Renowned Testament guitarist Eric Peterson recently announced the release of his highly-anticipated new DRAGONLORD album, entitled Dominion, out September 21, 2018 via Spinefarm Records. The symphonic black/death metal album serves as the long-awaited follow-up to 2005’s Black Wings of Destiny, but takes the fantasy and storytelling to a whole new level. Dominion explores themes of darkness owning and influencing these times we now live in, and things that have come to pass. It also delves into other eras, real and otherworldly.
Download Festival –LIVE REVIEW by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy
Download Festival is the UK’s biggest, friendliest and most diverse rock/metal festivals and it gets bigger and better each year. This year particularly had a strong theme of environmental sustainability, with their new recycling scheme for beer glasses, using plastic reusable cups which you could keep and reuse or give back and made for a nice memento along with the introduction of Greenpeace’s Eco Campsite. Viewing platforms for wheelchair-users were available across all stages and British Sign Language interpreters on two, again highlighting the festivals diversity and how it accommodates for everyone which is great to see.
Hip-hop/metal all-star group POWERFLO have returned with their brand new EP “Bring that Shit Back”, which is out via all digital retailers now.
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in California and released on New Damage Records, the 8-track EP features a cover of Bob Marley’s 1973 classic ‘Get Up Stand Up’ and a brand new title track plus remixes of their first and most recent single, ‘Where I Stay’ and ‘The Grind’, from their debut. Full track list below:
Bury Tomorrow have released ‘Knife Of Gold’, an instant-grat track for all of those who have pre-ordered the band’s forthcoming fifth album (and first for Music For Nations / Sony Music), ‘Black Flame’, out on July 13th. Fans who had already ‘Claimed Their Flame’ via http://www.bury-tomorrow.com, saw their flames turn gold this week in the run-up to the tracks release.
UK’s biggest rock/metal festival is fast approaching so we take a look at just some (there are too many to list) of our highlights of this awesome music weekend that is not to be missed on the 8-10th June….
The first most notable highlight, of course, has to be the three headliners: