mayhem fest tombstoneIf you’ve read the articles that I have written over the past couple of weeks then you know that I stated that I thought that Mayhem Fest was going to come to an end due to the lack of attendance and talent on this years trek. Once again we can debate whether it was Kevin Lynam’s or Kerry King’s fault over all of this, but someone else feels the same way. Co- Founder John L Reese may be feeling the same as not only me, but many others who believe that this is the end of the fest. The co-founder unleashed some messages on his Facebook page that read as:

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.

There are so many people to thank but most of all I want to thank my family who complete me and I owe everything to. I love you with every fiber of my being Elenie Hovartos Reese, Kelsey Reese, Kylie Reese and Nicolette Reese. 

A very very special thank you goes to Jason May, Nick Allen, Chelsea Coffey, and Mike Kelso without you it never would of happened.

The Mayhem lifers Ray Picard, Keri Lee, Joey Perez, Andy Lee, Benjamin Layden, Mike Terrazas, Strati Hovartos, and Perry Johnson. 

Thank you to every single band who have performed and the amazing mayhem crew people who have ever been out with us thank you thank you thank you.

To Perry LaVoisne, You are my brother and I cherish our friendship and the fact that we have fought together so many fucking times.

KL and DE ….blood sweat and tears.


He also posted a picture of himself and King Diamond calling the King a class act as the pic was taken on the very last day of the tour. So, a lot of you may be asking what exactly did he mean by all that you see above, but what I think is that the festival is done after eight years. It’s unfortunate that this one had to end, but Metal fans deserve a new festival and the genre definitely deserves it. Stay tuned right here if a official statement is released.


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