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Show Review for Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 8/1/12 – Darien Lake

This year’s installment of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival made its way at Buffalo, NY’s Darien Lake this year, and metal heads of all ages made their way from rollercoaster to moshpit on a warm, comfortable day. Buffalo will probably get buried in a few feet of snow come September, so it was nice to have a good day to celebrate a 4-way metal legend extravaganza! The lineup, consisting of Anthrax, Motorhead, Slayer, and Slipknot, made no bones about what the day was going to bring forth. Stripped down from the full tour lineup, it was basically a “Headliners Only” showcase. It would’ve been cool to see the entire package in a day, but I was happy to only catch the cream. Read More…

Whitechapel Interview with Zach Householder

Metal bands… I love ‘em! Not just because screaming, percussive pounding, and distortion sounds good to me, but because I respect metal musicians. The good ones are some of the hardest working people around, and they (generally) aren’t working on choreography and dance moves to get ready for their shows. There is no shortage of upstart metal bands and kids with a dream to play in the big leagues, but it takes rigorous preparation, 110% effort, and a bit of the “crazy” to really make it work. Whitechapel has all those elements, and they want to let you know they won’t be stopping anytime soon.

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