Thisfunktional Magazine Volume 02 Issue 1 June 2015 - Page 6

PAGE 05 T ThisFunktional Thisfunktional Music Slayer returns to the stage in LA Written by Jesus Figueroa Staff Writer Heavy metal band Slayer headlines the 8th annual Rockstar Energy Drinks Mayhem Festival kicking off on June 26 in San Diego, California. The headlining tour is in conjunction with Slayer’s 11th studio album which is untitled at the moment and due out later this year through Slayer’s own and unnamed label. The album has been reported as being a sonic assault of brutal, ominous, lightning-fast and heavyas-hell music with lyrics that unmask what Slayer knows best - the terror, the corruption and the societal turmoil that dominates our world. Mayhem Festival is on its 8th year and has had more than 190 performances from some of the biggest names in heavy metal. The festival founded by John Reese and Kevin Lyman and is booked by Darryl Eaton at Creative Artists Agency and has had more than 2 million attend throughout the 8 years. Slayer consists of bassist and vocalist Tom Araya guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph and touring guitarist Gary Holt. Slayer joins legendary bands such as King Diamond, HELLYEAH and The Devil Wears Prada on the main Rockstar Energy Drink main stage. Feed her to the sharks, Kissing Candace, Whitechapel, Thy art is murder, Jungle rot, Sister sin, Sworn in, Shattered sun, Code orange, and the Coldcock band winner will perform on the Victory Records stage. Title sponsor Coldcock American Herbal Flavored Whiskey headquarters are located in San Diego, Calif. Rockstar Energy Drink is the title sponsor and has maintained that role since the festival’s inception. For more information and for band stage times visit Stay tune to for coverage of the second stop of Mayhem Festival in San Bernardino, Calif on June 27. Performance reviews, band interviews and photo galleries will be available on