Holding Absence Premiere “Afterlife” Video

Holding Absence have premiered a new video for their new song “Afterlife.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Greatest Mistake Of My Life,” which will be released on April 16. Lucas Woodland commented:

“We truly believe this song to be one of our best yet, with its pounding chorus and emotive vocals. Just listening to this song is making us itch for the return of live music so we can get out and play it to you all! With this song released, we’re one step closer to releasing our sophomore album ‘The Greatest Mistake Of My Life‘ and we can’t wait for you guys to hear it!”

Megadeth, Descendents, Northlane, Etc. Added To 2021 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and the updated daily lineups can be found below.

Lineup:

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:

Megadeth
The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Ayron Jones

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
Dead Poet Society
Cellar Door Moon Crow
The Scratch
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
Monster Truck
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
Salem
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Venom Prison
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label
Uncured
Temples On Mars

June 6:

Main Stage:

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

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
Massive Wagons
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Descendents
Boston Manor
The Skints
Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey
Static Dress

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Fire From The Gods
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Renounced
The Injester

Holding Absence Announce Fall 2021 UK Tour

Holding Absence have added a fall UK leg to their 2021 tour. You can find the band’s updated schedule below and pick up their new album “The Greatest Mistake Of My Life” on April 16.

Tour Dates:

03/17 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 (with Creeper)
03/19 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town (with Creeper)
03/20 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 2 (with Creeper)
03/22 Glasgow, UK – Garage (with Creeper)
03/23 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz (with Creeper)
03/24 Leeds, UK – Becketts (with Creeper)
06/23 Cologne, GER – Luxor
10/12 Wiesbaden, GER – Kesselhaus
10/13 Munich, GER – Feierwerk
10/15 Vienna, AUT – Daswerk
10/16 Prague, CZE – Underdogs
10/19 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
10/22 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
10/23 Essen, GER – Crowdsalat Festival
10/24 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
10/25 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
10/26 Paris, FRA – L’International
10/28 Cardiff, UK – Y Plas
10/29 Oxford, UK – O2 Academy 2
10/30 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 2
10/31 Sheffield, UK – Leadmill
11/02 Glasgow, UK – Garage 2
11/03 Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
11/04 Manchester, UK – O2 Academy 3
11/06 London, UK – Electric Ballroom

Holding Absence Premiere “Beyond Belief” Video

Holding Absence have premiered a new video for their new song “Beyond Belief.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Greatest Mistake Of My Life,” which will be released on April 16.

The group said the following about the song:

“We are ecstatic to finally unveil ‘Beyond Belief‘ to the world! Just as jumping from black and white into colour is a huge change for our band, we believe the transition into ‘Beyond Belief‘, and subsequently ‘The Greatest Mistake Of My Life‘, is similarly significant.

‘Beyond Belief‘ sees our band embracing the 80’s indie-shoegaze era with both arms, while still gripping firmly onto all the sounds that have made us who we are up until now. A song about love, and the fear of permanence – this really is Holding Absence, like you’ve never heard us before.”

They also added the following about the album:

“This album is about telling stories that are presented through the lens of hindsight, regret and looking back. There are songs that celebrate life when faced with death, and others that speak to the choices we make about how we live our lives. The fear of love, newfound respect for life and the covering up of depression are all subjects that rear their head.

‘The Greatest Mistake Of My Life‘ exercises emotion in many ways, and that was an important thing for us to do, because emotion isn’t rigid – it’s not just love or joy or sadness – it’s a lot of things.”

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

Holding Absence Premiere “Birdcage” Lyric Video

Holding Absence have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Birdcage.“ This track and the band’s recent single “Gravity” were released as a limited edition 7″ picture disc today (April 17). Lucas Woodland commented:

“‘Birdcage‘ is probably the most poppy track we’ve ever released as HA, and we’re really proud of the outcome. Working with Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon/Twin Atlantic/Don Broco) gave us the great opportunity to refine our sound in a way we’d not yet tried before, so the aim for this track was to make it as catchy and sleek as possible. We’re very happy with the outcome and can’t wait for people to get their hands on the double-sided picture disk!”

Holding Absence Premiere “Gravity” Music Video

Holding Absence have premiered a new video for their new song “Gravity.“ This track and another new song titled “Birdcage” will be released as a limited edition 7″ picture disc on April 17.

Lucas Woodland commented:

“We’re ecstatic to be releasing ‘Gravity‘ today – We feel like it’s a real step forward in maturity and quality for our band! The song was originally going to be put on our sophomore album but, after our VISA’s got denied and our US tour got cancelled, we decided we should make the best of a bad situation and work towards getting it out as soon as possible.

We’re always trying our best as a band to release music as often and unconventionally as possible, so putting out another Double-A single release is something we’re super excited about, and we can’t wait to show people the second track ‘Birdcage‘ in the coming weeks.”

Rage Against The Machine, Fever 333, Sleeping With Sirens, Etc. Set For 2020 Reading & Leeds Festivals

The first set of bands have been revealed for the 2020 Reading and Leeds festivals. Those events will take place on August 28-30 and they will feature: Rage Against The Machine, Fever 333, Sleeping With Sirens, Gallows, The Bronx, Cancer Bats, Ho99o9, Black Peaks, Holding Absence, Idles, and more.

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