Throughout the journey from my home in the North of England to Leicestershire’s infamous Download Festival, I could be sure of only two things as a first time attendee; that I would absolutely see Tool headline, and that I would have to endure what was to become the muddiest weekend of my life in order to reach that point. Continue reading
The granddaddy of UK music festivals, Download Festival takes flight this weekend and Ghost Cult is there! The forecast calls for rain (surprise!) but the spirits will not be dampened! Here is the day by day rundown of indispensable bands to not miss and the running order! Continue reading
Download 2019 has mad a major announcement today as forty-three new bands have been added! Among the new bands added are Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Clutch, Behemoth, Beartooth, Alcest, Animals As Leaders, At The Gates, Bad Wolves, Three Days Grace, Twelve Foot Ninja and more. Slipknot, Tool, and Def Leppard are the headliners for the annual rock extravaganza. The three-day festival takes place on 14-16 June 2019 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Kerrang! Radio have also launched a talent search for a chance to open the Avalanche Stage at the festival. Continue reading
Well my first, and in all honesty probably last, visit to Mama Roux’s in Birmingham was certainly eventful. Once inside the first thing you notice is that a lot of thought has gone into Mama Roux’s and the décor is sublime, the next thing you notice is that it’s unbelievably tiny. Honestly, it makes the Alma inn in Bolton look roomy, and 45 minutes before the first band were to play and the sold-out gig was already ominously crowded.
To say France’s Uneven Structure seemed cramped on the tiny stage would be an understatement, the makeshift stage extension of flight cases with monitors perched on top made it possible for them to stand up, but it did seem to hamper their performance somewhat once their energetic set began. Continue reading
Australian modern metallers Twelve Foot Ninja had a busy and acclaimed 2016, which saw the release of their album Outlier and had them play gigs over the world such as Euroblast in Germany and Aftershock, Rock Allegiance, Rock Revolution Fest and Louder Than Life in the USA. Now the group has booked its first run of headline dates of the UK, kicking off April 11th in Glasgow. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, February 24th at 10 AM local time. Continue reading
Sacramento, California once again hosted the top west coast rock and metal festival in America this year as Monster Energy Aftershock took over NorCal for an entire weekend. The lineup was killer, the fest goers were chill, and the non-music events and activities were fun for all. Danny Wimmer Presents and the team at AEG Live who also put on fests such as Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life and more do a fantastic job from start to finish, as with every fest they manage. Continue reading
The second annual Rock Allegiance Festival and was one of the most fun times I can remember at a music festival. From the location on the water outside of Philly to the stadium, to the third stage area, food options, beer gardens, VIP amenities, signings and special performances and of course the bands; this was a dream to a music lover with many types of rock, metal, and punk bands represented. It was also my birthday , so it was especially rad! Continue reading