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Scenes from Mayhem Festival 2010

Post by Ernest Jasmin on July 14, 2010 at 11:45 am with No Comments
July 14, 2010 12:09 pm
Rob Zombie guitarist John 5, um, making friends? (photo by Ernest Jasmin)

From eardrum-shredding riffs to raunchy stand-up comedy, orange-tinted little people and Rob Zombie’s giant, dancing robots, Mayhem Festival had a little something for everybody Tuesday at Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre. Except for maybe soccer moms. And nuns. And Justin Bieber fans. And …

Well, you get the picture. Metalheads were pretty pleased with a lineup that – along with the esteemed Mr. Zombie – included metal mammoths Korn, Lamb of God, 3 Inches of Blood, Hatebreed, Five Finger Death Punch and more. Here’s some of what earned devil horn salutes on a sweltering summer day (all photos by Ernest Jasmin.) And when you’re done looking at these, check out staff photog Drew Perine’s gallery over here.

Winds of Plague's Johnny Plague. You don't want to see him when he's angry.

Definitely something you don't see every day. Unless you're Willy Wonka.

Winds of Plague's Andrew Glover.

Chimaira rocks one of two parking lot stages.
Chimaira's Matt DeVries gets his shred on.
3 Inches of Blood's Cam Pipes ...
... letting loose during a headlining set on the parking lot stage.
3 Inches' Shane Clark (foreground) and Justin Hagberg.
Zombie's John 5 makes a creepy entrance. And check out those props.
Rob Zombie performed a new song called “Mars Needs Women” along with fan favorites “More Human Than Human,” “Thunder Kiss ’65” and “Dragula.” Robots, ghouls, skeletons and lots of video T & A were involved.