Gojira, Mastodon, Baroness, Etc. Added To 2021 Rock am Ring & Rock im Park Festivals

More bands have been added to next year’s Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany. Those events will be held on June 11-13 with Rock am Ring set to take place in Nurburgring and Rock im Park set to take place in Nurnberg. Here’s the updated lineup (in alphabetical order): A Day To Remember, Airbourne, Alan Walker, Baroness, Bilderbuch, Billy Talent, Black Veil Brides, Boston Manor, Boys Noize, Broilers, Bush, Code Orange, Creeper, Daughtry, Deftones, Devin Townsend, Digitalism, Donna Missal, Fall Out Boy, Fire From The Gods, Green Day, Gojira, Jan Delay & Disko No.1, Kafvka, KC Rebell & Summer Cem, Kodaline, Korn, Mastodon, NF, Of Mice & Men, Poppy, Powerwolf, Rea Garvey, Rin, Royal Republic, Schmutzki, Seastick Steve, Spiritbox, Ssio, System Of A Down, Tempt, The Distillers, The Offspring, The Pretty Reckless, Trettmann, Volbeat, Wage War, Weezer, You Me At Six, Yungblud, Zugezogen Maskulin, and U.V.A.

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:

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

Second Stage:

The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Hatari

Avalanche Stage:

Sleep Token
Tiny Moving Parts
Hot Milk
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

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

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
Those Damn Crows

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
The Wildhearts
Poppy
Stone Broken

Avalanche Stage:

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

The Dogtooth Stage:

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

June 6:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Wage War

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
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)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars

A Day To Remember’s Josh Woodard Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations

A Day To Remember’s Josh Woodard has been accused of sexual misconduct. One of the allegations, which has since been deleted, came from a woman who said that the bassist had sex with her about 10 years ago when she was only 16. However, Woodard has denied the accusations.

Woodard said the following:

“I’d like to address the allegations against me that have circulated around the internet in recent weeks.

First, let me be clear that the events described never happened and these allegations are false.

Up until now, I have remained silent because I do not feel it is appropriate to handle or debate this situation on social media. Addressing this is my personal responsibility, and I have chosen to defend myself through the proper legal channels.

Aside from releasing this statement, I will continue dealing with this matter privately in order to protect myself and my family.

—Josh”

A Day To Remember Cancel Four UK Shows

A Day To Remember previously postponed their European/UK tour with Grandson due to the coronavirus pandemic, but now it looks like several UK shows will not be rescheduled. The band issued the following statement:

“Due to the ongoing uncertainty of when events may happen, our Leeds, Hatfield, Nottingham, and Cardiff shows have been cancelled and ticket holders will receive an automatic refund. We’re still working hard to reschedule the rest of the dates and tickets will still be honored when that happens. If you have any questions about your tickets or refunds, please contact your point of purchase.”

Jeremy McKinnon On New A Day To Remember Album: “We Branch Out In Directions We Never Have Before”

During a recent interview with NME, A Day To Remember’s Jeremy McKinnon discussed the band’s new album “You’re Welcome.” The frontman said the effort will find the group “branch[ing] out in directions [they] never have before.”

McKinnon said the following while discussing “Rescue Me,” the band’s collaboration with Marshmello:

“‘Rescue Me‘ was a way to get a heat-check from our fans. Will they accept this blend of ADTR and EDM? It’s been an overwhelming ‘yes’ so far. It was this cool way of getting them ready for what we’re going to try out on ‘You’re Welcome‘. We take that sound and go super heavy, but we also go even poppier than ‘Rescue Me‘. We run the whole gambit of what an ADTR record is. It’s just got this new, modern influence so it’s not the same record again.”

He continued:

“It’s the first time in a long time that it has felt fresh. There are songs on this album that are mixes of things that I don’t know exist yet. It feels like ADTR, it feels like today and it also feels like a heavy band, all wrapped up in one. We branch out in directions we never have before, and it’s executed better than things we’ve done before. I just think they’re better songs.”

He then went on to discuss the album’s mood:

“We demoed like, 30 or 40 songs for this record and a vast majority were just different. I did say it was a happier record than usual but I was counting on a lot of the songs that didn’t get picked. It still isn’t this super dark, brooding record about some guy who is scared of whether his life choices work out, because my life choices did work out. I’m a father now, I’m happily married and I got a lot in my life I’m thankful for. A lot of those songs naturally showed that, but there’s still plenty on there that will feel familiar, so it’s about half and half.”

McKinnon also added the following about release plans:

“It’s still up in the air, everyone obviously wants it to come out as soon as possible but we’re going with the flow here. We’ve almost got all the masters in, I’m expecting them any time now. We’re still trying to get our artwork done. I know that’s been annoying fans but we have such a thing going. Every ADTR record has had these cool silhouettes that are unique to them and then, just because we were lazy and didn’t like people yelling at us, we just didn’t do it for ‘You’re Welcome’ yet. How lame is that?”

“It’s important for us to continue that legacy. It’s important that it’s up to standard. I do understand the frustration – it’s frustrating for all of us that the main thing holding up the release is artwork that for most people will be the size of a dime on your phone. But if we don’t put that time and care into it, is it really an A Day To Remember record? We’re going to do everything we can to get as much stuff out there for people. We didn’t make people wait for no fucking reason, so it better be right.”

A Day To Remember Premiere Animated Video For New Song “Mindreader”

A Day To Remember have premiered an animated video for their new song “Mindreader.” This track is from the band’s upcoming album “You’re Welcome.”

Jeremy McKinnon commented:

“We’ve had this video done for some time now, and seeing as how our album isn’t out yet and the state of the world is keeping us off the road, we wanted to get some new material out there for our fans as soon as possible.

This song was one of my personal favorites off the new album from the day it was written. I wrote it with the incredibly talented Mike Green. Fun fact, it was the first song I’ve ever sent the guys in the band that was unanimously loved. This song was written to be a lighthearted take on people in relationships expecting their partners to read their minds.”

A Day To Remember Postpone European/UK Tour

A Day To Remember have postponed their European/UK tour with Grandson due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“We’ve made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming UK & Europe tour. We take the safety of our fans very seriously, and with current recommendations to avoid large groups and the uncertainty of how long these circumstances will last, we thought it was best to postpone the tour. We hate it had to come to this, but for the safety of everyone involved we feel it’s the right move. We are still working on solidifying the rescheduled dates and will share them as soon as possible. All tickets purchased will be honored for the new dates. For ticket related questions please reach out to your point of purchase. Meanwhile, stay safe.”

Slipknot Announce Spring Tour With A Day To Remember, Underoath, & Code Orange

Slipknot have announced a spring headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests A Day To Remember, Underoath, and Code Orange.

Tour Dates:

05/30 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview (no A Day To Remember)
05/31 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
06/02 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (no Code Orange)
06/04 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
06/05 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
06/06 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
06/08 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/10 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
06/12 Memphis, TN – FedExForum
06/14 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
06/15 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
06/17 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
06/18 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
06/20 Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
06/22 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
06/23 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
06/25 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (no Code Orange)

A Day To Remember Announce European/UK Tour With Grandson

A Day To Remember have announced a headlining European/UK tour. Grandson will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

05/05 Hannover, GER – Swiss Life Hall
05/06 Bochum, GER – Ruhr Congress
05/07 Brussels, BEL – Cirque Royale
05/09 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyer-Halle
05/10 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
05/12 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
05/13 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
05/15 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
05/17 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
05/19 Paris, FRA – Elsyee Montmartre
05/20 Tilburg, NET – 013
05/21 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
05/23 Hatfield, UK – Hatfield Park
05/24 Leeds, UK – Temple Newsam
05/25 Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
05/27 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
05/28 Nottingham, UK – Nottingham Arena

A Day To Remember Guitarist Explains New Album Delay

As previously reported, A Day To Remember recently delayed their new album, “You’re Welcome,” until 2020. Guitarist Kevin Skaff has since explained that decision during an interview with WSOU:

“It got pushed back because the art for the record isn’t done yet. We still can’t find a good cover for the record. I know it doesn’t really matter nowadays, with streaming and everything, but we just everything to be perfect before it comes out. And there are still a couple of songs that are still getting mixed that we just need to find the right mixer. It’s only getting pushed back — what? — two [or] two and a half months, so it’s not too bad. It’s not like a Kanye [West] thing where it’s never gonna come out.”

[via Blabbermouth]