Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse) and Kerry King (Slayer) were asked about the extreme difference between European and American metal festivals and Mayhem’s lack of quality this year, respectively. Both of them brought up Avenged Sevenfold’s power to bring in fans while headlining the tour. Mayhem 2014 with Avenged Sevenfold and Korn saw its best attendance numbers.
Paul: “When we played [Mayhem Festival], two years ago, we were with, Avenged Sevenfold were headlining and Avenged Sevenfold are a huge band in America right now. Just in that, for that reason alone, there should be more people coming to the show wanting to see Avenged Sevenfold. There was Korn as well. […]”
Kerry: “Avenged Sevenfold and Korn. Those are two legitimate headliners. People coming out saying, “I get it.” And, their second stage had a legitimate headliner […]