Experimental metalers Periphery kicked off 2013 by opening up for Deftones and then went on to be a massive part of this year’s Summer Slaughter tour. They rounded out this year as headliners of their 'This Is Personal' tour and ended the trek at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. Stellar support included Born of Osiris, Dead Letter Circus and Twelve Foot Ninja.
Born of Osiris
A massive round of applause is due for Colorado thrashers Havok, as they won their fourth consecutive match and therefore earned a spot in our Death Match Hall of Fame along with a heavy rotation spot on Loudwire Metal Radio. Congrats to a truly awesome new-school thrash band. Now that Havok's 'Give Me Liberty… or Give Me Death' is immortal, you know what that means -- two new bands now enter the Death Match!
The Musicians Institute Stage at the 2013 Mayhem Festival kickoff in San Bernardino, Calif. was as scorching as the 100-plus degree heat all day long. Fans gathered around to catch a mixture of veteran bands and younger metal rockers, including Children of Bodom, Emmure, Born of Osiris, Motionless in White, Attika 7 and Thrown Into Exile.