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Download Festival announce secret bands

The secret isn’t so secret any more as the organisers of the Download Festival have revealed the two secret bands that will play over the course of the weekend. Friday will see Dancecore superstars Enter Shikari at 5:30pm while Saturday plays host to legendary British Rockers Thunder at 18:40, both on the Tuborg Stage.

The festival runs from the 12th to the 14th June at Donington Raceway and is headlined by Faith No More, Slipknot and Def Leppard.

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Download announce final acts for June Festival

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The Download Festival lineup is complete. After months of nervous hypothesising, salacious rumour-mongering and sweaty-palmed anticipation, the lineup for Donington is here. The nifty 120 band soiree is completed by:

BLEED FROM WITHIN
SLEEPERCURVE
NEW DEVICE
THE OUTCRY COLLECTIVE
TRIPSWITCH
THE INSTIGATORS
IN CASE OF FIRE
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR
SYMPHONY CULT
THE CRAVE
BILLY BOY ON POISON
THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND
PEOPLE IN PLANES
THE AUTEUR
13 RIOTS
FOREVER NEVER
THE COMPUTERS
SERPICO
SABBAT
SUICIDE SILENCE
FLOOD OF RED
ATTACK! ATTACK!
LOGAN
FEI COMODO
JETT BLACK
MILLION$ RELOAD
RAUCOUS JAYS

 

Some quality stuff in there, and not long now til the fest! Download runs from 12th-14th June at Donington Park.



Man Raze announce UK album release date

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Rock supergroup Man Raze, fronted by Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen and completed by founding Sex Pistol, Paul Cook and ex-Girl bassist Simon Laffy, have announced the UK release date for their critically acclaimed debut “Surreal” The UK version of the album, that is already making waves Stateside, comes complete with a bonus disc of unreleased material featuring ” ‘You’re So Wrong’, ‘Low (Live in Burbank 08), ‘Turn It Up (Deep Dub)’, ‘Runnin’ Me Up (Instrumental Dub)’ and ‘Can’t Find My Own Way’  Live Acoustic (Gary Crowley show).

You can see Man Raze in the UK at the Download Festival on Saturday 13th June, with Collen’s other band Def Leppard headlining the main stage on Sunday 14th June. Man Raze will be playing a one-off headlining show at Dublin Academy 2 in Eire on Wednesday 10th June.

Check these boys out, they combine their legendary pasts into a fresh-sounding, Rock ‘n Roll racket. Fancore approves.



Faith No More To Play Brixton For Warm-Up Show

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Recently reformed Faith No More have just announced that they will playing a special warm-up show ahead of their headline appearance at Download Festival this Summer.

Faith No More bassist Billy Gould broke the news on his official twitter account, posting: “Okay, kids, you knew it was gonna happen, and now I’m happy to confirm it: June 10, Brixton Academy!!”.

The warm-up show will note the band’s return to the UK and will be fans’ first chance to see the band since they called it quits 11 years ago. Tickets go on sale for 02 Academy Brixton this Friday at 9am, get them quick!



Download Announce Trigger The Bloodshed, Steel Panther Plus 15 More Acts

Download Festival have released the latest batch of bands that will storm Donington Park this year. At the top of the list are Download 2008 alum death-metallers Trigger The Bloodshed, LA glam-rock favourite’s Steel Panther and day-glo screamo-crunkers Hollywood Undead.

Other acts in the mixed bunch are Iron Maiden offspring Lauren Harris, who will play her third year of the festival this year, British punk/hardcore band Hexes (who boast A/Radio 1’s Daniel P. Carter on vocals). Hunting The Minotaur, White Man Kamikaze, Sacred Mother Tongue, Japanese Voyeurs, Loverman, Black Spiders, General Fiasco, 69 Eyes, Dear Superstar, Puller Apart By Horse, Brides and Violent Soho will also join headliners Faith No More, Slipknot and Def Leppard this June.



Download announce 17 new bands: Tim “Ripper” Owens, A Day To Remember and Hatebreed

Download Festival have revealed a cavalcade of new bands for their upcoming June shindig. They have also revealed how the stages break up so you can start panicking about who you might have to miss. A Bring Me The Horizon/Limp Bizkit clash would upset Fancore deeply. To see how the stages break up click  HERE

And the new bands you ask? Well here for your viewing pleasure is the announcement straight from the Download Dog’s mouth:

“With a truly impressive bill of top rock acts from all over the world already in place for this year’s DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL AT DONINGTON PARK, we’re proud to announce another seventeen acts to join the likes of Faith No More, Slipknot, Def Leppard, Whitesnake and Trivium at this year’s event, taking place 12-14 June.

Returning to Download are US metal-core outfit HATEBREED, pop-punkers A DAY TO REMEMBER, Century Media darlings IN THIS MOMENT, Northern Irish rockers THERAPY?, US metallers GOD FORBID, Swedish rockers BACKYARD BABIES and new Brit metallers HOSTILE.

They are joined by Download first-timers Cali-rockers MIDDLE CLASS RUT, Brit-rockers NO AMERICANA, the Tool-influenced ESOTERICA, deathcore newcomers SUICIDE SILENCE, rock singer TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS, Canadian heavy metallers VOIVOD, Nuclear Blast-signed SYLOSIS, electro-rockers TURBOWOLF, and British hardcore outfit WE ARE THE OCEAN.

The only musician so far officially playing two slots at Download this year, will be Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, who in addition to headlining the Sunday night with his main band, will be also performing the day before with his side project MAN RAZE.”

If you ask Fancore, that is one heck of a lineup. “Ripper”, Hatebreed, ADTR, Sylosis and Voivod all come with the great big stamp of ‘Core approval. See you in the pit!



Down announce UK dates around Download

 

Sludge Metallers Down have announced three shows in the UK around the time of their Download Festival appearance. Phil Anselmo will be bringing the pain to:

 

JUNE
12 – GLASGOW QMU
15 – BELFAST Mandela Hall
16 – DUBLIN Academy

The former Pantera frontman is currently nursing a knee injury, but insists he will have recovered in time to brutalise our shores in June.