Rockstar Mayhem hits the Mile High CityBy William Simpson • Aug 29th, 2011 • Category: Festivals, Live Show Reviews
Review by Erick Lopez
Rockstar Mayhem made its 4th annual visit to the mile high city. Rockstar Mayhem has become the very capable summer Substitute for Ozzfest, showcasing the hottest metal bands and this year’s lineup did not disappoint with super bands Disturbed, Godsmack Megadeth and Machine head on the main stage. Second stage was anchored by Trivium, who in my opinion was worthy of main stage also. From the moment the gates opened and despite the scorching heat the crowds were ready to head bang/mosh or just sing along. The two side stages the Revolver and Jagermeister kept the crowds moving as they alternated bands , highlights of the side stages were Suicide Silence opening with “Wake up “throwing the crowd into a moshing frenzy. I had never seen them live so I was quite interested in seeing The set by Straight line stitch, despite having a short set I was quite impressed and entertained by them and would have enjoyed seeing a of them.
As the sun began to set main stage was opened by Machinehead who wasted no time in getting this metal party started , pounding thru a hard hitting set and by the time Godsmack hit the stage the lawn seats were all filled with a few thousand of our closest head banging friends. Opening with “crying like a bitch”Sully and the band took us thru a voyage of their hits from the past yrs. Next up was long awaited Super group Disturbed .Dressed in his standard Green overalls David Draiman wasted no time opening with Asylum from their latest CD of the same title for the next one and a half hours we were treated to a non-stop barrage of their hits which included “10,000 fists, stupefy, and mega hit Inside the Fire “along the way we were also treated to a medley of some of their lesser known but signature hits. I must admit I was exhausted after 10 hours , most of it in 90 degree weather but as a concert goer I met said to me , “ I would love to do this again tomorrow “ and I could not agree with him more