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.

Lotus Eater Kick Off New Era With ‘Vermin’ Release

Lotus Eater are well and truly back as they have kicked off a brand new era for the band with their new release.

The new single, ‘Vermin’ is a taste of what’s to come in the bands future as a slice of metalcore mixed with nu metal for some massive intensity.

This is the first track to feature new vocalist Paul Collins as well as guitarist Aidan Cooper who joins Cameron Humphrey on Drums.

On the track he says:

“‘Vermin’ is pain, sorrow, anger and disappointment in an audiovisual format. Creating this song was as therapeutic as it was heartbreaking.”

Check it out here.

Modern Error Announces Tour With Lotus Eater

So, two great upcoming bands for the price of one as Modern Error and Lotus Eater have announced a tour together!

If you’re unfamiliar, here’s Lotus Eater

And here’s Modern Error.

The dates? I got you covered. Here are the full dates of the tour.

June 2019

1st – Camden Rocks, London (Modern Error Only)

2nd – Camden Rocks, London (Lotus Eater Only)

2nd – Anvil, Bournemouth

3rd – Exchange, Bristol

4th – Underground, Stoke

5th – Record Junkee, Sheffield

6th – Level III, Swindon

8th – Shed, Leicester

9th – Elsewhere, Margate


Live Review: Blood Youth @ Leeds Key Club

Date: 28/02/2019

Support: Lotus Eater, Palm Reader

Leeds. It’s been a slow start to 2019 for me with gigs where I’ve only been to around t hree or four in 2019 if I’m remembering correctly. Now though, I’m all fired up and ready to get stuck in with everything and as many bands as humanly possible What’s more is that I’m going to try and split them so I’m covering as many genres as possible as well because I don’t want the same experience every time, I want them to be more diverse so I’m not just giving reviews of something that’s becoming more and more generic. With that in mind, this is the heaviest gig I’ve been to so far in 2019 and that is the fantastic Yorkshire born and bred Blood Youth. This band have just very recently dropped their second record, ‘Starve’ which had so much energy it had to be unleashed as humanly possible. With their second night of the tour in Leeds, things are bound to get mental.

Starting off the night are Louts Eater. The Glaswegians waste no time in getting things going with the crowd erupting in moshpits, as far as I can see behind me in the venue. Where they do bring the noise, their stage presence is a little underrated but seemingly overshadowed later in their set by their vocalists addressing of the crowd saying (and I’m possibly paraphrasing as far as I can remember here) “I want to see someone die”. I can’t really condone this type of mentality anywhere I go, at any venue. A gig is meant to be a safe place for fans to listen to live music and if the night demands it, yes of course mosh. But this type of language used felt very unwanted and just seemingly spoiled their set, making it one fans could forget quickly.

Next up, producing a criminally underrated record with ‘Braille’ in 2018 were Palm Reader. They were a band, possibly half the venue came out for as much as Blood Youth and Lotus Eater. Here their set adorned to produce something which was highly enjoyable, with no doubts about gaining more listeners on the night where they do reach their peak at times to showcase just how much talent they have and how much more we have to look forward to in their future. Anyone will know they are a band who revels in their atmosphere, just not quite hitting that top notch but in time, will see them soar to new heights.

A new record, better mentality and a venue of onlookers to mosh and crowdsurf? It can only be time for Blood Youth to take to the stage! They waste no time in getting straight to their meaty tracks from their recently released record, ‘Starve’, opening with ‘Starve’ and ‘Cut Me Open’. All I remember is the place just erupting in moshpit after moshpit with vocalist Kaya Tarsus taking command of everyone, showing why they’re the headliners tonight. But also, this is a testament to just what Blood Youth are capable of as well, showing that the only direction is up for the band in the very near future. Every track is just met with more enthusiasm during their set, even when they do decide to slow things down by even the slightest.

What I love about this set is that it’s firstly a hometown show for the band, which they just absolutely destroy, where no person should be left unmoshed. The other is that their track, ‘Exhale’ which is quite a long track, showcases the atmosphere of what they’re able to do with a crowd and pretty soon, will take the band to new heights.

Rating: 7/10

Blood Youth Reveal Support Acts For Their Tour

Blood Youth’s tour just got heavier!

Hardcore four-piece band Blood Youth have confirmed their supporting acts for their upcoming UK tour, which will see Palm Reader and Lotus Eater coming to demolish the venues.

Here are the dates.

March 2019
1st – Southampton Joiners
2nd – Leeds The Key Club
3rd – Glasgow Audio
4th – Newcastle – Think Tank?
6th – Manchester Star & Garter
7th – Birmingham Mama Roux’s
8th – London Underworld

Music Video’s 26/07/18

The list is back. For those who are new to the blog, every Friday I post a weekly list of ten music videos. I scower the world of rock for the next best video and now I’m back blogging for all you wonderful people, the top ten list is back. So let’s get on with things and first up is Trash Boat. This is taken from their upcoming record, ‘Crown Shyness’ which is due to drop on July 13th.

Next I turn my attention to Waterparks with the video for ‘We Need To Talk’. It’s off their most recent record, ‘Entertainment’, which was released via Equal Vision Records.


Hopeless Records have signed a new band recently, called Lotus Eater and the Scottish Metalers already have released a new video. Check out ‘Break It’ below.


And a little more Popier sound as of now. Fall Out Boy have dropped the video for ‘Bishops’s Knife Track, only two weeks after Pete Wentz tased a to-do list via Twitter.


Where’s Like Pacific been? Making a goofy video of course! But now, the Canadian Punks are ready to show you the new video for ‘Self Defeated’.


Going to everyone’s favourite Emo rapper in the form of Nothing, Nowhere and front his third full-length record, ‘Ruiner’ you can check out ‘Rejecter’ below.


Following the departure of Douglas Robinson last year, it was easy for any band to call it a day. But, that wasn’t the case for Night Verses. One Year on, they’ve released a new record and here is ‘Vice Wave’.


Now, Sweedish rockers Normandie are entering a new era for the band as they’re gearing up to release a new track but for now, we have the infectious track ‘Ecstasy’ for you to view below.


Now another band who are setting off on a new era are Set It Off. They’ve been away for quite a while now, and the plans have come into fruition. They’re releasing a new record but there is no release date as of yet. On the other hand, we have their new track, ‘Killer In The Mirror’ to keep us preoccupied.


And for the last new band for the list, who else is there to put on than Twenty One Pilots? They’ve recently announced their new album, ‘Trench’ and what else can they announce other than a tour? How about a music video for the track, ‘Nico And The Niners’? Check it out below.

And that’s it for another week here on the weekly music video list. Be sure to check back next week for another list of the best music videos released in the last week.