Tag Archives: Download Festival

Slipknot to headline 2019 Download Festival, announce 2019 Summer European tour

Posted by on October 23, 2018

Over the last few months, Slipknot has made it clear their follow-up to 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter will arrive in 2019. Frontman Corey Taylor has expressed their new album will be Iowa levels of heavy and has recently told Metal Hammer, it could include one of their heaviest songs in their career. Today (23rd), […]

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Download Festival 2018: Recap and Photos

Posted by on June 14, 2018

As the Download festival at Donington Park concluded this past weekend, it proved to be one of their biggest and best years yet. Featuring headliners of Avenged Sevenfold, Guns n’ Roses, and Ozzy Osbourne, only proved there were no shortage of great bands on the bill. Many acts did overlap or had conflicting time slots […]

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Winners revealed for 2018’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards including Judas Priest, Lacuna Coil and more

Posted by on June 12, 2018

Yesterday (11th), Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards show took place at the Indigo2 in London, England. Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta hosted the ceremony while performances came from Parkway Drive, Baroness, Meshuggah, Myrkur, and Carpenter Brut. The winners have been revealed and you can check out the list below as a few choices shocked us including the […]

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Linkin Park were originally scheduled to play at 2018’s Download Festival

Posted by on December 28, 2017

Download Festival promoter, Andy Copping was the latest guest on The Jasta Show. The two spoke about Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington’s death, which led to Copping revealing that the group were originally scheduled to play at next year’s Download Festival. He stated that they were in the process to finalize the deal shortly before […]

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Metal Insider en Español: Resumen semanal 6/17

Posted by on June 17, 2016

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest headlines – In Spanish. Cada semana, muchos hechos y acontecimientos suceden en el mundo del rock y metal los cuales reportamos diariamente y queremos dar un resumen de lo que paso a nuestros lectores de habla Española. Estas son las noticias que mas resonaron esta semana: Despues del […]

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This dancing Nightwish fan at Download is the best Nightwish fan

Posted by on June 14, 2016

If you kept up with the events at European festivals this past weekend, you might have heard of Download Festival in the UK suffering some relentless storms and flooding, making it a real pain to camp and be there. But despite the adversity, there was at least one magnificent creature who made the most out of […]

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Graspop Metal Meeting decides not to remove Down from their bill

Posted by on February 10, 2016

In the wake of Phil Anselmo’s vulgar display of white power, Dutch festival FortaRock was the first one to take action against his band Down, stating the band was “no longer welcome” at the fest. Then their hometown gig, scheduled to take place this past Monday was also canceled. Other festivals the band are scheduled to play this summer have […]

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Download Festival names the main stage ‘The Lemmy Stage’

Posted by on February 8, 2016

While Motorhead are (obviously) no longer performing at the Download Festival, the festival is for this year only, renaming their main stage “The Lemmy Stage,” they said in a post on the festival’s web site.

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Petition launched to remove Down from performing Download Festival in UK

Posted by on February 2, 2016

This past week has been really unforgiving for Phil Anselmo after his controversial racist outburst during the Dimebash event. The entire community has voiced their discontent towards the frontman in the form of videos, Facebook posts or letters but some are less forgiving than others and are going to the extent of requesting Download Festival to remove […]

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Black Sabbath, Rammstein round out Download headliners

Posted by on October 21, 2015

The fact that Iron Maiden was headlining the final night of the Download Festival for their only UK date of 2016 was probably enough to get many excited on that side of the pond. Now the fest has named it’s Friday and Saturday headliners, and they’re just as impressive, if not more so. Black Sabbath […]

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