Ever since 2008, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has been going strong, annually compiling anywhere from 10 to 15 of the biggest names in metal and hard rock, for two months of pure chaos and energy. In the past, the festival has been home to such headlining luminaries as Slayer, Mastodon, Anthrax, and Megadeth, as well as solid side-stage support from the likes of Children of Bodom, In Flames, As I Lay Dying, Whitechapel, and Norma Jean.
For 2014, Kevin Lyman and co. have found refuge in 19 contemporary hard rock and metal bands, spanning musical careers from only the 1990s and the 21st century.
For headliners (on the Mainstage), we have Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, and Trivium.
Over on the Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey Stage, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Miss May I, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition, and King 810 are to perform.
On the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage, there will be Body Count (featuring Ice-T), Upon A Burning Body, Veil of Maya, Darkest Hour, and Confines, the winner of the Washington “Headbang for the Highway” contest.
Lastly, on the Victory Records stage, we’ll see performances from Emmure, Ill Niño, Wretched, Islander and Erimha.
The tour is to make its stop at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington on July 8th, 2014. For a list of the set times for each band, click here. Tickets will be available at the door.