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

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Confirmed For 2021 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Hellfest Open Air festival in Clisson, France. The event will take place on June 18-20, 2021 and it will feature a majority of the bands that were previously booked for the scrapped 2020 edition.

Lineup:

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
Opeth
Leprous
Soen
Ego Kill Talent
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Ghostemane
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
Danko Jones
The Wildhearts
Laura Cox

Temple Stage:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Altar Stage:

Obituary
At The Gates
Death DTA
Entombed A.D.
Grave
Cadaver
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Warzone Stage:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Dog Eat Dog
Slapshot
Cro-Mags
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley Stage:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
OM
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Puscifer
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Northlane
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daisies
Galactic Empire

Temple Stage:

Wardruna
The Hu
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einjerjer
Helheim
Aktarium
Artus

Altar Stage:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Loudblast
Exciter
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Warzone Stage:

Social Distortion
The Toy Dolls
Agnostic Front
Reverent Horton Heat
Anti-Flag
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley Stage:

Envy
Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet
John Garcia & The Band Of Gold
High On Fire
Pelican
Me And That Man
The Picturebooks
Duel
Point Mort

June 20:

Mainstage 01:

System Of A Down
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Delain
Sortilege
Battle Beast
Tempt

Temple Stage:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onirique
Deliverance

Altar Stage:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Warzone Stage:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Rotting Out
Landmvrks
Wolfpack

Valley Stage:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
3TEETH
Hangman’s Chair
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Ecstatic Vision

Baroness, Windhand, Etc. Members Join Forces In Darling

Gina Gleason (Baroness), Dorthia Cottrell (Windhand), and Leanne Martz (Misstallica) have launched a new project called Darling. The band’s first single “Baptists” can be purchased on Bandcamp with proceeds set to go towards For The Gwols.

Cottrell commented:

“So Gina and Leanne and I have been playing and writing songs together for a little while now just having fun and trying to live out our childhood “all girl band” fantasies haha This is one of the songs we have been working on and we are nervous but excited to share it with you all!

Its an honor and a blast to play with these two extremely talented women who I am very lucky to consider two of my best friends. You can pay what you want for the song on our Bandcamp and we’ve decided to donate all the proceeds to the @forthegworlsparty fund for black trans people that helps with rent and gender affirmative surgery, as this song is about someone I loved a lot who was a part of the trans community but who sadly is no longer with us as a result of the difficulties she faced just trying to be herself.

This song is the first of many more to come, hope you guys like it!”

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

Metallica, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Anthrax, Etc. Members Participate in Decibel’s “Get Behind The Mask” Gallery

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, many people are still refusing to wear masks to help slow the spread of the virus. With this in mind, Decibel have decided to launch a “Get Behind The Mask” gallery full of notable metal musicians wearing masks to encourage others to do the same. Over 140 artists participated including members of Metallica, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Anthrax, Megadeth, Pantera, Judas Priest, Body Count, GWAR, Death Angel, Baroness, The Acacia Strain, Suffocation, and tons more.

Watch Baroness, Old Man Gloom, Etc. Members Cover Danzig’s “Snakes Of Christ”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared a video of Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds covering Danzig’s “Snakes Of Christ” with Gina Gleason (Baroness), John LaMacchia (Candiria), Stella Leung (Potion), and Santos Montano (Old Man Gloom). You can check that out below:

Baroness & Against Me! Cancel Co-Headlining Tour

Baroness and Against Me! have cancelled their co-headlining tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek, which also featured Destroy Boys and Drug Church, was supposed to launch next month.

Baroness commented:

“We know you have been waiting patiently to hear word on the status of our upcoming shows in May with Against Me!. Unfortunately with local restrictions and with the health of our fans, crew and the band in mind, we will be cancelling all shows in May. We are just as bummed out (if not more) to not be seeing you in the upcoming weeks, but once the current situation has passed and it is safe for us all to gather again we will be coming your way to celebrate life and (new) music with you.

If you have purchased a ticket for any of these shows, you should be receiving a refund in the next few weeks. If you do not, please contact your point of purchase.

In the meantime please, stay safe, stay health, and even though we are physically apart we are all in this together.

With love,
Baroness“

Baroness Share “Socially Distant” Performance Of “Tourniquet”

Baroness have shared a “socially distant” performance of their song “Tourniquet.” That track appears on the band’s latest album “Gold & Grey.“

The group commented:

“Hey everyone! Here’s an as-live-as-possible performance of ‘Tourniquet’ that we made over the course of a couple days during this period of isolation. We have all maintained a rigid policy of social-distancing since becoming aware of this pandemic; which has unfortunately deprived us of our much preferred means of playing music.

Throughout this crisis, the overall safety and responsibility of our global human community far outweighs the individual value of any show, festival or tour. We’re refocusing and redoubling our energy to adapt to this situation as it unfolds.

As difficult as it seems to navigate the effects of this virus, the isolation has not stripped us of our passion for Baroness’ music. Playing music so far from our bandmates will never be particularly natural.

However, the experience of making this video through emails, texts and phone calls has been a powerful reminder of how inspiring and invigorating music can be in times of stress, struggle and confusion.

We hope you enjoy this performance. It isn’t meant to highlight musical perfection or precision. Personally, it serves as a reminder that, no matter what situation we face, we are still able to enjoy friendship, family and community through something as simple as a song. Isolated but never alone… Baroness.”

Baroness Announce New European Shows

Baroness have added three new dates to their June European tour. You can find the updated schedule for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/04 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/05-07 Nuermberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/05-07 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/09 Prague, CZE – Palac Akropolis
06/10 Krakow, POL – Mystic Festival
06/11-13 Interlaken, SWI – Greenfield Festival
06/14 Derby, UK – Download Festival
06/16 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal (feat. Gojira)
06/19 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/20 Vitoria-Gasteiz, SPA – Azkena Rock Festival
06/22 Tilburg, NET – 013
06/23 Hamburg, GER – Knust
06/25 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/26 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air Metal Festival

Against Me! & Baroness Announce Spring Co-Headlining Tour

Against Me! and Baroness have announced a spring co-headlining tour. Destroy Boys and Drug Church will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

05/01 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre

With Destroy Boys:

05/02 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05/03 Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club (no Destroy Boys)
05/05 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05/06 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
05/07 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
05/08 Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
05/10 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
05/11 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
05/12 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
05/13 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
05/15 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

With Drug Church:

05/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
05/17 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
05/19 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
05/20 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05/22 Dallas, TX – HiFi
05/23 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/24 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
05/26 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
05/27 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
05/29 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
05/30 Stroudsburg, PA – The Sherman Theater

Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Etc. Added To UK Download Festival

Over 40 more bands have been added to the UK Download Festival. That event will take place at Donington Park on June 12-14 and the updated daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 12:

Main Stage:

KISS
Deftones
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Motionless In White
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Offspring
The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Amaranthe
Hatari
The Glorious Sons

The Avalanche Stage:

The Menzingers
PUP
Tiny Moving Parts
Sleep Token
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
British Lion
Will Haven
Bokassa
Tempt
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 13:

Main Stage:

Iron Maiden
Alter Bridge
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
The Raven Age

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
3 Doors Down
Bush
The Wildhearts
Stone Broken

The Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Sullii
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Chelsea Grin
Fire From The Gods
Bleed From Within
Higher Power
Lotus Eater
Dead Label
Uncured

June 14:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
BABYMETAL
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Thy Art Is Murder
Wage War

Second Stage:

Disturbed
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
Wednesday 13
The Laste Internationale

The Avalanche Stage:

Bowling For Soup
Lit
The Skints
Marianas Trench
Milk Teeth
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Periphery
Northlane
Haken
Polyphia
Twin Temple
SHVPES
Kill The Lights
Heavy Lungs
Modern Error
Renounced