Mayhem Festival 2013 Lineup Officially Announced

Lineup includes Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon and Amon Amarth.

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The 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has just announced its sixth-year lineup. This year, the main stage will feature Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon and Amon Amarth.

The festival area will showcase Children Of Bodom and Machine Head as headliners, along with Behemoth, Job For a Cowboy, Emmure, Born Of Osirus, Motionless In White, Butcher Babies, Battlecross, Huntress, Thrown Into Exile and City In The Sea.

Four stages will be presented this year for the first time ever and the stages include the Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage, The Jagermeister Stage, Musicians Institute Stage, as well as the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Concourse Stage, (local bands performing on the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will be announced in June).

Tickets go on sale March 22 at 12:00 Noon local venue time via festival's official website. The tour will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. Dates and venues are listed below.

Mayhem Festival 2013 tour dates:

6/29 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheatre 6/30 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre 7/02 - Boise, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheatre 7/03 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre 7/05 - Phoenix, AZ - Desert Sky Pavilion 7/06 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheatre 7/07 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 7/10 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 7/12 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion 7/13 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain 7/14 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake PAC 7/16 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center 7/17 - Bangor, ME - Bangor Waterfront 7/19 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center 7/20 - Saratoga Springs, NY - SPAC 7/21 - Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre 7/23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center 7/24 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live 7/26 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center 7/27 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 7/28 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre 7/30 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood 7/31 - Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 8/02 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheatre 8/03 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 8/04 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion

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    Megadeth2011
    Eh... that's about how I feel. I might go for COB, Behemoth, Machine Head, and Amon Amarth. I wasn't going to go last year until they put Motorhead on the bill, and then I got my ticket in a heartbeat. Unfortunately people were booing them, so it made the experience kinda suck.
    metalhead2475
    They booed Motorhead? What kind of sick, ****ed up world do we live in that these people that call themselves "metalheads" think that some shitcore is better than real metal?
    vulgardisplay19
    seriously. where was that show? those people should just not be allowed back
    Shaggy91
    I'd ask where it was just so next time we can egt some motorhead fans from around the world to happily show them what Rock and F'n Roll, according to our lord Lemmy, is about. In short lets get up there and "Overkill"
    hotdogs585
    id like to see you bring your old washed up motorhead friends to a red jumpsuit apparatus concert.
    lemmon182
    The best troll post I've seen in months! Legend.
    Burnzyburns
    It still cracks me up to see people respond so butthurt to such an obvious troll as that.
    yankmaddog
    Bring it on MotherF*****R!!!!!
    hotdogs585
    come to their shows we'll show you what REAL metal is all about
    yankmaddog
    I am so scared!!! If it wasn't for Motorhead that stupid band of yours wouldn't even exist. Real metal my A**!
    hotdogs585
    I'd be scared if I were you. RJA were inspired by better bands than WARThead (Their singer has bad wart problems on his face) Look up "Face Down" by RJA that's what true metal is all about. You don't wanna be in one of those moshpits. Motorhead is full of old unattractive dudes that cant get chicks
    yankmaddog
    RJA - you got to be kidding me!! That sorry band you like dosen't deserve to be intialized. Motorhead FANS get all the chicks they want. Lemmy could take a red jumpsuit and wipe his apparatus with that lame a** band
    hotdogs585
    You mean they could get all the fat chicks they want. you've obviously never listened to Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, they're crazy as c**p!
    vppark2
    Wow.....dude I thought you liked bands like Converge, D.R.I., Rage Against the Machine and such....wtf is this horse shit. Someone hacking your profile? hahahahhaha RJA metal lmao...
    legend shredder
    You do know that Lemmie is one of the most....uh, sexually experienced dudes on the planet right? Besides, an RJA pit would be soft, come to Australia and go see a In Hearts Wake show, or a Northlane show. I'd say go in a Slayer pit, but you think RJA is a good pit, you'd get torn apart.
    hotdogs585
    He's just one of those guys that lies about getting chicks. An RJA pit would be soft...in erections. Slayer pits would be yawn worthy.
    TDWP33
    I like metal core but even I know mother head is a founder of metal and kicks but. Sorry to Motrhead on behalf of all the strait metalcore fans.
    MidniteHaze
    I had 2 teenagers in front of me on their iPods talking about how the bass was too high and sounded like a guitar.. They sat there throughout Slayer too, waiting for Slipknot. I mean, these were ~$110 pit tickets..
    MetalMovieNerd
    And this is now the number one reason why deathcore (with the exception of All Shall Perish) should disband and never record again. No if you'll excuse me, down votes await me!
    BjarnedeGraaf
    I really don't like motorhead live anymore.. they sucked bigtime on Rock am Ring 2010, you couldn't hear a word he was singing and the bass was way too loud so other instruments were hard to hear as well.
    jesse1994
    Booed? Motorhead? These are two words that should not be used in a sentence in relation to each other.
    UniformRecon
    Unless it's Motorhead booing someone else. Then Lemmy's wart will shoot lasers to smite the poor helpless victims
    matteo cubano
    where did you see em? cuz motorhead got nothing but love when i saw em, if anything, slayer had few fans there
    roarinflames
    i threw up a bit when i read emmure. dont want to deal with hardcore kids, plus the sound at my local amphitheater has sucked lately.
    vppark2
    ehhh Emmure is just some fake brocore crap...then you have Motionless IN White there as well...
    vppark2
    oh and to top it all Five Finger Death Punch...
    rocker222
    The first album from them was really good.
    vppark2
    They're just like Limp Bizkit and all of the other rap/nu-metal bands from the 90s. Straight poser crap.
    whiplash944
    I don't really mind Motionless in WHite. I saw Emmure live once though, at the Trespass America tour. They were boring as hell, me and my friends got bored, got drinks, hung out, etcetera.
    randomhero65
    I got really excited for Mastodon, but I've been trying to get myself excited for the other bands. I may or may not go.
    HAZ-121
    Yet another festival lineup with a few good bands but an overwhelming majority of rubbish ones.
    JMZ08
    Welcome to Australian festivals! You guys have no idea how unappreciative you sound saying stuff like that, most Aussies would be there in a heartbeat! Even if it were only two bands they wanted to see.
    fuzzymunkee
    They went from As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer, Slipknot and Anthrax to this? There's a few awesome bands, but why is Five Finger Fist Pump on the main stage and not Machine Head?
    iTz WiNTeRs
    You may forget that the headliners of the lower stages tend to switch with the lower bill on the main stage. At Mayhem 2011 in Chicago Hatebreed replaced Trivium. in 2012 The Devil Wears Prada, As I lay Dying, and Asking Alexandria rotated the main stage.
    SkepsisMetal
    Glad to see Machine Head still out on the road after all that shit, interested to see who they might pull as support(s) on bass. Lineup is average though, I'd personally only see CoB, JFaC and Behemoth along with Machine Head. I used to love going to festivals for just the atmosphere in general, but there still needs to be a majority of bands I like playing.
    hellfireshell
    Maybe Orion from Behemoth?..He's filled in for Machinehead before. Should be interesting nonetheless.
    BigMikeBDD
    Love articles like this. The music snobs really come out and let you know what music you're supposed to like. It's like that friend who gets on you for the beer you drink cause they're really in to "ethnic" and imports. He thinks he's being diverse and knowledgeable but really ends up sounding like a dbag.
    thePTOD
    Mastodon, AMon Amarth, JFAC, COB, and Born of Osiris are what I would go for. I think it'd be enjoyable.
    ThatZachGuy
    I just have no desire to go through that entire day just to see Amon Amarth and Machine Head. Summer festivals suck if you're not into the bands.
    kill it
    It's odd these types of tours don't come through Alberta, Canada where the economy is stronger than anywhere else in North America.
    JMZ08
    Or travel abroad to Australia. This would be eaten up by everyone if it traveled here!
    MetalMovieNerd
    This line up is probably the worse than the 2009 line up. And at least that year had Slayer, Killswitch Engage, and Cannibal Corpse. There are some of my favorite bands (ie: Machine Head, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Behemoth) and then you have these deathcore bands. I know that Mayhem has always been infamous for putting these dreadful metalocre and deathcore bands on the bill (Bullet For My Valentine and Suicide Silence anyone?)but Emmure? Really? Thankfully Mayhem is part of Heavy T.O. in Canada so I'll have a much better selection of bands to check out.
    QuantumInfinity
    I feel so out of touch with the popular Metal scene in the US and Europe... I only know about Amon Amarth and Children Of Bodom. Should I check out any of the other or am I better off in my ignorance?
    TheNumber6
    i agree with the above comment but you should check out Machine Head and if youre into black/death metal check out Behemoth. those bands along with Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom are the only good bands on this list IMO
    Skin_n_bones
    battlecross is pretty bitchin. Give those guys a chance, they are actually a good new metal band coming through
    CoolMcAwesome
    Mastodon is pretty good, but the vast majority of the other bands don't even qualify as valid metal IMO. The kids these days need to learn that heavy guitars and screaming, and Heavy Metal are NOT synonymous terms. Having heavy guitars and an ***** poseur yelling at the helm doesn't make you metal.
    TheWhiteKeys101
    Just saw Battlecross with In Flames and All Shall Perish a few weeks ago, pretty wicked band man, give 'em a try.
    Skin_n_bones
    *although ive never seen them live, recordings are pretty good. And Zombie's live shows are ****in nuts. Saw him last time on the tour and it was well worth it
    tonello
    I would only go for Machine Head. There are no bands on that list that I feel anything for besides Machine Head. If I was able to afford it, I'd pay for a trip to Germany for Wacken Open Air. There's some great bands on that festival lineup.
    Camron62\m/
    for me, MACHINE HEAD, Children of Bodom, Mastodon... Rob Zombie always puts on good shows... Five Finger Death Punch is kinda overrated, i hate seeing "fans" of theirs at my school, who only listen to the mainstream shit... also Born of Osiris will be very interesting to see work their complexity and all that.
    Burnzyburns
    I'll pay the some money to see either Mastodon or Machine Head with one or two small unknown bands. Seeing those two titans in the same day is well worth the price of admission. That there's some other good stuff is a perk.
    slayer7666
    Definitely not the best lineup.. I have never been to mayhem and was so excited for this year but not am just disappointed. IMO they should reverse the main stage lineup Amon amarth, mastodon, 5fdp and then rob zombie!
    Ronald-Raygun
    Amon Amarth, Bodom, Behemoth aside from that meh...
    TheWhiteKeys101
    You f***ing kidding me? I've seen Zombie, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross and Mastodon live, and they were all insane. Add Machine Head to that list, and you've got yourself a hell of a show man.
    CoolMcAwesome
    So Machine Head and Mastodon have been on this tour since it started, and ahve both gotten best metal ablum awards during that time, and yet are STILL not on the main stage? dafuq dudes? Rob Zombie hasn't been relevant since ...maaaybe the late '90s. Guy hasn't released new album in almost 8 years.... Face it the main stage should have: CoB, Machine Head,and Amon Amarth (not necessarily in that order). Some of these other bands aren't even metal ffs!
    darthluke1
    Dude Rob Zombie put out a cd in 2010 and has a new one coming out next month. Just because you don't listen to a band/artist, that doesn't mean their irrelevant.
    CoolMcAwesome
    yeah I did forget mastodon, not sure how I did that. Also, Rob Zombie released a remaster of his first album in 2010, so nothing new. counting a re-release as a new album is both lame, and nonsense.
    TheNumber6
    Mastodon is playing main stage. the article says so at the top. but i do agree with your picks on main stage. throw in Behemoth and id agree 100%
    SniperWolf80mm
    they all but drive through salt lake city.. why do no bands play there. last decent band was nightwish
    goremetal22
    Does anybody know why St. Louis, and all of Missouri for that matter, was left off the bill?
    ETID666
    I'm pretty siked on this lineup not as good as last years but still pretty solid I've seen rob zombie before he alright I've also seen 5 finger before too not a fan but mastodon, bodom, machine head is sick....and amon amarth is the only band I haven't seen before and I'm looking forward to seeing them the most they are awesome
    Skin_n_bones
    I saw AA when they played with Cannibal Corpse at New England Metal Fest. If they can still play the way they did then then I guarantee you wont be disappointed, they were awesome live
    osiris12
    I would definitely go for Mastodon, Machine Head, Five Finger and Born of Osiris. The others I'm not so sure about
    ghost23
    Pumped to see Bodom (Big Laiho fan) and Ive never seen FFDP and Zombie....also Mastodon and Machinehead....But agaist the lineups the have had in the past it's a little weak. But if any of the bands I didnt mention have any good songs post them on this thread so I CAN CHECK THEM OUT!
    Guitareffect
    Amon Amarth, Five Finger Death Punch, Behemoth, Born of Osiris, Machine Head, and Children of Bodom. Im going for them. This Mayhem definitely isnt the best one in its history. I wish they had Lamb of God in there
    HammettIsKing
    I like Rob Zombie but I'm not going to go just to see him even though he puts on a good show. The main band I'd want to see is Behemoth but I don't want to throw down 50 bucks to see them for a half hour and then not really have any other bands to look forward to for the rest of the day.