Hell’s Angels assisted with a motorcycle motorcade, to begin the revealing of the lineup of the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Jill Janus of Huntress and Butcher Babies’ Heidi Shepherd and Carla Heavy, led the way. Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltán Báthory, Ivan Moody, Chris Kael, Jeremy Spencer and Jason Hook arrived next. Ginger Fish and Piggy D of Rob Zombie soon followed. Rob Zombie walked alone and John 5 helped end the convoy.
Some members of the press went upstairs to take photos on the red carpet. Others remained in the pit to ask Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch questions. The master of ceremony went onto introduce Huntress and Butcher Babies, they walked on stage, posed for the rest of the press and made their exits. After each band was announced, the crowd cheered. View the slideshow, for a complete listing.
After putting the rumors to rest, Five Finger Death Punch was introduced and a video montage of their career accomplishments and future album information was displayed. “The Lords of Salem” trailer was aired, after all of the members of Rob Zombie took their seats. Both visuals were accompanied by applause, by the audience. After one-on-one interviews were conducted backstage, Huntress and Butcher Babies took the stage.
Huntress began their set with “Senecide” and “Spell Eater” soon followed. Before “Blood Sisters”, Janus mentioned how difficult it was to keep the lineup a secret. She continued to say the song will be on their next album. “Eight of Swords” was the last song of their set. Night Rape” was also part of Huntress’ set.
Butcher Babies began their set with a song with a working title. During the last song, “Axe Wound”, Shepherd jumped into the general admission area and attempted to start a mosh pit. Security guards jumped in right away and the attendees formed a circle around her instead.
“The Mirror Never Lies”, “Mr. Slowdeath”, “Jesus Needs More Babies For His War Machine”, “National Bloody Anthem”, “Blonde Girls All Look The Same” and two songs with working titles were also part of Butcher Babies’ set.
Huntress and Butcher Babies will be on the Jägermeister Mobile Stage, at the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The tour dates are below:
June 29 – San Manuel Amphitheater, in San Bernardino, Calif.
June 30 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, in Mountain View, Calif.
July 2 – Idaho Center Amphitheatre, in Boise, Idaho
July 3 – White River Amphitheater, in Auburn, Wash.
July 5 – Desert Sky Pavilion, in Phoenix, Ariz.
July 6 – Isleta Amphitheatre, in Albuquerque, N.M.
July 7 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, in Denver, Colo.
July 10 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, in Toronto
July 12 – First Niagara Pavilion, in Burgettstown, Pa.
July 13 – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, in Scranton, Pa.
July 14 – Darien Lake PAC, in Darien Center, N.Y.
July 16 – Comcast Center, in Mansfield, Mass.
July 17 – Bangor Waterfront, in Bangor, Maine
July 19 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J.
July 20 – SPAC, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
July 21 – The Comcast Theatre, in Hartford, Conn.
July 23 – PNC Bank Arts Center, in Holmdel, N.J.
July 24 – Jiffy Lube Live, in Bristow, Va.
July 26 – Klipsch Music Center, in Noblesville, Ind.
July 27 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, in Tinley Park, Ill.
July 28 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, in Clarkston, Mich.
July 30 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, in Atlanta, Ga.
July 31 – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, in Tampa, Fla.
Aug. 2 – Austin360 Amphitheater, in Austin, Tex.
Aug. 3 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, in The Woodlands, Tex.
Aug. 4 – Gexa Energy Pavilion, in Dallas, Tex.