Tag: Download

Laurie Vincent & Isaac Holman of Slaves (Video Interview)

Laurie Vincent & Isaac Holman of Slaves (Video Interview)

“We’ve kind of spent a lot of our career trying to make our record as good as our live show because we’ve been known as a live band.” From Release: Slaves Since first bursting out of the UK pub scene in 2012, Slaves have gone onto become of the UK’s most ferocious live bands, and their brand of high-energy punk rock […]

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Rob Halford of Judas Priest (Video Interview)

Rob Halford of Judas Priest (Video Interview)

“I call ourselves a working metal band, and what I mean by that is it’s all relevant to making yourself relevant, and for as long as this band has been together we’ve always gone out on these big worldwide treks supporting our latest music. So this is like doing again what we’ve done since Rocka Rolla in nineteen seventy blah […]

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Kin Etik of Twelve Foot Ninja

Kin Etik of Twelve Foot Ninja

“… there’s no difference in preparation whether or not we’re playing to a small room of 100 or a festival with 10,000 people it’s all the same… ” From Release: Get ready. Twelve Foot Ninja are coming for their first headline tour of Australia in two years. The hard rock outfit have cemented a cult following off the back of their brand […]

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I PREVAIL announce ‘Trauma’ album out March 29, drop two singles ‘Bow Down’ & ‘Breaking Down’

I PREVAIL announce ‘Trauma’ album out March 29, drop two singles ‘Bow Down’ & ‘Breaking Down’

After generating nearly half-a-billion streams, going gold in the US, in a climate where that achievement is becoming more and more rare, and launching a two-year whirlwind of sold out shows (including an entirely sold-out Australian tour in 2017!), Detroit’s I Prevail return with their second full-length and one of the year’s most anticipated releases with Trauma. The album will be released through Caroline Australia & Fearless […]

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SUM 41 announce exclusive DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL kick-off show

SUM 41 announce exclusive DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL kick-off show

Canadian rock and skate-punk legends SUM 41 will perform an exclusive Download Festival kick-off show at Sydney’s Crowbar on Friday March 8. They’ll be joined by special guests in emo power punks Eat Your Heart Out, making this a rare and not-to-be-missed event. Tickets go on sale at 10am Monday, February 25 and will be available exclusively to all current Download Festival ticket holders […]

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Ozzy Osbourne Cancellation – Airbourne Join Download 2019

Ozzy Osbourne Cancellation – Airbourne Join Download 2019

Sydney Saturday March 9 || Parramatta Park Melbourne Monday March 11 || Flemington Racecourse Ozzy Osbourne Cancellation Airbourne Join Download 2019   SLAYER (Final World Tour) | JUDAS PRIEST (Only Aus Shows) | ALICE IN CHAINS | GHOST RISE AGAINST  (Only Aus Shows) | THE AMITY AFFLICTION (Only Aus Shows) | SUM 41(Only Aus Shows) | ANTHRAX | PENNYWISE (Only Aus Shows) |HALESTORM (Only Aus Shows) BEHEMOTH | ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES | AIRBOURNE  […]

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TWELVE FOOT NINJA expand “Upload” Tour to Europe & invite Aussie bands to open Australian shows

TWELVE FOOT NINJA expand “Upload” Tour to Europe & invite Aussie bands to open Australian shows

Heavy fusion band Twelve Foot Ninja just expanded their Upload Tour of Australia by adding shows in Europe and a coveted slot at the UK’s largest heavy music festival, DownloadDonington. Today the band also calls out to local Aussie bands on Facebook to nominate themselves for opening slots on tour! The genr e shape-shifters from Melbourne have won several international awards including Best New Talent in the US (Golden […]

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Download 3rd Line Up Announcement

Download 3rd Line Up Announcement

Sydney Saturday March 9 || Parramatta Park Melbourne Monday March 11 || Flemington Racecourse Introducing the Ascension Stage to Download 2019 Featuring JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED | AVERSIONS CROWN | DEVILSKIN EAT YOUR HEART OUT | THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT   OZZY OSBOURNE (Only Aus Shows) SLAYER (Final World Tour) | JUDAS PRIEST (Only Aus Shows) | ALICE IN CHAINS  GHOST […]

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SLAYER With Special Guests ANTHRAX And BEHEMOTH Announce Download Sideshows

SLAYER With Special Guests ANTHRAX And BEHEMOTH Announce Download Sideshows

United by their appearance on Download 2019, two of thrash metal’s Big Four SLAYER and ANTHRAX are joined by the Polish dark lords BEHEMOTH for two nights of absolute mayhem as they hit the unsuspecting folk of Brisbane at The Riverstage, and Adelaide’s AEC Arena this March. Tickets for the just announced Brisbane and Adelaide shows go on sale at 11am Wednesday, November 21. My Live […]

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DOWNLOAD 2019 2nd Line Up Announcement

DOWNLOAD 2019 2nd Line Up Announcement

Sydney Saturday March 9 || Parramatta Park Melbourne Monday March 11 || Flemington Racecourse SUM 41 (Only Aus Shows) PENNYWISE (Only Aus Shows) THY ART IS MURDER || POLARIS TWELVE FOOT NINJA || SLAVES || VOYAGER Are set to join OZZY OSBOURNE (Only Aus Shows) SLAYER (Final World Tour) | JUDAS PRIEST (Only Aus Shows) | ALICE IN CHAINS   GHOST | RISE AGAINST  (Only Aus Shows) | THE AMITY AFFLICTION (Only Aus Shows) | ANTHRAX  HALESTORM (Only Aus Shows)| […]

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Frank Bello of Anthrax

Frank Bello of Anthrax

“I want to be exhausted when I come off that stage, otherwise I feel like I’ve cheated, I don’t want to cheat anybody, I have to be exhausted and I think that’s what the band does and I’m very proud to say that too.” From Release: It’s rare that a career gets a second shot, let alone a whole second […]

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Download 2019 1st Line Up Announcement

Download 2019 1st Line Up Announcement

Sydney Saturday March 9 || Parramatta Park Melbourne Monday March 11 || Flemington Racecourse DOWNLOAD 2019  OZZY OSBOURNE SLAYER | JUDAS PRIEST | ALICE IN CHAINS GHOST | RISE AGAINST | THE AMITY AFFLICTION | ANTHRAX  HALESTORM | BEHEMOTH | ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES  I PREVAIL | CONVERGE | FRENZAL RHOMB | LUCA BRASI  CODE ORANGE | ANDY BLACK | THE FEVER 333  […]

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DOWNLOAD Will Return to Melbourne ….. and Sydney in 2019!

DOWNLOAD Will Return to Melbourne ….. and Sydney in 2019!

Nearly 30,000 heavy music fans descended on Melbourne on Saturday for Australia’s first Download Festival. After a smattering of rain to kick off, the rock gods smiled, the clouds parted, and pure rock fury ripped through Flemington. International superstars Korn, Prophets of Rage, Limp Bizkit, Mastodon, Gojira, Amon Amarth, and Sabaton delivered stand out sets. Couples got busy tying the […]

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DOWNLOAD Melbourne Announces a Plethora of Goodies to Satisfy Your Appetite for Degustation in 2018!

DOWNLOAD Melbourne Announces a Plethora of Goodies to Satisfy Your Appetite for Degustation in 2018!

Food glorious food, sizzling burgers with mustard! While we’re in the mood, hot pizza and mushrooms! Tacos, donuts and Gozleme! What next is the question? In-di-gestion! Download Melbourne has a plethora of goodies to satisfy your appetite for degustation in 2018! Introducing………. Hell’s Kitchen, the result of asking a bunch of our closest pals and the most inspiring folk in […]

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MASTODON – Headline Shows With Special Guest Gojira

MASTODON – Headline Shows With Special Guest Gojira

Since forming back in 2000, the mighty MASTODON have certainly made the most of their time. Performing everywhere from Coachella and Bonnaroo to Download and Sonisphere and nearly every major festival in between, they’ve headlined legendary venues such as Red Rocks and sold out shows around the globe. Their epic sets of cerebral metal casting dark shadows over pop culture, bridging the gap between hard rock and mainstream, thanks to […]

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LIMP BIZKIT Announce Adelaide Headline Show

LIMP BIZKIT Announce Adelaide Headline Show

LIMP BIZKIT, what can we say, still one of the most fun and entertaining live bands from America. After 22 years and going stronger than ever, Limp Bizkit will carry their rap-rock torch loud and proud all the way to Australia 2018. Songs like Rollin, My Generation, and Break Stuff will have everyone going full throttle. You are not going […]

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LIMP BIZKIT Announce Australian Headline Shows

LIMP BIZKIT Announce Australian Headline Shows

LIMP BIZKIT, what can we say, still one of the most fun and entertaining live bands from America. After 22 years and going stronger than ever, Limp Bizkit will carry their rap-rock torch loud and proud all the way to Australia 2018. Songs like Rollin, My Generation, and Break Stuff will have everyone going full throttle. You are not going […]

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DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – Headline Shows 2018

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – Headline Shows 2018

The world’s biggest acts already announced for Melbourne’s DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL will showcase what they do best in a headline setting this March! Stay tuned for more acts to be announced… PROPHETS OF RAGE Announce Headline Australian Dates Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill […]

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Download Melbourne 2018 Line Up Is Here!

Download Melbourne 2018 Line Up Is Here!

Melbourne Saturday March 24, 2018  Flemington Racecourse Optus Perks Presale: 9am (AEDT), Monday 13 November – 9am (AEDT), Tuesday 14 November GP On Sale: 9am (AEDT), Thursday 16 November www.downloadfestival.com.au  Download is an 18+ fully licensed event Korn (Only Australian Show)  Prophets of Rage | Limp Bizkit Mastodon | Good Charlotte | NOFX Suicidal Tendencies | Gojira | Amon Amarth Arch Enemy | Falling In Reverse | Neck Deep | Sabaton Hot […]

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Ryan Richards of Funeral For A Friend

Ryan Richards of Funeral For A Friend

“It’s the tightest we’ve ever been and that in itself is quite special, so anyone that’s seen us before that comes out to one our shows will see us at our best and the best we’ve ever been.” Almost ten years in the business, countless tours, five albums with their newest being the amazing Welcome Home Armageddon released earlier this […]

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