Along with the aforementioned bands, the fourth annual Mayhem juggernaut also includes In Flames, Machine Head and Trivium with each band performing on the main stage in rotating slots during the tour.
Other bands appearing on this year’s Mayhem include Unearth, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Red Fang and the winners of the Jagermeister Battle Of The Bands appearing on the Jagermeister Stage while Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish and Straight Line Stitch fill out the lineup for the Extreme Stage.
Along with the above examples of sonic debauchery, each Mayhem stop includes an appearance by the Rockstar Metal Mulisha Jump Team, billed as the “world’s greatest freestyle motocross team.”
Although dates were revealed a couple of months ago, today’s lineup announcement comes with a few caveats.
For example, Megadeth and In Flames will not appear on the tour’s opener in San Bernardino, Calif., at the San Manuel Amphitheatre July 9. Instead, Dethklok will sub for Dave Mustaine & Company while Testament fills in for In Flames.
Testament will also perform in place of In Flames on Mayhem’s July 10 stop in Mountain View, Calif., at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. Finally, Megadeth will not appear in Montreal at the Parc Jean Drapeau July 23.
Produced by Rockstar Taste Of Chaos organizer John Reese, Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and the Creative Artists Agency and co-produced by Live Nation, the tour enters presale mode April 8. Check out the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival website for more info.