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John J. McCauley III: It’s not a household name. Nor is the name of his band, Deer Tick. But for anyone who is familiar with New England’s folk scene; for anyone who has visited the Newport Folk Festival in its recent years; for anyone who has ever even been near Newport in the last weekend of July: you may know his face, and you’ll definitely know his voice.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (simply referred to as“Mayhem” in the proper circles) is a 26-city travelling dark circus of some of the world’s most intense and visceral heavy metal artists and their fans. For six years, the summer festival has rolled through towns big and small; from San Bernardino, Calif. to Scranton, Penn. and beyond. This year, in Manchester, Mass., I jumped headlong into the flames and found a deeper understanding of the dark art of metal.
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