Mayhem Cruise Cancelled: Fans Offered Lifetime Mayhem Fest Passes

The "let's put metalheads on a boat!" idea has caught fire and sunk.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


Honestly, a bunch of metal bands playing on a boat never really made much sense anyway. The organizers behind the Mayhem Cruise have pulled the plug on the event, which was set to include Anthrax, Lamb of God, Machine Head, Suicide Silence and more.

Officals released the following statement:

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to cancel the Mayhem Festival Cruise. If you purchased a cruise package, you will be automatically refunded to the credit card you used to purchase. If you used a prepaid card or gift card to purchase the cruise, please contact Rose Tours for your refund (215-663-8800). If you used a credit or debit card, you will see the credit within the next 2 to 3 weeks.

We are also offering anyone who purchased a cruise ticket a lifetime complimentary pass to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Summer Tour. You will still receive your cruise refund in addition to the lifetime pass to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour. This pass is valid on any tour date beginning in 2013. Details on getting these lifetime passes will be announced shortly.

We apologize for the cancellation.

The seafaring fest, which was scheduled to set sail on Friday, December 7, 2012 from the Port of Miami, Florida and travels to the Bahamas, returning to the mainland on Monday, December 10 — is no more. Will the same fate befall the upcoming Coachella Cruise? Not likely…