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Elliot Leaver

PlanetMosh's resident Iron Maiden fanboy and Mr. Babymetal. Also appreciates the music of Pink Floyd, Rammstein, Nightwish, Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot and many others. Writing to continue to enjoy life away from the stresses of full-time employment.

Download Festival 2014 – Linkin Park

The guy next to me is crying – the tears are falling thick and fast down his face as he takes in what is happening on stage. No, it’s not due to frontman Mike Shinoda sporting a red wig as a tongue-in-cheek reference to his hair from the ‘One Step …

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Download Festival 2014 – Avenged Sevenfold

When My Chemical Romance headlined Download in 2007, they were bottled heavily. Avenged Sevenfold gained just as much, if not more, criticism for being given the chance to top the bill this year despite the obvious facts of a sold out UK arena tour and a #1 album on both …

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Download Festival 2014 – Friday 13th June 2014

Back in full swing for it’s twelfth year, Download Festival once again brought people from across the world to Donington Park in Derbyshire for a weekend of brilliant live music that even the weather couldn’t spoil (more about that later!). And the bands themselves? Well, read on to see what Elliott …

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Download Festival 2014 – Interview with Crazy Town

My final interview of Download 2014 was with Epic and Seth from Crazy Town. I was incredibly tired from the weekend but, thanks to the guys being wicked, I was still able to have a great chat with them about reforming, their performance and what’s next for them.

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10 bands to see at Download Festival!

AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced as first headliner for DOWNLOAD 2014

It creeps round quickly, festival season, doesn’t it? Somehow a full 12 months has passed since Download 2013 closed with Rammstein setting everything on fire and now it’s all about to go utterly batshit again. Most people going will already have a good idea of who they intend on seeing, …

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Sabaton – Heroes

Is there life for Sabaton after, well, Sabaton? Judging by their recent tour and the mania that ensued during their show at Woodstock in Poland (captured on their live release Swedish Empire Live), you’d have to say things were pretty healthy. Pun intended given their lyrical content, the band have bravely soldiered …

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DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL: The app, more bands and the Doghouse!

AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced as first headliner for DOWNLOAD 2014

Six weeks until Download Festival. Yep, you read that right. Six. SIX. And with time until the gates open getting ever shorter, this year’s official DOWNLOAD 2014 APP has been released for iPhone and Android, featuring all the latest news, information and advice needed to make this year the best one …

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Whitechapel – Our Endless War

If ever there was a word to sum up Whitechapel, ‘subtle’ really wouldn’t be it. Far more comfortable playing music that crashes into our ears like a runaway freight train on engine steroids, the Knoxville, Tennessee sextet have been active since 2006 and Our Endless War is to become their fifth studio …

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SONISPHERE 2014 twelve acts join line up including Therapy?, Atari Teenage Riot and more

With just three months to go until the return of the mighty SONISPHERE festival to KNEBWORTH, a further twleve acts have been added to the star-packed line up. After their late night trip down memory lane in 2010, million selling power trio Therapy? return to BOHEMIA, this time to perform …

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BABYMETAL to make UK debut at Sonisphere‏

One of the best things about being in 2014 is that when something happens which is truly unique, no matter where in the world it happens, everyone knows  about it. The latest musical phenomenon to go viral is Japan’s BABYMETAL, and Team Sonisphere snapped them up to join this year’s …

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Another 9 names for Download Festival

Download Festival 2014 dates and early bird offer announced

.@DownloadFest confirms another 9 acts. Festival season is fast approaching, but it hasn’t stopped Download revealing another nine additions to their already impressive lineup. Heading up the confirmations is none other than Richie Sambora. His CV speaks for itself – collaborators include Cher, LL Cool J and guitar god Eric …

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