Kill The Lights (Ex-Bullet For My Valentine, Etc.) Stream Cover Of Metallica’s “Battery”

Kill The Lights are streaming a cover of Metallica‘s “Battery.“ Drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas (ex-Bullet For My Valentine) told Knotfest.com the following about that:

“We were talking about doing another ‘Quarantine Cover’ after we had so much fun covering ‘Into The Pit‘ by Testament, and it was obvious that we had to try and top that. In my mind, I’ve always wanted to cover anything off the amazingly good ‘Master Of Puppets‘, and it came down to a choice between ‘Disposable Heroes‘ or ‘Battery.’ We chose the latter just because we all agreed that it would be a good challenge to hopefully do justice to. And of course, we’re massive Metallica fans (who isn’t?) and we had a fun time tracking it.”

Kill The Lights Announce Livestream Set

Kill The Lights (ex-Bullet For My Valentine, etc.) will be performing five songs during a special livestream set tomorrow (August 27) at 9am PDT / 12pm EDT. You can watch that on YouTube. This news comes after the band recently released their debut album “The Sinner.”

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

Kill The Lights Announce UK Tour

Kill The Lights (ex-Bullet For My Valentine, etc.) have announced a UK tour with GroundCulture. The band will be touring in support of their new album “The Sinner“ (out August 21). Here’s the dates:

03/03 Bournemouth, UK – The Anvil
03/04 Brighton, UK – The Green Door Store
03/05 London, UK – Boston Music Room
03/06 Bridgend, UK – Hobos
03/08 Bristol, UK – Rough Trade
03/09 Leeds, UK – The Key Club
03/10 Nottingham, UK – The Old Salutation
03/12 Glasgow, UK – The Garage Attic
03/13 Manchester, UK – Star And Garter
03/14 Birmingham, UK – Asylum 2

Kill The Lights (Ex-Bullet For My Valentine, Etc.) Premiere “Through The Night” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “The Sinner”

Kill The Lights (ex-Bullet For My Valentine, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Through The Night.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Sinner,” which will be released on August 21.

Frontman James Clark commented:

“The song very personally hits home for me. I have struggled for the longest time with anxiety and depression and ‘Through the Night‘ is a snapshot of what is going through the mind of someone struggling with these types of mental health issues.

The song takes you on a roller coaster ride and captures the ups and downs of someone carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, going from happy and energetic one minute to being paralyzed by fear and worry the next.”

“Luckily, I found just enough strength to speak up and get some help. I will be the first person to admit I still find it hard to share feelings and talk about my problems. Sharing my struggles through my lyrics is a form of rehab for me — it allows me to be honest and open while still being able to hide behind the music.

I hope that this song truly connects with listeners who feel trapped and alone with these types of feelings and that it empowers them to reach out and get the help they might need.”

“The Sinner” Track Listing:

01. “Shed My Skin”
02. “The Faceless”
03. “Watch You Fall”
04. “Through The Night”
05. “Open Your Eyes”
06. “Plagues”
07. “Tear Me Apart”
08. “The Enemy”
09. “Sober”
10. “Rest”
11. “Unmoved”
12. “Chasing Shadows” (CD version only)

Kill The Lights (Ex-Bullet For My Valentine, Etc.) Share Quarantine Cover Of Testament’s “Into The Pit”

Kill The Lights (ex-Bullet For My Valentine, etc.) have shared a quarantine cover of Testament’s “Into The Pit.” Michael “Moose” Thomas commented:

“There were a ton of cover songs options we could have gone with, and we did consider covering a pop song in our style. But we decided to cover ‘Into The Pit‘ by the mighty Testament purely because it’s a classic song that’s fun to play. We wanted to stay true to the original as closely as possible, to pay our respects to metal royalty. A great song by an amazing band.”

Ice Nine Kills, Wage War, The Plot In You, Etc. To Take Part In Fearless Records’ Virtual Festival

Fearless Records have announced a special “Fearless At Home” virtual festival. The event will take place on May 9 at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT via YouTube and it will feature acoustic performances from As It Is, Grayscale, Ice Nine Kills, Locket, Plain White T’s, Set It Off, The Almost, The Plot In You, The Pretty Reckless, and Wage War. The livestream will also include appearances from All That Remains, August Burns Red, Capstan, Eat Your Heart Out, iDKHOW, I Prevail, Kill The Lights, Movements, My Kid Brother, Oceans Ate Alaska, Starset, The Word Alive, Underoath, Varials, and Volumes. Money raised from the event will go towards bands and crew members that are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kill The Lights (Ex-Bullet For My Valentine, Etc.) Premiere “Plagues” Video

Kill The Lights (ex-Bullet For My Valentine, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Plagues.” James Clark (ex-Throw The Fight) commented:

“Lyrically, ‘Plagues‘ deals with the fear of being alone, and feelings of isolation away from family, friends, and loved ones. It forces you to take a hard look at yourself and accept that we are all vulnerable and need human interaction and love. It reminds us to take each day for what it is, and to make the best of bad situations — because nothing is guaranteed.”

Kill The Lights (Ex-Bullet For My Valentine, Etc.) Sign With Fearless Records, Premiere “Shed My Skin” Video

Kill The Lights (ex-Bullet For My Valentine, etc.) have signed a new deal with Fearless Records. With this news, the band have also premiered a new video for their new song “Shed My Skin.” James Clark (ex-Throw The Fight) commented:

“‘Shed My Skin‘ is about accepting the ‘real’ you and being comfortable with yourself. It’s about understanding that we are all broken and we are all flawed. We need to stop struggling in silence and need to reach out and ask for help before it’s too late. I personally struggle with anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues, and some days life can be too much and I’m ok admitting that — because that is the true me. As the lyrics say, ‘I’m not bleeding. I’m just broken, and ready to shed my skin.’ We are all the same — I am you.”

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