Tag Archives: 2016

Interview: Anti Clone – Bloodstock 2016 (audio and gallery)

Ask anyone about new metal as soon as three years ago and they would say it’s as dead as grunge was in 1999. Fast forward to today and there are many bands who are proud to take on the label, plus many bands like Skindred and Linkin Park who never went away. One of the younger bands who are trying ...

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Live: 2000 Trees Festival 2016

“You only have 52 weekends a year – make 7-9th July count”. Alright 2000 Trees, we definitely did just that. In a world of big corporate festivals, it’s incredibly exciting to see an independent fest organised by a group of mates hit its tenth anniversary – particularly with the likes of Hevy falling by the wayside in the cutthroat UK ...

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Festival Roundup: Download 2016

How often do you get the chance to see the likes of Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden play on the same weekend? Where else can you hear some of the best music in the world and watch WWE live while it plays? The answer is: nowhere. This was Download Festival 2016. For those resilient enough, the weekend actually starts ...

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The Libertines embark on their 2016 tour

The Libertines are back this January with a huge UK arena tour. The London quartet will be heading out to arenas nationwide in Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham and Bournemouth before a huge London date at the 02 Arena on the 30th of January. The band are touring in support of their most recent album, Anthems for Doomed Youth, which ...

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Bloodstock 2016: DragonForce, Rotting Christ and Paradise Lost announced

Following the exciting news that Twisted Sister and Mastodon are headlining next year’s Bloodstock-Open-Air, more great bands have been added to the bill. Multi-national space-metallers DragonForce, Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ and UK dark rockers Paradise Lost. Rotting Christ front-man, Sakis, had this to say: “We’re very proud to be coming back to the biggest metal festival in the ...

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Black Sabbath as headliners for Download 2016

Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have been announced as Saturday headliners for next year’s Download festival. This follows the news the mighty Iron Maiden are to headline the festival on Sunday the 12th of June. Ozzy and and co have headlined the festival previously in 2005 and 2012. Check out this classic performance of ‘Snow Blind’ from 1978: This is ...

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Iron Maiden announced as headline act for Download Festival

Iron Maiden have been the first band announced for Download Festival 2016, and in a worthy position as the final act for the festival. The announcement confirms the headline slot to be the only confirmed UK show of ‘The Book of Souls’ World Tour. Maiden are no stranger to the legendary rock Mecca that is Donington, with a previous headline ...

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Mastodon to headline Bloodstock 2016

Joining Venom and Behemoth at Bloodstock-Open-Air 2016 are metal icons Mastodon. As announced by Daniel P Carter on the Radio 1’s  Rock Show – the Atlanta band are to headline next year’s festival. Mastodon vocalist/guitarist/ keyboard player, Troy Sanders,  comments: “Since day one, nobody has embraced Mastodon better than the UK has. Thank you for inviting us to our first ...

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News: Bands Announced For Bloodstock 2016

No sooner has Bloodstock 2015 come to a close, than bands are announced for next year’s metalfest. Already, Venom and Behemoth have been added to the bill for the festival next year, which will take place 11th – 14th August at Catton Park, Derbyshire. They will be playing their current album The Satanist in full on the Friday: Frontman, Nergal, stated, “Our Bloodstock ...

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