It’s Official! Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth Booked For 2011 Mayhem Festival

This makes it official

Yes, folks — the rumors were true, and the worst-kept secret is out: Godsmack and Disturbed with headline the 2011 installment of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Megadeth.

Machine Head, Trivium (who we told you back in October were likely candidates for the bill), and In Flames will be the rotating openers for the festival’s main stage. The tour will hit 26 cities across the country beginning on July 9 at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California.

Meanwhile, the Jägermeister stage will feature Unearth, Kingdom of Sorrow, and Red Fang, while the Extreme Stage will spotlight Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish and Straight Line Stitch. I’m sorry, but that’s an OK lineup. Not nearly as underground as I had grown accustomed to, but OK. I guess you gotta sell tickets, and Disturbed and Godsmack — sadly — put asses in seats.

“Strap yourself in and hold on tight, cuz this ride goes reeeeeal fassst this summer,” exclaims Godsmack vocalist Sully Erna. “Godsmack/Disturbed, Mayhem festival!! Can’t fu@?kin’ wait!!!” What a fucking wanker! Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine adds, “This is going to be a helluva hot summer, and you can get ready for true Mayhem this year.”

There is not a single band on this bill that I feel I need to see. At least not again. I feel like this should’ve been the Ozzfest bill from, like, five years ago. I’m sorry, but I’m disappointed. So far, this summer’s not looking good for summer festivals.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • Joshwaskew

    Seriously …… Godsmack and fucking disturbed playing above machine head wtf …….. So it still goes on that 1 of the best metal bands on the planet play below a bunch of biker wana bees in godsmack and a band who blatantly rip them off in disturbed . There are great bands on thos tour atleast u have option to see unearth over disturbed

  • Albundy2008

    You sir are a moron and I doubt anyone values your opinion. Who cares if you need to see them . Their fans want to see them.