City In The Sea talks Mayhem Newbies with PGHMUSICMAG

Todd from City In The Sea talks about being on Sumerian Records, playing on off nights with Born Of Osiris and Emmure, doing the van and trailer while traveling, what the City In The Sea sound is, fan reaction, dreaming about Mayhem Festival, playing with Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch, and asking veteran musicians for advice…

 

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Update – ATTIKA 7 and SCORPION CHILD Added, $4 Beer All Summer Long and More

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ATTIKA 7 (http://www.attika7.com) and SCORPION CHILD (http://www.scorpionchild.com) have just been added to the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this summer. Both bands will be playing all tour dates with SCORPION CHILD headlining the Sumerian Stage and ATTIKA 7 playing the Musician’s Institute Stage. To see all the bands playing this summer on Mayhem, check out the Mayhem website at http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/bands.

What goes better with blistering heavy metal and hot summer weather than an ice cold beer? Nothing! Now you can refresh yourself at a low price of just $4 for a value beer at your local ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL stop this summer. Look for the value beer stations throughout the venue. ***NOTE: Beer will be $5 in Houston and prices vary in Bangor and Boise

Take the official ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL survey now! By completing this survey, you could be selected as a Mayhem Reporter member to receive a FREE VIP PASS to the 2013ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL date of your choice. The fest will be selecting 10 members for each date of the tour and selected reporters will be announced via email and posted onwww.mayhemreporters.com next week.

For more information on these items and more, visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.

Take a look at what some of this year’s festival artists are doing RIGHT NOW:

 

  • CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist & vocalist ALEXI LAIHO joins SiriusXM host Jose Mangin for an in-studio hang to talk about their 9th studio album Halo Of Blood, and about their summer run on the 6th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL. Encore Broadcasts: Friday, June 14th @ 8pm ET / 5pm PT and Sunday, June 16th @ 11am ET / 8am PT and also available on SiriusXM On Demand
  • HUNTRESS is having a “Virtual Yard Sale” to raise funds for the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this summer!  There are only 14 DAYS LEFT in the fundraiser! New perks added! Check out this hilarious video (http://youtu.be/TjhuNFP1gD8) they made and visit their indiegogo page for more info! More info: http://igg.me/at/huntress/x/3392973

 

In addition to the new bands announced above, artists performing this year include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer ROB ZOMBIE, plus, the triple gold certified FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as JOB FOR A COWBOYEMMUREBORN OF OSIRISMOTIONLESS IN WHITEBUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSSHUNTRESSTHROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. Dates and venues are listed below. Fans can go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com to keep up with additional details as they are released.

 

Tour dates are as follows:

 

Date    City                             Venue

6/29     San Bernardino, CA     San Manuel Amphitheater

6/30     Mountain View, CA    Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/2       Boise, ID                    Idaho Center Amphitheatre

7/3       Auburn, WA                White River Amphitheater

7/5       Phoenix, AZ                Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6       Albuquerque, NM        Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7       Denver, CO                 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

7/10     Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12     Burgettstown, PA         First Niagara Pavilion

7/13     Scranton, PA                Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

7/14     Darien Center, NY       Darien Lake PAC

7/16     Mansfield, MA            Comcast Center

7/17     Bangor, ME                 Bangor Waterfront

7/19     Camden, NJ                 Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20     Saratoga Springs, NY   SPAC

7/21     Hartford, CT                The Comcast Theatre

7/23     Holmdel, NJ               PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24     Bristow, VA                 Jiffy Lube Live

7/26     Noblesville, IN            Klipsch Music Center

7/27     Tinley Park, IL             First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/28     Clarkston, MI DTE      Energy Music Theatre

7/30     Atlanta, GA                 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/31     Tampa, FL                   Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

8/2       Austin, TX                   Austin360 Amphitheater

8/3       The Woodlands, TX    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4       Dallas, TX                   Gexa Energy Pavilion

Sponsors for the 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL include title sponsor ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and stage sponsors JAGERMEISTERMUSICIANS INSTITUTE, and SUMERIAN RECORDS. Festival sponsors include IBANEZ GUITARS,

ZIPPOMETAL BLADE RECORDSNAPALM RECORDSSQUATCH SNACK STICKSFUCK CANCER and KEEP A BREAST. Media partners include REVOLVER MAGAZINE and ZUUS MEDIA.

About ROCKSTAR: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. New from Rockstar for 2013, Rockstar Energy Water is a non-carbonated and sugar free enhanced water beverage that is now available throughout the U.S. in three refreshing flavors. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

The 6th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces VIP Charity Ticket Auctions that will put Fans Onstage with One of Their Favorite Bands

Proceeds to Benefit ‘Metal of Honor’& ‘Unite The United Foundation’

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The 6th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, featuring headliners Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon and Amon Amarth, is proud to announce the 2013 VIP Charity Ticket Auction that will put fans onstage with one their favorite bands. Proceeds will benefit Metal of Honor and Unite The United Foundation.

 

Beginning Thursday, May 16, 2013 and running for ten-days, fans can bid on eBay for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive two (2) VIP passes to THE ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL. In addition, the top bidder and their guest will watch their favorite band perform from the best seats in the house: ONSTAGE! They will also receive: Level 1 premium reserved seats ORGeneral Admission ‘Pit’ tickets, a backstage guided tour to see the “inner workings” of a large scale concert festival (who knows who you’ll meet?), a one-of-a-kind ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL custom artwork drum head autographed by all members of one (1) of their favorite bands on the tour, a Metal of Honor commemorative laminate pass and front-of-the-line access to all band signings.

 

The all-day outdoor ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, drawing as many as 11,000 to 17,000+ fans per event, will make stops in 26 North American cities, coast-to-coast, beginning on June 29, 2013 in San Bernardino, California and concluding August 4, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Each festival date features 16 of the biggest names in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, performing on four stages, as well as other attractions, including a concourse midway filled with vendors and activities, and the not-to-be-missed Metal Mulisha Motorcycle Freestyle Jump Show (www.metalmulisha.com), performing on select dates.

 

Projected to be one of the most successful, audacious and not-to-be-missed concert events of 2013, The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will feature multi-platinum headliners Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon andAmon Amarth on the MainstageThe Jägermeister Stage will feature headliner Machine Head supported by Job for a Cowboy, Butcher Babies, Battlecross and Huntress. The Musicians Institute Stage will feature headliner Children of Bodom, supported by Behemoth, Emmure, Born of Osiris, Motionless in White and Thrown into Exile.  The Sumerian Records stage will feature headliner City in the Sea, with more bands to be announced. Daily lineups vary by date, so be sure to check the DATES page for show lineups: www.rockstarmayhemfest.com/dates

 

Fans who have purchased Charity VIP Tickets in the past state, “Best. Concert. Experience. Ever. Thank you for a dream come true event!,” “Even better than last year. Thanks a ton for a killer day!,” and “Awesome Experience! Would do this again!”

 

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL eBay ticket auctions began on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. PST, CST and EST, when 26 pairs of tickets with accompanying VIP credentials for all 26 MAYHEM dates will be posted to eBay as TEN-Day Auctions. Fans interested in bidding on these very special MAYHEM Festival VIP tickets and credentials can access the eBay ticket auctions from the Metal of Honor Charity Auction Button on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL website home page: www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or by searching for “MAYHEM Charity” on www.eBay.com

 

About The Charities:
Metal of Honor is a charity program started in 2011 that raises financial support and awareness for military non-profits while showing gratitude to our military men and women during the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour.

 

The Unite The United Foundation is a public 501 (c) (3) non-profit, fundraising organization founded by the producers of the Vans Warped Tour, and ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL. It’s mission is to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders from the music, touring and action sports worlds to work toward positive change, by supporting local charities and participating in community volunteerism events across the United States. Unite The United Foundation is committed to raising funds to be donated directly to grass roots organizations that are making a difference in every national community.  (http://www.unitetheunited.com)

 

For more info:

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL official website: www.rockstarmayhemfest.com/

 

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL 2013 TOUR DATES:

06/29 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater

06/30 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

07/02 Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre

07/03 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

07/05 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion

07/06 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre

07/07 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre

07/10 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

07/12 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

07/13 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion

07/14 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

07/16 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

07/17 Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront

07/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

07/21 Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

07/23 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

07/24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

07/26 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

07/27 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre

07/28 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

07/30 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre

07/31 Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

08/02 Austin, TX – Tower Amphitheatre

08/03 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

08/04 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

 

After the Burial Jams Out at the Rex

-by Dave Mondine

With the newer generation of metal called “metalcore” spreading like a disease throughout the United States, After the Burial is one of the first bands to start this trend.  Metalcore is a mixture of the old school heavy metal mixed with some newer more technical and electronic sounds.  After the Burial was joined by four other bands at the Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh, Within the Ruins, The Contortionist, Class Cloud, and City in the Sea.

Finally showing up to the show, The Contortionist was about to go on.  They haven’t been around the whole mainstream scene a whole lot which in this case is a good thing.  They are very similar to Between the Buried and Me with their slow to fast pace technicalities.  Their style is very unique and listening to them is defiantly a journey by itself.  Watching these guys on stage wasn’t really entertaining to but this time around it was more about the music.  Just from observing you can tell that they really get into what they are playing and are concentrating extremely hard since timing is a huge factor for this genre of music.  I wouldn’t say The Contortionist is highly recommended since their style is hard to get into sometimes but they are defiantly worth checking out if you are into Between the Buried and Me at all.

Next up was Within the Ruins and personally I was more excited to see these guys play over everyone else.  Within the Ruins is one of those bands who just keeps getting better with every album.  Their newest album that has already come out this year, “Elite”, is one of the best and most solid albums I have heard in awhile.  It’s fresh, heavy, and nonstop fast pace action.  So experiencing their performance was hopefully going to be completely outrageous and it was even better than that.  Within the Ruins gave it their all and had the crowd jumping all around and moshing quite a bit.  Playing a lot of new songs made the crowd pretty happy and I can’t say I blame them.  It seems that Within the Ruins is not afraid to tell you exactly what they think about everything in their song lyrics.  Being straight up atheists probably has something to do with that.  All and all this was defiantly the best performance of the night and if you need someone to jam to, Within the Ruins is where its at.

Last, After the Burial was finally up.  They are one of those bands who has a pretty decent size following but they are pretty underrated.  Just like The Acacia Strain, when these guys come to town to play, you end up seeing a nice size crowd ready to go.  Probably the best part about After the Burial is that even though they are recording a new album (set to come out this year) they played a nice even mixture of old and new songs to pleas the crowd.  What more could you ask for?  While on stage these guys were very hard to get pictures of but they made up for it with the high volume of their drummers bass drum blasting out of the speakers.  Just one of those feeling that makes your body shake it was so loud with such a deep sound.  Seeing After the Burial was a nice experience because they do tend to actually put guitar solos in their songs, which is hard to find with newer bands.  But these guys have been around for awhile so they know how this whole game works.  Once again I would recommend checking After the Burial out if you need some pretty sick metalcore to listen to, because they are some of the first to play that style.

WITHIN THE RUINS RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO

WITHIN THE RUINS have released an all new music video for their single, “Feeding Frenzy.”The video was directed by Kevin J Custer, who offers a quote:

“The shoot went exceptionally well. The guys definitely know what they’re doing and work hard. And it makes it even better when the music is badass. This track – and the album are amazing.”

The band recently announced a new batch of spring tour dates including their participation in the “THE SICK TOUR II” last week, which begins soon!

The band will then be heading out with label-mates THE CONTORTIONIST in part of the “GOOD FIGHT TOUR” along with I DECLARE WAR, REFLECTIONS and CITY IN THE SEA. Soon after that, the “ROAD TO METAL FEST” tour kicks off with the band supporting AFTER THE BURIAL.

WITHIN THE RUINS ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR DATES/ 4/24 Pittsburgh

WITHIN THE RUINS have announced a new batch of spring tour dates surrounding the release of their brand new record, “Elite” due out next week. The band recently announced their participation in the “THE SICK TOUR II” last week, which begins in just a few weeks.

The band will then be heading out with label-mates THE CONTORTIONIST in part of the “GOOD FIGHT TOUR” along with I DECLARE WAR, REFLECTIONS and CITY IN THE SEA. Soon after that, the “ROAD TO METAL FEST” tour kicks off with the band supporting AFTER THE BURIAL, dates can be seen below.

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**note that the Pittsburgh date will not be at The Ironworks due to that venue’s closing and will be at a venue to be announced