KISS, Biffy Clyro, System Of A Down and More Booked for Download Festival 2021

Download Festival will return for 2021, featuring headliners KISS, Biffy Clyro, and System Of A Down and many more bands including A Day To Remember, Mastodon, Control The Storm, Gender Roles, Jamie Lenman, Myles Kennedy & Company, Deftones, Korn, The Distillers, Steel Panther, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Darkness, Black Veil Brides, Creeper, Alestorm and The Pretty Reckless. Seventy-three bands in all have been announced! Tickets go on sale on August 7th at 9 AM GMT. More bands have yet to be announced. The three-day festival takes place on 4-6 June 2021 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets will go on sale at this link here. Continue reading

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Bush to Perform Virtual Arena Show To Celebrate “The Kingdom” Album Release

Bush has teamed up with Fan Tracks to put on a full-production arena-style show to celebrate their new album, The Kingdom, releasing later this week. The show takes place on July 18th, is free and is aimed at music fans worldwide who are tired of intimate bedroom livestream performances can experience rock ‘n’ roll the way it should be.The event, which kicks off at 9pm EDT/6pm PDT on BushOfficial.com, is a celebration in honor of the release of Bush’s forthcoming eighth studio album, The Kingdom, available everywhere Friday, July 17. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Grey Daze – Amends

Next month will be three years since Chester Bennington ended his life. On what would have been Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday, not only a fellow musician, but also his best friend and Godfather to his son, he took his life. It has been three years and the sadness persists. Bennington’s struggle with depression and substances was a public affair and through his lyrics, it felt like we knew what he was going through. An exceptional vocalist he fronted a band that dove into multiple genres. Either you liked Linkin Park or you hated them. Regardless, Bennington was the best vocalist of any mainstream band in the 2000s – but, before he told you to shut up, he fronted another band. Continue reading

Download Festival Online Adds Biffy Clyro and Grey Daze World Premiere for This Weekend

Download Festival, the UK’s premier rock event, will air Download TV this weekend only via Download Festival’s official social channels, and YouTube across 12-14 June 2020. Tune in or miss out. Joining headliners KISS, Iron Maiden, and System Of A Down, as well as acts such as Korn, Deftones, Babymetal, Alter Bridge, The Darkness, Volbeat, Creeper, and more, are the incredible Biffy Clyro who headlined in 2017 alongside System Of A Down. Fans can subscribe to Download TV on YouTube here now, to see them and a long list of exclusive content in the evening. This can only be watched at the time of broadcast! The weekend will be split into day and evening, where the day will be everything that celebrates the spirit of Download Festival, and the evening brings hours of tailormade programming where Downloaders can tune in and rock out. The day will have host Sophie K guiding us through the packed out programme, whilst the evening will have Download favourite Kylie Olsson. Continue reading

Download 2020 Recast as a Virtual Festival with Iron Maiden, System of A Down, KISS and More

Download Festival was one of the first major festivals in the heavy music work canceled due o the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now we are getting a virtual festival set to take place. Mark off June 12-14 for some prime rock and metal viewing, with many top acts taking part. The Download TV weekend will be split into day and evening programming, with tailor-made shows featuring Iron Maiden, System of a Down and KISS leading the way. KISS will headline the Friday (June 12) festivities, with a replay of standout moments from their huge 2015 headline set. Iron Maiden head up the Saturday (June 13) programming with nostalgic performances, “Legacy of the Beast” snippets, as well as “something just for Download TV.” And System of a Down will close out the virtual festival on Sunday (June 14) with footage from their performances in 2005, 2011 and 2017. Among the other bands appearing are Alter Bridge, Alestorm, Alter Bridge, Babymetal, Baroness, Bush, Creeper, Deftones, Disturbed, Employed To Serve, Fozzy, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Korn,Lacuna Coil, Mastodon, The Pretty Reckless, Twin Temple, Volbeat and more. Watch the trailer and see the full list below. Continue reading

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Bush Announces New Album Details, “The Kingdom” Drops This July

In a new interview with Tucson’s rock station Rock 102.1 KFMA., Bush has announced their new album The Kingdom, will officially arrive on July 17th. Gavin Rossdale described the new music as : “It’s just really heavy and wide and just of the time. It’s really of the time — that’s what I like about it. It feels really necessary — a necessary record. The band’s on fire. It’s just exciting.” Bush has released two singles in the last year: ‘Flowers On A Grave’ and last year’s ‘Bullet Holes’, from the John Wick 3 Parabellum soundtrack. Their last album 2017’s Black And White Rainbows. Bush’s current lineup also includes guitarist Chris Traynor, bassist Corey Britz, and drummer Nik Hughes.

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Bush To Release Live Album and DVD “Live In Tampa”

Bush will release a new live album/DVD, Live In Tampa, via Cleopatra Entertainment on April 24th. Performing to a sold-out crowd of 10,000 die-hard fans at the MidFlorida Amphitheater in Tampa during their critically acclaimed 2019 “Altimate Tour”, this 90-minute performance was filmed in 4K UHD with 15 cameras to capture the show from every angle. Helmed by award-winning producer Barry Summers of Rock Fuel Media, the concert features the band’s biggest hits, including “Machinehead”, “Glycerine”, “Comedown”, “Swallowed”, “Everything Zen” and their newest hit song, “Bullet Holes”, from the blockbuster “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” soundtrack. This special edition package includes a Blu-ray disc, a standard definition DVD, and a bonus audio CD of the entire concert. Their new album, “The Kingdom”, will be released this summer. Watch the DVD trailer here: Continue reading

Mastodon, Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes, Alter Bridge, The Darkness, Sepultura and More Added to Download UK

A bunch of new bands have already been added to the bill on this year’s Download UK Festival. The new acts include Alter Bridge, Bowling For Soup, The Darkness, The Distillers, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Mastodon, Funeral For A Friend, The Menzingers, Employed To Serve, 3 Doors Down, Milk Teeth, Motionless In White, Holding Absence, Lacuna Coil, Loathe, Sepultura, Amaranthe, Cemetery Sun, Fire From The Gods, Gender Roles, Haken, Hatari, Heavy Lungs, Higher Power, JJ Wilde, Kill The Lights, Modern Error, Northlane, Press Club, Polyphia| The Raven Age, Renounced, Shvpes, Sleep Token, SULLII, The Glorious Sons, The Hara, The Skints, Tempt, Twin Temple, Thy Art Is Murder, Wage War, and Will Haven! Also announced are the Day And Stage Splits, WWE NXT UK returns, and Kerrang! Radio Hosts the Finding Fresh Blood contest for a chance to perform on The Avalanche Stage. 2020 Download headliners Iron Maiden (Legacy Of The Beast Tour), Kiss and System Of A Down this summer and takes place on 12 – 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Continue reading