Monthly Archives: July 2012

Brantley Gilbert Photos: 2012 Country Thunder

A massive backdrop for Brantley Gilbert’s set suggested the show was going to be kicked up a notch, following sets by Hunter Hayes and Neal McCoy. The lyricist has penned a number of songs made […]

Neal McCoy Photos: 2012 Country Thunder

The fans that lined the stage for Hunter Hayes were gone by the time Neal McCoy took the stage at 2012 Country Thunder. This prompted the always funny vocalist to ask, “What happened to all […]

Hunter Hayes Photos: 2012 Country Thunder

When rising star Hunter Hayes took the stage Sunday afternoon at Country Thunder, the catwalk was lined with a young, mostly female crowd. Various signs were displayed that said, “We came for Hunter” and “I […]

Slayer, simply put, owned the 2012 Mayhem Festival

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has been the premier traveling heavy metal music event since its inception in 2008. This year’s lineup placed Anthrax, The Devil Wears Prada and Asking Alexandria on the secondary […]

Motorhead Photos: 2012 Mayhem Festival

Motorhead need no introduction and they were the one band to perform at Mayhem that likely had an impact on every other artist on the bill. Lemmy Kilmister continues to bellow with his stack cranked […]

As I Lay Dying Photos: 2012 Mayhem Festival

As I Lay Dying opened the second half of Mayhem as the youngsters on the main bill. Despite being together for well over a decade, the band had to be pleased to be opening for […]

Anthrax top Jagermeister stage at 2012 Mayhem Festival

The 2012 incarnation of Mayhem Festival is currently making the rounds, and it pulled into Tinley Park’s First Midwest Bank Amphitheater on July 21. Midsummer temperatures and a heavy lineup were certain to wilt all […]

The Devil Wears Prada Photos: 2012 Mayhem Festival

If a band’s energy were its single defining feature, then The Devil Wears Prada would be sitting atop the metal world. Vocalist Mike Hranica was a blur on stage, frequently coiling into a ball to […]