So on the 25th, my older brother, his friend and I went on a trip to Toronto (about 45-60 minutes from where i live) to go to the Mayhem Festival. For those of you who don't know what it is, it's a Metal, Heavy Metal, and Death Metal event with a bunch of different bands, both popular and underground/not ever well known. We got to see Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Trivium, Asking Alexandria, Cannibal Corpse (i missed them, i guess they were on a smaller stage ) Suicide Silence, Mushroom Head, Body Count, Miss May I, Emmure, Veil of Maya, Upon a Burning Body, Texas Hippie Coalition, Darkest Hour, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, King 810, and Erimha. The event didn't start until 1PM, and we got off the train at The Molson Amphitheatre at just after 12 PM, and the line was already pretty long by then. So we stood in line for an hour and finally got in. They refused to let anyone bring any water in, and even made someone leave their glasses at the entrance (really?) 90% of the people there had Avenged Sevenfold and Korn shirts. And of those 90%, 70% were A7X, other 30% was Korn. Next most popular shirts being Suicide Silence (me being part of that percentage) and Asking Alexandria. So it was clear that everyone was there for Korn and A7X We got in, and my brothers friend John wanted to get a beer. You go in knowing beer is going to be expensive, like $7 or $8 for a tall boy right? Hell no, it was $15 for a tall boy (which is 3/4 of a litre) They had these little bottles of water that were smaller than a can of pop for $3, and you only got 1 of them. A 3/4 of a litre bottle of Coke was $5, and a slice of pizza from the Pizza Pizza stand was $5. Jesus fuck. Anyways, there was a Death Metal band playing on the smaller stage right away. Their screaming was horrible, but their instrumental sounded pretty damn good. So we stood and watched them for a while. After they were done, we went and got our stupidly over priced lunch and sat down under a tree (i almost sat in bird shit too ) and just listened to the bands playing. When we got in, we expected main stage to Open at 2PM, and it was 1:30 by this time. We went to ask when it opens and it turns out it wouldn't open up until 5:30PM, so we had hours to kill. We sat most of the time waiting for the main stage to open up. Only other band we got up to watch was MushroomHead. They put on a sick ass show, and i wish i got a video of it, but it was saving as much storage space for the main stage bands. Miss May I was pretty good as well, and Suicide Silence wasn't as good as i was expecting. I'm not fond of their new vocalist right now, he kinda sounded shitty (RIP in peace Mitch Lucker) Finally 5:00 comes around, and we sat infront of the gate to the main event waiting for it to open. Got through, payed another $5 for a Coke, sat down in our seats. We were pretty close, but my pictures look far away. Opening was Trivium, and sadly, not a lot of people made any noise for them. It was really disappointing, and at that point i thought the show was just going to be boring because of that. But also take into account, the stands were Half Full. I just wish Trivium played more of their older stuff rather than their new stuff. This first picture is just as the place was filling up. Wanted to try and get a good picture of Trivium's set. Their drum set is fucking tiny lol. Also keep in mind i rarely ever take pictures so these probably suck dick. ... and here's a small recording on Trivium's opening. Didn't record the entire thing. I think they were pretty disappointed in us on how little people cared about them being there lol. I fucked up and stopped recording by accident and had to do a second recording. Next up was Asking Alexandria. In between songs they were pretty funny. I didn't record anything from them because i didn't expect them to be very good (and they surprisingly were) I took a couple pictures. Next up was Korn, and they were wicked. I didn't go in liking Korn, but i came out loving Korn. They put on a show almost as good as Avenged Sevenfold did. It took forever for them to set up their set too. Only got 1 picture that turned out well, and it was of them setting up the set. For some reason the camera on my phone focused out -.- Then was my favourite band of all time, Avenged Sevenfold. They were AMAZING. I creamed myself. I recorded 3 songs over 2 recordings. I got their opening of Shepard of Fire, then Nightmare right after that. On the second recording i got most of Bat Country before my phone ran out of storage space. My phone shoots in 720p quality, so it was eating up storage space. I screamed my lungs out when they came on. You can probably hear me, my brother, and John all yelling lol. Right after Korn finished, they put across the curtain to begin setting up for A7X. So we were waiting and dying to see what they were doing behind the curtains. Had to put my hand across the camera because the lights were making my phone correct all shitty taking dark pictures. Then everything went black, and it began! Opening with Shepard of Fire, followed by Nightmare. During nightmare, you can hear people sing through the ENTIRE song. It was fucking amazing. Those fireworks were fucking loud btw. So loud i swear they shook my whole body. You can tell when it goes off lol. It made me shart myself haha. Later on they played Bat Country. I got as much of it as i could, but my phone ran out of storage space. i wanted to get another part of him talking where we got our triple Encore, but oh well. After they performed Nightmare, Shadows said that we were the loudest and best city they've been to so far, and that during one of their songs he couldn't even hear himself sing or think. Felt really cool. Especially since Trivium said that Boston was a sleeper crowd lol. Nobody got up or made any noise at all when they were there for any band. Here are some of the pictures i took. Not gonna bother with spoilers for these ones. Stage shot during So Far Away: Picture of everyone holding up their phones and lighters during So Far Away. Everyone was holding something. It was pretty awesome. And this is just before they went off stage and left. All in all, Mayhem Festival was fucking sick as hell. If you like metal and have friends that do too, go to Mayhem. It was seriously one of the greatest experiences of my life. The people, the music, and the atmosphere were amazing, and i definitely want to go again next year. The only regret i have about going is missing Cannibal Corpse perform I found a cool "documentary" of the Toronto show.