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MAYHEM...THATS AN UNDERSTATMENT. THIS YEARS ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL WAS ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOK!

Just take a moment to check out this like up....

 

SLIPKNOT

Chris Fehn 3, Corey Taylor 8, & Shawn Crahan 6,  Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

SLAYER

Slayer, Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Nampa, ID. 2012 

 

MOTORHEAD

Mikkee Dee, Motorhead, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

ANTHRAX

Frank Bello, Anthrax, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

AS I LAY DYING

Tim Lambesis, As I Lay Dying, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

Mike Hranica, The Devil Wears Prada, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

 

ASKING ALEXANDRIA

Danny Warsnop, Asking Alexandria, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

 

WHITECHAPEL

Phil bozeman, Whitechapel, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

UPON A BURNING BODY

Danny leal, Upon a Burning Body, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

DIRTFEDD

Dustin Travels, Dirtfedd, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

The Breather (not pictured)

Betraying the Martyrs (not pictured)

 

and one of my personal favorites DJ STARSCREAM and THEKEENONE

Sid Wilson 0, DJ Starscream, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

Amy Yanick, The Keen One, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

 

DAY THREE STOPS IN SEATTLE, WA! AND DAY 4 IN NAMPA, ID! 

 

From the moment the doors opened the crowd was going wild. Madness started to run through my veins as I set my body on auto pilot. Three stages running in perfect time. Once a band played their last note on one stage another band started up on another stage. Running from stage to stage, and from state to state, I managed to capture some great moments.

 

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Nampa, ID. 2012

 

 

This tour brought mixed emotions for me. Slipknot, Slayer, and Anthrax were all missing members, yet they still pushed forward. I also ran into miss Rita Haney, Dimebag Darrells long-time love. She and I had a good heart to heart about our fallen brother and the aftermath of all that came with it. I can only hope that things will get better in the future. She and the great Chad Lee (one of Dimes photographers) were rocking the Dimebag Hardwear tent.  We all need to raise a glass to these people for persevering. Getcha pull!

 

Myself rockin' my fresh starscream cap (over my beastie hat), and Dimebags Hag, Rita Haney rocking' Getcha Pull cowboy hat, Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Nampa, ID. 2012

 

 

 

Slipknot not only lost their bassist Paul Grey (#2) just 2 years ago (RIP #2) but just weeks before Mayhem hit the road Guitarist Jim Root (#4) burst his appendix. 2 men down and still going strong. This is FAMILY. I wish Jim a quick recovery.

 

Chris Fehn 3, Slipknot, Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Nampa, ID. 2012

 

 

The reason I say I have mixed emotions is because these people are like family to me. Ive know the Slipknot guys since I was 13 years old. Watching The 9 onstage as a 7 piece was tough. Especially since Paul and Jim shared the same area on stage and these nights it seemed pretty empty. DJ Sid Wilson (#0) as a special way of cheering me up... The guys keep Pauls bass on stage and every chance Sid got he was showing it love. Dancing and moshing it up next to the bass just like when Paul was on stage with them.

 

Sid Wilosn 0, Slipknot, Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Nampa, ID. 2012 

Showin' me some love!

 

 

Sid is aso forming a new family which I had the pleasure of meeting a few weeks prior to mayhem. KEENxSID is Sids new DJ side project with LA based MC, THEKEENONE. They have been touring in support of their record Repeat. On the Mayhem Tour Sid is throwing down DJ sets in between bands at the Jagger tent and also has his own stage that he spins at out of the back of his Killa Clothing Trailer. And yes he also has a clothing line called Killa Clothing! This kid is a maniac. Please check out Repeat, give it a chance. You will love it. I certainly do.

 

Sid Wilson 0, Slipknot, Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Nampa, ID. 2012 

Going up in flames!

 

 

Back to mayhem... 

 

Despite everything Slipknot killed it. Heres what they played...

 

Surfacing
The Blister Exists
Get This
Spit it Out
Before I Forget
Psychosocial
The Heretic Anthem
Prosthetics
Duality
All Hope is Gone
People=Shit
(Sic)

 

Corey Taylor 8, Slipknot, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

Joey Jordison 1 & Shawn Crahan 6, Slipknot, Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Nampa, ID. 2012

Takin' a ride on their hydraulic drum kits.

 

 

Craig Jones 5, Slipknot, Whiteriver AMphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

Mick Thompson 7, Slipknot, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

Slayer was up right before Slipknot and they were a man down also. Guitarist Jeff Hanneman has been under going surgeries, skin grafts, and intense rehab since a spider bite more than a year ago left him with necrotizing fasciitis. Filling in for Hanneman is Exodus guitarist Gary Holt. If you have ever seen Slayer before you know what they are capable of and Mayhem was no exception. In Seattle the boys Dawned a plain black backdrop but that wasn't all. Pyro for days, the huge metal pentagram logo, and massive inverted crosses made of Marshal amps. AMAZING!

 

Tom Araya, Slayer, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

Kerry KIng, Slayer, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

Dave Lombardo, Slayer, Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Nampa, ID. 2012

Heat waves... Damn!

 

Exodus' Gary Holt, fillin' in for the great Jeff Hanneman, Slayer, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

 

Motohead killed it just like they have been doing since the dawn of time.

 

Lemmy, Motorhead, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

 

I FUCKING LOVE ANTHRAX!

 

Rob Caggiano, Me & Scott Ian, Anthrax, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

So much energy from these guys. Unfortunately after the first three songs that I shot I had to run to chat with the boys from Whitechapel. I was bummed that I didn't get to watch the whole set but they left me with a high that lasted for days!

 

Joey Belladonna & Scott Ian, Anthrax, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

Rob Caggiano, Anthrax, Whiteriver Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA. 2012

 

Hope you enjoyed Mahyem 2012 like I did!

Cheers,

-KT

 

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