So in case you haven't heard yet, two of the most unfit choices for Mayhem fest have been added to the lineup for Mayhem Fest this year. These bands are hated in the metal community even more than bands such as Creed and Nickelback. Their fans are the most annoying part about them, however. Most, if not all of them are "scene" kids- the typical mindless, sheeple followers who are only interested in bands who are the most popular at the moment. When newer, more "popular" bands arise, they abandon their previous favorites because they're too worried about looking un-cool.
You can usually identify a "scene" kid by a few trademark traits- side flipped hair/swoop haircuts, eyeliner, lime green and hot pink clothes usually accompanied by some type of zombie or dinosaur imagery, skin tight skinny jeans on the guys, and white studded belts. They can also be identified by their musical choices. They constantly sing the praise of bands such as A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Attack Attack, and the aforementioned Asking Alexandria and Devil Wears Prada, while bashing the heavy bands that have paved the way for such music to exist in the first place such as Metallica, Iron Maiden, Slayer, and Death.
I'm not only writing this article for the sake of removing bad bands for the lineup, but as a sort of protection for the "scene" kids. Slayer and Slipknot fans in particular can be rather overbearing and a lot of them would have no problem starting a fight in a pit with a spin kicking, karate-chopping scene kid while in a drunken stupor. I'd rather not see anyone get seriously injured as well as keep bad bands off the bill. I've seen it happen before and it will happen again.
In conclusion, I beg of every last UG member to sign this petition not only to keep the lineup good, but to keep the entire festival experience free of any bad vibes and fights. The link to the petition can be found here: