Metal Blade Records has issued as follows:
AMON AMARTH have confirmed that they will be performing as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2013 in North America this summer. Not only will they be performing, but they will be on the main stage along with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, and Mastodon! The entire confirmed lineup can be found at rockstarmayhemfest.com. AMON AMARTH will be touring in support of their upcoming new album, which will be their ninth studio release. The album title, art, deluxe pre-order bundles, and new music will be revealed within the next few weeks.
Guitarist Olavi Mikkonen comments: “Amon Amarth is excited to be part of this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. We can’t think of a better way to spend the summer than raging and pillaging across North America in real Viking style!”
Surtur Rising, the band’s previous effort, was released in North America on March 29, 2011 and landed on multiple charts worldwide, making it one of the band’s fastest-selling albums to date. Surtur Rising debuted at #34 on the Billboard Top 200, #6 on the Billboard Top Independent Album, #1 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums and #10 on the Indy/Small Chain Core Store Chart. The record entered Austria’s Top 40 Chart at #12 and Switzerland’s Top 100 at #20. In Germany, Surtur Rising entered the Top 100 Chart at #8 and the official Media Mark charts at #14 in its second week. In Canada, Surtur Rising came in at #19 on the Top 200 Chart, #5 on the Independent Charts and #2 on Hard Charts. The record was #1 in Canada on Itunes’ Top Metal albums, and also charted on the following: #16 Top 200, #3 Top Rock and #1 Top Metal. In the U.S., the record ranked in at #2 on iTunes’ Rock Album chart and #20 in the Top 200.
BEHEMOTH, Poland’s preeminent metal export, will be releasing a new album in 2013. En route to releasing their tenth studio album, BEHEMOTH will perform throughout North America as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. They will perform on the Musician’s Institute stage with Children of Bodom. Information on BEHEMOTH’s new album, including art, music, and behind the scenes studio videos will be unveiled within the next few months.
The LA Weekly heralded BEHEMOTH as “one of the most compelling live presences in metal” while maintaining the year-and-a-half hiatus (due to Nergal’s battle with leukemia) served only to elevate the band’s intensity, which North American fans most recently experienced during 2012′s Decibel Magazine Tour. BEHEMOTH’s latest full length album, Evangelion, achieved gold status in Poland and debuted at #56 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts in the US upon its release in 2009.
JOB FOR A COWBOY:
JOB FOR A COWBOY are confirmed to perform as part of Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013. The band will be performing all summer long on the Jagermeister Stage alongside Machine Head, Battlecross, Butcher Babies, and Huntress. This will be JOB FOR A COWBOY’s second time performing on what has become the largest touring metal festival in North America.
This year has already been incredibly busy for JOB FOR A COWBOY. Currently, the band is in Europe headlining Bonecrusher Fest with Beneath the Massacre, War From A Harlots Mouth, and more. Following Europe, they will join HatebreedEvery Time I Die for an April tour that culminates with a performance at the fifteenth annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Fans can keep up with the band’s activities on facebook.com/jobforacowboy and twitter.com/jfacmetal.
Detroit, Michigan’s BATTLECROSS will be spending their summer in the most metal of ways: performing on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013. They will be performing on the Jagermeister Stage with Machine Head, Job for a Cowboy, Butcher Babies, and Huntress. BATTLECROSS are currently at Audiohammer Studios with producer Mark Lewis to record their sophomore album. New music, art and other new album info will be unveiled over the next few months, leading up to the festival.
In addition to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, BATTLECROSS had previously confirmed their appearance at this year’s Orion Music & More Festival in their hometown of Detroit, MI. The lineup, of course, features festival founders Metallica along with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Rise Against, and many more.
Pursuit of Honor‘s three singles ‘Push Pull Destroy,’ ‘Man of Stone’ and ‘Breaking You,’ spent more than 50 combined weeks on Sirius XM Liquid Metal ‘Devil’s Dozen’ list of most requested songs, with ‘Push Pull Destroy’ at the top spot for five weeks last spring. The accompanying video has racked up more than 1.7 million views on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miZLob1Hi4I and was the break-out track for these high-energy thrashers.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FEST 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre
07/10 Toronto, ON CA Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion