Ticketmaster and Livenation team up with indie labels for free Download Festival compilation

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Ticketmaster and Livenation have teamed up with four independent record labels to offer a free compilation featuring ten bands who will be performing across this weekend’s Download festival in Donington.

Overseen by promoter Andy Copping and available to download instantly, the album consists of tracks from the legendary Earache Records, Eleven Seven Music, Mascot Label Group and Napalm Records.

Get your hands on some free music, Download festival style!

You can grab your copy of the compilation here. The full tracklisting is as below:

01. Rival Sons – “Hollow Bones Part 1” (Main Stage)
02. Sixx:A.M. – “Rise” (Main Stage)
03. Skindred – “Saying It Now” (2nd Stage)
04. Monster Truck – “Don’t Tell Me How To Live” (Main Stage)
05. The Temperance Movement – “Battle Lines” (Main Stage)
06. As Lions – “White Flags” (2nd Stage)
07. Escape The Fate – “Alive” (3rd Stage)
08. From Ashes To New – “Lost and Alone” (4th Stage)
09. Counting Days – “Liberated Sounds” (4th Stage)
10. Lawmower Deth – “Did You Spill My Pint” (3rd Stage)

This year’s Download festival takes place at Donington Park on the 10th – 12th of June. Iron Maiden will close the festival with a headline appearance on the 12th, the band’s only confirmed UK appearance for 2016.


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Iron Maiden share video for ‘Death or Glory’

Iron Maiden 2015 promo

Iron Maiden have released a video for their track “Death or Glory.”

The song features on The Book Of Souls, ‘Maiden’s most recent album and the band’s first studio double LP.

The video opens with a look at Ed Force One, the band’s customised Boeing 747 jet piloted by Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, before interspersing concert footage from their current world tour which began in February.

Iron Maiden are set to close next weekend’s Download festival with a headline slot on Sunday the 12th of June. It’s ‘Maiden’s only confirmed UK appearance in 2016.

Says Dickinson: “Download is a very special place for us. Not just because it’s always great to play on home turf but because there’s a truly unique vibe there, it’s the very heart of England and of metal, so a fitting place for Iron Maiden.

“The crowd is always fiercely passionate and the whole band feeds off that famous Donington energy. We aim to deliver a really memorable show for our fans to close the 2016 Festival.

“Although this is our sixth time headlining at Castle Donington, it’s the first time we’ve been able to land Ed Force One right on the doorstep of the festival site.”

Iron Maiden The Book Of Souls Word Tour remaining dates:

Jun 05th: Rock In Vienna Festival, Austria
Jun 08th: Arnhem Gelredome, Netherlands
Jun 10th: Paris Download Festival, France
Jun 12th: Donington Download Festival, UK
Jun 15th: Oslo Telenor Arena, Norway
Jun 17th: Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium, Sweden
Jun 19th: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
Jun 21st: Herning Jyske Bank Boxen, Denmark
Jun 23rd: Kaunas Zalgirio Arena, Lithuania
Jun 25th: Moscow Olimpiyskiy, Russia
Jun 29th: Hameenlinna Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto, Finland
Jul 01st: Sopron Volt Festival, Hungary
Jul 03rd: Wroclaw Stadium, Poland
Jul 05th: Prague Eden Arena, Czech Republic
Jul 06th: Zilina Airport, Slovakia
Jul 09th: Viveiro Resurrection Festival, Spain
Jul 11th: Lisbon MEO Arena, Portugal
Jul 13th: Madrid Barclaycard Center, Spain
Jul 14th: Seville Olympic Stadium, Spain
Jul 16th: Barcelona Rock Fest
Jul 20th: Nyon Paleo Festival, Switzerland
Jul 22nd: Milan Mediolanum Forum, Italy
Jul 24th: Rome Rock in Rome Sonisphere, Italy
Jul 26th: Trieste Piazza dell’Unita D’Italia, Italy
Jul 27th: Split Spaladium Arena, Croatia
Jul 30th: Bucharest Constitution Square, Romania
Aug 02nd: Esch-sur-Alzette Rockhal, Luxembourg
Aug 04th: Wacken Open Air, Germany

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Faith No More confirm two new UK shows

Dustin Rabin Photography, Faith No More, FNM, Dustin Rabin
Photo – Dustin Rabin

Faith No More have confirmed that they will play two live shows following their appearance at this year’s Download festival.

The band will play gigs at Glasgow’s O2 Academy on the 14th of June and London’s Roundhouse on the 17th of June following their main stage set at Download on the 13th of June.

Faith No More released their new album, Sol Invictus, on the 18th of May. Keyboard player Roddy Bottum said of the new LP: “I can only say it sounds like us and it doesn’t – in the best possible way. You know what to expect, and we are going to honour that expectation the only way we know how.”

Tickets for the two new UK shows go on sale this Friday 17th of April at 10am.

Faith No More’s confirmed UK appearances are:

Jun 13th: Download festival
Jun 14th: Glasgow O2 Academy
Jun 17th: London Roundhouse

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Download adds 38 new bands to 2015 lineup

Butcher Babies 2015

Download have added 38 new bands to the 2015 festival bill.

Among the additional acts announced this morning are Butcher Babies, Cavalera Conspiracy, Blackberry Smoke, Allusondrugs, Hey!Hello!, Sylosis and New Years Day.

Heidi Shepherd of Butcher Babies said of the news: “Oh shit!!! Holler!!! Can’t wait to return to Donington Park with the craziest lunatics I know!”

Says Cavalera Conspiracy’s Max Cavalera: “I’m excited to return to Download with Cavalera Conspiracy – I promise you the most brutal show ever.”

Weekend tickets for the festival are on sale now via the official Download website, with day tickets going on sale for the first time this Friday 27th February at 9am.

The new bands join the likes of headliners Slipknot, Muse and Kiss, Judas Priest, Faith No More, Motley Crue and many more besides. This year’s event takes place at Donington Park between the 12th-14th June.

The complete list of new bands announced today is:

A, Aaron Keylock, Allusondrugs, American Fangs, Apocalyptica, Beartooth, Blackberry Smoke, Butcher Babies, Cavalera Conspiracy, Code Orange, Counterparts, Crobot, Dead Daises, Decade, Dolomite Minor, Emp!re, Fightstar, Ghost Town, God Damn, Heart Of A Coward, Hey! Hello!, Hyena, Iconic Eye, In Hearts Wake, Insomnium, Love Zombies, Modestep, New Years Day, The One Hundred, The Pink Slips, Pop Evil, Purson, Roam, Rival State, Sirens In The Delta, The Sword, Sylosis, Trash Boat.

Download lineup 25th Feb 2015

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Download festival confirm host of new acts for 2015

Download 2015 Headliners

A host of new acts have been confirmed for this year’s Download festival.

The total number of new confirmed bands is 23, with new additions including Andrew WK, L7, In Flames, We Are Harlot and Testament.

They’ll be joining the likes of headliners Slipknot, Muse and Kiss plus Judas Priest, Faith No More, Mötley Crüe, Ace Frehley, Tremonti, Black Star Riders, Thunder and King 810.

Says Andrew WK of his first appearance at Download: “I’m totally chuffed about playing and partying at my first ever Download. I’ve no doubt that it will be partier than even the partiest party I’ve ever been to.”

Says ex-Kiss man Ace Frehley of performing during the same weekend as his former bandmates: “I’m really looking forward to rockin’ out in the UK at Download. It’s been seven years since my last appearance and my new band kicks ass.”

L7 will play their first live show in 15 years following news earlier this week that they have reformed with the help of their fans.

The latest list of acts confirmed for Download is: Andrew WK, In Flames, Testament, We Are Harlot, L7, Hellyeah, All That Remains, Fearless Vampire Killers, Ace Frehley, Tremonti, Black Star Riders, Thunder, The Ghost Inside, King 810, Defeater, Chelsea Grin, Evil Scarecrow, Bombus, Gnarwolves, Hands Like Houses, Stray From The Path, Creeper and Blood Youth.

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