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Japanese Vamps confirmed for Download Festival 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 13th April 2014 by Pieni

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Japanese rock duo Vamps (featuring HYDE from L’Arc-en-Ciel and K.A.Z. from Oblivion Dust) will make their third appearance in the UK this Summer, at Download Festival (Donnington Park between 13th and 15th of JuneVamps playing on the 14th). They’ve recently played a headline show at Koko (March 28th) and last October they hit British ground for the first time at a sold-out Islington Academy.

» We just finished the show at Koko, London, and already we plan to come back and play for you guys at Download Festival in June! We will do our best to come back to the UK as many times as we can this year! Come to the festival and check out our performance, if you get a chance! «, says HYDE.

“Sex Blood Rock’N’Roll” is already their third album, the first to be released in Europe through Spinefarm Records. Follow them on Facebook (link here) for more information on what they’re up to.

Anti-Mortem premier video for new single via Vevo

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 25th February 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Oklahoma saviours of southern hard rock Anti-Mortem have recently unveiled the video for their new single 100% Pure American Rage which is taken from their debut album New Southern. The video, which premiered on Vevo today, can be viewed below. The video was shot, produced and directed by Clark Deal of Chaotic Productions.

New Southern will be released in both physical and digital formats on 28th April via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by the esteemed Bob Marlette (Black Stone Cherry, Shinedown, Rob Zombie).

UK fans will have the opportunity to witness Anti-Mortem’s feral testicular fortitude when they play their first live show in the UK at this year’s Download Festival.

Anti-Mortem online:

http://ANTI-MORTEM.com
http://facebook.com/ANTIMORTEMUSA
http://twitter.com/ANTIMORTEMUSA
http://youtube.com/ANTIMORTEMUSA

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12 more bands announced for Download 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 25th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Download Festival have announced 12 more bands for the 2014 edition of the festival. The bands announced are The Offspring, the legendary rock group Status Quo, Steel Panther, Trivium, Swedish melo-death outfit In Flames, While She Sleeps, LetLive, The Black Dahlia Murder, Miss May I, CrossFaith, Blessthefall and of course Dying Fetus. All 12 bands will join Link ParkAvenged Sevenfold and Aerosmith as well as Rob ZombieFall Out Boy and Alter Bridge at the UK’s biggest rock festival.

Download Festival 2014 will take place at Donnington Park from 13th June – 15th June. Tickets are available from this location. Stay tuned for more announcements!

 

Aerosmith announced as third Download 2014 headliners

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 6th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Download organisers announced this morning that Aerosmith will close the festival next year on Sunday 15th June, making the legendary rockers the third and final headliners for Download 2014. Aerosmith are one rock’s most infamous and revered bands. Fronted by the iconic partnership of frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry, their generation spanning career has seen them sell in excess of 150 million records, making them the best selling American rock band in history. Despite having been a band for over 40 years, their incredible, ever expanding collection of hits continues to appeal to hoards of fans both old and new. Their headline performance at Download 2014 will be their first on UK soil since 2010, speaking on their return to Donington Park, Joe Perry said:

It’s been too long since we’ve been to England and we’re sincerely f**ing charged to be coming back! See you there!

Joining Aerosmith on the main stage on Sunday 15th June as special guests will be Alter Bridge. The band released their 4th studio album, Fortress earlier this year to huge critical acclaim. It’s been the band’s highest charting album in the UK, hitting the #1 spot on the rock charts and saw them sell out arenas across the country on their recent UK tour.

Aerosmith and Alter Bridge join the previously announced Avenged Sevenfold with special guest Rob Zombie, who play on Friday 13th June and Linkin Park with special guests Fall Out Boy who play Saturday 14th June.

Fall Out Boy announced as Saturday’s special guests at Download 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 5th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Following the announcement earlier this morning about Linkin Park headlining the Saturday at Download 2014 and performing Hybrid Theory, alt. rockers Fall Out Boy have just been announced as special guests.

Hot on the heels of their stunning return from hiatus earlier this year, with their chart topping album Save Rock and Roll, Chicago’s finest, Fall Out Boy will be bringing their exquisitely crafted, mega-singalong catalogue of hits to the main stage at Donington Park for the first time ever.  Speaking on the announcement, Pete Wentz said:

So stoked we are playing download. It’s a legendary one to us from watching old videos of our favourite bands playing it back in the day. Gonna be a blast, we can not wait.

Fallout Boy will be joining the likes of Avenaged Sevenfold and Rob Zombie at Donington Park next year over the weekend of Friday 13th June – Sunday 15th June. Tickets are still available for the early bird price for another three days. Tickets can be purchased at this location.

Fall Out Boy online:

http://falloutboy.com 
http://facebook.com/falloutboy
http://twitter.com/falloutboy

Linkin Park announced as Saturday night main stage headliner at Download 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 5th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Announced moments ago via BBC Radio 1, Linkin Park will headline the Saturday night of Download on the main stage. However, it doesn’t just end there for the Linkin Park news. The band will perform their entire Hybrid Theory album at their Download 2014 appearance. Chester comments:

We have been kicking around the idea of playing Hybrid Theory for some time and the perfect opportunity is Download 2014. The legendary energy of the Download crowd is the apex of the rock experience and we are very excited to share this special night with them.

Linkin Park will be joining Avenged Sevenfold and Rob Zombie as part of Download Festival which has become the biggest rock festival in British history over the years. The next Download announcement will be at 8am on the official Download Festival Facebook page. Tickets can be ordered from this location.

Linkin Park online:

http://linkinpark.com
http://facebook.com/linkinpark
http://twitter.com/linkinpark

 

Avenged Sevenfold and Rob Zombie announced for Download Festival 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 4th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Announced in the early hours of this morning on the official Download Festival Facebook pageAvenged Sevenfold will be headlining Friday 13th June. This will be their first time headlining Download Festival but it will also be the firs time they headline any UK festival, making it a very special occasion for the band and their fans. They’ll be joined by special guest and horror metal lord Rob Zombie, who is set to return to the main stage after his headline performance on the second stage back in 2011.

The next Download announcement will be made tomorrow at 8am. Standard tickets are currently available at 2013 prices for a limited time only. Click here to snap yours up.