Tour de Force


  • Axl Rosenberg


When  the line-up for this year’s Mayhem Fest was announced last week, we were told that more bands would eventually be announced. Not to sound like gloating pricks or anything, but we here at MetalSucks already knew that Trivium were gonna be on the bill, even if their involvement hadn’t been made public yet.

Well, now it’s public. Trivium are on the bill. They’ll be on the main stage along with Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth, Machine Head, and In Flames; the line-up is rounded out by second stage acts Unearth, Suicide Silence, Kingdom of Sorrow, All Shall Perish, Red Fang, and Straight Line Snooze.

When we saw the band at Mayhem in 2009, they were one of the dominant acts on the second stage; I will never forget wondering “Where the fuck is Paolo Gregoletto?” before realizing that he had jumped into the crowd and was playing amongst the thousands of rabid fans. And Trivium’s live show has increased in quality by 100% since they traded drummer Travis Smith for Nick Augusto last year. (Read Vince’s article on the matter here.) In other words: Trivium’s addition to the bill is a good thing.

Trivium are at Audiohammer Studios in Florida working on a new album with producer Colin Richardson even as I type this; I’ve heard that the goal is to get that record out in time for Mayhem. While we wait for more news of that release, here are Mayhem dates:

Sat 7/9 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheatre
Sun 7/10 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Tue 7/12 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
Wed 7/13 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Fri 7/15 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Sat 7/16 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
Sun 7/17 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Tue 7/19 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Wed 7/20 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Fri 7/22 Boston, MA Comcast Center
Sat 7/23 Montreal, QUE Parc Jean Drapeau
Sun 7/24 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
Wed 7/27 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Fri 7/29 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sat 7/30 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
Sun 7/31 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Tue 8/2 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless V. Beach Amphitheater
Wed 8/3 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Fri 8/5 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sat 8/6 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sun 8/7 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Tue 8/9 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
Wed 8/10 Dallas, TX Center
Fri 8/12 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
Sat 8/13 Tampa, FL 1-800-Ask-Gary-Amphitheatre
Sun 8/14 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater


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