Concerts

Last Night: Anthrax, Motorhead & Slayer at Mayhem Fest

See more metal and Mayhem from Wednesday in our slideshow.

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 11, 2012

This year's main-stage bill is probably as close to a genuine, bona fide legacy that Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will ever come up with, ever. Between Motorhead's old-guard Lemmy N' Roll, Slayer's wall of death, Anthrax's bedrock thrash, and Slipknot's brutal theatrics, the festival can't do much to improve on this year's entertainment.

Barring a time machine, a priest, a witch doctor, some 'ludes, Paranoid-era Black Sabbath, a reanimated Bon Scott leading AC/DC, and any version of Pantera before The Great Southern Trendkill, of course.

For the bill and the price, this year's Mayhem was a must for any Houston metal fan. Plus, where else are you supposed to wear your homemade Slipknot mask without being arrested for first-degree felony WTFery?

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Craig Hlavaty
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