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Avenged Sevenfold announced as second Download 2018 headliner

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has today announced the second of its three headliners as one of the world’s biggest rock bands Avenged Sevenfold. The three-day festival takes place 8 – 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets available now at …

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Ozzy Osbourne announced as first Download 2018 headliner

#DL2018 8-10 JUNE 2018   Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal event, has announced musical icon Ozzy Osbourne as the first of its three heavyweight headliners. The three-day festival takes place 8 – 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets available …

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WEDNESDAY 13 Ready for UK Dates with New Video

  The Duke of Spook, WEDNESDAY 13 has revealed a brand new video for ‘Cadaverous’, a track taken from his current album ‘Condolences’ The clip plays up WEDNESDAY’s schlocky horror reputation in his best B-movie style as he and his band get ready for a handful of UK Halloween shows later …

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The Raven Age interview – Download 2017

I spoke to The Raven Age at Download 2017 to talk about their appearance there, and touring plus the current album., You played the second stage here at Download this year. Download is becoming quite familiar for you isnt it? Third year in a row. You started on the fourth …

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Download 2017 – Sunday

Brutai had the job of opening the Dogtooth stage today.  Playing Download for the first time, they showed no sign of nerves and put in an excellent performance to get the day off to a great start.  They are always good live, but they’ve excelled themselves here at Download. It …

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Download 2017 – Saturday

Irish band Dead Label kicked off proceedings on the Dogtooth stage.  I last saw them at Bloodstock two years ago and was impressed by them then, and they’ve improved further in the last two years.  They look to be having a great time on stage and they’ve drawn a good …

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Download 2017 – Friday

After negotiating the queues and thorough security checks and finally making it into the arena, I headed straight over to stage 2, just in time to catch Blackwater Conspiracy.   I reviewed their new album recently and was blown away by how good it was, so I had high expectations for …

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Wednesday 13 offers ‘Condolences’

Upon the release of his new album – ‘Condolences’ – WEDNESDAY tells how David Bowie’s passing was the inspiration for the title track; “[Condolences] is one of the first songs I wrote for the record.  The title came from when David Bowie passed away; I kept seeing ‘Condolences, sorry for …

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Wednesday 13 Unveils ‘Cruel To You’ Video

The Duke of Spook, WEDNESDAY 13 has premiered a new video clip for ‘Cruel To You’, another new track taken from his forthcoming album, ‘Condolences’ which is set for release on 2nd June via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.  Check out the clip here –  Wednesday tells us “I’m really excited for everyone to …

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Dead Label talk new single, new video and playing Download!

It’s been quite the 2017 already for Irish trio Dead Label. In February they were announced for Download Festival and the following month they dropped a new single, Pure Chaos, with a quite sinister video that can be viewed at the bottom of this interview. At the end of April, I …

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Download Festival sweats it out to back Heavy metal truants in metal spin class

Download Festival stamped their style on the latest fitness trend by hosting a spin class to the very best in heavy metal music. Taking place at 1Rebel Studios in London on Wednesday 26th April, the event saw the festival and fans pedal to the metal to get behind the Heavy …

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Wednesday 13 Reveals ‘Blood Sick’ Video

WEDNESDAY 13 has unveiled a brand new video for ‘Blood Sick’, the next track to be taken from his forthcoming album, ‘Condolences’, which arrives on 2nd June via new record label home, Nuclear Blast Entertainment.   WEDNESDAY tells us “I’m really excited for you all to see the video for …

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Download Festival announces new draining, ‘Dog Squad’ and stage relocation!

They don’t just book bands, you know… Today, Download Festival announced that, following suggestions from fans, they have made a number of changes to the site at Donington Park that will, all well and good, provide a better all-round experience for the thousands of people who attend every single year. …

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Download Festival adds another 20 bands across all stages!

Well, isn’t this lovely from Download Festival? They decided to round off the end of last month with a big, fat announcement of bands across all four stages! We’re a bit lucky aren’t we? The biggest names announced are metal’s mad hatter Devin Townsend, paying below Rob Zombie on the …

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Download Festival gives us a batch of new bands!

It seems like forever since Download Festival last made an announcement of bands, but good things come to those who wait and the bigwigs have officially made their first announcement of 2017 – and what an announcement! 48 new bands have been added to the bill including several big names …

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Download Festival adds over 20 names!

Tis the season to…announce festival bands? It’s certainly not as catchy, but Download Festival have confirmed over twenty names to play at Donington Park next summer and leave us all feeling a little more jolly. They’ve also started to build the day splits already AND announce the headliners for the …

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Skinny Lister interview – Download 2016

I spoke to Lorna Thomas from Skinny Lister about the band’s appearance at Download festival – probably the first time a folk band has played the festival, and their new album due for release later this year.  

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Lawnmower Deth interview – Download 2016

I interviewed the lunatics from Lawnmower Deth at Download festival not long after their performance on the third stage which saw them joined for three songs by Kim Wilde.  An interview with these guys is normally a bit chaotic, but when they’re on a massive high after that sort of …

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