Volbeat, Killswitch Engage, BABYMETAL, Etc. Added To 2020 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2020 UK Download Festival. The event will take place in Donington, UK on June 12-14 and the updated daily lineups can be seen below:

June 12: KISS, Deftones, The Offspring, Black Veil Brides, Airbourne, Theory Of A Deadman, Wayward Sons, PUP, Tiny Moving parts, Electric Wizard, Blues Pills, British Lion, Bokassa, Cellar Door Moon Crow, and Wargasm.

June 13: Iron Maiden, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, The Pretty Reckless, Daughtry, Bush, The Wildhearts, Stone Broken, Obituary, Dying Fetus, The Last Internationale, Puppy, Blackout Problems, Chelsea Grin, Bleed From Within, Lotus Eater, Dead Label, and Uncured.

June 14: System Of A Down, Korn, Volbeat, Disturbed, BABYMETAL, Skillet, Baroness, Alestorm, Powerwolf, Periphery, Of Mice & Men, P.O.D., Wednesday 13, Lit, Marianas Trench, and Dead Posey.

Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Korn, Disturbed, Etc. Set For 2020 Graspop Metal Meeting

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will take place in Dessel, Belgium on June 18-21 and it will feature: Airbourne, Alcest, Alestorm, Alter Bridge, Amorphis, Anathema, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, Babymetal, Battle Beast, Beyond The Black, Body Count, Boston Manor, Bury Tomorrow, Chelsea Grin, Creeper, Deep Purple, Deez Nuts, Deftones, Dimmu Borgir, Disillusion, Disturbed, Dog Eat Dog, Dool, Down, Dream State, Dying Fetus, Enter Shikari, Exciter, Fields Of The Nephilim, Foreigner, Fu Manchu, Gaahls Wyrd, Good Riddance, Heathen, Heaven Shall Burn, High On Fire, In Extremo, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Kadavar, Killing Joke, Killswitch Engage, Korn, Lagwagon, M.O.D., Mayhem, Me And That Man, Mercyful Fate, Mispyrming, Motionless In White, My Dying Bride, Naglfar, Obituary, Of Mice & Men, Opeth, Our Survival Depends On Us, P.O.D., Paradise Lost, Powerflo, Powerwolf, Sacred Reich, Sepultura, Shvpes, Silverstein, Slapshot, Soen, Steel Panther, The Great Old Ones, The Offspring, The Vintage Caravan, Thunder, Tribulation, Vltimas, Wayward Sons, and Wednesday 13.

Here’s What Various Rock/Metal Musicians Wore For Halloween This Year

Halloween is officially over and a number of rock/metal artists have taken to social media to share pictures of the costumes they wore this year. You can check out a bunch of those below (courtesy of The PRP):

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett & Robert Trujillo:

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Happy Halloween

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Alice In Chains & Jerry Cantrell:

A Day To Remember:

Adam Jones (Tool):

Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies):

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If you're 555

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Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies) & Charlie Benante (Anthrax):

Atreyu:

Incubus:

Brent Hinds (Mastodon):

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.):

Baroness:

Nergal (Behemoth):

Chelsea Grin:

Chris Jericho (Fozzy);

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Any questions….? #ChrisSPumpkins

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The Acacia Strain & Vincent Bennett:

Chris Fronzak (Attila):

The Word Alive:

Korn’s Head & Fieldy:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

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Happy Halloween to everyone @scott_blake3

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Pete Loeffler (Chevelle):

Beartooth:

Alan Ashby (Of Mice & Men):

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🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃

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The Ghost Inside’s Andrew Tkaczyk & Zach Johnson:

Jason Richardson (All That Remains):

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🎃 👻 ⭐️ 🧱 🐢 🏎 @alyssamarielom @nintendo

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Battlecross:

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Joliet! We’re ready to get spooky tonight!

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Ice-T (Body Count):

P.O.D.:

Freddy Cricien (Madball):

Stick To Your Guns:

Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, etc.):

Metal Allegiance:

Sleeping With Sirens:

Pierce The Veil’s Vic Fuentes & Jaime Preciado:

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AHOY bitches! ⚓️🍦

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Redrum!!!!!

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Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down):

Sara Taylor (Youth Code, Heavens Blade):

Skyler Acord (Issues):

Blink-182:

The Wonder Years:

Halsey (not rock/metal but still cool):

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resident goths. @marilynmanson

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P.O.D., Alien Ant Farm, & Dead Girls Academy Announce Fall European Tour

P.O.D., Alien Ant Farm, and Dead Girls Academy have announced a fall European tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

10/23 Kharkiv, UKR – Art Zavo Mehanika (P.O.D. only)
10/24 Kyiv, UKR – Bingo Club (P.O.D. only)
10/26 Almaty, KAZ – Motor Club (P.O.D. only)
10/27 Astana, KAZ – Bus Club (P.O.D. only)
10/30 Hamburg, GER – Uebel & Gefaehrlich
10/31 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
11/01 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
11/02 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
11/03 Malmo, SWE – KB
11/05 Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg
11/06 Prague, CZE – Lucerna Music Bar
11/07 Zlin, CZE – Mor Cafer
11/09 Szekesfehervar, HUN – Fezen Club
11/10 Vienna, AUT – Flex
11/12 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
11/13 Rome, ITA – Orion
11/14 Trezzo, ITA – Live Club
11/16 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
11/17 Vaureal, FRA – Le Forum
11/19 Oberhaussen, GER – Kulttempel
11/20 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colossaal
11/21 Hasselt, BEL – MOD
11/22 Alkmaar, NET – Victorie
11/23 Hengelo, NET – Metropool

P.O.D. Announce Spring Tour With Nonpoint, Hyro The Hero, Islander, & Nine Shrines

P.O.D. have announced a spring headlining tour. Nonpoint, Hyro The Hero (select dates), Islander, and Nine Shrines will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

05/10 Newport, KY – Thompson House
05/11 Fort Wayne, IN – Rock On The River
05/12 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge (with Hyro The Hero)
05/14 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop (with Hyro The Hero)
05/15 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall (with Hyro The Hero)
05/17 Virginia Beach, VA – Lunatic Luau (with Hyro The Hero) (no Nonpoint)
05/18 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2 (with Hyro The Hero)
05/19 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance (with Hyro The Hero)
05/21 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (with Hyro The Hero)
05/23 Nashville, TN – The Cowan (with Hyro The Hero)
05/24 Springfield, MO – The Complex (with Hyro The Hero)
05/25 St. Louis, MO – Pointfest (no Nonpoint)
05/27 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
05/29 Salt Lake City, UT – Royal
05/31 Victorville, CA – SBC Fair (no Nonpoint)
06/01 Mont Claire, CA – Canyon Club
06/03 Portland, OR – Hawthorne
06/04 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
06/06 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
06/07 Reno, NV – Virginia St. Brewhouse
06/08 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Pool
06/09 Pasadena, CA – The Rose

P.O.D.’s Sonny Sandoval Says Passport Issues Prevented Drummer Wuv Bernardo From Joining The Band On Their European Tour

P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval has revealed that drummer Wuv Bernardo’s absence from the band’s European tour was related to passport issues. This news comes after Bernardo previously said he stayed home to “take care of some business.” Sandoval told Moshpit Passion the following:

“It’s all passport stuff. It’s a little difficult, all the red tape and all that stuff. So he couldn’t get it in time, but he’s working on it now. And hopefully with this run [doing] so well that promoters will bring us back sooner than later.”

[via Blabbermouth]

P.O.D. Drummer Wuv Bernardo Explains Absence From European Tour

P.O.D. drummer Wuv Bernardo has revealed that he is missing the band’s current European tour so he can “take care of some business” back home in San Diego. During his absence, Jonny Beats has been filling in. You can find a video from Bernardo, along with some footage of Beats performing with the band below: