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10 ‘MUST SEES’ for Download

We’re getting excited for the summer so here’s our top ten tracks we will be losing our shit to come June.

 

10. Clutch – Electric Worry
The Friday afternoon main stage slot is sure to be a rocking affair with Neil Fallon and his merry men set to unleash some pure rock fury on us all.

 

9. Crobot – Nowhere to Hide
Crobot are ace! Fact. Zombies shouldn’t run. Fact! But this video is still aces. Fact!

 

8. Bodycount – Institutionalised
This take on the Suicidals classic should get shit stirred up when Mr T brings his guitar wielding death squad back to our shores.

 

7. Marilyn Manson – Third Day of a Seven Day Binge
Mazza has really come back strong with The Pale Emperor, headlining the 2nd stage on Saturday this song pretty much sums up how we’ll be feeling by the time he hits the stage.

 

6. KISS – Love Gun
Obviously!

 

5. L7 – Shitlist
These girls know how to get shit done and it’s great to have them back. Shitlist is and always will be a go to track for shit losing. Expect a massive queue at lost shit property department afterwards.

 

4. Butcher Babies – They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaaa!
Brutal and beautiful. Butcher Babies are going to tear Download a new hole. Guaranteed!

 

3. Slipknot – Custer
Cut, cut, cut me up and
Fuck, fuck, fuck me up!
Pretty much the odds on favourite to create a frenzy of insanity when they unleash this beast on Donington.

 

2. Judas Priest – Painkiller
Still one of the best bands around, and this just reminds us of dislocating fingers while trying to play it on Rock Band. Epic.

 

1. Faith No More –  Falling to Pieces
Speaking of Epic, FNM are sure to be Epic and Epic will definitely be Epic, but we’ve gone for Falling To Pieces.
We cannot FUCKING wait for Faith No More. Fat Bastards!

 

What tunes are you looking forward to?

 

 

38 more bands added to Download bill

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In alphabetical order they are:

‘A’
Aaron Keylock
Allusondrugs
American Fangs
Apocalyptica
Beartooth
Blackberry Smoke
Butcher Babies
Cavalera Conspiracy
Code Orange
Counterparts
Crobot
Dead Daises
Decade
Dolomite Minor
Emp!re
Fightstar
Ghost Town
God Damn
Heart of a Coward
Hey Hello
Hyena
Iconic Eye
In Hearts Wake
Insomnium
Love Zombies
Modestep
New Years Day
The One Hundred
The Pink Slips
Pop Evi

Purson
Roam
Rival State
Sirens In The Delta
The Sword
Sylosis

Trash Boat

Pretty damn sweet eh!
They had us at Faith No More to be honest.

Download Festival 2015 is scheduled to take place across the weekend of June 12 – 14, 2015 at Donington Park. Tickets are on sale now from www.downloadfestival.co.uk.

 

Coal Chamber UK Tour

That’s a helluva a lineup in some small venues. Get on it.

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5 more acts announced for Bloodstock

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Joining the already impressive bill for this years Bloodstock Festival at Catton Park are thrash metal legends LAWNMOWER DETH who will play the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Sunday. If you caught the band at BLOODSTOCK in 2011, when they even had a six foot rabbit on stage during ‘Sumo Rabbit and His Inescapable Trap of Doom’ you’ll be well aware these guys are up for a good time.

Deaf By Dawn favourites and all-round gents OAF will be deafening upwards of 12 people on the Friday when they bring their raucousness and at least one new hip to the stage. Chief bellower Dom Lawson exclaims, “We, the mighty OAF, are honoured and delighted to have been invited back to our favourite festival. If you saw us in 2013, please don’t hold that against us. Do come along and observe our ongoing descent into senility. If you haven’t seen us before, we’re like a middle-aged Royal Blood for people that don’t wet the bed (and with added swearing).

Also joining the festivities are Liverpudlian black meatless ETHEREAL, symphonic black meatless SAILLE and the insane Dirty Sanchez lads PRITCHARD and DAINTON who are guaranteed to be completely fuckin nuts.

All these awesome bands are already announced…  Friday’s headliner TRIVIUM and special guests SABATON, Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE and special guests BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, plus GODFLESH, CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, DELAIN, NAPALM DEATH, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH T.A, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, ENSIFERUM, WOLF, AGALLOCH, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, ENSLAVED, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, MORDRED, DESTRAGE, ONSLAUGHT, CONAN, PLANET OF ZEUS, and BAST.  Stay tuned for more news to come!

Not got your tickets yet for the UK’s premier heavy metal festival?  Hop over to  http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956 and grab ‘em now.

 

Joe Satriani UK Tour announced

Legendary artist and performer and the hardest working guitarist in the business, Joe Satriani, is proud to announce “The Shockwave UK Tour” which will take in nine dates from 1st November 2015.

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48-hour ticket pre-sale will be launched on Planet Rock radio from Wednesday 4th February. Tickets will go on sale to the general public from Friday 6th February via the 24 hour box office 0844 888 991 and www.ticketline.co.uk.

Joe’s touring band for the upcoming UK dates will include Bryan Beller (bass), Mike Keneally (keyboards, guitars) and Marco Minnemann (drums).

The dates are:

MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO
Sunday 1st November 2015

BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL
Monday 2nd November 2015

GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL
Tuesday 3rd November 2015

SHEFFIELD CITY HALL
Wednesday 4th November 2015

CARDIFF ST. DAVID’S HALL
Thursday 5th November 2015

SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
Saturday 7th November 2015

BRISTOL COLSTON HALL
Sunday 8th November 2015

PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
Monday 9th November 2015

LONDON EVENTIM HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
Tuesday 10th November 2015

 

Stoneghost: Old Age of New Ways

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Stoneghost are: Jason Smith (Vocals), Cris Finniss (Drums), Jamie Nash (Bass) and Andrew Matthews (Guitar) and they’re about to crush your skulls with ‘Old Age of New Ways’ when it’s released in April.

‘Stoneghost are just metal. Groove laden heavy fucking metal. The kind that makes you want to down your pint and get your windmill on, these guys are one to watch’ 

Sophie K, Breaking Bands – Team Rock Radio

In 2009 they opened Bloodstock Festival and stormed the stage in front of 1500 people. This led to them playing the Ronnie James Dio Stage at Bloodstock the following year alongside Opeth, Fear Factory, Children of Bodom, Gojira and the Devin Townsend Project. A trip to Germany to perform at the Wacken Open Air festival came next as did Metal Hammer’s Hammerfest IV in 2012.

It was at this point in 2013 when Jason was at his dilemma “This was when I wrote ‘Faceless Ghost’” Jason continues. “It’s about my daughter, she was on the way, I was feeling apprehensive and scared about the responsibility and seeing a therapist at the time, I was having some really low points, but because I had a daughter on the way it gave me the reason to sort myself out.”

When recording ‘New Age of Old Ways’ they recruited the help of Russ Russell who has previously worked with Napalm Death, Evile, Dimmu Borgir, Sikth and New Model Army who helped harness the record that calls upon fear and insecurities (Faceless Ghost), carnal pleasures (The Devils Motion), childhood nightmares (All They Need Is The Light), mythology (Raynardine), defiance (The Sound Remains), reflection (Sleeper), irritation (Your Trigger, My Finger), emotional turmoil (Third Degree) and civilisation (Let Sleeping Beasts Lie).

You can hear the beast that is Faceless Ghost here

Full track listing for Old Age of New Ways is:

  1. Faceless Ghost
  2. Devil’s Motion
  3. All They Need Is the Light
  4. Second to Breathe
  5. The Sound Remains
  6. Raynardine
  7. Sleeper
  8. Your Trigger, My Finger
  9. Third Degree
  10. Let Sleeping Beasts Lie

The album is to be released on April 27th through the Mascot Label Group (Black Label Society, Volbeat, Gojira, Joe Bonamassa),

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New Halestorm album ‘INTO THE WILD LIFE’ announced

 

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Halestorm’s new album INTO THE WILD LIFE will be released in the UK on April 6th ahead of their headline tour and you can get the lead single ‘Apocalyptic’ from midnight tonight.

‘INTO THE WILD LIFE’ marks the GRAMMY® Award-winning hard rock band’s third studio album and follow-up to 2012’s chart-topping ‘THE STRANGE CASE OF…’ Recorded last year in Nashville with GRAMMY®-nominated producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Eric Church) at the helm, the album is heralded by stunning new single, ‘Apocalyptic’.

‘Apocalyptic’ will be available to buy on iTunes from midnight tonight, and also as an ‘instant grat’ for fans pre-ordering the new album. As an initial promotion, you will be able to pre-order the album for just £6.99, and the deluxe version with bonus tracks for £8.99. There will also be an exclusive offer with Amazon UK for a limited number of signed albums.

“’INTO THE WILD LIFE’ is not a departure,” says Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale. “It’s an invitation to all things Halestorm.  Lyrically and musically, we explored everything that makes us tick. We set a new standard for this record and gave ourselves no choice other than to be unapologetically ourselves in every way. Peel away at the onion that is our third record if you dare and let us drag you deeper into our world.”

The track listing is:

  1. Scream

  2. I Am The Fire

  3. Sick Individual

  4. Amen

  5. Dear Daughter

  6. New Modern Love

  7. Mayhem

  8. Bad Girls World

  9. Gonna Get Mine

  10. The Reckoning

  11. Apocalyptic

  12. What Sober Couldn’t Say

  13. I Like It Heavy

See the band on tour this April.

 

A ‘Thunder’ous return

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British Rock legends Thunder return to the stage in March in support of their brand new 10th study album ‘Wonder Days’.

They play 3 dates across the country with Reef and Tax the Heat in support.

March 12th – Leeds First Direct Arena
March 13th – Birmingham National Indoor Arena
March 14th – London Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith

Wonder Years is released on February 12th but you can watch the band performing the title track in front of 15,000 Japanese fans here.

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.co.uk Livenation.co.uk and Thunderonline.com

Watch out for a DbD Live Review of the show \m/

 

LIVE REVIEW: Slash & Myles @ Leeds Arena

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It always feels like bands make that little extra effort when they play Leeds, the majority of them have obviously grown up with THAT Who album in  their collections. Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators was no different.

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