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

Black Veil Brides Have “Six Solid Songs Written” For Their Next Album

During a recent interview with Myglobalmind, Black Veil Brides guitarist Jeremy “Jinxx” Ferguson offered an update on the band’s new album. According to him, the group already have “six solid songs written” for the effort.

Jinxx said the following:

“We have been writing up a storm. I can’t talk too about what we envision for the next album, but we are revisiting the idea of another concept record like we did with [2013’s] ‘Wretched And Divine’. It would be fun to do another concept CD, but we’ll see how things pan out. We have six solid songs written, and we are still writing. Once we do [the ‘Re-Stitch These Wounds’ record-release livestream concert], we will head back into the studio to write some more. We have been doing it all ourselves. Jake [Pitts, guitar] will be producing it, and we are tracking vocals and guitars at his studio. I’m recording the strings at my studio.”

He also added:

“With COVID going on, we have all been quarantined and working at home, but when we do get together, it’s just us and maybe our wives. When we are all in the same room bouncing ideas off each other, it’s a never-ending flood of inspiration and ideas. I’m excited for fans to hear what we are coming up with.”

Slipknot, Korn, Anthrax, GWAR, Etc. Members To Participate In Syfy’s “Metal Crush Monday”

Syfy have announced a special “Metal Crush Monday” series. Starting August 3, the channel will be airing sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films, while also sharing interviews that Whitney Moore conducted with members of Slipknot, Korn, Anthrax, GWAR, and more, who share a love for the aforementioned genres. Fans will also be able to find more in-depth interviews with the artists via Syfy Wire’s YouTube page and as part of a new limited series podcast.

SVP of Syfy Wire Sandy Deane commented:

“We know there’s a natural connection between fans of metal and genre. Syfy is bringing both together in a way that may seem surprising to some, but makes perfect sense to us.”

Here’s the programming schedule:

* “Lake Placid” (Monday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: GWAR’s Pustulus Maximus and Blothar The Berserker and Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack

* “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (Monday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: Butcher Babies’ Heidi Shepherd, New Years Day’s Ash Costello, and Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon

* “Underworld: Blood Wars” (Monday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: Anthrax’s Scott Ian and “Battlestar Galactica” actor Aaron Douglas

* “Halloween” (2007) (Monday, August 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Korn’s Jonathan Davis, In This Moment’s Maria Brink, and Ronnie James Dio’s widow Wendy Dio

Black Veil Brides Share “Re-Stitch These Wounds” Album Sampler

Black Veil Brides have shared an album sampler for the new re-recorded version of “We Stitch These Wounds.” That release, which is titled “Re-Stitch These Wounds,“ will be available on July 31.

Black Veil Brides Stream Re-Recorded Version Of “Perfect Weapon”

Black Veil Brides are streaming a re-recorded version of their song “Perfect Weapon.” This version of the track will appear on the new re-recorded version of “We Stitch These Wounds.” That release, which is titled “Re-Stitch These Wounds,“ will be available on July 31.

Black Veil Brides Release Re-Recorded Version Of “Sweet Blasphemy”, Announce “Re-Stitch These Wounds” Livestream Concert

Black Veil Brides will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “We Stitch These Wounds” by releasing a new re-recorded version of the album, titled “Re-Stitch These Wounds,“ on July 31. You can pre-order that HERE and check out a new version of “Sweet Blasphemy“ below:

Andy Biersack commented:

“We are so excited to have the opportunity to revisit and reimagine our debut album for its 10 year anniversary. A decade ago I was just a teenager trying to find my way and meet like minded musicians, I was fortunate enough to meet Jake and Jinxx and we clicked instantly. I can remember writing so many of these songs in the tiny Hollywood apartment Jake and I shared and tracking our own demos, so to have the opportunity to take a look at these songs again and update them for the modern era of the band with Jake at the helm producing and mixing is a full circle moment for us.

We have never been happier as a band then in the current lineup and it’s amazing to get the chance to start over and do with this record what we always wished we could have done the first time around. This isn’t meant to be a replacement for the original album but rather a companion piece that we hope fans can enjoy and see the musical evolution of the band in a unique way.”

In other news, the band will also be performing “Re-Stitch These Wounds” in full during a special virtual concert on August 1. The event will be streamed live from the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA and tickets can be found at blackveilbrides.live.

Former Black Veil Brides Bassist Ashley Purdy Issues New Statements Regarding Mental And Sexual Abuse Allegations

As previously reported, Ashley Purdy (ex-Black Veil Brides) was recently accused of mental and sexual abuse by multiple women. Now, the bassist has addressed the allegations with two new statements.

Purdy said the following:

“The initial accusations and matter at hand are being investigated.
To address this one issue:
One tour, no one who is underage is allowed backstage of on buses, period.
We have a tour manager and security present at All times, who check ID’s to make sure you are 18+ or 21+ if drinking.
Its an insurance liability as a traveling business. This is standard procedure set in place to protect all parties.
Anything to the contrary is false.”

He later added:

“I am aware of certain derogatory statements being made on social media about my character. I sincerely believe that every woman has a right to be heard, trusted and respected. However, these statements have been worsening over time and I can assure you many false allegations have been made. I am mortified by what is being said.

At this time, despite my concern for everyone involved, I feel I have no choice but to proceed with legal action to quickly bring the truth to light. I am asking all my friends and fans to be patient and reserve judgment as my attorneys work to clear my name. Until then, I hope that everyone stays safe and knows I am doing everything possible to quickly and responsibly resolve this situation.”

Former Black Veil Brides Bassist Ashley Purdy Accused Of Mental And Sexual Abuse

Former Black Veil Brides bassist Ashley Purdy has been accused of mental and sexual abuse. One of the alleged victims, Pearl Carolina, shared her story on Twitter:

More women have since posted their stories using the hashtag #ashleypurdy. Purdy also responded with some videos before making all of his social media accounts private:

Carolina commented on those clips as well:

You can read the messages Carolina mentioned on Twitter.

Black Veil Brides have issued a statement as well:

“We have been informed of the allegations against a former member of our band we want to make it clear that we do not condone the type of abhorrent behavior that’s been described. We are committed to creating a safe community for our fans and advancing a culture in which abuse of any kind is not tolerated. If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, or child abuse, information and resources are available through the Joyful Heart Foundation”

Black Veil Brides To Release Re-Recorded Version Of Their Debut Album “We Stitch These Wounds”

Black Veil Brides will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “We Stitch These Wounds” by releasing a new re-recorded version of the album, titled “Re-Stitch These Wounds.“ A teaser site has been launched with a timer counting down to the apparent release date, June 26.

Black Veil Brides Cover Bruce Springsteen’s “American Skin (41 Shots)”

Black Veil Brides have released a cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s “American Skin (41 Shots).“ You can stream that over at bvbamericanskin.com. For those unaware, Springsteen wrote the original song in response to the police killing of Amadou Diallo.

Black Veil Brides commented:

“American Skin (41 Shots) is a song originally written and performed by Bruce Springsteen inspired by the police shooting and death of a young black man named Amadou Diallo in New York City in the late 90’s.

Tragically the subject matter of this song is as relevant today as it’s ever been and so we wanted to share with you our own rendition of this song and urge you to donate to support the movement for justice and anti racist organizations.

While obviously a song alone will not be an inflection point for societal change, we as artists wanted to share something in support of this incredibly important time in history and direct you to organizations who are at the forefront of effecting real change and fighting against the systemic oppression and racism that the black community and poc face every single day.

We are not interested in making any money from this song and instead we ask that if you enjoy it please consider donating to one of the many organizations that can be found here:

Donate to the movement for justice and support anti-racist organizations

Thank you for listening. #blacklivesmatter”