Rob Zombie & Mastodon to lead Mayhem Festival

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Rob Zombie and Mastodon will lead this summer’s Mayhem Festival alongside Five Finger Death Punch and Amon Amarth. The touring festival featuring some of the top names in hard rock and metal will stop in Massachusetts for a day-long event at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Tuesday, July 16. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $25.50 to $69.50, will go on Friday at noon through Live Nation.

For the first time ever, this summer’s edition of the Mayhem Festival will feature four stages. The second stage will feature Children Of Bodom, Behemoth, Emmure, Born Of Osiris and Motionless In Whit. Rounding out the lineup are Machine Head, Job For A Cowboy, Butcher Babies, Battlecross, Huntress and City In The Sea. Several local bands will added to the tour’s Massachusetts stop in June.

In addition to catching their favorite bands live, festival attendees can take part in a number of activities, including playing the newest video games, perusing vendors, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of various interactive activities at the Mayhem Festival.

Zombie, a native of Haverhill, will be touring in support of his forthcoming album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. The former White Zombie frontman’s fifth solo album and follow-up to 2010’s Hellbilly Deluxe 2 will be released on April 23. It features lead single “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town”, as well as a cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re An American Band”. Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor will hit stores just four days after the release of Zombie’s new horror film “The Lords of Salem”.

“I think for the first time this new album perfectly merges the old days of White Zombie with the future of what I am doing now,” explained Zombie in a press release. “I think fans of both will agree that this is the perfect combo of both worlds.”

Mastodon is currently working on their sixth studio album and follow-up to 2011’s The Hunter, while Five Finger Death Punch are recording their fourth studio effort and first since 2011’s American Capitalist.

Following the stop in Mansfield, the Mayhem Festival will make stops in Bangor, Maine (Waterfront Pavilion on July 17) and Hartford, Connecticut (Comcast Theatre on July 21).

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