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…

Deftones
Korn
The Pretty Reckless
Rise Against
Black Label Society
Theory
Monster Truck
Power Wolf
Wayward Sons
Those Damn Crows
The Raven Age
Megadeth
Steel Panther
The Distillers
The Darkness
Airbourne
Daughtry
Skillet
Lacuna Coil
Bush
Of Mice & Men
Wednesday 13
Ayron Jones
Massive Wagons
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm
The Ghost Inside
Funeral For A Friend
Descendents
Boston Manor
Sleep Token
The Faim
grandson
Trash Boat
Holding Absence
Marianas Trench
Wargasm
Loathe
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Press Club
Salem
Cemetery Sun
Blackout Problems
Dead Posey
Static Dress
Electric Wizard
Sepultura
Blues Pills
Dying Fetus
British Lion
Bleed From Within
Twin Temple
Bokassa
Venom Prison
Spiritbox
Tempt
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
Phoxjaw
JJ Wilde
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars
As Everything Unfolds
Injester

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.

Korn Announce Livestream

Korn have announced the details of ‘Monumental’, a livestream event.

It’s set to take place on April 24 from 9:00pm BST from the set of Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience. 

Vocalist Jonathan Davis has this to say about the event:

“We hope you take part in this experience with us. And though it is not the same as performing live with you here, we still want to bring you some great music and a fun show.”

Download Festival Confirms 2021 Headliners as well as 70+ Acts

Remember when we had to say that Download Festival 2020 was cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic? Sad times were had for all there. It never went ahead but that meant the organisewrs were hard at work for the 2021 iteration of the festival.

The time has come for the first bands of the festival to be announced.

Aiming to maintain as much of the 2020 lineup as possible, Kiss and System Of A Down have been announced as headliners with Biffy Clyro taking Iron Maiden’s place who are sadly unable to be in attendance.

In addition to this, 70+ acts have been confirmed with the headliners including Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Black Veil Brides, Boltbeat, The Darkness , Steel Panther and more.

The full lineup can be found below.

A.A. Williams
A Day To Remember
Airbourne
Alestorm
Anchor Lane
Baroness
Biffy Clyro
Blackout Problems
Black Veil Brides
Bleed From Within
Blues Pills
Bokassa
Bush
Cellar Door Moon Crow
Cemetery Sun
Control The Storm
Creeper
The Darkness
Daughtry
Dead Label
Dead Posey
Deftones
Dirty Honey
The Distillers
Dying Fetus
Electric Wizard
Employed To Serve
The Faim
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Funeral For A Friend
Gender Roles
Gojira
Haken
The Hara
Hatari
Higher Power
Holding Absence
Hot Milk
Killswitch Engage
Kill The Lights
KISS
Korn
Jamie Lenman
JJ Wilde
Joyous Wolf
Lacuna Coil
Loathe
Lotus Eater
Marianas Trench
Mastodon
Modern Error
Myles Kennedy & Company
Obituary
Of Mice & Men
Phoxjaw
P.O.D.
Poppy
Powerwolf
Press Club
The Pretty Reckless
Rise Against
Sepultura
Skillet
Sleep Token
Spiritbox
Steel Panther
Stone Broken
System Of A Down
Temples On Mars
Tempt
Theory Of A Deadman
Those Damn Crows
Tiny Moving Parts
Twin Temple
Volbeat
Wage War
Wargasm
Wayward Sons
The Wildhearts
Will Haven

Download Festival 2021 is set to take place at Donington Park on June 4th -6th 2021.

Tickets are available to buy right now and can be purchased via the festival’s website.

Line Up Announced For Virtual Download Festival

Download Festival 2020 isn’t going to be taking place this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but the organisers of the event have announced the line-up for a virtual weekender that’s set to take place!

The Download TV Weekend will take place on the same days as the cancelled dates (Friday 12th – Sunday 14th June 2020) and will feature some artists who were scheduled to play this year.

It’s all taking place on Download Festival’s YouTube channel, where the three days will be divided into a day and evening schedule, with the evening boasting two to three hours featuring performances from your favourite artists.

It will feature special interviews, unseen performances, exclusive footage and loads more!

Keeping with the 2020 lineup, there will be Kiss’s 2015 Download Festival available to watch on the Friday night.

Iron Maiden have the top billing band on Saturday evening where they will have a special set of archive performances as well as snippets from the Legacy Of The Beast tour.

System Of A Down will bring the weekend to a close on the Sunday with footage from three of their previous performances in 2005, 2011 and 2017.

Other acts confirmed are Alter Bridge, Babymetal, Deftones, The Darkness, Steel Panther, Mastodon, Lacuna Coil, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides and Poppy.

There’s also going going to be cookalongs which will act as the daytime activities where MasterChef’s Simon Wood, Vegan stars BOSH, tutorials, mindfulness sessions and more.

People who will be watching are encouraged to erect tents in their homes, dress as your rock idols and send in photos and videos using the hashtag #DOWNLOADTV.

Below you will find a full list of the lineup.

The full list of bands on the Download TV line-up are:

KISS

Iron Maiden (Saturday headliner)

System of a Down (Sunday headliner)

Alestorm

Alter Bridge

Babymetal

Baroness

Black Futures

Black Veil Brides

Bowling For Soup

Bush

Creeper

Deftones

Disturbed

Employed To Serve

Fozzy

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Funeral For A Friend

Gojira

Holding Absence

Killswitch Engage

Korn

Lacuna Coil

Loathe

Mastodon

Motionless In White

NXT UK

Periphery

Poppy

Powerwolf

Skillet

Steel Panther

The Darkness

The Hara

The Offspring

The Pretty Reckless

The Wildhearts

Theory

Twin Temple

Volbeat

Wage War

Wayward Sons

Music Video Roundup 16/08/19

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. Up first this week are newcomers Like Giants. They’ve recently announced their debut UP, ‘Sovereign’ where frontman Daniel Kai has said:

“We wanted to create something that infused elements of bands that we have all separately taken influence from, with heavy breakdowns that will excite fans of heavier music, but the jumpy pop punk rhythms and melodies that will excite fans of bands like Neck Deep, State Champs and the like, with lyrics that everyone who listens can relate to, talking about issues that most people will experience in their day to day lives.”

Their lead single for the EP, ‘Cut And Run’ can be viewed below.

 

Switching things up to a more well known band, Bring Me The Horizon have recently released a video which features a montage of live shots, animated clips and anime! Yes, anime! Here’s ‘sugar honey ice & tea.

 

Ahead of their headlining stance over at this year’s Reading & Leeds festivals, Twenty One Pilots have dropped a video for their track, ‘The Hype’, which they filmed over the weekend of their hometowns show in Columbus, Ohio. Want to know what to expect? Check out their video below.

 

Next on the list, we’re heading across the pond to Essex for InMe. They’ve recently beefed up their line-up to a quintet as they’ve released, ‘The Next Song’.

On the track, frontman Dave Mcpherson has commented on its lyrical concept.

“This is a song about constantly singing about someone to the point of mental excess, and promising that the next song is going to be the last one I write about that person. The guys ran with this from the demo I made and painted their melodies all over it to make a much bigger sound, a big anthem that’s also quite heavy in its own way. ‘The Next Song’ is pop catharsis for me.”

Check out ‘The Next Song’ below.

Going to Kentucky for the next five-piece band in the form of White Reaper. This is another band who’s also at this year’s Reading & Leeds festivals but they give the fans just what they want. Check out ‘Real Long Time’ below.

 

Moving to the rising rockers Black Futures who’s released a new video for ‘Body & Soul’,  which is set to be on their soon to be released record, ‘Never Not Nothing’

On the track, the band have said:

“‘Body & Soul’ is a simple, singular expression. We are all the same cocktail of matter squished together to form a body. A vessel for experience and feelings. It’s time to free yourself from the shackles of conformity.

Drain your brain of hyper capitalist smug and become steward of all life! An empathy machine! Humans; the protectors of existence! Gather as a mass of humanity and have an apocalypse prevention party! Giving the meaningless meaning! I am you and you are me! Make Weird & Live Free!

Or summink like that! At least that’s what Joe Strummer told me in my dreams.”

 

Have we had any more bands from Scotland on the list apart from Woes lately? Now we do! Neshiima have got a lead single off their upcoming ‘Green’ EP! This will be the final instalment of their EP trilogy series.

Liam Hesslewood (Vocals) has said:

“This song was a tough one to write, as the theme is suicide prevention. The main hook outlines negative emotions that can trigger the need to take life into our own hands. The verses reflect on those that we are willing to let go, to see if they return to us or not.

It’s a plea to those in need to recognise that sometimes the dark clouds aren’t permanent. There is always a better way. It addresses the fact that numbing out the world through isolation only makes the situation worse.

With both this song and its video, we’re trying to show that we all need each other. The grass may not always be greener on the other side, but you must nurture what you have and learn to grow in your own way with the support of others… and by being a support to them.”

 

Everyone knows about Twilight right? The vampire film that’s not really scary or very vampyric in any way? Christina Perri had a song on one of the films (I have no idea which one, because I ‘ve never seen any of them).

Now though, New Found Glory have covered the track where they have not only recorded a cover, they’ve made a video for the track!

 

Everyone who is a Korn fan! I know I’ve kept you waiting until the final two videos here but the wait is worth it. This video isn’t your usual video as well, it’s a very trippy visualiser so there’s something different in this weeks list as well!

Check out ‘Cold’ below.

 

And for the final selection of this weeks Music Video Roundup, this has to be my favourite video this year. It’s silly, weird but fantastic! Alex Gaskath has a directors credit now for Simple Creatures latest video and what does the latest music video for his side project with Mark Hoppus contain? Sock Puppets! Just watch this video to believe it.

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.

Korn Announce New Record, ‘The Nothing’, Release New Track

Korn are alive and kicking with a brand new record. This is the follow up to 2016’s ‘The Serenity Of Suffering’ and their 13th Studio Record is titled as ‘The Nothing’ and will be released on Roadrunner Records on September 13th.

Check out the details below.

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1. The End Begins
2. Cold
3. You’ll Never Find Me
4. The Darkness Is Revealing
5. Idiosyncrasy
6. The Seduction Of Indulgence
7. Finally Free
8. Can You Hear Me
9. The Ringmaster
10. Gravity Of Discomfort
11. H@rd3r
12. This Loss
13. Surrender To Failure

Check out the first track from the record, ‘You’ll Never Find Me’ (Track 3) below.

 

Pre-orders are available via the following link.

Korn Working With Travis Barker & John Feldmann

Nu-Metal legends Korn have been away working on their follow up record to their 2016 effort, ‘The Serenity of Suffering’.

Though nothing has really been revealed yet, Brian Welch has said in an interview with Revolver they have been working on writing and demos with Blink-182 drummer, Travis Barker and Goldfinger frontman and producer, John Feldman. You can read an excerpt from the interview below.

“The new record, I’m very stoked on. I can’t wait to get that done. There’s a lot left to do. What we have is really encouraging. We have been writing and we have tracked most of the drums. But we’ll probably write a couple more songs — that always happens. At the beginning of the year, we’re going to really focus and get it done.

We’re doing it all over. We’ve been to Nashville a few times, we’ve done a lot in L.A. We actually wrote with John Feldmann, too, for the demos. Travis Barker laid the temporary drums for some, and that was cool. We’ve known John Feldmann since ’87 — he was in Electric Love Hogs. So we’re writing with different people. We grabbed [producer] Nick Raskulinecz, and he’s very hands on and such a fan of music. It’s not a job or a gig to him.

The Korn album should be out by next fall. We have to get it out, because we want to get back to the fans next year and do our thing. We’re working hard. We’ve been through a lot. Now it’s time to get all those emotions and turn them into a positive with music. Jonathan is really good at that.”

Jonathan Davis (Korn) Details Solo Record

A few months ago, Korn Frontman Jonathan Davis dropped his lead single from his debut solo record, ‘What It Is’. Now this record has been in the works for nearly a decade and now, he’s shared more details about this release.

The vocalist will be releasing the solo record, ‘Black Labyrinth’ on May 25th via Sumerian Records.

You can take a look at the cover artwork and full tracklist below.

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  1. Underneath My Skin
  2. Final Days
  3. Everyone
  4. Happiness
  5. Your God
  6. Walk On By
  7. The Secret
  8. Basic Needs
  9. Medicate
  10. Please Tell Me
  11. What You Believe
  12. Gender
  13. What It Is

You can pre-order the record now via the Artist Arena and the Label’s webstore.

Musicians Announced They’re Playing The Chester Bennington Tribute Show

There is a whole host of artists that have been announced for The Chester Bennington Tribute Show!

Artists such as Machine Gun Kelly, Yellowcard’s Ryan Key, Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Kiiara and Korn’s Jonathan Davis will take the stage on October 27th at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl to pay tribute to the frontman.

Linkin Park premiered a new video earlier this week for ‘One More Light’ which can be viewable below.

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Asking Alexandria Working With Jonathan Davis From Korn

Woah this is a sudden change!

Looks like Asking Alexandria are working with Korn on some new music as the band posted the following to their Facebook page, which sees Danny Worsnop, Jonathan and From First To Last’s Matt Good all working in the studio together.