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The Download Dirty Dozen – twelve bands to check out at Donington this year

Would you believe it, it’s festival season again. Always mind boggling at how quickly a year passes, we are just one week away from Download Festival opening its doors to the Donington faithful once again and nine days until the first bands start taking to the stages. But who to see? …

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Gojira Premiere New Song/Video For ‘Silvera’

GOJIRA DEBUT NEW TRACK “SILVERA” “SILVERA” STREAMING NOW WITH OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO AT WWW.GOJIRA-MUSIC.COM ANTICIPATED NEW LP MAGMA ARRIVES JUNE 17TH WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR GOJIRA’S NEW TRACK “SILVERA” Roadrunner Records group Gojira have debuted “Silvera,” the second song to be released off their anticipated new LP MAGMA.  “Silvera” …

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Download 2016 gets bigger: Bands, Beer and….Bingo?!

Just when you though Download Festival had finished announcing everything and were preparing for the arrival of 100,000 people…they went and made a bunch of announcements! Firstly, we all know that hangovers are cured with hair of the dog…well now it’s hair of the Dogtooth! Download becomes the first ever …

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Tremonti – ‘Dust’

Mark Tremonti burst onto the rock scene in the late ’90s as lead guitarist with Creed.  His roaring guitar riffs and unique song writing skills quickly gained him recognition with both fans and critics.  After the band’s demise, Mark and two other members, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips, teamed up …

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Another dozen acts for Download Festival!

It’s always nice to have new names for a festival, isn’t it? Luckily, Download have delivered and given us a smile to kick away the Monday blues with another twelve names on the bill. The new addition are as follows: the recently reformed Juliette and the Licks, British metal powerhouse …

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Download 2015: Day 3, 14/06/15

The final day of Download, and it’s sunny, rejoice! Well, it isn’t for long, but the optimism of a better day of weather than before really pulls people through. What is in store given the barnstorming set that Muse put on the previous night is anyone’s guess, but let’s find …

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Download 2015: Day 2, 13/06/15

Download 2012’s horrendous weather had led to the year being described as ‘Drownload’, and as Saturday morning breaks it seems likely that this would head the same way; the rain isn’t as heavy but it’s no less relentless. That being said, the arena is open with time to spare before the …

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Download Festival 2015: Day 1, 12/06/15

Ahhh, post-festival blues, don’t you just love ’em? Download Festival 2015 has been and gone and for the 80,000 or so punters that attended, it’s back to society and the grindstone. But for those of you who can’t quite let it go yet, here’s the first day of the madness relived …

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The Darkness – Download Festival, 14/06/15

I managed to catch a quick talk with Dan Hawkins and new drummer Rufus Taylor from The Darkness at Download Festival this year. We discussed the band’s secret slot, supporting Lady Gaga and famous family connections (because let’s be honest, how many other well-known drummers with the surname ‘Taylor’ are there?)

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Evil Scarecrow – Download Festival, 14/06/15

I had the pleasure of speaking to Ringmaster Monty Blitzfist and Kraven Morrdeth from ‘Blue Peter metallers’ Evil Scarecrow at Download this year, where we touched on the subjects of farming, Wednesday 13 and Exeter. Many thanks to my partner in crime Anthony May who helped me out in a couple …

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Madball – Download Festival, 14/06/15

I spoke to Mitt from hardcore band Madball at Download this year – find out his views on playing at the legendary Donington Park and why the US hardcore scene is so big, yet so underground at the same time…

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Code Orange – Download Festival 14/06/15

I spoke with Eric from Code Orange at Download this year where, amongst other things, we discussed the difference between UK and US tours and the reason why they dropped the ‘Kids’ from their band title…

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Hey! Hello – Download Festival 2015

I had the pleasure of speaking to Toshi from Hey! Hello at Download this year. Find out how this side-project of Ginger Wildheart came together and what the man from Japan really thinks of Babymetal…

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In Hearts Wake – Download Festival, 13/06/15

I chatted to In Hearts Wake at Download this year about all manner of things, from playing with Bury Tomorrow in the autumn of last year to their new album which was recorded at exactly the same time as the last one but released a full 12 months later…

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Black Star Riders – Download Festival, 13/06/15

I had the wonderful opportunity to talk to Damon and Robbie from Black Star Riders at Download Festival this year, from their last minute debut at Download 2013 to the future of the band and the million dollar question – will we ever see Thin Lizzy again?  

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