Metal Festival News And Information

By Claire Frays, 18th June 2019 Download, Festival News, Interviews, News

Ahead of their second ever performance at Download Festival, Rock Sins caught up with frontman Derek DiScanio and lead guitarist Tyler Szalkowski from the American Pop Punk band, State Champs to talk anniversaries, adapting to the changing music industry and that one time Tyler chugged a bottle of Lucozade Sport… Read More »

By Jamie Giberti, 7th June 2019 Download, Features, Festival News, News, Special Features

Sometimes, when a Download line up comes together, individual days stand out as something that could be truly special, even in the context of some of the legendary line ups that have gone before. The Saturday of 2006, when Metallica played Master Of Puppets in full, the infamous KoRnaoke following… Read More »

By Claire Frays, 6th June 2019 Download, Festival News, Interviews, News

Nottingham metalcore upstarts The Five Hundred first caught our attention a few years back when they released their Winters EP. Since then, they’ve released their debut album, Bleed Red, and have now scored the biggest gig of their careers so far, a prime slot on The Boardie Takeover on the Thursday… Read More »

By Sam Dignon, 4th June 2019 Festival News, Gig Reviews, News, Slam Dunk

It’s time once again for Slam Dunk to kick off the festival season. Returning to Hatfield house with its biggest line up yet, Slam Dunk looked set to get the season going with a bang and it did not disappoint. Whether it was the traditional pop-punk bands, NOFX’s Punk In Drublic festival or… Read More »

By Jamie Giberti, 4th June 2019 Features, Festival News, News, Special Features

If you’re looking for a multifaceted festival that has no concept of genre boundaries, but a sincere love of great music, then chances are you’ve heard of 2000 Trees. Having grown over the last twelve years, the festival has seen itself becoming an essential part of British Summer time, and… Read More »