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Festival Mastermind Kevin Lyman Excited About 2013 Warped Tour and Mayhem Trek

Kevin Lyman
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Kevin Lyman made his name with the success of the Vans Warped Tour, but the U.S. festival mastermind has added to his cache with the evolution of the hard rock and metal Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival in recent years.

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Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Huntress + Butcher Babies Rock 2013 Mayhem Fest Press Event

Rob Zombie-Ivan Moody-Mayhem Press Conference
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

The 2013 Mayhem Festival may not arrive until late June, but four of the bands on the bill gave a great taste of what's to come at the Mayhem Festival press conference Monday (March 18) in Los Angeles. Headliners Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch fielded questions, while up-and-coming acts Huntress and Butcher Babies took over the Whisky-a-Go-Go for an in-your-face performance.

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2013 Rockstar Mayhem Festival Lineup Unveiled: Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch + More

Rob Zombie / Ivan Moody
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire (2)

As promised, the lineup for the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour was revealed today (March 18), and the headliners include Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and Mastodon. The trek kicks off June 29 in San Bernardino, Calif., and runs through an Aug. 4 stop in Dallas.

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2013 Mayhem Festival Dates + Cities Unveiled

Rockstar Mayhem Festival

Since its launch in 2008, the Rockstar Energy Drink  has quickly become one of top U.S. metal tours. Some of the biggest names in music have headlined the fest in the past, including Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot in 2012. No bands have been announced yet, but the dates and cities for this year's trek have just been unveiled.

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Mayhem Festival Rocks Connecticut – Exclusive Photos

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

We've got more exclusive photos and live coverage of the 2012 Mayhem Festival. For the final date of the massive metal fest in Hartford, Conn., each band gave a little extra for the conclusion of the tour.

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Organizers Cancel 2012 Mayhem Cruise Set to Feature Lamb of God, Machine Head + Anthrax

Randy Blythe / Robb Flynn / Joey Belladonna
Mary Ouellette, shewillshootyou.com / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire/ Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Coming off one of the most successful summers to date with the Mayhem Festival, there was a lot of anticipation for what the inaugural Mayhem Festival Cruise would bring this December.

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Slipknot, Slayer + More Rock Massachusetts Mayhem Gig: Exclusive Photo Gallery

Slipknot
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

For the last two months the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has been bringing a healthy dose of metal and mayhem to stops across the U.S. After finally making its way to the East Coast, the metal extravaganza wraps up today (Aug. 5) clocking in its last show at the Comcast Centre in Hartford. Ct.

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Whitechapel’s Ben Savage Talks Latest Album, Band’s Three-Guitar Attack + More

Photo: Adam Elmakias, Whitechapel Facebook
Photo: Adam Elmakias, Whitechapel Facebook

Whitechapel are one of the many bands on this year's impressive Mayhem Festival lineup. The Tennessee-based band also released their self-titled, fourth studio album earlier in the year.

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Mayhem Bands Pick Their Favorite Songs From Each Other’s Catalog

Kevin Winter / Frazer Harrison (2), Getty Images
Kevin Winter / Frazer Harrison (2), Getty Images

With the Mayhem Festival under way this summer, each of the bands will get very familiar with the music of their cohorts. So we at Loudwire asked a number of the acts what songs from their peers on the bill that they feel are so genius that they wished it was part of their catalog. As you can see, the veteran acts are getting a lot of love.

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Lamb of God Frontman Randy Blythe’s Arrest: Mayhem Festival Rockers Offer Their Thoughts

Randy Blythe
Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe is expected to be bailed out of a Czech jail today (Monday) after spending much of the past week behind bars over an alleged manslaughter charge relating to a concert incident two years ago. The shocking news has sent shockwaves through the metal world, and a number of the bands on this year's Mayhem Tour offered their thoughts on the incident when Loudwire caught up with them at the trek's kickoff show this past weekend.

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