While metal music reigns supreme at the Rockstar Mayhem Fest each year, it is bands like Whitechapel that always tend to dominate. Opting to play the Victory Records stage when they easily could have fronted the Main Stage. PhillyBo and Co. delivered the heaviest set of the day and rocked the festival for a well deserved 40-minute set. From their showmanship, musicianship, and Bozeman’s legendary guttural screams, Whitechapel stole the show. In case you missed it, check out some of the live shots we got at the Holmdel, New Jersey date of the festival.
You never really know what to expect when you walk into an interview. Whatever your expectations may be, however, I doubt you would expect to walk in on your interviewee casually reading a Fyodor Dostoyevsky novel that would seriously hurt if someone decided to use it as a weapon. Meet Mike Hranica, vocalist of the well-known metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada, and avid consumer of Russian literature.
But intimidating books are not all he talks about. In this interview with Hranica at the Holmdel, NJdate of Mayhem Fest 2015, we discuss the band’s upcoming Space EP and why the Zombie EP remains so important, starting out in skate parks, and, if you’ve ever wondered what TDWP would look like as comic book characters, you may not be wondering for long…
Holding their own on the Victory Records Stage, Code Orange brought out the inner-mosh in all who watched. From their brutal, overlaid unclean vocals to their energetic stage presence, Code Orange proved that they are no longer kids and can hold their own at festival as tried and true as Mayhem.
Though the pavilion seating arrangement made for an awkward main stage dynamic, TDWP did not hold back. Blaring fan favorites from “Outnumbered” to “Danger: Wildman,” the metalcore heavyweights even made sure to showcase their new single “Supernova” from their upcoming Space EP.
Check out the live photos in the gallery below from their Mayhem performance at New Jersey’s PNC Bank Arts Center.
All photos of Code Orange by Mascot Van Duser.
All photos of The Devil Wears Prada by Taylor Markarian.