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

GUEST POST: The Last Martyr’s Top Five Albums of 2019

Australian Metalcore band The Last Martyr has a big 2019 and are looking forward to an even bigger year in 2020. The band released their debut EP Creatrix back in the spring, and brand new standalone single, ‘Like A Ghost’ just recently. They will have another new EP out next spring too! In the meantime here are the bands’ picks for their top five albums of 2019! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Northlane – Alien

Australian artists, Northlane, has blasted beyond expectations with their sixth album, Alien (UNFD). The record would be the third for frontman Marcus Bridge, and the first in which he chose to open up about his troubled childhood. The best songwriting comes from the heart, and it definitely shows in the Alien’s quality. Continue reading

Listen To Void of Vision and Friends Cover “Psychosocial” by Slipknot

Metalcore upstarts Void of Vision had dropped a new single today! They shared a crushing cover of Slipknot’s hit “Psychosocial”. The track features steller guest-starring spots from Marcus Bridge (Northlane), Sean Harmanis (Make Them Suffer) and Ryan Siew (Polaris). The collaboration comes as part of a Metal Hammer compilation CD paired with the magazine’s special Slipknot edition last month. The likes of Cursed Earth (“People=Shit”), Hacktivist (“Duality”) and Employed To Serve (“Purity”) also lend their skills to the CD, resulting in an absolutely pummeling compilation of covers. Continue reading

Northlane Nears Completion Of Writing For New Album Due In 2019

Australian metalcore leaders Northlane have made an update on social media, claiming they are nearly done writing their new album. The band actually played a brand new song recently live, ‘Vultures’. The new Northlane album will be the follow up to 2017s acclaimed release Mesmer (UNFD)The new album will also be the recorded debut of new member bassist and backing vocalist Brendon Padjasek.

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The Uncharted – Perspectives EP

I’m an absolute sucker for any art form which tries to tell a story and has some form of concept to it. I just love to have my nerd string pulled on I find I get way more invested in something if the artist(s) has gone that extra mile in creating something. In line with this come The Uncharted with debut EP Perspectives (self-released) where the story behind this release is that the technicality and progressiveness of the music is paired with an unknown narrator looking for the meaning of life through various ideas and philosophies he encounters. Continue reading