Phil Demmel has teamed up with Scuzz TV for an awesome contest wherein one lucky fan will win 4 VIP weekend passes to Download 2012 with access to watch the mighty Machine Head from the side of the stage! Not only that, you'll also win a Phil Demmel Jackson PDX Demmelition King V in Philly Red, which will come in handy during the personal guitar lesson that you'll receive from Phil Demmel himself at the festival! The competition is on this week, so tune into Scuzz TV now (or watch the video below) and text in for a chance to win!
The maiden voyage of the most crushing cruise on Earth sets sail on Friday, December 7, 2012 from the Port of Miami, FL and travels to the Bahamas, returning to the mainland on Monday, December 10th aboard the Carnival Imagination!
Tickets go on Sale THIS THURSDAY, May 3rd, 2012 at 12 NOON EST on MayhemCruise.com with packages starting at $699 and payment plans available. Get them before they’re “lost at sea”!
Hosted by Jose Mangin of Sirius XM Liquid Metal, fans will experience a blistering 90-minute set from each one of these killer heavy metal bands: LAMB OF GOD, MACHINE HEAD, ANTHRAX, HATEBREED, SUICIDE SILENCE, and KINGDOM OF SORROW—as well as additional showcase sets from Century Media, Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records and Sumerian Records artists including GOJIRA, PERIPHERY, BORN OF OSIRIS, BATTLECROSS, OTHERWISE, GIRL ON FIRE, ANTI MORTEM, and GYSPYHAWK. Mayhem veterans JDevil (Jonathan Davis of KORN) and DJ Starscream (Sid of SLIPKNOT) will also perform full DJ sets each night!
There’s more to this voyage than heavy metal impaling your eardrums!
Come hang with Clown (of SLIPKNOT) as he curates his own art show on the cruise, as well as hosts to FANGORIA'S VIDEO NASTIES FILM FESTIVAL.
“FANGORIA is thrilled to be working with the Mayhem Cruise! The mix of heavy metal music and horror films should provide for an epic adventure on the high seas!” - Bekah McKendry, Fangoria Entertainment
Laugh along with ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL’s comedian BIG JAY OAKERSON and THE LEGIONS OF SKANK featuring LUIS J. GOMEZ and DAVE SMITH, who are set to perform two raunchy and raucous stand-up shows each night!
Enjoy daily artist panels with stories from the road and music industry tips! Speakers include ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL co-creators John Reese and Kevin Lyman, amongst other musical icons.
Check out the Neo-Burlesque dance troupe IRON FIST VELVET GLOVE CARNAL REVIEW. See the diverse and sexy dancers in an edgy underground setting.
Other entertainment on board will include:
- Beachers Madhouse
- A full casino featuring a three-night poker tournament with artists and fans side by side
- Meet & Greets, signings, and photo-ops throughout the ship
For more information, visit MayhemCruise.com!
Machine Head will be filming a video for the track "Darkness Within" in the Czech Republic, and we want you in it! Only the most die-hard, crazy and insane Machine Head fans are asked to apply as you will be required to show your passion and intensity on camera. Send your age, contact info and a photo or video proving to us why you should be in the video to firstname.lastname@example.org. Filming will take place between May 4th and May 9th.
A slice of metal drumming history was made this morning when
DRUMmagazine.com posted the very first interview its editorial staff ever conducted with Machine Head drummer Dave McClain in 2001.
"Ever since Machine Head released it's latest album, Unto The Locust, and began touring relentlessly behind it, we have continued to hear a growing buzz about McClain from other drummers who have checked out the band on the road - including many who shared the stage with them," said DRUMmagazine.com Editorial Director Andy Doerschuk. "It feels as if he's finally getting the recognition he deserves."
McClain has enjoyed plenty of coverage this year in both the print and online versions of DRUM!, with today's post adding another chapter to a growing archive of articles that have covered his career over the past decade, which includes interviews, drum lessons and transcriptions, 3-D drum set diagrams, and recording information. You can check out Dave McClain's menu of articles on DRUMmagazine.com by
Robb Flynn joined Trivium along with Corey Taylor for a cover of Metallica's "Creeping Death" at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards Wednesday night!
Season 10 of That Metal Show kicks off this Saturday with Machine Head's Robb Flynn and Metallica's Lars Ulrich reminiscing about wild nights on tour, Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy drumming and more! Check out a sneak peek here, and be sure to catch the episode this Saturday, March 31st at 11/10c on VH1 Classic!