Mayhem Festival Makes Massive Return with Bad Omens, Parkway Drive, Architects and More

Mayhem Festival Makes Massive Return with Bad Omens, Parkway Drive, Architects and More

- By Ramon Gonzales

See the complete line-up which features some of heavy music's most exciting contributors for the fest Mayhem in nearly a decade.

After weeks of speculation, the mighty return of the Mayhem Festival has been confirmed for October 12th in San Bernardino, CA.

Resurrected by Ash Avildsen of Sumerian Records under the Hit Parader banner, the 2024 edition of the refreshed metal music brand will serve as a special festival-format one off, featuring some 23 of the most exciting bands in the current heavy culture landscape. 

Earning top billing, Bad Omens celebrate a coronation of sorts, securing the coveted headlining spot just days since the release of the band's acclaimed Original Comic Book Soundtrack, Concrete Jungle. Flanking the skyrocketing band, tenured veterans in Parkway Drive and Architects will also play an integral part in the reemergence of Mayhem with the likes of Jinjer, Poppy and Kittie all earning prominent positioning on the stacked bill. 

The festival will also include a curation of unique sets. Among the highlights include August Burns Red performing their third studio album, Constellations in full. Shavo Odadjian of System Of A Down will make this live debut with his passion project, Seven Hours After Violet. Y@K-era hardcore vets Throwdown will also mark an important return, performing for the first time in California in 13 years. 

The festival's comprehensive line-up does a solid job of bridging heavy music's generational span, pooling favorites like Darkest Hour, Unearth and After the Burial with emerging forces like Escuela Grind, Brutus and Hanabie.

Check the complete line up below. Fans are encouraged to sign-up via the festival website to gain early access to tickets - HERE


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