By WILL KRISS
Since 2008, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has been one of the most wildly popular music festivals for hard rock and heavy metal fanatics alike. Despite starting off mainly as a heavy metal festival, recent years have brought in other hard rock and metal subgenres, reminiscent of the Taste of Chaos tour.
Despite the shift toward a more mainstream audience in recent years, the 2014 lineup has been officially announced, and is being touted as one of the most diverse Mayhem lineups to date. Locally, the show will take place July 17 at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston. Acts will start at 1 p.m. This is currently the only Michigan stop on the tour.
The full lineup includes Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Body Count (featuring Ice-T), Suicide Silence, Mushroomhead, Miss May I, Veil of Maya, Emmure, Upon a Burning Body, Texas Hippie Coalition, Darkest Hour, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, King 810, and Erimha.
Featuring everything from Nu-Metal to Death Metal, and everything in between, this is indeed a lineup for any fan of the genre.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, with prices starting at $33 for lawn seats. Some pavillion tickets are also available, with some seats selling for as much as $250.