Estranged Wife Of Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Passes Away

Paddy Bowden, the estranged wife of Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, has sadly passed away. Her body was found in a London home that the couple shared prior to their 2018 split. Dickinson and Bowden got married in 1990 and had three children together including Griffin Dickinson (SHVPES), Austin Dickinson (As Lions, ex-Rise To Remain), and Kia Dickinson. Bruce told The Sun the following:

“This is a terrible tragedy which appears to be a tragic accident. Our children Austin, Griffin and Kia and I are devastated. Out of respect for Paddy we won’t be making any further comment at this hugely difficult and painful time for our family.”

SHVPES Premiere “Lion’s Den” Video

SHVPES have premiered a new video for their new song “Lion’s Den.” Griffin Dickinson commented:

“I think a lot of us can find ourselves in toxic environments that we eventually learn to call home. It’s easy to get comfy in a bad place yet simultaneously very difficult to make the choice to leave those bad places when the threat of the unknown is so daunting. This song is about taking your life into your own hands, knowing your worth, and making those life-changing decisions that are terrifying yet liberating in equal measure.”

SHVPES Premiere “Hot Head” Video

SHVPES have premiered a new video for their new song “Hot Head.“ You can check that out below:

Griffin Dickinson commented:

“You never know what’s going on with someone behind the scenes, as people can be going through a lot and appear to be absolutely fine. When shit gets ugly, it can affect the way you see the world and that can manifest itself in ugly, negative traits.

This song is reflecting on those traits and the knock on affect it can have on the people around you. Musically, it’s a big step into a more solidified direction for our band. We’ve always had an eclectic approach to writing music. But with ‘Hot Head,’ I think we’ve really found our own lane.”

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

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.

SHVPES Release New Acoustic EP

SHVPES have released a new acoustic EP featuring reimagined versions of “Undertones,“ “Renegades,” and “Afterlife.“ You can stream that below:

Griffin Dickinson commented:

“Whilst out on our first American tour earlier this year, we found a lot of radio station/ media outlets were asking us to come and do some acoustic sessions. Naturally, we’d never contemplated the idea, considering the sound & atmosphere of our live shows is the antithesis of a chilled, acoustic performance.

Nonetheless we decided to give it a go. We sent out a message on social media to see if any fans had a battered/ unused acoustic guitar they didn’t mind lending to the cause. Thankfully a very kind lady in Chicago did just that. Youssef & Ryan set about transcribing a few select SHVPES songs, taking a more flamenco inspired approach. Approximately 24 hours before our first scheduled acoustic performance, the SHVPES team assembled in a toilet somewhere in Tennessee & ran through the set a few times, ironing out any creases. The following day, we (unknowingly) broadcast it to 25,000 people. Thankfully, upon review, it sounded a lot better than expected.

We were all so pleased with the result & saw a lot of opportunities for further improvements/ inflections within the music. We continued doing these acoustic performances as and when they came, each time adding some new degree of flare to the songs. By the end we’d completely reinvented the feel of them, to the point we felt we (and as the listeners had pointed out) should be recording these so and giving them the attention they deserve.

So around the time we were recording One Man Army, we did just that. This time taking an even more outrageous approach, to truly transform these songs and squeeze as much of our outside influences into these songs.

Here is ‘Undertones‘, ‘Renegades‘ & ‘Afterlife‘, reimagined.”

SHVPES Premiere “One Man Army” Music Video

SHVPES have premiered a new video for their new song “One Man Army.” You can check that out below:

Frontman Griffin Dickinson commented:

“This one’s for all the people who keep marching on through all the self-doubt because there’s that glimmer of self-belief. Even when you haven’t got a fucking clue what you’re doing & it’s all being thrown back in your face, we keep on pushing trying to ward off the thought we’re flogging a dead horse.

One Man Army’s about throwing everything you’ve got into something, hoping that one day it’s going to come together… All the while, treading that line between self-belief and self-doubt; how that hunger for perfection can eat you up and leave you constantly comparing your shit to other people’s…

The lyric that sums this song up for me is ‘there’s no peace in self-belief.’”