Tuesday, 5 May 2015
All you rockers, ready to get down ‘n’ dirty at Donington with the Download Dog can lay witness to a plethora of Spinefarm bands on a variety of stages throughout the weekend (June 12-14); start out on the Friday with our lads in DECADE, who guarantee to get you jumpin’ for joy (just don’t expect them to replace the beer that’s sure to be all over your T-shirt/ shorts/ head).
Take a quick hop-step-lunge over to the third stage and get low for the mighty KROKODIL. A too-cool-for-school, arm cross and head nod is not going to cut it here; that growl from frontman Simon Wright will penetrate your soul and resonate in the pit of your stomach! EMBRACE THOSE RIFFS AND ROCK THE FUCK OUT.
Now that you’re suitably sticky, why not head over to THE CADILLAC THREE? If you follow in the band’s footsteps, you’ll soon be a few whiskeys in, “getting your buzz on!” But hey, “they’re southern and it ain’t their fault”…
What you do with Friday from then on is nothing to do with us! But make sure you get some shut eye as Saturday marks your opportunity to see the other-worldly magnificence that is PURSON…
A new signing for Spinefarm Records and a bloody exciting one, singer, guitarist, songwriter Rosalie Cunningham fronts this UK outfit whose music touches on a variety of realms, including folk, prog, psychedelic, gothic & classic rock. GROOVY!
But there’s no time for tired limbs on Sunday as that’s when those dashing Scandinavian siblings, VON HERTZEN BROTHERS, will be bringing their own brand of stadium rock to the stage. This will be their first ever Download appearance and it’s one certain to turn a few heads. If you’re a fan of Muse, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters or even Queen, VON HERTZEN BROTHERS have the credentials to become your new favourite band.
Now, I’ve heard rumours that you like your rock HARD? Well, I’ve got a treat for you: G.O.D.S.M.A.C.K. Oh yeah!!! Boston monsters of rock GODSMACK have been a much-missed commodity in the UK, having not played here in six years, so rev yourself up at that barrier, my friend, cos that fist has some air-pumping to do!
Talking of fists, grab all of your pals because Alaskan metallers 36 CRAZYFISTS are playing main stage, motherfuuuuckers! And, oh my, do they deserve it! Following the release of current album, ‘Time and Trauma’ – which won the guys top-notch reviews across the board and saw them playing every town on this little island of ours – they are back by popular demand. Come join Brock & Co. as they drag us all in for a bloody great bear-hug then spit us all out, wind-milling all over the place. THIS SHIT’S FOR REAAAAL!
Right before extreme metal titans ARCH ENEMY kick off their next European tour in France tonight, they are releasing a digital single for the track 'Stolen Life (2015 Version)'. This brand-new version of the song that was originally released on the 2014 album, War Eternal, features additional lead/solo parts of their new guitarist Jeff Loomis and is available as of now!
ARCH ENEMY also launch a new video for 'Stolen Life (2015 Version)', which was directed and produced by Carlos Toro V. (Abysmo Films). It was filmed in Chile during their recent Latin America tour in early 2015.
Watch it here:
ARCH ENEMY founder and guitarist Michael Amott comments: "I can't believe it's been almost a year since we released the ‛War Eternal‛ album! Time flies when you're having fun huh?! We're just starting up our summer tour here in Europe and there's still a long way to go - we're booked up till Christmas! There has been such an amazing reaction to the new music and lineup and it is really keeping us motivated. Having Jeff Loomis out with us on the road is fantastic. A fine player and a true gentleman. I'm super happy that he could throw down a couple of leads on this new exciting version of "Stolen Life", it really adds some new fire to the song. On our recent tour in Latin America we had the opportunity to film a video for our new single. It was a really good experience working with the talented Abysmo team and I'm more than happy with the end result! I look forward to seeing you all out there on the road..."
ARCH ENEMY live:
05.05.2015 Le Splendid, Lille, France* 06.05.2015 L'Empreinte, Savigny-Le-Temple, France* 07.05.2015 Le Fil, St Etienne, France* 08.05.2015 Le Moloco, Audincourt, France* 09.05.2015 JUZ Live Club, Andernach, Germany 10.05.2015 ZAK, Uelsen, Germany* 11.05.2015 Komplex 457, Zurich, Switzerland* 14.05.2015 Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland* 15.05.2015 Audiodrome, Torino, Italy* 16.05.2015 Rock Planet, Pinarella di Cervia (RA), Italy* 17.05.2015 La Paloma, Nimes, France* 18.05.2015 La Krakatoa, Bordeaux, France* 21.05.2015 Paradise Garage, Lisbon, Portugal* 22.05.2015 Hardclub, Porto, Portugal* 23.05.2015 Capitol, Santiago de Compostela* 31.05.2015 Komma, Wörgl, Austria (Support Drone) 02.06.2015 Barba Negra Track, Budapest, Hungary (Support Drone) 03.06.2015 Orpheum, Graz, Austria* (* supported by UNEARTH and Drone) 04.06.2015 Out & Loud Festival, Geiselwind, Germany 05.06.2015 Metalfest Open Air, Pilsen, Czech Republic 06.06.2015 Plein Air de Rock Festival, Jarny, France 19.06.2015 Nummirock Metal Festival, Nummijarvi, Finland 20.06.2015 Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium 21.06.2015 Hellfest, Clisson, France 25.06.2015 Bravalla Festival, Norrköping, Sweden 26.06.2015 TopFest, Piestany, Slovakia 03.07.2015 Pfeffelbach Open Air, Pfeffelbach, Germany 05.07.2015 With Full Force Festival, Roitzschjora, Germany 17.07.2015 Metal Collision Festival, Frankfurt, Germany 18.07.2015 Dynamo Metal Fest, Eindhoven, Netherlands 19.07.2015 Two Days A Week Festival, Wiesen, Austria 23.07.2015 Metaldays, Tolmin, Slovenia 24.07.2015 Lanzenanger Festival, Burglengenfeld, Germany
ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL - EUROPE 2015 with Nightwish & Amorphis
16.11.2015 DK Copenhagen - Falconer 18.11. 2015 GER Hamburg - O2 World 19.11. 2015 NL Amsterdam - Heineken Music Hall 20.11. 2015 NL Amsterdam - Heineken Music Hall 21.11. 2015 GER Oberhausen - König-Pilsener-Arena 23.11. 2015 FR Lyon - Hall Tony Garnier 25.11. 2015 FR Paris - POPB-Bercy 26.11. 2015 FR Toulouse - Le Zénith 28.11. 2015 CH Basel - St. Jakobshalle 29.11. 2015 IT Bologna - Unipol Arena 01.12. 2015 GER Munich - Zenith 03.12. 2015 GER Stuttgart - Schleyerhalle 04.12. 2015 GER Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle 05.12. 2015 GER Nürnberg - Arena 07.12. 2015 CZ Prague - Tip Sport Arena Prague 10.12. 2015 RO Bucharest - Polivalenta Hall 14.12. 2015 GER Leipzig - Arena 15.12. 2015 GER Berlin Max - Schmeling-Halle 16.12. 2015 LUX Luxembourg - Rockhal 17.12. 2015 BE Antwerp - Lotto Arena 19.12. 2015 UK London - Wembley Arena
Photos Dublin 2014