Zeal and Ardor Share Their Single and Video, “Fend You Off” – New Album Coming Soon



Zeal and Ardor have just shared the new visualizer for “Fend You Off,” the third single from their upcoming album, Greif. Self-produced by the band, the new full-length is due out on August 23rd. The band are also on tour in Europe throughout this year, including dates with Heilung and one UK headlining stop. Head into the article below for the new single and live listings.
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Download Festival Celebrates a Sold Out 21st Edition – Early Bird Tickets for 2025 On Sale Tomorrow at Noon



This weekend’s Liquid Death Presents Download Festival XXI welcomed over 75,000 attendees to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park. DLXXI celebrated its 21st anniversary with incredible sets from first-time headliners Queens Of The Stone Age and Fall Out Boy, as well as Download favourites Avenged Sevenfold closing out the weekend with a bang. Continue reading


Download Festival 2024 (Avenged Sevenfold, QOTSA, Fall Out Boy) Announces Its “Beyond The Bands” Offerings


With only one month to go until Download Festival, DLXXI has unleashed its “Beyond The Bands” offerings, giving Download-goers an even more exciting experience onsite with brand new food, drink, gaming and sport options. This year’s festival will take place on 14-16 June 2024 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are available now at the link below.

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Conservationist Band Savage Lands Share a New Single and Video for “Black Rock Heart” ft. Heilung and Chloé Trujillo 


Just in time for Earth Day, Savage Lands have released a new single and music video for the track “Black Rock Heart!” Thrack features Kai Hansen, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for global sensation Heilung, and artist, singer, and activist Chloe Trujillo (wife of Metallica’s Robert Trujillo) for the track! All three artists share the same values and have committed much time towards the cause. The musician-run non-profit will play the main stage at Hellfest 2024 this summer!  Using royalties from their first ever single, Savage Lands recently protected 60,000 square feet of Costa Rican rainforest from getting chopped down. But on their new single, “Black Rock Heart”, these angry metalheads are warning us that if we don’t listen up, the world as we know it might not be around much longer. Watch the video for “Black Rock Heart” featuring Kai Uwe Faust from Heilung and Chloé Trujillo on Season of Mist’s YouTube channel.Continue reading


Kerry King, Creeper, Bayside, Soft Play, Bambie Thug, Lowlives, Florence Black, and Mallavora Added to the Bill for Download Festival 2024


Liquid Death presents Download Festival, the greatest rock and metal festival of all time, has today announced eight more artists for this year’s festival, further bolstering a stellar 2024 line-up. The new additions include Kerry King, Creeper, Bayside, Bambie Thug, Soft Play, Lowlives, Florence Black and Kerrang! Radio competition winners Mallavora. This year’s festival will take place on 14-16 June 2024 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are available now at the link below.

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Heilung Perform New Song Live at The Game Awards


Recently, Nordic dark folk collective, Heilung, premiered a new song to a star-studded audience at The Game Awards in downtown Los Angeles. This song, including the soundtrack, was written in collaboration with Ninja Theory for the video game Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, due out next year. Watch the live performance video from the event below. 

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Limp Bizkit Has Been Added to the Bill for Download Festival 2024


 

Download Festival, the greatest rock and metal festival of all time, returns for its 21st edition, reborn and recharged in 2024 as DLXXI. Nu Metal legends Limp Bizkit has been added to the festival bill. This year’s festival will take place on 14-16 June 2024 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. General tickets are onsale at 9pm on Thursday 9 November at  the link below.

 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Jo Quail – Invocation – Supplication


 

Invocation / Supplication (By Norse Music), the new offering from experimental cellist Jo Quail, is actually a compendium of two connected three-song cycles. The first, Invocation, features the contributions of Heilung vocalist Maria Franz, plus brass instruments, percussion, bass and a choir assembled from crowdsourced mobile phone recordings of individual syllables. Supplication, on the other hand, is a less embellished affair, with just vocals from Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari and Koen Kaptin’s trombone parts to augment Quail’s cello and sound design. 

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Queens of the Stone Age, Avenged Sevenfold, Fall Out Boy, The Offspring, Sum 41, Corey Taylor, Royal Blood, Machine Head and Pantera are Booked for Download Festival 2024


Download Festival, the greatest rock and metal festival of all time, returns for its 21st edition, reborn and recharged in 2024 as DLXXI. Announced today are headliners Queens Of The Stone Age, Fall Out Boy and Avenged Sevenfold, as well as over 70 more huge names from the rock world. This year’s festival will take place on 14-16 June 2024 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. General tickets are onsale at 9pm on Thursday 9 November at  the link below.

 

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: ArcTanGent Festival 2023 Live at Fernhill Farm


 

ArcTanGent Festival, a yearly outdoor four-day fixture at Fernhill Farm near Bristol, attracts a devoted following to its niche yet eclectic lineups of artists who generally have an association with post-rock, progressive metal, or experimental rock. It’s “sort of” a metal festival, but the range of acts it showcases steers towards the more left-field and eccentric end of heavy music and at times stretches beyond what could reasonably even be labelled as “rock”.

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