When we went to Download Festival 2014, we had planned on asking all the bands what they would do if Linkin Park ratted them out to the cops (not sure what we’re talking about? Here’s a link to Sublime With Rome’s version of what happened when they played a festival with Chester Bennington and co at a festival in the USA). However, we got distracted by drinking booze and watching bands and only did a handful. The best of our videos – by far – was when we caught up with our old friends CJ McMahon and Lee Stanton from mighty Australian deathcore monsters Thy Art Is Murder what they would do if Linkin Park grassed them up to the fuzz.
June 13th, 2014
So Black Label Society just finished at Download Festival but I’m guessing Zakk Wylde is still doing a solo somewhere
— Strictly Sonisphere (@strictlysoni) June 13, 2014
Black Label Society @ Download Festival 2014 setlist:
My Dying Time
Godspeed Hell Bound
The Rose Petalled Garden
Heart of Darkness
June 13th, 2014
Heavy Metal Harlem Shake with Skindred? Must be Download ! #DL2014
— Hannah Earnshaw (@HMEarnshaw) June 13, 2014
Skindred @ Download Festival 2014 setlist:
Kill the Power
April 1st, 2014
With Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motörhead and Soulfly (and Wolfmother…) set to fill the main stage of a day at British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park this July, it struck Raziq Rauf that the same bill could easily have been announced in 2000 to the same fanfare. What has (or has not) happened in the last 14 years for this to be the case and what does the future have in store?
What is the future of music festivals? I’m not talking 2015 (because 2014’s summer season lineup is just about fully lined up), I’m talking about something more like 2025. What is going to happen to our music festivals in the next ten years? Will Metallica still be headlining on a rota with Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Linkin Park? The classic rockers like Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Black Sabbath have a shelf-life. Are Avenged Sevenfold or Rammstein the answer? While they sell out arenas in London and that simply translates to headlining Donington or Knebworth, neither have ever had quite the same impact as those first mentioned few and they likely never will.
The Thrash Hits Podcast 030: Michael Poulsen & Rob Caggiano of Volbeat (backstage at Download Festival 2013)
July 22nd, 2013
The Thrash Hits Podcast 029: Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul & Kyle Shutt from The Sword on the state of Texas (at Download Festival 2013)
July 16th, 2013
The Thrash Hits Podcast 028: Talking Daggers with The AvD from The Defiled (at Download Festival 2013)
July 11th, 2013
In the second of our Download Festival 2013 mini-podcasts, we interview The AvD from The Defiled about Daggers, the band’s forthcoming second album. Not that interviewing The AvD about anything is ever simple…..
July 9th, 2013
June 21st, 2013
June 20th, 2013
After a weekend of watching bands at Download Festival, Tom Doyle returned to his 9-5 in London feeling more than a little uncomfortable. What was the matter, though? Tits. Boobies. Breasts. And booing.
We are now firmly in the aftermath of last weekend’s Download Festival and while heads and limbs may now finally be recovering, the memories will surely last a lifetime. Donington Park yet again proved itself to be the home of rock and astonishing sets from the likes of Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Rammstein and many, many others made it a vintage year.
However, something slightly less cool once again raised its head in that field last weekend and it’s about time it gets addressed.