Disclaimer: Only the festival organizers and/or bands can officially confirm or deny who is playing. Any information listed here is not official and is nothing more than speculation based off rumors.

    2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Rumors:

3-25-14: The Mayhem Festival mobile site accidentally had the band line up posted for a few hours. I received numerous tips about this and was sent the following screen capture:


mayhemfestival2014

I did view the site while the line up was still posted (it has been taken down since that time) and can verify the above screen capture is legit and accurate as to the bands I saw. It further verifies the artwork I received yesterday which you can view below.

Without further delay here is the real 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival line up:


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The line up runs like this:
Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Body Count featuring Ice-T, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Mushroomhead, Miss May I, Emmure, Veil Of Maya, Upon A Burning Body, Texas Hippie Coalition, Darkest Hour, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, King 810, Erihma

The official announcement will be on 3-31-14.

That is the 2014 Mayhem Fest line up.

3-05-14: I found out that Avenged Sevenfold will headline and close out every show this year. Also Anthrax has conflicting dates with the festival. After being reminded of Children Of Bodom canceling dates in 2013 and being added to the festival, I have decided to include In Flames as a rumored band. They recently ‘postponed’ their tour dates for the summer.

2-28-14: Here are a few things going on that may affect the rumors for this years Mayhem Fest.

First off, Lamb Of God and Anthrax are both heavily rumored for the Heavy Montreal festival which takes place this summer. The festival, formerly known as the HVY MTL festival, had featured several bands on the Mayhem Festival line up from the last few years. While certain bands have members denying they are on Mayhem Festival and that they are not touring, it will be interesting to see how those statements hold up once Heavy Montreal is officially announced. I think Anthrax could be a strong possibility for Mayhem Fest 2014 and I am not completly counting out Lamb Of God just yet. This would be the good news.

The bad news is that Killswitch Engage probably will not play this summer’s Mayhem Festival. A fan sent me a instagram post where one of the members denied that the band was playing. A few hours later the comment regarding this was deleted but not before I could verify it to be legit.

It is also starting to look as if the first rumor posted of the alleged Korn, A7X, Asking Alexandria and In This Moment main stage line up may indeed be true (don’t kill the messenger). There is not much in the way of strong rumors this year. The festival line up could look like this if all of the rumors are true:

Korn
Avenged Sevenfold
Asking Alexandria
In This Moment
Anthrax
Suicide Silence
Cradle Of Filth
Body Count
Norma Jean

Your guess is as good as mine at this point.

2-18-14: Here is what the line up looks like so far if the rumors are true:

Avenged Sevenfold
Korn
Killswitch Engage
Suicide Silence
Cradle Of Filth
Body Count
Norma Jean

Today the official dates were released and are as follows:

07/05 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
07/06 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
07/08 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
07/11 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
07/12 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
07/13 Denver, CO – TBA
07/15 Kansas City, KS – Sandstone Amphitheatre
07/16 Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/17 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/19 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
07/20 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/23 Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/24 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/26 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
07/27 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
07/29 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake
07/30 Wantagh, NY – Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
08/01 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
08/02 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
08/03 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
08/05 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
08/07 Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Zoo Amphitheatre
08/09 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/10 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Also, Devildriver frontman Dez revealed on his twitter that Devildriver will not play this year:


Rapper Ice T has stated his metal band Body Count will play this summer’s Mayhem Festival:

“Body Count is booking summer tours right now, right now we’re gonna be on a couple of dates on the ‘Metal Mayhem’ tour, run by Kevin Lyman. They’re finding dates, we’re gonna try to knock out as many dates as we can in the 2-3 month hiatus I have this summer.”

That info comes via his official podcast.

2-14-14: I have heard two more bands being rumored for the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. I checked both bands websites and neither have tour dates conflicting with when the festival usually takes place. Anyone up for Devildriver and Cradle Of Filth? Once again let me reiterate only the festival organizers and/or bands can officially confirm or deny who is playing. Any information listed here is not official and is nothing more than speculation based off rumors. With that said here is what the line up looks like so far if the rumors are true:

Avenged Sevenfold
Korn
Killswitch Engage
Suicide Silence
Cradle Of Filth
Devildriver
Norma Jean

2-13-14: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is set to announce its official details for the 2014 edition of the festival. Here is a post from the official facebook page:

The 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is announcing this year’s cities and venues next Tuesday February 18 at 10AM EST with the lineup announcement coming March 31st and the ticket on sale beginning on April 5th. This year’s odyssey will include four stages of Heavy Music and 19 Bands. Also look for Freestyle Motorcross and a Motorsports exhibition area and many other surprises and attractions.

Mayhem

1-30-14: Munky was interviewed at NAMM and recently confirmed that his band Korn will play this summer’s Mayhem Festival with Avenged Sevenfold:

This leads me to believe that Mayhem Fest may look somewhat like this:

Avenged Sevenfold
Korn
Killswitch Engage
Suicide Silence
Norma Jean

That is speculation based off of rumors and what Munky said in the above interview.

1-28-14: In a new interview over at KORNROW.com guitarist Munky confirms Korn is on a summer tour. He doesn’t say which summer tour but you can bet that it is probably the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. You can check out his comments concerning this around the 11 minute mark in the interview below:

This brings us to another possibility to play the festival – Killswitch Engage. According to bands set to play the With Full Force Festival which conflicts with the usual Mayhem Festival dates, it appears that KsE is probably going to play Mayhem Fest considering they have no other US tour dates in major cities scheduled except for their brief run this Spring leading up to their performance on the Rock On The Range festival. Here are bands that are currently scheduled for With Full Force that most likely will not be playing Mayhem Fest this summer:

Rob Zombie
Volbeat
Hatebreed
Trivium
Bring Me The Horizon
The Black Dahlia Murder
Behemoth
Kataklysm
Walls Of Jericho
Emmure
Motorhead
Amon Amarth

If you use the process of available bands by elimination that leaves KsE as a strong possibility to play in my opinion. Roadrunner Records usually has two bands on Mayhem Fest. I think Korn and Killswitch Engage are the most likely to play at this point. Once again, this is purely speculation and nothing is official unless it is confirmed by band members or the tour organizers.

I believe the following bands may play on the 2014 Mayhem Festival:

Korn
Killswitch Engage
Suicide Silence
Norma Jean

Consider that a ‘guess’.

1-12-14: It is time to once again look at some of the rumored bands for the 2014 Mayhem Festival. While only the tour organizers and bands can officially confirm their participation in the festival I have heard rumors that the following bands may be involved:

Korn
Trivium
Suicide Silence
Norma Jean

Another associate of mine with contacts in the music business tells me he heard a rumored line up consisting of the following:

Korn
Avenged Sevenfold
In This Moment
Bring Me The Horizon
Trivium
Everytime I Die
Behemoth
I See Stars
The Browning

I am not sure how legit these rumors are but I wanted to pass this along. For starters, Behemoth has conflicting tour dates. I have not checked the others. I do think the first 4 bands that I posted are very likely to play. Some of the others are questionable but not necessarily unlikely.

1-08-14: The website for Mayhem Fest has posted that the band line up along with dates/cities will be posted by them this Spring.

As for the band line up I have heard a new band rumored. That band is none other than Norma Jean.

I have also heard that the previous rumor about Asking Alexandria may not be true and they may be on Warped Tour – we will see.

It looks like Korn is the rumored frontrunner to headline for 2014. Once again, none of this is official; its only rumors and nothing more than that. In the comments below (facebook enabled) sound off with other bands you would like to see named for the festival. Hopefully I will have more updates soon.

12-07-13: I am hearing that Asking Alexandria are playing a US festival this summer. I believe it is the Mayhem Festival. Consider them heavily rumored to play the Mayhem Festival in 2014.

11-26-13: Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton took to twitter to tell everyone the band will not play any US shows until 2015. He is known for being sarcastic and clowning around while on twitter. Is he serious? Is this a swerve on his behalf? Only time will tell.

11-18-13: A rumor has surfaced online suggesting that members of Trivium have been telling fans that Trivium are playing on Mayhem Fest 2014. This comes from a fan who reportedly asked a member while the band was on tour with Devildriver.

11-17-13: There is a rumor on the internet where someone is saying the guitarist of one of the rumored main stage bands let it slip that this years Mayhem Festival main stage will consist of the following bands:

Avenged Sevenfold
Korn
Asking Alexandria
In This Moment

I doubt this rumor is truthful but thought it would make for fun discussion. All of the bands aside from A7X have played the festival before. Thoughts?

11-15-13: So far there has been few trustworthy rumors. Some bands I think have a good chance of playing this year are:


Lamb Of God

Trivium
Suicide Silence
The Black Dahlia Murder

At this point most fans conversing online seem to think the two headliners will come from the following list of bands:


Avenged Sevenfold
Godsmack
Judas Priest
Korn