From the creators of the country's largest touring heavy music festival experience and presented in conjunction with Hal Roseman of Rose Tours comes the first annual Mayhem Festival Cruise, taking place aboard the Carnival Imagination! The maiden voyage of the most crushing cruise on Earth sets sail on Friday, December 7, 2012 from the Port of Miami, Florida and travels to the Bahamas, returning to the mainland on Monday, December 10. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 3 at 12 p.m. noon EST, with payment plans available. Get them before they're "lost at sea!"
Hosted by Jose Mangin of SiriusXM Liquid Metal, Mayhem Festival Cruise will offer fans a chance to experience a blistering 90-minute set from each one of six killer heavy metal bands — LAMB OF GOD, MACHINE HEAD, ANTHRAX, HATEBREED, SUICIDE SILENCE and KINGDOM OF SORROW — as well as additional showcase sets from Century Media, Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records and Sumerian Records artists, including GOJIRA, PERIPHERY, BORN OF OSIRIS, BATTLECROSS, OTHERWISE, GIRL ON FIRE, ANTI MORTEM, and GYSPYHAWK. Mayhem veterans JDevil (Jonathan Davis of KORN) and DJ Starscream (Sid of SLIPKNOT) will also perform full DJ sets each night!
There's more to this voyage than heavy metal impaling your eardrums!
* Come hang with Clown (of SLIPKNOT) as he curates his own art show on the cruise, as well as hosts to Fangoria's Video Nasties Film Festival.
"Fangoria is thrilled to be working with the Mayhem Cruise! The mix of heavy metal music and horror films should provide for an epic adventure on the high seas!" says Bekah McKendry of Fangoria Entertainment.
* Laugh along with Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival's comedian Mayhem Festival Cruise and The Legions Of Skank featuring Luis J. Gomez and Dave Smith, who are set to perform two raunchy and raucous stand-up shows each night!
* Enjoy daily artist panels with stories from the road and music industry tips! Speakers include Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival co-creators John Reese and Kevin Lyman, amongst other musical icons.
* Check out the Neo-Burlesque dance troupe Iron Fist Velvet Glove Carnal Review. See the diverse and sexy dancers in an edgy underground setting.
Other entertainment on board will include:
* Beacher's Madhouse
* A full casino featuring a three-night poker tournament with artists and fans side by side
* Meet-and-greets, signings, and photo-ops throughout the ship
"The 2012 Mayhem Festival Cruise will be a fun way to bring 'Mayhem' to the high seas," states festival co-creator Kevin Lyman.
"It is time to take the 'Mayhem' to the seas," adds festival co-creator John Reese. "There is nothing I would rather do than spend four days and three nights with 2,000 fellow metalheads witnessing 15 of the best heavy bands in the world while gambling, laughing with Big Jay Oakerson, being inspired by Clown of SLIPKNOT and listening to badass DJ sets from Jonathan Davis and Sid."
For more information and to book your cabin, visit www.MayhemCruise.com.