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

The Raven Age Premiere “The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships” Music Video

The Raven Age have premiered a new video for their song “The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Conspiracy.” Guitarist George Harris commented:

“The video for ‘The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships’ was shot whilst on tour in the U.S. The location we chose was in the desert just outside Las Vegas as we thought it would help paint the picture of the story of Helen Of Troy, which is what the song’s written about.”

[via Alternative Press]

Alter Bridge To Release New Album “Walk The Sky” In October, Announce European/UK Tour

Alter Bridge have announced that their new album “Walk The Sky” will be released on October 18. You can check out the cover art and track listing below:

“Walk The Sky” Track Listing:

01. “One Life”
02. “Wouldn’t You Rather”
03. “In The Deep”
04. “Godspeed”
05. “Native Son”
06. “Take The Crown”
07. “Indoctrination”
08. “The Bitter End”
09. “Pay No Mind”
10. “Forever Falling”
11. “Clear Horizon”
12. “Walking On The Sky”
13. “Tear Us Apart”
14. “Dying Light”

In other news, the band have also announced a European/UK tour with Shinedown. The Raven Age will open on the European dates, while Sevendust will open on the UK dates.

Tour Dates:

11/12 Copenhagen, DEN – KB Hall
11/14 Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall Black Box
11/16 Stockholm, SWE – Hovet
11/17 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
11/19 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
11/20 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
11/22 Leipzig, GER – Hause Auensee
11/23 Warsaw, POL – Hala Kolo
11/26 Cologne, GER – Palladium
11/27 Munich, GER – Zenith
11/29 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
12/01 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
12/02 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum
12/04 Barcelona, SPA St. Jordi Club
12/06 Lisbon, POR – Sala Tejo
12/07 Madrid, SPA – Vistalegre
12/09 Paris, FRA – Olympia
12/10 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
12/12 Brussels, BEL – Cirque Royal
12/14 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
12/15 Manchester, UK – Arena
12/17 Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro Arena
12/18 Birmingham, UK – Arena
12/20 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
12/21 London, UK – 02 Arena

The Raven Age Premiere New Song “Fleur De Lis”, Reveal Details For New Album “Conspiracy”

The Raven Age have premiered a new song titled “Fleur De Lis.” This track is from the band’s new album “Conspiracy,” which will be released on March 8.

“Conspiracy” Track Listing:

01. “Bloom Of The Poison Seed”
02. “Betrayal Of The Mind”
03. “Fleur De Lis”
04. “The Day The World Stood Still”
05. “Stigmata”
06. “Surrogate”
07. “Seventh Heaven”
08. “Forgotten World”
09. “The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships”
10. “Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier”
11. “Scimitar”
12. “Grave Of The Fireflies”

George Harris said the following about the album:

“We’re so proud of it. It’s definitely keeping within the spirit of the band but we’ve really expanded what we can do and delved into new topics and sounds. A lot of that is to do with what [vocalist] MJ has brought to the band. With him on board we’ve grown enormously from the first album.”

He also added:

“I’ve always been fascinated by the legend of the ravens of the Tower of London. The fact that the collective noun for ravens is a Conspiracy really inspired the album, the title and the artwork around it. In this fantasy world the ravens are actually being held captive at the Tower, they aren’t there of their own accord. Their wings have been clipped and they’re prisoners of the Tower to keep Britain from falling. This record develops the story with all sorts of twists and tangents.”

In other news, the group have also announced a European/UK tour:

03/20 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
03/21 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
03/23 Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
03/24 Glasgow, UK – Attic
03/26 Leeds, UK – Key Club
03/27 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill
03/28 London, UK – Underworld
03/29 Southampton, UK – Joiners
03/31 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
04/01 Paris, FRA – La Boule Noire
04/03 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
04/04 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colossaal
04/06 Cologne, GER – Luxor
04/07 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
04/09 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
04/10 Den Bosch, NET – Poppodium W2

As previously reported, The Raven Age will also serve as the supporting act on Iron Maiden’s “Legacy Of The Beast” North American tour.

The Raven Age Premiere “Betrayal Of The Mind” Video

The Raven Age, the band featuring Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris’ son George Harris, have premiered a new video for their new single “Betrayal Of The Mind.” This track is from the group’s new album, which will be released in 2019.

George Harris commented:

“With the ‘Betrayal’ video, the idea coincides with the narrative. The actress represents someone who is stuck inside her own mind, it’s eating her up as she loses the ability to simply get through the day without her dark thoughts taking over. The performance concept, however, was pretty straightforward. We wanted a big space with lots of fire! The plan was to use it in certain sections, but when we saw how cool it looked, we were, like, ‘Nah, just go nuts!!’ I’m pretty sure Jai had no hair left at the end of the shoot, but it was worth it!”

Vocalist Matt James added:

“The ‘Betrayal’ video not only had to look visually appealing but had to be true to the message of the song. It’s hard sometimes to get the balance of simplicity but also portraying a narrative. I think the directors Richard and Adam did a great job with that. It’s a step up in production from the last video, and hope people will relate to the message. The track itself is a big heavy/groove-orientated track which we love playing live as it gets the crowd headbanging. It’s been going down a blast on the amazing shows we’re playing with Tremonti and we can’t wait to be playing it, along with loads of other new material next year when we get the chance to tour with Iron Maiden. That’s a dream come true!”

Iron Maiden Announce North American “Legacy Of The Beast” Tour

Iron Maiden have officially announced the North American leg of their “Legacy Of The Beast” tour. The Raven Age will serve as support. Fozzy will also perfom at the Los Angeles, CA show.

Bruce Dickinson commented:

“We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe earlier this year. The production is based on our mobile game THE LEGACY OF THE BEAST which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden Worlds. This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through different Worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs.

It is not that easy designing different Worlds on stage and we put a huge amount of work into this to make it work and the end result we feel is our most spectacular and certainly the most complex show to date. We’ve got all kinds of crazy things going on, including a replica Spitfire plane dominating the stage during Aces High, tons of pyro, a giant Icarus, muskets, claymores and some truly marvellous flame-throwers which I have a hell of a lot of fun with, as you will see!

And of course we have Eddie, as you’ve never seen him before, and absolutely loads of other surprises. I’ve had the time of my life playing with all these magnificent props on stage, it’s been fantastic, we can’t wait to bring this show to you!”

Steve Harris added:

“We gave a lot of thought to the set list for this Tour as the songs needed to follow the narrative of the changing worlds of the stage show. We feel we ended up with a very strong and well balanced set mixing songs we haven’t played in many years like ‘Flight Of Icarus‘, ‘Sign Of The Cross‘ and ‘The Clansman‘ with songs we know the fans want to hear like ‘The Trooper‘, ‘2 Minutes To Midnight‘, ‘The Number Of The Beast‘, ‘Fear Of The Dark‘, ‘Run To The Hills‘, ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name‘ and others, reflecting the journey through the different themes of the show. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and we are really looking forward to seeing everybody again!”

Tour Dates:

07/18 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
07/20 Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/22 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/24 Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
07/30 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
08/01 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
08/03 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
08/05 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
08/07 Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre
08/09 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
08/10 Toronto, ON, – Budweiser Stage
08/13 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
08/15 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/17 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
08/19 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
08/22 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/24 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/26 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
08/28 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
08/30 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
08/31 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
09/03 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
09/05 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
09/06 Portland, OR – Moda Center
09/09 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
09/10 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
09/13 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
09/14 Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium (with Fozzy)
09/17 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
09/19 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/22 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/25 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
09/29 Mexico City, MEX – Sports Palace

The group also have some South American shows booked as well:

10/04 Rio de Janeiro, BRA – Rock In Rio
10/12 Buenos Aires, ARG – Velez Sarsfield Stadium
10/15 Santiago, CHL – Estadio Nacional

Tremonti Announce European/UK Tour

Tremonti have announced a European/UK tour. The Raven Age and Disconnected will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

11/04 Lisbon, POR – Ao Vivo
11/05 Madrid, SPA – Sala
11/06 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
11/08 Milan, ITA – Maggazini Generali
11/10 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
11/12 Munich, GER – Technikum
11/13 Vienna, AUS – Simm City
11/14 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat
11/16 Brno, CZE – Semilaso
11/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
11/19 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset
11/20 Osolo, NOR – John Dee
11/22 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/24 Dresden, GER – Beatpol
11/26 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal Club
11/27 Hannover, GER – Capitol
11/29 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
12/01 Manchester, UK – Ritz
12/02 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
12/04 London, UK – Forum
12/06 Edinburgh, UK – Liquid Room
12/08 Cologne, GER – Kantine
12/09 Antwerp, BEL – Trix Hall
12/10 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg