System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, Etc. Set For 2021 Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and it will feature System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, and more.

Here’s the daily lineups:

June 4:

Main Stage:

A Day To Remember
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Distillers
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company

Avalanche Stage:

Sleep Token
Tiny Moving Parts
Hot Milk
Gender Roles
Press Club

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
A.A. Williams
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
The Pretty Reckless
Those Damn Crows

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
The Wildhearts
Stone Broken

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
The Faim
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label

June 6:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Rise Against
Wage War

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Of Mice & Men
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Twin Temple
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars

Darkest Hour, TesseracT, Twelve Foot Ninja, Etc. To Take Part In “Slay At Home” Virtual Festival

Metal Injection‘s Frank Godla has organized a new virtual festival called “Slay At Home.” The event will take place on May 29-30 and it will feature quarantine performances, commissioned music, collaborative covers, and more.

Here’s the lineup:

Previously Unseen Quarantine Performances:

  • TesseracT
  • Darkest Hour
  • Twelve Foot Ninja
  • O’Brother
  • Der Weg einer Freiheit
  • Silvertomb
  • Astronoid
  • Contracult Collective
  • Myrone
  • A.A. Williams

Commissioned Music Participants:

  • Luc Lemay (Gorguts)
  • Dave Davidson (Revocation)
  • Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
  • Elliot Hoffman (Car Bomb)

Collaborative Cover Participants:

  • Pustulus Maximus (GWAR)
  • Tiziano Volante (Zeal & Ardor)
  • Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
  • Sacha Dunable (Intronaut)
  • Johnny Kelly (Silvertomb, Type O Negative)
  • Ash Pearson (Revocation)
  • Brody Uttely (Rivers Of Nihil)

Special Guests:

  • Jessica Pimentel (“Orange Is The New Black”)
  • Gost
  • Charlie Benante (Anthrax)

Art Installation Participants:

  • Vincent Castiglia
  • Trine Grimm
  • Jodi Cachia

Fans can watch the festival on YouTube and will also be able to donate money to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund and the Global Giving Coronavirus Relief Fund. Godla commented:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly everyone on the planet, and sadly some of the last people to get their lives back will be the ones we depend on to get us through these times. I wanted to create a platform that aids artists, their crew, and global healthcare efforts alike.

The experience of a live concert is irreplaceable, but my aim with Slay At Home is to provide every person in the world an experience they haven’t seen yet, right from their own devices. I’ve never been more proud to be part of the metal community and have so many great friends willing to join the fun, as we support two great organizations.”

A.A. Williams Shares Cover Of Deftones’ “Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)”

A.A. Williams has shared a cover of Deftones‘ “Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)” as part of her quarantine covers series. She told Kerrang! the following about that:

“Right from the start there have been many requests to cover a Deftones song so I chose ‘Be Quiet And Drive.’ [It’s] a favourite track of mine from ‘Around The Fur,’ one of the albums that first opened the door to heavier music for me as a teen.”

You can check out the cover below and pick up Williams’ debut album “Forever Blue” on July 3.

Oathbreaker To Return For 2020 ArcTanGent Festival

Oathbreaker will be returning for this year’s ArcTanGent Festival. This will be the group’s first show since going on hiatus two years ago.

The band commented:

“It’s been over 2 years since the last Oathbreaker show, the dust has settled and the last couple of months we’ve been discussing whether or not to play another show. ArcTanGent felt like the right place to do so. We’re incredibly excited to play these songs again. This will most likely be the only Oathbreaker show in 2020. Hope to see a lot of familiar faces.”

The ArcTanGent Festival will take place on August 20-22 at Fernhill Farms near Bristol, UK and it will also feature: Opeth, TesseracT, This Will Destroy You, Amenra, Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing “Grievances” and “Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It” across two separate sets), Earthtone9, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Frontierer, GosT, Raketkanon, Quail vs Kenny (Jo Quail and Howard James Kenny), Scalping, OHHMS (two sets, including ‘Subjects‘ film set), Svalbard, Alpha Male Tea Party, Stake, Curse These Metal Hands, Boss Keloid, Body Hound, Vasa, Luo, Briqueville, Fes, Tankengine, The K., Mountain Caller, Swans, Metz, The Locust, Maybeshewill, Leprous, Agent Fresco, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Car Bomb, Wear Your Wounds, A.A. Williams, Tides From Nebula, Jo Quail, The Samuel Jackson Five, Petbrick, Herod, Teeth Of The Sea, The Hirsch Effekt, Bent Knee, Astrosaur, tortuganónima, Bolt Ruin, The Hyena Kill, Mutant-Thoughts, Coldbones, Skemer, Natalie Evans, Odradek, Heisa, The Mantis Opera, Last Hyena, Rainbow Slicer, Lack The Low, SEIMS, Elephant Tree, Kokomo, Thumpermonkey, TOTS, Bicurious, God Alone., Land Wars, MIËT, Vogons, Straight Girl, Ogives Big Band, and qariaq.

Russian Circles Premiere New Song “Arluck”, Reveal Details For New Album “Blood Year”

Russian Circles have premiered a new song titled “Arluck.” This track is from the band’s new album “Blood Year,” which will be released on August 2.

“Blood Year” Track Listing:

01. “Hunter Moon”
02. “Arluck”
03. “Milano”
04. “Kohokia”
05. “Ghost On High”
06. “Sinaia”
07. “Quartered”

Tour Dates:

05/31 Chicago, IL – Do Division Fest
08/08 Dublin, IRE – Button Factory (feat. No Spill Blood)
08/09 Galway IRE – Roisin Dubh (feat. No Spill Blood)
08/10 Belfast N-IRE – Limelight 2 (feat. No Spill Blood)
08/12 Glasgow, SCO – G2 (feat. A.A. Williams)
08/13 Manchester, UK – Gorilla (feat. A.A. Williams)
08/14 London, UK – Earth (feat. A.A. Williams)
08/16 Bristol, UK – ArcTanGent Festival
09/11 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon (with FACS)
09/12 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Culture Center (with FACS)
09/14 Bozeman, MT – Rialto Bozeman (with FACS)
09/16 Seattle, WA – Neumos (with FACS)
09/17 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (with FACS)
09/19 San Francisco, CA – August Hall (with FACS)
09/20 Ventura, CA – Discovery Ventura (with FACS)
09/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom (with FACS)
09/23 Mesa, AZ – The Nile (with FACS)
09/24 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf (with FACS)
09/25 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater (with FACS)
09/28 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (with FACS)
10/18 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme (with Windhand)
10/19 Detroit, MI – El Club (with Windhand)
10/20 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (with Windhand)
10/21 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount (with Windhand)
10/23 Portsmouth, NH – 3S ArtSpace (with Windhand)
10/24 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair (with Windhand)
10/26 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw (with Windhand)
10/27 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (with Windhand)
10/29 Washington, DC – Union Stage (with Windhand)
10/30 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry (with Windhand)
11/01 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall (with Windhand)
11/02 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre (with Windhand)
11/03 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (with Windhand)
11/04 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s (with Windhand)
11/06 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (with Windhand)
11/08 Austin, TX – Levitation
11/09 Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Company (with Windhand)
11/11 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall (with Windhand)