Rock AM Ring & Rock IM Park Announce Headliners

German rock festivals are coming back with a vengeance in 2021!

Green Day, Voltbeat and System Of A Down are set to be playing the Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals next year!

The three festivals were all set to play the 2020 edition of the festival but the event had to be cancelled because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The 2021 festival will take place on June 11th – 13th 2021.

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System Of A Down, Green Day und Volbeat bei Ring & Park 2021 Umtauschphase einmalig bis zum 30.06.2020 verlängert Weitere Optionen zur Ticketrückgabe in Kürze Nachdem die Jubiläumsausgaben von Rock am Ring und Rock im Park in diesem Jahr abgesagt werden mussten, konnten die Veranstalter nunmehr die Headliner aus 2020 für die 2021er Edition der Zwillingsfestivals bestätigen. Vom 11.-13. Juni 2021 kommen mit System Of A Down, Green Day und Volbeat drei der erfolgreichsten modernen Rockbands exklusiv an den Nürburgring und nach Nürnberg. Aufgrund der hohen Nachfrage wird der Zeitraum für den Tickettausch für Rock am Ring und Rock im Park einmalig bis zum 30.06.2020 verlängert. Des Weiteren haben Fans von Rock im Park ab Freitag, 12.06.2020 die Möglichkeit, ihre Tages-Tickets auf 2021 übertragen zu lassen. Über eine Online-Plattform lassen sich die Rückerstattungen in Form eines Umtauschs unkompliziert in wenigen Schritten bestätigen. Als Dankeschön erhalten die Nutzer des aktuellen Angebots ein Ring- bzw. Parkrocker-Treuepaket mit coolen Inhalten von Deezer, EMP sowie ein exklusives Jubiläums-Basecap. Weitere Optionen für Ticketkäufer, die sich noch nicht zu einer Teilnahme im nächsten Jahr entschlossen haben, werden Mitte Juni bekanntgegeben. Weitere detaillierte Informationen rund um Rock am Ring und Rock im Park sowie den Ticketumtausch und Rückerstattungen finden sich unter www.rock-am-ring.com und www.rock-im-park.com. #rar2021 #TogetherAtRing #rip2021 #TogetherAtPark

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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

New Music Video Roundup 22/05/20

We’re back for another week! We have another roundup of ten music videos which have been recently released and they’re always some of my favourites! 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 enough talk, let’s get down to things.

First up is The Used in a video dedicated to the frontline workers who are tirelessly working through the Covid-19 pandemic. The band have compiled the submissions in the track ‘The Lighthouse (Feat. Mark Hoppus).

On the track, Bert McCracken says:

“Doubt can be an avalanche”. “It can cascade out and infect everything it touches. Inspiration is also infectious. The original chorus lyric was ‘I can’t be your lighthouse’ until I was reminded by my six-year-old daughter that I can be and I am. It helps to remember that we all have the capability to inspire someone in our own way. Please enjoy our song The Lighthouse as much as we do.”

“I’ve been friends with The Used for a long time and was stoked to be invited into the studio with them,” adds Mark. “The Lighthouse is one of those songs that came together very quickly, with everybody excitedly throwing ideas around. What emerged from the session is a track we’re all very proud of, and I hope everyone likes it as much as we do.”

 

Next up are The UMA. Dan Jones (Guitar) has had the following to say on the track:

“Wake Up is a song for any moment. Whether you’re sad, happy, angry, confused or just having a moment, it lifts and separates you from everything that’s going on around you. Lyrically, the songs just one big emotional juxtaposition and we’ve tried to capture that throughout the video.”

 

We’re moving into the realm of Pirate metal for this video in Alestorm. ‘Fannybaws’ is the latest cut off their upcoming release, ‘Curse Of The Crystal Coconut’

On the release of the video, the band have said:

“Oh wow! The history of Scotland is full of tales of mighty pirates, and none were as feared as the legendary Phann’aig Bhall (otherwise known as “Fannybaws” in Lowland Scots). I hope we’ve done his epic seafaring legacy justice with this song, and we hope you all enjoy singing along with it. Meet yer dad and smell yer maw!”

 

Moving off to Indianapolis for the up and comers The Wise Man’s Fear for their upcoming release, ‘Valley Of Kings’.

Tyler Eads (Vocals) has said:

“‘What Went Wrong’ sheds light on the inner dialogue of struggling with self-doubt and anxiety. Relationships become damaged and coping with temporary distractions ends up making it more difficult to find true solace. It’s a reflection on the different paths we take in life that pull us away from the people we love.”

 

Hardcore kings Stray From The Path have a brand new video which they’ve recently debuted in the form of ‘Beneath The Surface’, which is lifted from their 2019 LP, ‘Internal Atomics’.

In addition to the release, the video was directed by the band’s bassist, Anthony Altamura!

 

Changing things to go with he many genre’s we’re covering this week, we have the Rap Metal masters in Body Count with guest vocals from Riley Gale of Power Trip.

The entire music video was shot entirely by each of the members of the band on their phones in quarantine and edited by Itchy House Films’ Jay Rodriguez.

 

Next, we have the band Dream Wife. In addition to announcing a 2021 UK tour, the trio have released their follow up to the singles, ‘Sports!’ and ‘Hasta La Vista’ in the form of ‘So When You Gonna…’.

On the release, they’ve said:

“It’s a dare, an invitation, a challenge. It’s about communicating your desires, wholehearted consent and the point where talking is no longer enough. It promotes body autonomy and self-empowerment through grabbing the moment. The breakdown details the rules of attraction in a play by play ‘commentator’ style, inspired by Meat Loaf’s ‘Paradise by the Dashboard Light’.

“For the video for we worked with our favourite elf prince Aidan Zamiri who filmed around a free sweaty, sexy, gig we did for ours fans back in January – shot as a first person POV from the inside of a mouth. Performing live is the beating heart of this band and we miss it, so please take this video as a little love letter to the rock show.”

 

Jetting off to New Zealand now for Ulcerate. They have a video which was directed by Graphic Designer Dehn Sora’. This is off their recently released record, ‘Stare Into Death And Be Still’ which is out now via Debemur Morti Productions’.

 

Second to last on this weeks music video list we have the multi-platinum Danish Hard Rock band, Voltbeat.

In a new animated video of ‘Leviathan’, this is the latest single to be taken off their seventh record, ‘Rewind, Replay, Rebound’. The video, which is based on a painting by Karsten Sand which originally appeared in the album’s artwork.

 

And lastly, we have the king. We have the singer/songwriter Jamie Lenman who’s released a video for ‘The Road To Right’. The track premiered on Daniel P. Carter’s BBC Radio 1 show and is set to be on the upcoming mini record, ‘King Of Clubs’, to be released in September via Big Scary Monsters.

Check out ‘The Road To Right’ below.