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Slipknot’s Knotfest ANNOUNCES Pulse of the Maggots VIRTUAL FREE FestIVAL FOR RISING ACTS

Discovery is a crucial component of Knotfest.

In an effort to showcase emerging talent and fresh new contributors to the community of heavy music, Knotfest.com is launching Pulse of the Maggots Festival. This is a free, virtual streaming event that will feature 20 artists that are all doing their part to move the culture forward.

The performances will span across three digital stages – the MusiCares stage, Rock Against Racism Stage and the ESP stage and will feature a roster of top prospects from the various subgenres of aggressive music.

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Download Festival –LIVE REVIEW by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

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Photo credit:
 James Bridle

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.




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:

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Rising British metalcore group DEATH BLOOMS reveal new music video ‘Last Ones’

Rising British metalcore group DEATH BLOOMS reveal new music video ‘Last Ones’ ahead of UK Tour with Insane Clown Posse and Mushroomhead this November
Hailing from Liverpool / Manchester, Death Blooms released their blistering self-titled debut EP last May and received critical acclaim from the press and music fans alike for its melodic hardcore metal fusion, and now they have premiered a brand new music video.

Watch ‘Last Ones’ (official music video):

‘Last Ones’ is the third clip to be lifted from the band’s EP, following the release of ‘I’m Dead’ and ‘Sick’ earlier this year.

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Death Blooms release sick new music video

As seen on Scuzz TV, and taken from their self-titled debut ep, Death Blooms dispense with the pleasantries and show off music muscle with their new music video ‘Sick’:

Hailing from Liverpool and Manchester, the metalcore four-piece burst onto the scene earlier this year with their stunning first music release ‘I’m Dead’ and a number of live shows which has seen them sharing the stages with the likes of Dope, Skindred, Raging Speedhorn, (Hed)P.E., Anti-Clone and more.
Supporters of mental health charity MIND, Death Blooms fresh take on metal with meaning has seen their fan base grow rapidly. Vocalist Paul Barrow humbly recognises this, “We talk to people a lot who’ve taken the time to listen to our music, and because the lyrics encapsulate what many of us feel on a daily basis, a lot of folk make the connection quickly about mental health and the need for well-being in this fast and furious digital age.”
Barrow explains the meaning behind the song and new video, “‘Sick’ is about the constant struggle inside of your own thoughts and the journey you undertake along the way. Sometimes, you feel like you have complete control of the situation and other times you have absolutely none. ‘Sick’ is about wanting to break free from your own shackles, but acknowledging and accepting that this is who you are. It’s good to talk about how you feel and to be honest, most importantly, with yourself. I feel like the song ended up being one massive therapy session for me.”
Death Blooms self-titled debut ep is available now.
Death Blooms live:
17th July – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms (w/ Trapt, The Fallen State)
27th Aug – Liverpool, Studio 2 (w/ Loathe, Harbinger)
More dates to be announced.
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REVIEW: Death Blooms – Death Blooms EP

REVIEW: Death Blooms – Death Blooms EP                                                                                  by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy


Alternative UK metal quartet Death Blooms look to turn heads with their impressive self-titled debut EP.

First song ‘Hate:Die’ has a manic vibe, especially with sinister whispered sections repeatedly saying “Then hate, then die” throughout. Featuring sonic edgy hard hitting guitars, and a superb melodic clean vocal chorus mixed with fierce screams from frontman Paul Burrows, this is an electrifying dark introduction to Death Blooms.

Next up is the anthemic ‘Last Ones’ which is a mighty offering with massive guitars, fast drums and plenty of depth, it simply soars, especially through its extremely catchy chorus, which seems to be their forte and they waste no time asserting this.

Lead single ‘I’m Dead’ strikes even harder, turning the brutality up a notch and firing off at blistering speeds, again with an urgent frantic feel driving it and sublime singalong sections, making this the perfect song to be at the forefront of this release.

Final offering ‘Sick’ rampages on and is infectious, it will have you head banging in a heartbeat. The effective use of contrasting and dual vocals is executed wonderfully yet again, as seen in the EP’s entirety. They close this stunning debut EP in a very dynamic and high impact way, with the song over before you know it, firing rapidly and leaving you eager for more.

In just four songs they manage to leave you in awe, with their exhilarating well rounded first release, they may have already established themselves as one of the best new modern metal acts going, which is a serious accolade for a debut. Death Blooms most definitely have a bright and expansive future ahead.


Score: 5/5






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