Mayhem Festival Breaks Attendance Record At Tour Kick Off

Mayhem Festival organizers sent out this big news for the annual metal music festival: Mayhem kicked off this weekend to a record-breaking start—over 26,000 heavy metal headbangers attended the tour kick-off in San Bernardino on Saturday, July 30th alone!

That is over 4,000 more attendees than the previous record. Overall during the entire first two days, the festival brought 42,000 fans together to celebrate heavy metal

"What a sick show to kick off Mayhem 2012! I counted 13 pits during Indians!!! SoCal always brings it," states Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian. "If this is any indication of how this tour is going to be, it's going to be a great summer!"

"We've been looking forward and counting down to Mayhem for a while now, especially since we've wanted to be a part of the tour for the past few years," states The Devil Wears Prada vocalist Mike Hranica. "The tour kick-off was great and I'm very excited to finally be playing Mayhem rather than just talking about it!"

"The first day of Mayhem was awesome," adds Whitechapel guitarist Alex Wade. "It feels great to be on this amazing tour again and to see old friends and make new ones."

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