Mayhem Fest 2010
Cover photo by: Adam Petrasek
Mayhem!!!! (I actually had several hundred more exclamation points but the bosses made me delete them. They wanted words for some reason. Haha!) The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is almost here and it’s bigger and badder than it ever has been before. 2010 Mayhem is so huge that Hollywood Music TV has an awesome surprise in store for you. But more on that later!
The booking masters for the 2010 Rockstar Mayhem Festival have brought together the best metal bands of the modern era into one event over many stages that were all built to blow you away. There’s the absolute legends like Korn and Rob Zombie, the badasses like Lamb of God and Five Finger Death Punch, and the power houses like Hatebreed and Chimaira. Plus so many wicked bands like In This Moment, Atreyu, Norma Jean, Shadows Fall, Winds of Plague, and 3 Inches of Blood. Mayhem is basically a metal head’s holiday and whoever wants to start the petition to officially make it one I will be the first to sign it.
Now in order to tackle the sickest Mayhem line up yet Hollywood Music TV has enlisted the talents of their brightest (and hottest!) new metal VJ: Mercedes Escobedo. Mercedes will be covering the intensity of the Mayhem tour as well as interviewing all the biggest metal stars for Hollywood Music TV.
Here’s what Mercedes had to say about landing the big HMTV gig: “I would in fact have to say that it is a dream come true and to be in the position of being surrounded by ultra talented musicians all the time, well I am definitely looking forward to that! Music is my life and I love punk rock, I love metal, I love hardcore and what’s better than being able to go to shows and meet all the people that you admire? I’m very excited to meet the artists on a professional level and get to know them as people and not just as musicians in the spotlight that I have been watching for years.”
The 2010 Rockstar Mayhem Festival has all the makins for yet another legendary year. Mayhem is a whole day of amazing bands, awesome crowds, tons of cool vendors in the metal scene, and the Metal Mulisha freestyle motocross team bustin out F@#K stopping moves that only the truly insane can pull off. Add all that cool stuff up plus the chance to meet some of your favorite metal gods? Mayhem fuuuhreakin rules.
HMTV’s newest superstar Mercedes had this to say about who she is most excited to meet at Mayhem, “I am really really excited to meet Five Finger Death Punch! Then there’s bands like Atreyu and Norma Jean who I have been listening to since I was 14 and have seen live a million times and they never ever get old. It’s a religious experience every time. This is the most awesome dream job I could ever think of. I love it that there’s such a wide range of metal at Mayhem.”
So it is at this juncture of this article that I basically just hi-jack the whole damn thing. As some of you may have noticed from my bio I live in Colorado in the Denver area.
To give you an idea of how freakin metal Denver is here’s a head banging factoid: During the mile high February deep freeze we only wake up for 2 reasons: To go boarding up in the hills and to scratch another day off the calendar until Mayhem in July. If you doubt this please consider that we build entire vacations, parties, and general chaos around our Denver Mayhem tour date. And this year? For 2010 we outdid ourselves.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in Denver will be on July 18th. On July 17th the party gets started with grand daddy of all Mayhem pre parties. Are you ready? Hollywood Music presents the Mayhem Pre-Party in Denver Colorado at the Gothic Theatre with a killer 6 band line up. These are the Rocky Mountain big boys (and girls) of metal.
Opening this mega party is One Shot One Kill with the teenage shred machine Katie Cushman on guitar (if you think you can out play a teenage girl on guitar come to Denver and find out. Ps. You’ll lose.), next up is Blindfold The Devil who have caught serious international attention including their fans in Bullet For My Valentine, Denver’s hip-hop heavy metal master’s Ransom who sell out the 1000 seat Gothic Theatre just themselves are bringing the pain and the party, IAMTHESHOTGUN yeah it’s all one word and these guys will be the next metal OMG! moment you have (I frickin guarantee it.), metalcore’s brightest sons Kill Syndicate are in the direct support seat and the brutality on stage is equally matched by their fans in the pit. The headliner for Denver’s Mayhem Pre-Party brought to you by Hollywood Music is the long awaited CD release by Me Against Sunrise. This is insanity and what a weekend we are all going to have! There’s going to be a wicked VIP after Mayhem party too but I ain’t gonna tell you about it unless you stop by the Hollywood Music booth at the Denver, Mayhem.
When I prompted HMTV’s Mercedes to come to the Denver Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival she had this to say: “I love Colorado. Colorado kicks ass. I’m totally down.”
See you at Mayhem!!