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Gollum will perform a one-off show at the Raleigh, North Carolina stop of Rockstar Energy Drink's Mayhem Festival.
The Wilmington, North Carolina group will join Megadeth, Machine Head, In Flames, Unearth and other successful acts of today's metal and hard rock scene. Gollum is set to play the Jagermiester stage on August 3rd at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek. The band's set will be filmed for a possible DVD.
Said guitarist Frank Stroehmer: "We are super stoked and psyched to play alongside all these great bands for the third year in a row! We are especially looking forward to seeing Megadeth destroy! We've been working hard over the last year writing new material for our upcoming Rotten Record's sophomore release and will be showcasing some of the new tunes in our set!"
Gollum is currently working on the follow-up to the band's 2009 Rotten Records release "The Core."
North Carolina experimental extreme metal band GOLLUM has posted the music video for "Blacksmith (Summoning Wrath)" online. The track comes off their latest album, "The Core," released via Rotten Records last spring. The video was shot in the summer of 2009 in the band's hometown of Wilmington. The band performance portion was shot in a studio and later cropped and transformed into abstract CGI while the "movie" portion was filmed in a welding warehouse to capture a blacksmith at work.
The band comments on the video's concept, "The concept for the 'Blacksmith (Summoning Wrath)' video was to have this visually experimental and abstract CGI background during our performance intertwined with a 'movie' depicting a blacksmith forging a battle-ready sword. With the limited resources and good dedicated friends that know how to film and use video software helping out, we think we accomplished that vision, even on such a slim budget!"
Check the music video out below:
Wilmington, North Carolina metal act Gollum was recently added to one of the dates on this year's edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The fest runs from July 10th - August 14th and features over a dozen bands including Korn, Lamb Of God, In This Moment, 3 Inches Of Blood, Hatebreed, and Shadows Fall. Gollum will perform on the Jagermeister Stage August 3rd at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The band commented on their addition to the lineup: "We are thrilled to be invited back a for the second year in a row! Last year, West Palm Beach, Florida was so surreal and unbelievable! We really look forward to playing on the Jager stage at the Mayhem Festival again this year, this time in front of our home state crowd in Raleigh! Thanks to Jagermeister! We are currently planning a fall tour and are in pre-production for the our next record."
Prior the Gollum's performance at Mayhem, they will play a string of local shows. Confirmed dates thus far include:
7/09/2010 Rock Shop - Fayetteville, NC
7/10/2010 Reggies - Wilmington, NC
7/23/2010 The Pour House - Raleigh, NC
8/03/2010 Jäger Mobile Stage/Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival - Raleigh, NC