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LIVE The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival DETROIT

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
Rocks Detroit

 


The 6th annual Rockstar Energy Drink Festival made a stop in Detroit on Saturday night with a massive lineup. The Mayhem crowd was ready to rock out early in the day.

 

Thrown into Exile was the first to hit the stage shortly after 1pm.
Michigan’s own Battlecross was beyond excited to be playing such a huge festival in their home town.

 


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http://battlecrossmetal.com/

 

One of my favs and clearly a crowd pleaser early on was Huntress. Jill Janus of Huntress mesmerized the fans with her incredibly melodic and powerful voice.  Huntress will continue to tour after Mayhem to promote their latest release, “Starbound Beast”.

 

 

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http://huntresskills.com/

 

 


  Machine Head closed out the Jager stage to an enormous and ferocious crowd. Machine Head has amassed a rather large and devout fan base over the years and they are more than happy to show their appreciation with their deafening chants and endless crowd serfing.

 

 

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http://machinehead1.com/

 

 

 

This little guy was probably one of the youngest Machine Head fans in attendance Saturday. He sang along to every song they played.

 

 

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Five Finger Death Punch is co headlining Mayhem along with Rob Zombie this time around. FFDP has just launched their 4th studio album, “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell” volume 1 on July 30. The second volume is set to be release in October. A one hour set from these guys is never enough.

 


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http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/

 

 

Closing out the evening was a theatrical appearance by none other than Rob Zombie. Rob always brings a huge stage set loaded with pyro, props and of course his extravagant costumes.

 

 


Fifteen bands, three stages and 10 hours of non-stop metal music. Mayhem proved once again that metal is still alive and well. Mayhem is by far the best metal fest out there.

 


THE COMPLETE MAYHEM 2013 LINE-UP

 

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE
ROB ZOMBIE
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
MASTODON
AMON AMARTH

 

MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE JAGERMEISTER STAGE
CHILDREN OF BODOM   MACHINE HEAD
ATTIKA7  JOB FOR A COWBOY
EMMURE    BUTCHER BABIES
BORN OF OSIRIS   BATTLECROSS
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE   HUNTRESS
THROWN INTO EXILE      

    

http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/

 

You can view more of Tracy's photos here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12782056@N03/sets

 

 

 

words and images by Tracy (Tink) Mailhiot

 

 

COUNTING CROWS LIVE AT PERTH CONCERT HALL 2013