BATTLECROSS and ESP Guitars! Enter to win HERE:

Ibanez Guitars has announced their signing of BATTLECROSS bassist Don Slater stating, "Don's high level of musicianship is a breath of fresh air in a genre where bass playing has grown stale. His SR basses allow him to get the sound he needs to cover his vast array of bass techniques, from funky slap bass to precision speed metal playing and everything in between."

  • The SCORPION CHILD track 'Polygon of Eyes' has been chosen as Single of the Week at iTunes! Download the track FOR FREE at and catch the band this summer on Mayhem headlining the Sumerian Records stage.


In addition to the new bands announced above, 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 4th, 2013. Dates and venues are listed below. Fans can go to to keep up with additional details as they are released.

Remaining tour dates are as follows:

 Date City Venue

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,


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