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Mayhem Festival delivers the metal in Tampa

Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Shawn 'Clown' Crahan of Slipknot pummels a keg with a baseball bat.

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Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Shawn "Clown" Crahan of Slipknot pummels a keg with a baseball bat.

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  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Corey Taylor of Slipknot. whose greatest hits album comes out next week.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Slipknot begins a set full of fan-favorite songs and pyrotechnic explosions.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, the hydraulic riser of Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan towers at the stage-left edge.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Corey Taylor of Slipknot.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, the Slipknot spectacle in full bloom.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Slipknot guitarist Jim Root makes his tour debut after being sidelined from earlier performances due to a burst appendix.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Scott Ian of Anthrax engages the crowd while, in the background, Frank Bello displays one of his many 'Belloisms.'
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Rob Caggiano of Anthrax surveys the side stage crowd.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna provokes the crowd.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn says hello.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Shawn 'Clown' Crahan of Slipknot pummels a keg with a baseball bat.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Mick Thomson of Slipknot gazes at a frenzied Tampa crowd.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Phil 'Lord Axesmith' Campbell of Motorhead shreds as the legendary Lemmy Kilmister looks on.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, the crowd reacts as Slipknot takes the stage.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo punishes a cymbal.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Slayer ignites the main stage.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Kerry King of Slayer. Yes, those chains are real.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Tom Araya of Slayer as the night set in.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, 'LEMMY!' of Motorhead.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee tears it up.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage. Above, British metal icons Motorhead takes over the main stage.
  • Chris Bradshaw/Special to the Daily News
- Florida headbangers descended upon Tampa for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 13. Now in its fifth year, the popular multi-band, metal-hard rock summer tour made one stop in Florida at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, featuring multiple stages and exhibit booths for a solid day of music and hard rock lifestyle, including artist autograph signings and charitable initiatives. This year's main stage bands included As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot, while thrash metal icons Anthrax headlined the side stage.

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