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The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival was responsible for making many memories this past summer, not only for the fans that attended the concert event, but also for those who took part. Korn are now ready to share some of those special moments that took place both on and offstage as part of a new documentary on their Mayhem Festival experience, and they’ve teamed with Loudwire to exclusively debut the film. Watch It Here
The band’s videographer, Sebastien Paquet, let the cameras roll all summer long and the result is an all-encompassing film that not only covers Korn but also many of the participants in this year’s Mayhem Festival. Members of Avenged Sevenfold, Body Count, Upon a Burning Body, Islander, Texas Hippie Coalition, Emmure, Trivium and more all make appearances in the film, some as performers while others share more intimate and special moments with the band.
You’ll also see a number of radio interviews, motorcycle stunts, fan tributes, a salute to the military, a wedding proposal, a look at the day-to-day set up of the shows and appearances by the kids of the Korn band members as they rock onstage with their dads.
And yes, there’s plenty of music. Watch as Korn cover Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Kashmir’ and run the gamut of their own catalog from the early days of ‘Blind’ and ‘Shoots and Ladders’ to the more recent favorites of ‘Hater,’ ‘Spike in My Veins’ and ‘Never Never.’
Settle in and enjoy this 50-minute documentary, which fully encapsulated the fun that Korn had on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival this summer. For some, it’s a chance to relive those special moments. For others, it will be an opportunity to see some of the things you never got a glimpse at prior.
Along with producer Jason Suecof, vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarists Al Glassman and Tony Sannicandro, bassist Nick Schendzielos, and session drummer Danny Walker have crafted a cerebral and accomplished piece of technical death metal. Job for a Cowboy wrapped up touring in 2013 as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival that summer. Following that performance, the band collectively decided to sharpen their focus and set an intent on cooking up a record that encompassed their full dynamic range of talent. The group had all agreed on the main course being a desire for futuristic tones, a wider spectrum of textures and tempos, and an emphasis on slightly more ancestral song construction. The result, "Sun Eater," does not just sound like a new record, it sounds like an entirely new band.
Following the departure of long time skins-man Jon Rice, Job for a Cowboy, cognizant of the size of shoes that needed to be filled, in addition to the depth and versatility demanded by the new material, enlisted the services of Danny Walker (Intronaut, Murder Construct, Exhumed, etc). Walker's mastery of his craft, coupled with his creativity and enthusiasm for the material, strongly influenced the outcome of the record, and it only takes a few minutes of listening to hear this is Job for a Cowboy at their finest.
Regarding composition, guitarist Tony Sannicandro recalled: "This album came together very smoothly. We had the concept before hand and I took it upon myself to try and portray that concept through the music. I took a much more melodic approach than "Demonocracy": focusing on the structuring and the layering that would complement the story to my ears." The other half of the guitar duo, Al Glassman, continued to be a driving force behind the band's sound. Bassist Nick Schendzielos added that "Al riffs long and hard for greater the good of everyone involved. He really used a lot of foresight in his revisions during the writing process, creating ample room for me to mood-out the tracks with bass that you can actually hear. in the end I think we really brought the character out in each and every song." Indeed, composition and songwriting was the focus here. With this new album, the band had the luxury of relative longevity in the core of their songwriting lineup. This led to a far stronger vibe and a much more realized final product.
Audiohammer producer Jason Suecof, whose first bout with the band was 2009's "Ruination," has now worked with the band for over six years. Few are more familiar with how Job for a Cowboy operates in the studio than Suecof, and he was also feeling the "vibe" on "Sun Eater": "This band is composed entirely of top notch musicians all the way around and they are clearly at the top of their game. This new album is a stellar combination of everyone's efforts and what we have now is something that conveys everyone's musicianship without being techy for the sake of being tech. This album has got feeling and it is fucking brutal!"
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Today we’d like to send a huge Veteran’s Day thanks to all our US Military Veterans out there! A big shout-out to all our Active Duty Military Personnel as well.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Supports Our Military! Through the Metal of Honor Program, we have teamed up with military charities across the United States to help Veterans coming home from overseas; many of which suffer from injuries sustained on the field of battle as well as the long lasting effects of post traumatic stress.
You are the reason we are free and for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice… we salute you!
Three-time Mayhem performers, Machine Head have released their latest record, “Bloodstone & Diamonds”. Featuring songs including "Now We Die" and "Killers & Kings” this is Machine Head’s first full-length studio album since 2011’s “Unto The Locust”. Download it now on iTunes or pick it up at your local record store today!!!
"The Great Mayhem 666 Sale" is ON!! Nearly the entire Mayhem webstore onsale for $6.66 per item. Check out the collection today on the Mayhem webstore