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..
    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.
    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!
    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.