Download Festival Add Over 70 Names To Their 2022 Lineup

After confirming that the 2021 iteration of Download festival will not be taking place this year, the festival have revealed some more of the names who will be playing Donington Park in 2022. 

Joining the already announced headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro will be…

The Pretty Reckless
Rise Against
Black Label Society
Monster Truck
Power Wolf
Wayward Sons
Those Damn Crows
The Raven Age
Steel Panther
The Distillers
The Darkness
Lacuna Coil
Of Mice & Men
Wednesday 13
Ayron Jones
Massive Wagons
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm
The Ghost Inside
Funeral For A Friend
Boston Manor
Sleep Token
The Faim
Trash Boat
Holding Absence
Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Press Club
Cemetery Sun
Blackout Problems
Dead Posey
Static Dress
Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
Dying Fetus
British Lion
Bleed From Within
Twin Temple
Venom Prison
Fire From The Gods
A.A. Williams
Higher Power
Kill The Lights
Dead Poet Society
Joyous Wolf
Modern Error
Cellar Door Moon Crew
Lotus Eater
The Scratch
Dead Label
JJ Wilde
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars
As Everything Unfolds

That’s a lot to get excited for.

Download Festival will take place at Donington Park on June 10-12 2022. 

Tickets are available via the following link.

Grandson & Fever 333 Cover Two Linkin Park Tracks

There’s some covers about in this post!

We’re talking Fever 333 and Grands0n, two huge acts in the scene at the moment as they have released covers of two tracks from Linkin Park’s debut record, ‘Hybrid Theory’ in celebration of its 20th anniversary.

Check out Grandsons cover of ‘One Step Closer’.

On Grandson’s cover, he says:

On his cover, grandson said “Chester is an all-time great, and I could never try and sing like he does. We had to pitch the song down just so I could come close to hitting the notes in this song. I just wanted to try and pay homage and do this incredible song justice.”

And here’s Fever 333’s cover of ‘In The End’.

Jason Butler says:

“‘In The End’ was the song that made me believe that rap and rock still belonged together. I studied their tasteful marriage of the two styles from that moment on and created my own music with that in mind.  I wish I could tell my 14 year old self that one day I’d receive a DM from Mike Shinoda about him liking my music. I wish even more that I could tell my younger self he’d offer to share his talents and energy with me to make more music. I don’t think 14-year-old me would believe it, though. 35-year-old me still doesn’t.”

Grandson Announces Details Of Upcoming Debut Record

After the string of EP’s ‘Modern Tragedy 1, 2 and 3’ as well as many collaborations, Grandson has announced his debut record, ‘Death Of An Optimist’.

It’s set to be released via Fueled By Ramen on December 4th 2020.

Check out the Artwork, Tracklisting, Stream of the single ‘Dirty’ as well as ‘Riptide’ and ‘Identity’ below.

01. Death of an Optimist // Intro
2. In Over My Head
03. Identity
04. Left Behind
05. Dirty
06. The Ballad of G and X // Interlude
07. We Did It
08. WW3
09. Riptide
10. Pain Shopping
11. Drop Dead
12. Welcome to Paradise // Outro

Check out ‘Dirty’ below.

Next we have ‘Identity’

And here’s ‘Riptide’.

Pre-orders are available via Warner Music.

Music Video Roundup 05/04/19

It’s 4PM on a Friday! This means it’s time for the music video roundup. If you’re new to either the blog or these music video roundup posts, this is how it works. Every week, I watch some of the best recently released music videos and compile them into a list for everyone’s viewing pleasure. They’re span across all the different genres, so expect something different for most of the tracks. The first track is a cover from New Found Glory, and the track? ‘This Is Me’ from The Greatest Showman ut the video?? Erm… we’ll let you decide on it.


Now, following on the news of their debut record, ‘Fragments’, Sister Shotgun have had their lead single released and a brand new video produced by Mockingbird Studios. Vocalist Chloe Ozwell on the track has said:

“The song takes me back to a place where I was really vulnerable, but it’s about reclaiming my power. I hope it can serve as a reminder to keep pushing no matter what life throws at you.”


Moving to some Pop-Punk goodness for the next track, we have some Aussie newcomers on UNFD in the form of Yours Truly and this track is off their upcoming EP, ‘Afterglow’ set to be released on April 12th.


We’re going to switch things up again and go for some Post-Metal mayhem from Pleiades which will be the first cut from their upcoming EP and the follow up to their 2016 debut, ‘Symptoms Of The Human Being’.

Vocalist Andy Calderbank has said:

“‘All At Your Mercy’ is lyrically about control and the catharsis we feel when we finally give it up. As Humans, we welcome consequence, reluctantly accept responsibility and approach the future with caution. I guess you could describe it as Agnosiophobia or the fear of not knowing what will happen.”


And shifting the focus to some Emo Rockers, we’ll be having some Free Throw in this weeks list. They’ve recently released ‘Today Is Especially Delicious’ from their record ‘What’s Past is Prologue’ and there’s one thing which it does have a lot of. Fruit.


Next, Ahead of their tour across Europe, Japanese metalcore group Crystal Lake have given fans a taste of their music in the form of ‘Hail To The Fire’ which is just the latest track to off ‘Helix’ which saw an official release outside of their home country just last month.


Shall we try a different country for the next video? Ukrainian hitters Jinjer have a visual spectacle for us all in their live performance for ‘Teacher, Teacher’. This is the fourth single off their EP, ‘Micro’ and on the track, the band have said:


Moving back to Britain to the Alt Rock scene are the newcomers in Ruled By Raptors who were born from the ashes of Digits and the South East Northumberland band have some energy to give in the form of their track, ‘Time’.


For the penultimate video this week, I’ve chosen to go with Grandson. Recently the socially conscious artist has recently announced he’s playing a warm-up show for Slam Dunk Festival on May 22nd at London’s Underworld and May 23rd at The Glasgow Cathouse. Now though, he’s recently released a video for ‘Apologize’ which is the lead single off his most recent EP, ‘a modern tragedy, vol.2’.


And for the final post, we’re going for controversy, we’re going for industrial kings which can only point to one giant band, Rammstein. The German superstars recently announcing their long-awaited self-titled record which is set to be released on May 17th via UME / Spinefarm. With the announcement came with the music video which has caused controversy among Jewish leaders in Germany with eh commissioner of anti-Semitism in Germany saying: “I consider this a tasteless exploitation of artistic freedom,”


And that’s it for another week of music video roundup. Don’t forget to check back next week at 4PM sharp for another countdown of ten of the best recent music videos to feast your eyes upon. There’s also new posts every day on the Almost anything Media so be sure to check out anything that might catch your eye.

Grandson Announces UK Shows

The controversial and socially aware artist known as Grandson has announced two Slam Dunk Festival warm-up shows ahead of his scheduled appearances in May

Here are where he’s playing.

May 2019

22nd – The Underworld, London

23rd – Cathouse, Glasgow

Grandson Announces New EP

Grandson has just announced the details of his follow up EP to his debut from 2018.

It’s going to be called ‘A Modern Tragedy Vol.2 which is set to be released February 22nd via Fueled By Ramen’.

Here’s what it looks like.


And this is the tracklisting.

  1. Apologize
  2. Stigmata
  3. Is This What You Wanted
  4. Fallin (Temptation)
  5. Darkside

You can hear the first single off the EP which is the first track, ‘Apologize’.

Check it out below.

Grandson Nominated For A Juno Award

The JUNO awards have been officially announced and now we have some nominations.

Grandson is one of those nominated and it’s in the category of Breakthrough Artist Of The Year.

Could it be because his songs are a social commentary on America right now? It’s anyone’s guess but I’ll leave it out to interpretation.

The Juno Awards are to be run on March 11th -17th in London, Ontario.

Music Videos 19/10/18

Hello everybody! It’s that time of the week again, Friday. It’s every Friday I release a list of the ten best recent music videos from the Rock genre so I can give it to you, my followers and hopefully discover someone new! Kicking things off this week’s list is metal trio Spiritbox, who’ve returned with another fantastic single, ‘Electric Cross’.


Moving to someone I know you probably won’t have heard of is Yorkshire group Hands Off Gretel as they bring the S.A.S.S in their new music video where they take over a hotel room for themselves! I should mention it was directed and edited by their vocalist Lauren Tate as well!


Next up are some personal favourites of my own, Chapter And Verse. It’s a good release, following on from ‘A Devil In Blue’ and ‘Magazines’. but frontman Josh Carter has said the following on the track: ‘Ink’ is about feeling disillusioned with adulthood and the dangers that lie in obsessing over self-improvement. The song is unlike anything we’ve done before and we’ve been really embracing the evolution of what we do. Chapter And Verse have become a vessel for us to properly embrace life and for us, this song serves as a reminder that focusing only on how to be happy can actually give you the opposite outcome.”


And adding another British group to this week follow is the collective, itoldyouiwouldeatyou. They’ve just released something new in the form of ‘Young American’, the latest release from their debut record, ‘Oh Dearism’.


Fueled by Ramen artist Grandson has shared a new video for ‘6:00″, taken from his debut release, a modern tragedy vol.1. The video was released in conjunction with Campaign Zero, an Organisation dedicated to eradicating police violence in America.


Time for a return. this is in the form of slam metallers Arcania as they have reunited and released a brand new track, ‘Exterminate The Liberated’. It’s off their soon to be released EP, ‘Tyrannical Hierarchy: Vol.1.


Something new from some legends right now. We all need them and this is from the legendary group The Smashing Pumpkins. Things get a little freaky.


And we’re keeping going with some pretty good releases at the moment. The next video comes from the four-piece rock group, Dead Friends. Vocalist Austin Radford has shared:

“I think subconsciously people feel like we need our lives to be defined by something comprehensible – anything from political or religious affiliation to a job or a favourite sports team. ‘Torches’ is about clinging too closely to those life-defining elements, and the devastating realization that you’re not a complete person without them.”


And for the second to last video, something just a little more cinematic as we get toward the end of this weeks list. This can only be Underoath’s newest video for ‘ihateit’.


And this week I certainly have saved the best for last. Bullet For My Valentine recently dropped the video for ‘Not Dead Yet’ a video which was shot following Summersonic earlier this year in Japan.


And that’s it for another round of music videos this week. Be sure to check out next weeks post of the ten latest and greatest music videos of the week.

Fueled By Ramen Sign Grandson

New signing news! Fueled By Ramen have announced their latest signing in the form of alternative artist/rapper Grandson. The social justice warrior attained global attention with the release of his single, ‘Thoughts And Prayer’, written about the political inaction around the recent mass shootings in America.

Check out the track below.

We’re still waiting on the music video but the word is that it will be compiled of live footage of Grandson performing the track at the March For Our Lives in Los Angeles as well as fan-submitted video content from the marches across America.