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Initial Rockstar Mayhem Fest 2012 Line-Up Announced, with Slipknot Headling

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This Year's Rockstar Mayhem Festival will be headlined by Slipknot who will be supported on the main stage by Slayer and a rotating slot featuring As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria and The Devil Wears Prada. The second stage will feature Anthrax, As I lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, High on Fire and the Jagermeister opener. A "Special Guest" for the tour will be announced on March 5th.

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1. Rex_84 writes:

"In 2012 the tour has upgraded the production on the festival stage and this year the Jagermeister Stage will feature a special headline set by Anthrax."

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 12:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. theghostofavalon writes:

I am totally going to be there!

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. hellrat writes:

Slipknot supported by Slayer??? That is fvcking blasphemous, insulting, disgusting **SPIT**

Fvck this sh!thole junkshow and its fvckoff organizers

FVCK YOU

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 1:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. btbamfav20 writes:

That's f***ing gay....... Slipknot got the spotlight taken away from them by Disturbed in '08... Slipknots drummer Joey or w/e can't even play his own sh** live... He starts slowing down cuz he can't play as fast as on the record, so the whole band starts to f*** up. More than twice the band stopped playing partway through their song cuz Joey f***ed up, and Taylor lost his voice halfway through their set, so he couldnt scream right or even do any clean vocals... he just wouldnt sing sometimes cuz his voice was gone... Slipknot is a studio band, like Soulfly they suck live really bad

NP: Suicide Nation - At The Gates

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 1:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. btbamfav20 writes:

^^ and totally agreed... i rarely ever see Slayer get the highlining spot anymore... especially with these mayhem organizers, they dont respect Slayer as much as they should, douche-bags

NP: The Swarm - At The Gates

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. hellrat writes:

^That is a fvcking GREAT record you're listening to Bam \m/

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BLR writes:

I wish Slayer was headlining. That way I could leave early.

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 1:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. R10 writes:

Hear also that Motorhead's on this thing. Slayer supporting Slipknot is fvckin' hilarious! But hell,they supported M. Manson on this thing three years ago,so oh well. Its cool though,get a headstart on beating traffic,bail after Slayer. NP: Amon Amarth- War of the Gods

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 2:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. KORNDOGG writes:

I too wish slayer was headlining. So I too could leave early. That would be great!

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 2:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. silvermountains writes:

Never in a million years did I think SLAYERRRRR would be on the same bill on the likes of asking Alexandria and whitechapel... agreed to all a headline from slayer would be nice... But I'll be there either way

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 2:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. brandedcfh420 writes:

this should be re-named "The Mayhem Toilet Bowl Fest"....this is one huge sh!t pile minus Slayer and Anthrax

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 2:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. R10 writes:

Ha! The "Sound of Toilet Flushing" tour! Yea,Slayer,Anthrax,and if its true,Motorhead also. Asking Alexandria or whatever the fvck thier called,arent worthy to anywhere near the same stage Slayer and Anthrax are performing,imo.

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 2:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. deathbringer writes:

Nah, it's at least half good, guys. AILD put on a great show even though I'm not a big fan. And who's going to call High on Fire sh**? There are 3 bands I would have zero interest in seeing and I am glad I would be able to go home early as-is.

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 2:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BLR writes:

I'd replace Slayer,Anthrax,Motörhead,and High on Fire for Chimaira,Lamb of God,Korn,and Parkway Drive. That would be an awesome show.

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 2:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. KORNDOGG writes:

If motorhead is gonna be there, im not going. I do however hear rumors that Korn is the band to be announced!!!

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. R10 writes:

KDogg,Korn played last year on this. I wouldnt truly know that,because i left after Megadeth. Im shocked some sh*t like Nickelback,Seether,or Five Finger Death Punch aint headliners on this. I hope the band to be announced is friggen Cannibal Corpse! That would make the sissys run for cover!

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. hellrat writes:

These sh!thole 'fests' are the main reason I hate Euros, Scandos, and Brits ;)

they all get fvcking killer festivals, and we get offered this frikken clownville rubbish

NP---Good Riddance, Goodbye---EXODUS

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Dirk McGirk writes:

Wow, there's a lot of haters out there. slipknot is amazing live. Im just glad that metal is still relevant enough to push a tour this big, with this much brutality.

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Dirk McGirk writes:

The cool thing is that if u dont like the lineup, u dont have to go. u can stay home in ur moms basement and play world of warcraft.

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. hellrat writes:

^Another cool thing would be you shutting yer flapper :)

I don't play video games you goddamned strudeler, and my mama doesn't have a basement

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. R10 writes:

Using the word "haters" should automatically disquallify you from a serious metal discussion. Just sayin.... But yea,fvck video games!

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. KORNDOGG writes:

R10, it was 2 years ago they were there with zombie. I did hear that rumor, but unlikely considering its been only two years. But hey, disturbed seems to be at a rockstar event every freaken year.

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. R10 writes:

Ooops your right KDogg. Last year was Godsmack and Disturbed.

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 6:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. pinto_beans writes:

Am I really the only one who's more-or-less stoked about this lineup? To hell with Prada, Alex, Chapel, and AILD, but knowing that High on Fire, Anthrax, and SLAYER are on the bill I'm flippin my sh!t on them being there! As for the Knot I too am slightly disappointed that they're headlining once again, but I still have a tolerance for them. I could care less for any of their "All Hope is Gone" stuff and a bit of "Vol. 3" but I can't deny the fact that they put on a good show.

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. ZMA writes:

Did anyone hear notice that some of the same bands are mentioned for both stages?

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 6:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. theghostofavalon writes:

Well see the thing is that even if Slayer is before Slipknot we all know that Slayer will still steal the show.

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 8:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. deathfreak writes:

The one year they put high on fire on the rest of the bands f***ing blow. beides slayer come they can atleast have a few decnt bands. not just two

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. metalmax writes:

bullsh** asking alexandria is the most brutal band on this lineup!!!!!

# Jan 25, 2012 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

I can't believe slipknot is headlining over slayer...that is complete and utter bullsh**...other than high on fire most of the other bands suck...i'll still go and it will be nice to be able to leave right after slayer...why does europe get the awesome metal festivals and we here in the states get crap?

# Jan 26, 2012 @ 12:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. SeiferothZero writes:

ZMA I think since it's a rotating cast on the main stage, whoever among those bands doesn't play on the main stage plays on the second stage.

# Jan 26, 2012 @ 12:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. hellrat writes:

Pinto, WHERE the hell is the Moist One...I really miss her, no matter how fvcking annoyed I might happen to be, she always makes me smile :)

# Jan 26, 2012 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. pinto_beans writes:

@hellrat: She has made her luscious return. Got ya covered man haha!

# Jan 26, 2012 @ 1:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. charest writes:

at least korn is not playing,then this show would really suck...

# Jan 26, 2012 @ 9:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. theghostofavalon writes:

Korn could be playing. They could be the special guest that they announce in March, and it seems very possible. But I am hoping that it's not.

# Jan 26, 2012 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. ThrashtillDeathTFV writes:

MOTORHEAD I HOPE!!
No doubt im goin if so!
Slayer Motorhead and Anthrax!!!

# Jan 26, 2012 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Blindgreed1 writes:

Dirk juggles hairy meatballs on his chin.

# Jan 26, 2012 @ 10:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. ZMA writes:

Could be possible post #30. Thanks.

# Jan 26, 2012 @ 2:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. R10 writes:

Post 35: Motorhead was initially on the origional tour posrter,so who knows. Hopefully Motorheads mainstage,they add another band in March. Yea,Slayer,Motorhead,Anthrax,High on Fire would get me to leave the house,purchase a 25 dollar lawn tic for this. Can never see those bands enough;hell,might be tempted to see part of Slipknots set,even though i havent liked anything by them since Iowa.

# Jan 26, 2012 @ 3:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. dimentian writes:

slayer should be cannibal corpse's roadies.

# Jan 26, 2012 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. KORNDOGG writes:

^ cannibal corpse shouldnt be allowd to make music

# Jan 26, 2012 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. dethguy writes:

f*** this whole line up and festival now that hardcore has taken over the whole thing and with all do respects to slayer,anthrax, and high on fire. i hear rumors about ozzfest comin back and the line up for that show and there saying 29 dates are on the tour. the should also bring back sound of the underground

# Jan 26, 2012 @ 4:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Blindgreed1 writes:

I like Canibal Corpse and all, but they can't hold Slayer's jock straps. Be real dimentian.

# Jan 26, 2012 @ 5:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. hellrat writes:

Ah shucks Pinto, you are the fvcking best :)

I didn't even realize quite how much I love her until beholding her lusciousness again after so long

\m/ Aye, Keep it Moist! \m/

# Jan 26, 2012 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. LOU SELVEY writes:

An okay line-up, even though slipknot has fallen off, they still put on a good live show.
looking forward to as i lay dying the most.
korn or motorhead, either one would be great

# Jan 27, 2012 @ 10:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. stone5206 writes:

the moshers and hard core dancers gonna be fighting haha

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46. dl writes:

asking alexandria sucks seen them with avenged

# Feb 5, 2012 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Overlord writes:

lold@#4. I haven't listened to Slipknot in years, but I will still defend them against ignorant pricks like you. Your whole story about Joey not being able to play his sh**, and Corey's voice giving out is just a straight up lie. Slipknot is the polar opposite of a studio band, seen em four times now and I will still vouch that they are some of the best performers in metal. It's blatant retards like you who give Slipknot a bad rep, spreading sh** about Joey not being able to drum, LOL.

# Feb 5, 2012 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Overlord writes:

& also, I don't know why Slayer even puts up with this stupid show anymore, I wouldn't go to this concert if you payed me, even for Slayer. Wouldn't be worth it if I have to sit through As I lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada, and (worst of all) Whitechapel.

D:

# Feb 5, 2012 @ 10:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Blindgreed1 writes:

Overlord: No it's not a lie. Seen it and heard it for myself. Corey blew his voice out in the second number.

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50. will is down to go writes:

I think this year was brilliantly drawn up, i !!LOVE!! the line up. Not relaly a fan of slayer or MoterHead which has been rumored about being the special guest. Asking alexandria, as i lay dying, TDWP, and white chapel this year is going to be the heaviest and most ruthless set yet. but next year i suggest to get rid of the old school bands and get more metal core. i vote for parkway drive, and Amarna Reign for main stage next year.

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