Mayhem Festival Announces 2012 Line-up

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, the world’s largest touring heavy music festival is back for its fifth year, assaulting the senses of United States heavy metal music fans. The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is proud to announce this summer’s artists. Headlining the main stage is multi-platinum Iowa legends SLIPKNOT. Next up will be legendary thrash metal kings SLAYER and then a major special guest will be playing in the third slot whom will be announced on March 5th. The main stage will also spotlight a ferocious mix of today’s best artists in a rotation, including THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING and ASKING ALEXANDRIA. In 2012 the tour has upgraded the production on the festival stage and this year the JAGERMEISTER STAGE will feature a special headline set by metal masters ANTHRAX supported by a rotation of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING and ASKING ALEXANDRIA, along with WHITECHAPEL, HIGH ON FIRE and the JAGERMEISTER opener. Please note that bands may vary per market.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will make a 26 date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. GET OFF YOUR ASS Pre-sale tickets go on sale Friday the 6th of April, 2012. Tune in to and for up-to-date ticketing information. Click here for a full list of dates

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I'm very disapointed Slayer has decieded to skip Oregon while touring in 2012.
I know alot of people are going to be really bummed out!
I feel the pacific northwest has always been good for Slayer, they have a huge fan base here.
I hope they can work us into the scheduel, and not let the fans down in 2012.
If the Mayans are right,...this will be the last year we get a chance to see them live,...don't let us down!

I live in Utah so there is no excuse not to go. Saw slayer with megadeth&anthrax.all of them killer as ever especially Joey is back! GOD BLESS JOEY BELLADONNA!!!!!! Slipknot will be good, but as far as the other bands I have no opinion. No offense!!!!! Nothing but love and respect to slayer!!!!!! Chris Slay


Hell yeah!! SLAYER this summer probably when it is 115 degrees outside!!! Hey promoters get your heads out of your assess and do more winter shows in AZ!!! SLAYER!!!!