Slipknot To Headline Mayhem
2012-01-25 by Jeremy Bentham | 79 Comments

The 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival lineup was revealed today. The main stage will consist of Slipknot, Slayer, a yet-to-be-named special guest band, and a rotating fourth slot of As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada, and Asking Alexandria.

The Jagermeister stage will feature a headling performance by Anthrax, a rotating second slot of As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada, and Asking Alexandria; as well as Whitechapel, High on Fire, and a Jagermeister battle of the bands winner.

Jun 30 San Manuel Amphitheater San Bernardino, CA

Jul 01 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA

Jul 03 White River Amphitheatre Auburn, WA

Jul 04 TBD Boise, ID

Jul 06 Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion Phoenix, AZ

Jul 07 Hard Rock Pavilion Albuquerque, NM

Jul 08 Comfort Dental Amphitheatre Englewood, CO

Jul 10 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, TX

Jul 11 The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Spring, TX

Jul 13 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre At the Florida State Fairgrounds Tampa, FL

Jul 14 Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood Atlanta, GA

Jul 15 Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN

Jul 18 TBD Oklahoma City, OK

Jul 20 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Maryland Heights, MO

Jul 21 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL

Jul 22 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI

Jul 24 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH

Jul 25 Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Jul 27 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ

Jul 28 First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown, PA

Jul 29 Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, VA

Jul 31 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY

Aug 01 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien Center, NY

Aug 03 Comcast Center Mansfield, MA

Aug 04 Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain Moosic, PA

Aug 05 Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT

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JAXETA
January 25th 2012

773 Comments


wooo

Kris.
January 25th 2012

12230 Comments


lol this sounds like the worst thing ever

BassDemon333
January 25th 2012

3358 Comments


Probably going to go to this for Slipknot, Slayer, and Anthrax. TDWP will probably be playing a lot of Dead Throne material so they should be good too.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2012

21765 Comments


I swear they've already headlined it before

cvlts
January 25th 2012

8954 Comments


been goin to these for four years straight and lovin it

dont care.

dammets
January 25th 2012

2035 Comments


I wonder who the special geust band is

KILL
January 25th 2012

71134 Comments


fuck you

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2012

21765 Comments


1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

wtf

dammets
January 25th 2012

2035 Comments


Wait. Slipknot headlining over Slayer?

wtf

johnnydeking29
January 25th 2012

9011 Comments


rut

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UnderDaIce
January 25th 2012

203 Comments


Rumor is the special guest is Motorhead. I'm stoked

loveisamixtape
January 25th 2012

5929 Comments


the special headlining guest is evidently Motorhead

and you left Anthrax out of this list. they're on the flyer.

anyways,

That awkward moment when Asking Alexandria is playing with Slayer.

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MO
January 25th 2012

18434 Comments


meh

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BassDemon333
January 25th 2012

3358 Comments


"the special headlining guest is evidently Motorhead

and you left Anthrax out of this list. they're on the flyer.

anyways,

That awkward moment when Asking Alexandria is playing with Slayer."


Anthrax is on the list. They are playing the second stage not the main stage.


Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 25th 2012

18227 Comments


SLAYeR OPENS FOR SLIPKNOT

THE WORLD ENDS

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Imperial
January 25th 2012

1723 Comments


Well that's a shit line-up aside from Slayer.

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2012

21765 Comments


but slipknot are brilliant

Ire
January 25th 2012

41753 Comments


high on fire is too good for this

Timmons
January 25th 2012

561 Comments


anarchist are you slightly in denial about how good slipknot are?

Shuyin
January 25th 2012

11422 Comments


this will be extremely gay

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2012

21765 Comments


anarchist are you slightly in denial about how good slipknot are?

NOPE

bloozclooz
January 25th 2012

1770 Comments


Slipknot To Headline Mayhem

when i read that i initially thought of the black metal band.

Timmons
January 25th 2012

561 Comments


hahahahah! you should review them.

i think you're trying to cling on to something from your past that isn't sputnik approved ;)

GeoffJesterPemberton
January 25th 2012

209 Comments


when i read that i initially thought of the black metal band. [2]



TechieCore
January 25th 2012

662 Comments


I'd go just to see AILD. Not a huge fan, but they kick ass live.

Who the fuck wants to see Mike Hranica try to do vocals live that already suck on their albums? Sounds like a dying hyena live.

Timmons
January 25th 2012

561 Comments


i like hranicas vocals (studio vocals at least), they define tdwp.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2012

21765 Comments


hahahahah! you should review them.

nah, it'd be too fanboyish

Acanthus
January 25th 2012

9537 Comments


Wonder whose filling in on bass for the 9.

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oltnabrick
January 25th 2012

30522 Comments


Ok seriously Asking Alexandria...how?

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BigPleb
January 25th 2012

35409 Comments


Could be worse I s'pose, imagine if Attack!Attack! were there.

oltnabrick
January 25th 2012

30522 Comments


I guess if all the bands were decent then I wouldn't have time to go eat or other such things.

oltnabrick
January 25th 2012

30522 Comments


I meant drink...not eat.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2012

21765 Comments


imagine if Attack!Attack! were there.

I agree, I couldn't see a welsh indie band fitting well amongst these bands.

CakeWithCream
January 25th 2012

1021 Comments


god this lineup is wrong, Slipknot headlining over Slayer, High On Fire opening for Asking Alexandria

xChetSteadmanx
January 25th 2012

21 Comments


Wonder whose filling in on bass for the 9.

When they were playing shows in Greece they had the original guitarist from Mate.Feed.Kill.Repeat. on bass. No words to who will/is replacing Paul for future shows/recordings.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
January 25th 2012

3353 Comments


I have heard Korn might be the guest band, hope not.

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Boogeyman5870
January 25th 2012

9 Comments


Seeing Slayer, Anthrax, Motorhead (maybe?), and High on Fire live may be the first step for a bunch of Asking Alexandria fans to becoming decent contributing members of society.

TheFifthEye
January 25th 2012

122 Comments


If this happened 12 years ago I would be excited. The problem is I'd be 5 years old by then.

TarkAhh
January 25th 2012

46 Comments


Worst lineup yet.

tarkus
January 25th 2012

5560 Comments


the shit bands know that indiana is a good place to go

evidently no one else does

RyanDonahoe
January 25th 2012

142 Comments


Anthrax and Slayer should off Slipknot and both headline.

TomAkaVeto
January 25th 2012

1617 Comments


Will pobably go to this to see Slipknot and Slayer because I've never seen either of them. I've seen TDWP a few times and AILD one. It would definitely be cool to see them again because they're always good live. Asking Alexandria, though? I mean, c'mon, really?

Scoot
January 25th 2012

17711 Comments


sweet don't come here

foxblood
January 25th 2012

6797 Comments


k so this is just warped tour with w/ slipknot slayer and anthrax

ultradevilgod
January 25th 2012

229 Comments


Asking Alexandria??? wtf! The Mayhem festival are for the scene kids these days!

Mabbitt
January 25th 2012

1344 Comments


This looks sweet.

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steventon
January 25th 2012

152 Comments


good to see slipknot arent done yet

TechieCore
January 25th 2012

662 Comments


@Tom

I've seen many bands live, TDWP is one of the worst. Ever. I hate being from the same hometown as them.

demon of surveillance
January 25th 2012

814 Comments


Fuck this, I'm seeing Meshuggah and Decapitated.

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FearThyEvil
January 25th 2012

12467 Comments


I might go just for Slayer, Anthrax, and Slipknot puts on a good show but I hate that their headlining.

Apollo
January 25th 2012

10287 Comments


pretty shit tour...Slipknot sucks live

The7thVermicide
January 25th 2012

925 Comments


This headline is one of the most curious things I've heard this year

Erratic
January 25th 2012

1120 Comments


This is actually better than past years. Still won't go.

RodTFD
January 25th 2012

102 Comments


Since when does Asking Alexandria have ANYTHING to do with mayhem themed music? For pussys and dogs.

Yuma310
January 25th 2012

1656 Comments


gayest band on the planet

Metamorphosis
January 25th 2012

420 Comments


If I can scrape up some money, I may just go to this. The headlining bands seem like they'd be cool live and Anthrax, TDWP and AILD seem cool.

DieDead
January 25th 2012

222 Comments


As I Lay Dying WOO!!

thedougler
January 25th 2012

212 Comments


Slayer will come play a skid row cover with asking Alexandria.

MadMikeLove
January 25th 2012

651 Comments


would go to see slipknot, other than that jesus what a shit lineup. Remember when black dahlia murder played with all that remains, god forbid, behemoth, and job for a cowboy? now cmon, it's a generic lineup but that show kicked stupid amounts of ass.

zxlkho
January 25th 2012

3460 Comments


this festival has literally gotten worse every year since it started

IndianaWarLord
January 25th 2012

310 Comments


Feeding the Medal Gods. After Anthrax, I'm 3 for 4 of the Big 4 (Missing Metallica)

Killerhit
January 25th 2012

5249 Comments


Virtually metallica's not one of the big 4 anymore

about whatever. Anthrax is badass

Damon
January 25th 2012

257 Comments


My first year is this.....so amazingly happy

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2012

9033 Comments


Mad props to the guys in Slipknot who can wear masks in 95 degree weather and still shred harder than anyone on the planet (except Synyster Gates of course)

TheAMR66
January 25th 2012

48 Comments


Its funny how half the comments here butt fuckin retarted. Like this festival is for METAL ACTS and its always been like that from the beginning. Sure theres always a shitty band every year, but doesn't make the fact that its not a fun festival, so everyone, fuck you... :D


MadMikeLove
January 25th 2012

651 Comments


^Implying that it's possible to have fun pretending to like shitty music.

TheAMR66
January 25th 2012

48 Comments


^ implying that this guy is most likely a buzz kill

Sirob
January 26th 2012

2653 Comments


SLAYER

TrstN01
January 26th 2012

800 Comments


Jul 24 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH

Not my favorite venue, but it seems to be where I'll have seen most of my favorite bands for the first time.

renegadestrings
January 26th 2012

1438 Comments


every time i start to think florida is cool.... i remember 1-800-ASK-GARY

CakeWithCream
January 26th 2012

1021 Comments


i just wanna see Slayer, Anthrax and High On Fire. But not woth it to drive to GA to see 3 good bands and some stupid scene kids

LasNoches
January 26th 2012

35 Comments


"been goin to these for four years straight and lovin it"
Well the majority of these things are actually fun, especially with friends.

OrangeHologram
January 26th 2012

152 Comments


"i just wanna see Slayer, Anthrax and High On Fire."

my exact thoughts

gabethepiratesquid
January 26th 2012

4521 Comments


SLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYEEEEEEEER

Andrewffcc
January 26th 2012

171 Comments


Hmm might go for slayer and anthrax.

Zorak
January 26th 2012

3188 Comments


Sounds like an event unworthy of attending.

Hospital
January 26th 2012

2041 Comments


I like AILD and TDWP

But they don't really belong playing with Slayer and Anthrax, nor slipknot.


Asking Alexandria just sucks

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SepticReAnimate
January 29th 2012

182 Comments


Mayhem's been getting worse every fucking year.

KjSwantko
January 29th 2012

9261 Comments


the unannounced special guest will be Trivium or some other fag metal band like that guaranteed.

Too bad Slayer is actually taking part in this.



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