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Hammerfest announces Turisas, Sorcerer and Evile!

Hammerfest 8 has made another awesome announcement, and with just 11 rooms left for the whole event you better be quick if you want to go! The festival will take place next March (2016) in Wales. This is a festival with a difference as you get to stay in the comfort of a chalet or caravan, and enjoy the fun ...

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Live Review: We Are Harlot at O2 Islington, London

If you’ve heard of Asking Alexandria you probably already know who Danny Warsnop is and thus, also, know who We Are Harlot are. We Are Harlot are bringing back good old rock ‘ n ‘ roll with vengeance. The promiscuous band headlined the o2 Academy Islington on Wed night, and headline they did. But before the glory of Danny and Co graced the stage, ...

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Interview with Black Veil Brides at Download Festival

VP caught up with Jake, Jinxx, and Ashley from Black Veil Brides, at Download Festival 2015. We talk about the great British weather, bands on the Download bill, and the bands future aspirations and side projects. We ask if the band have much separation from being a band members, to day to day life. Ashley tells us “I think its ...

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Interview with Crown The Empire at Dowload Festival

We caught up with Andy Leo (vocals) and  Benn Suede (lead guitarist) of Crown the Empire backstage at Download Festival. We talk through the bands music videos, Andy tells us “We are really ambitious with the way we make our music videos, acting is always something that we wanted to explore”. A new frosty music video is said to be released ...

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Interview with Black Star Riders at Download Festival

We caught up with Ricky Warwick (Vocals/Guitar) and Jimmy DeGrasso (Drums) of Black Star Riders at Download Festival 2015. Following on from our interview with Damon in February we re-visit the subject of record sales, and expand upon some of the issues in the music industry today. “Budgets are not what they used to be, there used to be huge ...

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Interview with The Dead Daisies at Download Festival

Nat caught up with Marco Mendoza from The Dead Daisies at Download Festival 2015 – to discuss their upcoming tour with Kiss, their new album ‘Revolución’ and the new single ‘Mexico’. To support this, they are running a contest on their website to give two people the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to the beautiful…you guessed it; ...

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Interview with The Pink Slips at Download Festival 2015

VP caught up with Grace ‘Grave’ McKagan at Download Festival 2015. Her band The Pink Slips played Jake’s stage on the Saturday night. Managed currently by her father Duff Mckagen, the band are sure to get a great start. Although Grace tells us in this interview the band have their own tour van that sleeps 5 even though their are ...

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Interview with All That Remains at Download Festival 2015

VP caught up with Phil Labonte (vocals) and Mike Martin (guitar) of All That Remains at Download Festival 2015. We had a slight technical faux pas at the start which means that the first question is not get filmed. VP spoke to Phil about a previous interview conducted with him via email. In that interview we had asked ‘What does ...

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Interview with We Are Harlot at Download Festival 2015

Victoria Purcell caught up with Bruno Agra (Drummer) of We Are Harlot at Download Festival 2015. We talk about the  bands first ever UK performance at the festival, and how it went. Bruno formerly of band Revolution Renaissance, along with fellow band members Danny Worsnop (former Asking Alexandria), Jeff George (formerly of Sebastian Bach), Brian Weaver (from Silvertide) often get ...

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Download 2015 – Post-festival summary

Three days of fantastic festival performances from the best the world of rock and metal has to offer; Download festival has come to an end. Of course I am a little saddened but, with a quarter mile between stages and, to my count, 123 bands over the three days, I have probably walked over 20 miles over the course of ...

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