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Rockstar Mayhem Festival off on a powerful start

KornAnnie Atlasman

The fourth of July holiday weekend, The Rockstar Mayhem Energy Festival kicked off in San Bernadino, California on July 5th, 2014 at the San Manuel Ampitheater.

Rockstar Mayhem Festival off on a powerful start
Rockstar Mayhem Festival off on a powerful startAnnie Atlasman

The six week long national tour (with some Canadian dates) is featuring headliners Avenged Sevenfold and Korn as well as Asking Alexandria and Trivium on the main stage.

Rockstar Mayhem is known for two supporting stages and the main stage, however, this year they have introduced a third stage sponsors by Victory Records which is featuring five of their own artists. Headlining for the first two dates in California is Ill Nino, which is currently promoting their new album, 'Til Death, La Familia' which is being released on July 22nd. Other opening acts include Wretched, Islander and Erihma . Emmure joins the remainder of the festival as a headliner, starting in Auburn, Washington on Tuesday July 8th.

The other two stages, one being the Sumerian Stage is featuring the return of Body Count which features rapper and actor Ice T. Upon a Burning Body, who recently pulled a PR stunt in promotion of their new album is also featured on the Sumerian Stage; singer Danny Leal was fakely reported missing just a few days before the Mayhem tour had started and just a few days before their new album 'The World is My Enemy Now' becomes available in stores on August 12th n . While most fans were angry with the prank, they were excited to see that he was safe and put on a formidable performance. Other bands on the Sumerian stage are Darkest Hour, Veil of Maya and features the Headbang winner.

The Coldcock Whisky stage, which is featured in the center between the Victory and Sumerian stages features major hitters of bands. Headlining that stage is Cannibal Corpse, with support by Suicide Silence, Miss May I, Mushroom Head, Texas Hippie Coalition and King 810.

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem festival is off to a strong successful start with few tickets still remaining for the rest of their national tour dates. Scheduled cities are available on their website, Facebook page. Additional dates may be listed with some of the bands on the off dates from Mayhem which is available on the individual band's pages.