LIVE: Rockstar Mayhem Festival @ SPAC, 7/23/2014

August 5th, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg
Korn

Korn

Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

With three stages ringing around the outside of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s amphitheater – each presenting a Grade-A selection of heavy metal heroes – it was difficult to determine where the craziest bout of head-banging was about to break out during the early afternoon hours.

Later that evening when the action shifted to the amphitheater, the annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (also known as Q-Ruption) cranking up the volume and shifting into high gear.

Cannibal Corpse closed out the afternoon at the Coldcock Whiskey Stage with their brand of roaring, indescribable metal, while across the lawn at the Sumerian Records Stage, Ice-T – yes, he of “Law & Order SVU” – fronted the veteran rap-meets-metal aggregation Body Count (who made their SPAC debut during the 1991 Lollapalooza tour) as they launched into their controversial hit, “Cop Killer.” Like he said, “I hate cops, though I play one on TV…”

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Live: Big Day Out/Uproar Festival @ SPAC, 8/28/10

September 10th, 2010, 2:01 pm by Greg

Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold



SPAC closed out its 2010 summer concert season not with a whimper, but with a bang – a big, loud, heavy metal bang.

The Big Day Out/Uproar Festival rolled into the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for a day of head-banging heavy metal mayhem headlined by Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold on the main stage.

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