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Oblivion: Mayhem Fest featuring Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Scorpion Child, Motionless in White, Battlecross, Attika 7, and Huntress @ San Manuel Amphitheater, 6/29/13

You can read my piece on Mayhem Fest on the GRAMMY site (with awesome photos), or see the unedited version below. This would be my sixth time attending Mayhem Fest over the past five years; the annual summer event has been the place to catch emerging, current, and classic acts from all corners of the […]

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Living Dead Girl: Mayhem Fest Press Conference @ Palladium->Sunset Strip->Whisky-A-Go-Go, 3/18/13

I was about to make my first adult decision in a long time. I was contacted about providing some very exclusive coverage of the Mayhem Fest press conference, but it just so happened to be at the same time I was supposed to be across the country doing ethnography sessions for a finance brand. Decision: […]

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Caught In A Mosh: Mayhem Fest: Slipknot, Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax @ Gexa Energy Pavillion Dallas, 7/10/12

You can find my show review on the GRAMMY site. On top of that, I’d like to crown Dallas, Texas with the award for scariest metal crowd I’ve encountered in a long time. More photos:

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18 and Life: Mayhem Fest: Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed, Chimaira, 3 Inches of Blood @ Shoreline Amphitheater, 7/11/10

Dear 18 year old me, I’m writing you from 12 years in the future, where everything and nothing is the same, and your life is about to come to one of those defining full circle moments. You’re about to graduate high school and leave that small town you hate. I’m about to move back there. […]

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Mayhem in the Heart of Texas, AT&T Center, 8/14/09

I couldn’t resist. I was going back home to Texas for a wedding, and I *happened* to see that Mayhem would be in San Antonio while I’m there. So even though I’d seen the show twice already, I tried my luck and was able to get set up to photograph and review the festival. I […]

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2 Days of Pure Mayhem @ Marysville and Mountain View, 7/10-11/09

As I sit here in my new bachelorette pad, sore from moving and scared for what the future holds, I somehow have a smile on my face. I’m pretty sure it’s because I’m still high from the last two days, and I didn’t even take any drugs. It all started Friday morning at 11am, when […]

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