Slipknot and Slayer to perform at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

The festival, which takes place June 30, will be held at the San Manuel Amphitheater, 2575 Glen Helen Parkway, Devore.
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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 …”