When it comes to all things alternative in the UK, there’s really nothing bigger or better than Download Festival. It’s got it all – the Gods of Rock, up-and-coming bands, and everything from the WWE NXT to sideshows in between. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a heavy music fan, this is the pilgrimage that you absolutely have to make at some point in your lifetime. We were at this year’s event and it did not disappoint.
It's just a matter of days before thousands of rock and metal fans descend upon Donington Park for the 16th edition of Download Festival. With so many great bands on the line-up who do you choose to watch? Here are our top picks for the weekend...
Headlining The Pit stage at Reading & Leeds Festival, punk rockers Billy Talent are concluding their Afraid Of Heights album cycle in one of the best ways possible. We took some time to chat to Jon Gallant and Jordan Hastings ahead of their set to talk festival anthems, years of touring and which Canadian bands they think you should be taking note of.
Low Teens is a tough listen, but it is also a record that sees Every Time I Die flourish both musically and lyrically. Whilst the band have a strong catalog of releases, Jordan Buckley, Andy Williams, Stephen Micciche, Daniel Davison and Keith Buckley may have put together their most complete record to date.
It’s been a few years since Canadian natives Billy Talent put together a new studio album, the last we heard from Kowalewicz and co was back in 2014. Proclaimed as one of Canada’s most successful rock acts there are high hopes pinned on this latest outing.