KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Added to This Year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, who recently put the finishing touches on their yet-to-be-titled new album, have been officially added to this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival‘s main stage.  The main stage bill will be topped by MARILYN MANSON and SLAYER, and features fellow main stage act, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE.

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival kicks off July 10th in Sacramento, CA and will hit 26 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Tickets will be available on Friday, April 10 at www.mayhemfest.com via a limited-time pre-sale. Pre-sale tickets will feature a custom-made limited-edition design, and will allow fans to enter the venue early. In addition, all pre-sale ticket buyers will be entered to win an exclusive Mayhem Fest drumkit from Tama drums. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning April 24. For specific on sale dates and additional ticketing information, visit www.livenation.com.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE‘s singer, Howard Jones, commented on the festival: “There are so many great bands on this tour. Being able to share the stage with BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SLAYER and MARILYN MANSON will make for a good time for everyone within earshot—and eyesight—of the stage. See you there—and drink plenty of water because you will sweat…a lot. It’s gonna be a crazy summer.”

The Jägermeister stage will feature TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, and the Jägermeister Battle of the Bands winner.  The Hot Topic stage will feature extreme metal bands CANNIBAL CORPSE, JOB FOR A COWBOY, BEHEMOTH, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and WHITECHAPEL. The World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team METAL MULISHA will also be revving up the crowd with their unique style of death-defying motorcycle stunts on all dates.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE‘s follow-up to 2006’s gold-certified album, As Daylight Dies, recently wrapped up production and will be released sometime this year.  The album was produced by Brendan O’Brien (MASTODON, PEARL JAM, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE).

SLIPKNOT’s New Album, All Hope is Gone, Drops August 26th

Grammy winning metal band, SLIPKNOT, are set to release their fourth album, All Hope is Gone, on August 26th via Roadrunner Records.  The album was recorded this spring in the band’s home state of Iowa and is co-produced by the band and Dave Fortman.

Singer Corey Taylor comments on the album: “Every album we have made is a statement about that space in time. I think this era is the most mature, most beautiful and the most powerful. We have made an album that will show the road behind, the road ahead, and where we are as men. I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever made. And I challenge anyone to prove me wrong.”

The first single “Psychosocial” will be delivered to radio on June 30 and will be available digitally on July 1st. A complete track listing will be announced shortly.

SLIPKNOT are set to partake in the first annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, alongside DISTURBED, DRAGONFORCE, and MASTODON. The tour kicks off July 9th in Seattle. For a complete list of tour dates and all up-to-date info, visit the official Mayhem Festival website: http://www.mayhemfest.com/