Mayhem Festival Gets Slayer, King Diamond, HELLYEAH

Mayhem Festival Gets Slayer, King Diamond, HELLYEAH
It's going to be a particularly slaytanic summer, metal fans, as Big Four thrash lords Slayer have been confirmed as the headliners to this year's Rockstar Mayhem Festival. Even if you catch the travelling festival on a sunny day, the group will ensure that it'll be, well, "Raining Blood" by the end of the night.

The metal fest returns to venues across North America this summer, with dates running between the end of June to early August. One Canadian tour date has been announced, with all the mayhem heading to Toronto's Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on July 15.

During the tour, Slayer will be sharing time on the main stage with King Diamond, HELLYEAH and the Devil Wears Prada. The Victory Records stage, meanwhile, will feature a mix of veteran and fledgling bangers that includes Code Orange, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her to the Sharks, and Kissing Candice.

You can find out more about the lineup details here.

While Slayer will be spending their summertime travelling with the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, don't forget that the group are also scheduled to play this year's Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, QC. Slayer are booked to play June 18, while the fest wraps up on June 21.

This Saturday (April 18), Slayer will release their new "When the Stillness Comes" 7-inch picture disc via Nuclear Blast as part of Record Store Day. The previously unreleased track was recorded last year with producer Terry Date (Pantera, Soundgarden, White Zombie), while a live version of Show No Mercy's "Black Magic" rests on the flip.

Tour dates:

06/26 San Diego, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater
06/27 San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
06/28 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
06/30 Auburn, WA (Seattle) - White River Amphitheater
07/01 Boise, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheater
07/03 Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Amphitheater
07/04 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
07/05 Denver, CO - Red Rocks
07/07 Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Council Bluffs
07/08 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
07/10 Noblesville, IN - Kilpsch Amphitheater
07/11 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Amphitheater
07/12 Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
07/15 Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/17 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Arts Center
07/18 Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
07/19 Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre
07/21 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
07/22 Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion)
07/24 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
07/25 Boston, MA - Xfinity Center
07/26 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach
07/29 Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
07/31 San Antonio, TX - Whitewater Amphitheater
08/01 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/02 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Amphitheater