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

Holding Absence Release Deluxe Edition Of Self-Titled Album

Holding Absence have released a deluxe edition of their self-titled album. The effort comes with a number of bonus tracks including the b-side “Here Forever” and live acoustic versions of “Like A Shadow,” “Monochrome,” “Saint Cecilia,” “You Are Everything,” “Your Love (Has Ruined My Life),” and “Wilt,” which were recorded during an in-store performance at Banquet Records in London, England. You can stream all of those below:

Holding Absence To Perform Entire Back Catalog At Upcoming London Show

Holding Absence will be performing their entire back catalog in full during their December 12 show at the Scala in London, England. Lucas Woodland said the following about that:

“To close off 2019, we are ecstatic to be announcing our biggest headline show yet! Not only will we be playing at the London Scala – We’ll also be playing our entire back catalogue front to back! This will include songs we’ve been playing since the inception of the band, and songs that we’ve never played live before. We urge anybody who’s able to come along to this show as it’s going to be a hugely special one for us.”

Holding Absence Premiere “Monochrome” Music Video

Holding Absence have premiered a new video for their song “Monochrome.“ This track is from the band’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on March 8. Vocalist Lucas Woodland commented:

“We’re so proud and excited to show everybody Monochrome, the song shows our band sonically and visually in a new light and opens a lot of doors for us. We feel like this track, alongside the prior 3 singles released are a great insight as to what our album has to offer and what fans can expect.”

In other news, the group will also be heading out on a UK tour with Luke Rainsford and The Nightmares. That trek was originally supposed to feature Capsize, but they were removed following sexual misconduct allegations. Holding Absence commented:

“We are delighted to announce that our friends in The Nightmares will now be joining us alongside Luke Rainsford for our UK album release shows.

Following the events of last week, we have partnered with Safe Gigs for Women, who will be present at these shows to offer support and education on the importance of making the live music experience a safe and inclusive environment. Please stop by their page and lend them your support.

Remaining tickets for these shows are available at: http://www.holdingabsence.com

You Are Everything,

This Is Holding Absence”

Tour Dates:

03/21 Southampton, UK – The Joiners
03/22 Birmingham, UK – The Flapper
03/23 Leeds, UK – The Key Club
03/24 Hull, UK – O’Riley’s
03/25 Glasgow, UK – Garage
03/27 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
03/28 Cardiff, UK – The Globe
03/29 London, UK – The Underworld

Capsize & Holding Absence Announce European/UK Tour

Capsize and Holding Absence have announced a European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/08 Stuttgart, GER – Juha West
03/09 Nürnberg, GER – Hirsch
03/10 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
03/11 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
03/12 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
03/14 Wien, AUT – Viper Room
03/15 Budapest, HUN – Dürer Kert
03/16 München, GER – Feierwerk
03/17 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
03/18 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/19 Paris, FRA – L’International
03/20 Den Bosch, NET – W2
03/21 Southampton, UK – The Joiners
03/22 Birmingham, UK – The Flapper
03/23 Leeds, UK – The Key Club
03/24 Hull, UK – O’Riley’s
03/25 Glasgow, UK – Garage
03/27 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
03/28 Cardiff, UK – The Globe
03/29 London, UK – The Underworld