Looks like the biggest reason to go the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink and Tooth Paste Mayhem Fest had to bail out... From an official press release posted up on their Facebook page:

Oakland, CA metal band HIGH ON FIRE has announced that it will be forced to miss this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival as front man and guitarist Matt Pike enters treatment for alcohol rehabilitation. The award winning power trio (also featuring drummer Des Kensel and bassist Jeff Matz) will put its scheduled touring plans on hold indefinitely as Pike takes the necessary steps towards regaining his health.

High On Fire would like to thank everyone involved with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for the opportunity to be a part of this year's tour," said the band in a statement. "We regretfully will have to bow out as our friend and bandmate begins his recovery, but very much appreciate having been asked to be a part of this summer's festival run."


Hopefully Pike can master the 12 steps like he has the 12 strings... or however many he has on his custom First Act.

And if you do have a ticket at least you can still see Slayer and Motörhead at the fest.


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: High On Fire
 
Posted: 08.06.2012 by BitterCOld



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Lit. - 08.06.2012 at 06:53  
Motorhead better not drop out or otherwise I'm not even gonna bother going.
Arcticus - 08.06.2012 at 06:54  
Wow that sucks for festival-goers, hope he has fun in rehab.
Doc Godin - 08.06.2012 at 06:58  
Best of luck to him. I knew he was a pretty steady drinker, didn't know the depth of it though.

It may suck for the festival goers, but it's probably going to suck even harder for Pike; getting over addiction is never easy.
bloodwrage - 08.06.2012 at 07:02  
And just like that, I'm not going. It was probably not going to be worth it in the first place.
AngelofDeth - 08.06.2012 at 09:45  
"..and Tooth Paste Festival" where did that come from? hahah

These "festivals"(if you could call it that) are never worth it anyway. They have 2-4(now -1) good bands and the rest are Nu-metal or Metalcore crap, just bad vibes with that shit.. And they have nothing near the European Festival atmostsphere, I would barely even consider it a festival comparatively.

Digging this style of news too, much more entertaining than the typical stuff
Void Eater - 08.06.2012 at 10:23  
Emmure has been announced as their replacement.
http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=168568
BoxCar Willy - 08.06.2012 at 14:49  
Written by Void Eater on 08.06.2012 at 10:23

Emmure has been announced as their replacement.
http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=168568

Wow.


This world sickens me.
Lit. - 09.06.2012 at 00:48  
Written by Void Eater on 08.06.2012 at 10:23

Emmure has been announced as their replacement.
http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=168568


Yeah... maybe I'll just arrive fashionably late.
Troy Killjoy - 09.06.2012 at 01:34  
Written by Void Eater on 08.06.2012 at 10:23
Emmure has been announced as their replacement.

Sometimes words just don't do it justice.

SleepFan - 09.06.2012 at 05:02  
This is too bad because I was almost going to go just for them. High on fire rules!
Good Luck with rehab Matt!

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