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Mayhem Week! Art Cruz of Winds Of Plague

Week two of Mayhem is in the books. Last week we were on our way to Las Vegas, Nevada, to play an off-date show with our bus mates, Shadows Fall, when Jeff the bus driver had to pull over because…

Aug 3, 2010

Mayhem Week! Jeff Fabb of In This Moment

It’s fun being on a metal tour—most of the bands on Mayhem this year we’ve toured with in the past, and it’s great to see them again. The heat early in the tour was brutal—the sunscreen I put on my…

Aug 1, 2010

Mayhem Week! Chris Raines of Norma Jean

Hey, everyone! The 2010 Mayhem Festival is going by way too fast. We’re playing the Silver Star Stage with Atreyu, In This Moment, Winds Of Plague, and 3 Inches Of Blood. Everyone is super cool, and we’ve had amazing shows…

Jul 29, 2010

Mayhem Week! Brandon Saller of Atreyu

By the looks of the divots in my drumheads after the first day of Mayhem, the energy will be raging this summer. After a month in Europe on my scaled-down kit, it’s nice to get back to the big dog.…

Jul 28, 2010

Mayhem Week! Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch

This is the first tour on which we have big production, which is really exciting but also presents a challenge. Some venues aren’t large enough to fit it in on the stage! We have a huge hydraulic drum riser that…

Jul 27, 2010

Mayhem Week! Mike Wengren of Disturbed

Mike Wengren from Disturbed here, writing in from The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. It’s day 7 as I write this, and we’re in Phoenix, Arizona. It’s been a crazy hot one today! This tour has been really awesome so…

Jul 29, 2008

Dave Mackintosh of DragonForce Mayhem Week Tour Blog

When we arrived at the first show for the Rockstar Energy Drink Festival, I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful Birch/Bubinga Starclassic set that Tama had so kindly sent me. I was like a kid at Christmas as I set…

Jul 24, 2008