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
Massive news from the Venom Prison camp as the band have announced they’re writing their next record. Not only that, they’ve signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records.
The death metal heavy hitters say that the signing “marks the beginning of a new chapter for Venom Prison, and we are honoured to call Century Media our home, which we look forward sharing with some of the most iconic artists in heavy metal, as well many of our talented friends.”
“Venom Prison is an important band in every sense of the word,” says Century Media A&R Mike Gitter. “They are a wake-up call with songs that are not just musically brutal, but dig into issues that challenge our day-to-day existence. Gender issues. Cultural and political oppression. They’re relevant in ways that so many bands fall short of. Venom Prison is the band we need now more than ever.” Well said, indeed.
Century Media Director Philipp Schulte adds: “With Venom Prison, one of the finest British bands of recent years joins the ranks of Century Media Records. Venom Prison’s vision marks an overdue turning point in the sort of musical and lyrical complacency that has long plagued the worldwide metal scene. This is not your older brother’s feel-good metal. This is extreme music with a compelling message, and it perfectly fits to what Century Media as a label will always stand for: Establishing bands and artists who are willing to make a difference and take a stand. With Venom Prison is a trailblazing band for what metal can and will be in the upcoming decade. Welcome to Century Media Records!”
And it sounds like the band are making waves with their first offering on the label.
Venom Prison are set to tour the UK in October 2021 with Creeping Death and Leeched.
There’s some massive news from Download Festival today as the organisers have confirmed 17 more acts which will perform at the 2021 iteration of the festival.
The new bands confirmed to play are as follows:
Boston Manor, Ayron Jones, Dead Poet Society, Descendents, Fire From The Gods, The Injester,Massive Wagons, Megadeath, Monster Truck, Northlane, Renounced, Salem, The Skints, Static Dress, Uncured, Venom Prison.
Check out the full lineup as it stands below.
A.A. Williams A Day To Remember Airbourne Alestorm Anchor Lane Ayron Jones Baroness Biffy Clyro Blackout Problems Black Veil Brides Bleed From Within Blues Pills Bokassa Boston Manor Bush Cellar Door Moon Crow Cemetery Sun Control The Storm Creeper The Darkness Daughtry Dead Label Dead Poet Society Dead Posey Deftones Descendents Dirty Honey The Distillers Dying Fetus Electric Wizard Employed To Serve The Faim Fire From The Gods Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Funeral For A Friend Gender Roles Gojira Haken The Hara Hatari Higher Power Holding Absence Hot Milk The Injester Killswitch Engage Kill The Lights KISS Korn Jamie Lenman JJ Wilde Joyous Wolf Lacuna Coil Loathe Lotus Eater Marianas Trench Massive Wagons Mastodon Megadeth Modern Error Monster Truck Myles Kennedy & Company Northlane Obituary Of Mice & Men Phoxjaw P.O.D. Poppy Powerwolf Press Club The Pretty Reckless Renounced Rise Against Salem The Scratch Sepultura Skillet The Skints Sleep Token Spiritbox Static Dress Steel Panther Stone Broken System Of A Down Temples On Mars Tempt Theory Of A Deadman Those Damn Crows Tiny Moving Parts Twin Temple Uncured Venom Prison Volbeat Wage War Wargasm Wayward Sons The Wildhearts Will Haven
Download Festival 2021 will take place on June 4th – 6th 2021 at Donnington Park.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online from the festival’s official website.
Happy October everyone!! Welcome back to the new music video roundup. We’re here for a roundup of ten of the best recently released music videos. They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music!
First up this week are the Australian trio chase Atlantic with the release of ‘Molly’ which is about the euphoric highs and the crashing lows of love.
“There comes a time in nearly everyone’s life where they have to make the difficult decision of whether to hold on to a deteriorating relationship, or let it go, even though it’s the thing they love most. Love, whether it be for another person or a chemical compound, is constantly an uphill battle. At the end of the day it’s up to us to decide whether or not that battle is truly one worth fighting. That being said; in some situations you just have to simply cut your losses and walk away. I hope we can still be friends.” States Chase Atlantic.
Moving to the band Bad Nerves, the video was produced by the bands own Bobby Nerves which is a cut from the bands self titled debut record, which is set to be released on 20th November 2020 via Killing Moon Records.
“While I was living in London I met so many different characters whenever I left the house,” says Bobby. “It was quite apparent how many people were struggling. I guess you see that in every city, but I wondered if the people who seem to have everything could do more to help those with nothing? I would wonder how many homeless people could fit in Buckingham Palace? Are the doors even open?
“This track was really an observation of the disparity between the wealthy and the not so wealthy mixed with thoughts of escape and wanting to run away and see the world. London made me realise that I didn’t want to stay in one place for too long. The longer you stay somewhere, the more of a fishbowl it becomes… and there is definitely something fishy going on at Buckingham Palace.”
Next we have Void Inn. They’re a heavy hitting band formed in late 2010 over in Los Angeles, CA. Formed by members Jelena Vujanovic (vocals) and Sinisa Pejovic (guitar), who had at that time completed their studies at the prestigious Musicians Institute in Hollywood. The band’s sound is powered by fierce riffs (Ala Black Sabbath), odd meters, virtuoso guitar parts and a large range of unique vocal tones and a wide range of colors.
At the end of 2011 the band moved to Belgrade where they continue to work in addition to a large number of shows. In March 2019 the band had a huge privilege to share a stage with legendary Megadeth bass player David Ellefson in Dusseldorf, Germany.
The band is currently working on their second record “End this Game” which is due to be released in October ’20 but for now here is their amazing single and video in the form of ‘Stay Young’.
Now we head to the St. Louis for the Rap Rockers, Discrepancies with their latest cut in the form of “Crawling Back” which is off the bands record, ‘The Rise’, which is set to drop on October 23rd 2020.
Vocalist Antonio Metcalf says, “Crawling Back is extremely special to all of us for a few reasons. We all really dug deep to put this song together. Even our friend/producer Matthew Amelung, who is no longer with us, went the extra mile and layered his own vocals into this song and it really brings out the emotion.”
He adds, “This one is about being in love with someone so deeply while understanding you have to let them go. The fact that Matt was fighting and lost his battle with cancer during the process of creating this song/album, gives this song a whole new meaning for me personally. While creating our last album Matt became our unofficial 5th member and not so secret weapon. So, much like this song all we can do is be grateful for the time we had as we turn the page to the next chapter. We’ll hold on to the memories until we’re gone but the music will live forever.”
More heavy hitters now! This time it’s Bound In Video whom have recently shared a video for ‘Stigmata’, the latest track to be cut and lifted from their album ‘The Hand Of Violence’.
This is what the band had to say of the song.
“‘Stigmata’ is about taking a situation into your own hands on a person who has committed horrendous acts – the idea of vigilante justice flows through the song and represents not rolling over, or letting anyone else sort your own problems for you. Taking control of your own emotions and owning your own response to situations is so important to us, taking responsibility for your own actions.”
Now let’s switch this up a little with the up-and-coming pop-punk trio Who Saves The Hero? The band’s new track ‘Days’ is pretty astounding to say the least, shining a light in these difficult and different times.
This is what vocalist/guitarist Josh Frederick says on the track.
“‘Days’ embodies the daily struggles of being stuck in bad situation but no matter how many times you get knocked to the ground you pick yourself back up again.”
We’re going to a band currently hot on my radar next. They’re currently signed Rise Records where they released their new EP, ‘Silence’ recently and this is Bloodbath with the seizure inducing video for ‘Erase’.
On the release of the video, the band say:
“Collectively, this is our favourite song. We wanted the video to almost be a satire of some hyper-masculine behaviours. The song itself is a very expressive way of being bigger than someone in many different ways but feeling insecure still — regardless of these shallow ego buffs.”
Now, after a 5-year long hiatus, Maryland’s I, The Breather have returned with a new song called ‘Prey’, which is their first offering since their 2014 full-length, ‘Life Reaper’.
It’s worth noting, however, that the track and promo art has the name Breather against it, suggesting a potential name change, though this hasn’t been officially confirmed just yet.
As for the penultimate pick in the roundup this week, following the release of their record ‘Primeval’, Death Metallers Venom Prison have now shared a video for one track off that aforementioned record: ‘Slayer Of Holofernes’.
This is what the band says:
“‘Primeval’ is a collage of different releases that are interwoven with a reinterpretation of religious imagery and criticism. ‘Slayer of Holofernes’ follows that theme. The scene from the book of Judith, follows the protagonist’s character and actions as a challenge to the dominant patriarchal narrative within religious writings.
We wanted to create a connection between this powerful tale and the art that Eliran Kantor has created for ‘Primeval’ through the use of water, depicting Larissa [Stupar, vocals] in an ethereal way and through inflicting pain via various methods of water torture on the male character.”
And finally this week in the Music Video Roundup, we are ending with the quartet known as Greta Van Fleet. ‘My Way, Soon’, is the band’s first new offering of material in over a year.
Josh Kiszka (Vocals) comments on the track as well as its meaning.
“This song was inspired by what three years of touring did by opening so many doorways. This is my truth, how I feel about all of our travels, but I know it echoes the experiences and changes of perspectives for Jake, Sam, and Danny as well.”
And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!
Death Metal favourites in the UK have announced the details of a UK Tour for January 2021.
Support will come in the form of Creeping Death and Leeched on the run of shows which will remain subject to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
On the tour, the band have said:
“As the COVID-19 situation took hold throughout the world this year, it has given us some time away to produce, write, and take part in new outlets such as live streaming. Whilst we have enjoyed these new experiences, our hearts will always be with performing live. It is what we do and nothing can ever change that. We are pleased to announce the following tour as a restart to our touring life with Creeping Death and Leeched. Whilst every endeavour will be made to conduct the tour safely, it will only be taking place if circumstances allow for a safe scenario for everyone.
I hope you’re like us and would like something positive to look forward to so we will hopefully see you out on the road in a new world. The grind must not stop.”
British Death Metal troupe Venom Prison have announced the details of their upcoming record, ‘Primeval’ which will update some older tracks in their catalogue.
The record is set to be released on October 9th 2020 via Prosthetic Records, which will feature re-recordings of track from their early EP’s, ‘Defy The Tyrant’ and ‘Primal Chaos’, as well as two new tracks.
The cover artwork, track listing and pre-order options are below.
01.) Usurper Of The Throne 02.) Life Suffer 03.) Mortal Abomination 04.) Path Of Exile 05.) Defy The Tyrant 06.) Babylon The Whore 07.) Daemon Vulgaris 08.) Narcotic 09.) The Primal Chaos 10.) Defiant To The Will Of God 11.) Slayer Of Holofernes
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. First up are Hopeless Records new emo-rapper Dying In Designer. Apparently, he’s reminiscent of Blink-182 crossed with nothing, nowhere. I’ll leave that for you to decide.
Late last year, Steve Aoki had a track released with Blink-182 (we’re getting those band mentions in this week aren’t we?) and he teased everyone that a video was coming but ultimately, that came to nothing. But now, the video has surfaced! You’re welcome world!
The Pop-Punkers Seaway are just on the rise at the moment, and have a compilation record of sorts full of b-sides and other tracks out soon but, recently they released a huge new track titled as ‘Pleasures’. It’s one you’ll certainly remember and hopefully, that’ll be because of the video as well.
Moving to New Jersey next, the Post-Hardcore up and comers Vanish have recently released their debut record, ‘Familiar Faces’ earlier this month but they had one final cut from the record ‘Under Water // On Fire’ before everything got released.
Coming straight back to the UK for this next choice, Lincoln metallers Borders have their second taste for their debut record, ‘Purify’ which is a track about corruption. Let’s dive into ‘War’.
We had one I Prevail video last week, but they’re getting the word out for their new record, ‘Trauma’ through their haunting music videos. This time, it’s for the track ‘Paranoid’ which has a surgery theme and WARNING…. it’s not for the squeamish.
This next band are known for their intense music. That’s not a great clue but I’ll just tell you. Having just recently released, ‘Uterine Industrialisation’ Venom Prison has just recently debuted a brand new video for ‘Asura’s Realm’, their second cut from their latest record. The visuals though? It’s in their style.
Recently Grayscaled released a new music video for their track ‘If I Ever See You Again’, but they also revealed that their drummer, Nick Veno left the band. They should’ve waited until April Fools Day with this one because actually, it was just a massive joke by the band! It’s an intriguing set up though and makes for one hell of a video as Veno fights his way back into the band.
For the penultimate video, we’re going for a live video. Architects performed at Germany’s Sporthalle last month and before they go across the pond to take Holy Hell to new heights, I suppose they wanted to reflect in the form of a live version of ‘Royal Beggars’. Check it out below.
Lastly, we’ve got a band I personally chose to close out the list. Now, this band is possibly British heavy hitting at their finest. “Harsh Truth’ is all about the difficult but necessary talking point of suicide for Employed To Serve which is directly from the band’s upcoming third record, ‘Eternal Forward Motion’.
On the track, vocalist Justine Jones has said: Lyrically, ‘Harsh Truth’ is an anthem for the ill represented masses who are struggling behind the veil of positive social media posts. The world is a better place with you in it, so please seek help as it’s always there.”
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.