August 3, 2015


Mayhem Festival Ends After Eight Years

Jatnna Nunez for Fuse
Jatnna Nunez for Fuse

The dream is over. Mayhem Festival, one of North America's biggest traveling metal fests, is coming to an end after eight years. Co-founder John Reese shared the news on Facebook:

"Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2015 comes to an end. After spending 8 calendar years of passion and one full year of my life on the road with the festival, tonight is a very emotional night. All I know is we have all tried our damned hardest to make Mayhem a home for artists, a platform for bands to increase their fan base and a place where people feel welcomed."

Reese ends the post with an emotive, "WITH EVERY END THERE IS A NEW
BEGINNING." Maybe there's a new metal institution on the horizon? At least Warped Tour is still alive and well, right? 

Check out our favorite musical discoveries and our favorite performances from the 2015 Mayhem Festival. R.I.P. Mayhem.