This week, the Amp covered the Metal Mayhem Fest at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre. Check back throughout the week for concert reviews, photos, and exclusive interviews from genre-leaders Mastodon, Dragonforce, Slipknot, Machine Head, and others.

As the bands began to play in the afternoon, few rocked the crowd as hard as Australian-based pub-rockers Airbourne. Led by frontman Joel O’Keeffe, the band thrashed through hits from its 2007 debut album Runnin’ Wild. As they hit the stage, the four shotgunned beers and turned up the noise for their opener “Stand Up for Rock n Roll.”

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The highlight of the set came as the frontman jumped from the stage during a solo to stand before the front of the crowd. Joel’s energy, along with the rest of the band’s, was absolutely relentless. Beer flew, eardrums burst!

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