GOLLUM Added To Mayhem Festival Lineup August 3

Wilmington, North Carolina metal enigmas GOLLUM were recently added to one of the dates on this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The fest runs from July 10 – August 14 and features over a dozen bands including Korn, Lamb Of God, In This Moment, 3 Inches Of Blood, Hatebreed and Shadows Fall. GOLLUM will perform on the Jagermeister Stage August 3 at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina. This marks the second year in a row GOLLUM find themselves on the bill for the prestigious event.

Commented the band on their addition: “We are thrilled to be invited back a for the second year in a row! Last year, West Palm Beach, Florida was so surreal and unbelievable! We really look forward to playing on the Jager stage at the Mayhem Festival again this year, this time in front of our home state crowd in Raleigh! Thanks to Jagermeister! We are currently planning a fall tour and are in pre-production for the our next record.”

Prior the GOLLUM’s performance at Mayhem, they will play a string of local shows. Confirmed dates thus far include:

7/09/2010 Rock Shop – Fayetteville, NC
7/10/2010 Reggies – Wilmington, NC
7/23/2010 The Pour House – Raleigh, NC
8/03/2010 Jäger Mobile Stage/Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival – Raleigh, NC

GOLLUM are currently touring in support of their critically-acclaimed The Core full-length released via Rotten Records on May 22, 2009.

“The Core is one of the most complex, sonic-scraped albums of the year because you
literally have no idea where these guys are coming from, much less where they’re wading towards through their distorted furrows…”
— About.com

“…ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the future giants of progressive/eclectic rock/metal, if you will, a band worthy of taking place along the Opeths, Mastodons and Tools of the world – GOLLUM…”
— Imhotep

“…music this different that’s able to fire on all cylinders is the equivalent of expanding ones mind without the drugs.”
— Way Too Loud

“…an incredible album full of hauntingly exotic metal tunes and outright death metal bludgeon.” — Away-Team

“This album is a brutal metal experience similar to something you might hear from Mastodon, possibly Isis, but then take those sounds and fly warp speed so far left of center that you’re fluttering around in your own dimension. Mixed with the traditional metal guitar tones and rhythmic soundings, we have GOLLUM experimenting with bizarre song structures and seemingly random mood swings that create a truly wondrous listening experience. ” — Ripple Effect

“While it certainly falls into the metal category, the band throws everything from vintage thrash riffs, sludge filled doom riffs and vicious vocal snarls at the listener and they make it work perfectly. Think early Megadeth meets Eyehategod…” — Unbound