The festival, which takes place June 30, will be held at the San Manuel Amphitheater, 2575 Glen Helen Parkway, Devore.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale April 6. For more information, head to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and www.livenation.com.
Besides the S bands, a special guest will be announced on March 5 and there will be thrash metal’s Anthrax on the Jagermeister stage besides a rotation of bands that will vary from market to market.
In the rotation:
– metalcore’s The Devil Wears Prada
– metalcore’s As I Lay Dying
– metalcore’s Asking Alexandria
– deathcore’s Whitechapel
– stoner metal’s High on Fire
In a statement, Corey Taylor of Slipknot said:
“You knew we’d be back. Now, you know we’re coming. This will be a tour people will scarcely want to miss. It will definitely be a show to remember. Can’t wait to see the states again from behind a mask.”
Added Slayer’s Kerry King in a statement: “We can’t wait to get rolling on Mayhem 2012! Been 3 years since we played it last, and it’s gonna be brutal!!! You can’t go wrong with Slayer and Slipknot …”