Motorhead Join As I Lay Dying, Devil Wears Prada and More on Mayhem


Story by Anne Erickson

Motorhead confirmed for the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

It was already official, but now it’s officially official. Lemmy Kilmister and his metal band Motorhead are confirmed for the main stage of the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, adding to an already jam-packed lineup of heavy players, including As I Lay Dying, the Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, Slipknot, High on Fire and more.

Kilmister is uber-pumped for the trek. “Well, we’re used to mayhem in this band, so it’s kind of a family tradition!  Bring it!” he said in an official statement.

Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which is the world’s largest heavy music touring festival, kicks off its 2012 run June 30 in San Bernardino, Calif., and continues for over a month before wrapping August 5 in Hartford, Conn. Additional tour dates are expected to drop in the coming weeks. To stay up-to-date with Mayhem’s itinerary, visit the event’s official website.

Christian metal band As I Lay Dying have a reputation for a killer live show, and they’ll no doubt draw plenty of fans to Mayhem this year. Guitarist Nick Hipa recently told us that while the band’s members have Christian beliefs, their live show is for everyone. “Anyone who has seen this band knows that when they leave the show, they remember the show and our personalities,” Hipa said. “Everyone’s different beliefs are an aspect of them, but there’s isn’t an agenda behind the band as in being an evangelical band that’s trying to spread a certain message.

“Just like with a normal band, whatever is one your mind or whatever you’re dealing with personally is going to come through in your lyrics. [Lead singer] Tim [Lambesis] is a very philosophical dude, so his Christian perspective shows through on the lyrics.”


Anne Erickson
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