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

Will Haven Working On New Music

It looks like Will Haven are working on new music. The band shared a post to reflect on their recent shows and they had the following to say regarding new material:

“…As for us we are looking to 2020, we have some stuff in the works, until then we are going to be working on new music, it will be our best yet…so thank you everyone for the support on the Muerte touring cycle, it was one of the best years of our lives, cant wait to see whats coming up…til then WHVN singing off…”

[via The PRP]

Will Haven Announce European/UK Dates

Will Haven have announced some European/UK shows. Here’s the dates:

06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/24 Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms
06/25 Bournemouth, UK – Anvil
06/26 London, UK – 229
06/27 Dunkerque, FRA – Les 4 Ecluses
06/29 Madrid, SPA – Download Festival

Prior to that run, the group will be playing two U.S. shows:

04/28 Brooklyn, NY – St Vitus Bar
05/03 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver (with Black Map)

Will Haven Announce East Coast Show

Will Haven have announced that they will be performing at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY on April 28. Architect, Locked In A Vacancy, and Nerveshatter will serve as support.

Will Haven Premiere “Hewed With The Brand” Music Video

Will Haven have premiered a new video for their song “Hewed With The Brand.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Muerte.“ Guitarist Jeff Irwin commented:

“We love this new video. [Director] Brian Cox did an amazing job of capturing the band live as well as tying in the new record really well. It was a fun video to shoot. And a little side note – it was filmed on my birthday…”

In other news, the band have also announced a European/UK tour with Palm Reader. Here’s their updated schedule:

06/23 Portland, OR – Star Theater (with Witch Mountain)
06/24 Seattle, WA – Highline
10/29 Amsterdam, Holland – Melkweg OZ (with Palm Reader)
10/30 Paris, France – Petit Bain (with Palm Reader)
10/31 Bristol, UK – Tunnels (with Palm Reader)
11/01 Manchester, UK – Rebellion (with Palm Reader)
11/02 Birmingham, UK – Asylum (with Palm Reader)
11/03 London, UK – Dome (with Palm Reader)

Will Haven Premiere New Song “Winds Of Change”

Will Haven have premiered a new song titled “Winds Of Change,“ via Metal Injection. This track is from the band’s new album “Muerte,“ which will be released on March 23.

Guitarist Jeff Irwin commented:

“This is probably my favorite song on the record. It was written somewhat early on and went through a lot of changes before we were ultimately happy with it. I envisioned something chaotic – that stress you might feel when you are about to die, and then I wanted the ending to be epic like you were floating away. So, capturing that emotion took some time but I think we did it. It was a lot of fun to make… this was a breakthrough song for us, as far as what we can possibly do with our music.”

Will Haven Premiere New Song “El Sol” Feat. Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter

Will Haven have premiered a new song titled “El Sol,“ via Revolver. This track features Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter, and it will appear on the band’s new album “Muerte,“ which will be released on March 23. Guitarist Jeff Irwin said the following:

“If Will Haven and Deftones had a kid, that’s what it would sound like. I was in my first band with Stephen. This was really a family thing. While we were in the studio, he sent us an email with an eight-minute song of all riffs. I added the spacey elements. Our vocalist, Grady, is reciting this famous poem about being kind to your fellow man and taking care of each other. Lyrically, it fits the times.”

“Muerte” Track Listing:

01. “Hewed With The Brand”
02. “Winds Of Change”
03. “Kinney”
04. “The Son”
05. “43”
06. “No Escape” (feat. YOB’s Mike Scheidt)
07. “Unit K”
08. “Ladwig No. 949”
09. “Bootstraps”
10. “Now In The Ashes”
11. “El Sol” (feat. Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter)

Tour Dates:

03/23 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver (album release show)
05/04 Fullerton, CA – Programme Skate & Sound (feat. Fake Figures)
05/05 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick (feat. Fake Figures)
05/06 Hollywood, CA – The Viper Room (feat. Fake Figures)
06/23 Portland OR – Star Theater (feat. Witch Mountain)