Download Festival –LIVE REVIEW by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy
The UK’s biggest rock and metal festival returned to its full glory with its first full-scale event three years after the pandemic following the historic pilot event last year. It was a surreal and joyful feeling to be back at Donnington for festival goers and bands alike and was the sentiment of the weekend. We have all waited so long for live music to return, and it was worth the wait. The variety and calibre of music, the atmosphere and unusually stunning sunny weather made this anticipated return even better.
Coheed and Cambria have shared an acoustic cover of KISS’ “Love Gun” which is streaming now on their official YouTube channel. The band performed the cover for their early entry audience every night on their recent “Great Destroyer Tour” and decided to record it. The new cover coincides with the launch of Coheed and Cambria’s Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind video game which is available to play HERE. Fans can play as the album’s protagonists, Creature or Sister Spider, as they embark on a mission to save their son Vaxis.
New Jersey based heavy rock artist KENNY DUBMAN has released the official music video for “Modern Day Jesus.” The second single off of his upcoming album, Conflicted, “Modern Day Jesus” reflects on the overwhelming pain and suffering that plague our society.
“’Modern Day Jesus’ poses the question….what if Jesus was actually a random person that walked among us…and his purpose on earth was to simply to absorb as much of mankind’s ills as possible, to keep us from going over the edge as a species…but there’s just so much of it, that even HE is getting overwhelmed? The answer might just be to do better as human beings.” – KENNY DUBMAN
You wanted the best, you got the best — ice-cold KISS gin to go with your tonic! It’s what legions of U.S.-based KISS fans have been waiting for since the release of the band’s classic track “Cold Gin” in 1974 and can now order online from March 8th. You can now crank up the music and raise a glass of globally awarded KISS Cold Gin to unleash your inner rock star!
With the continued stall on mass gatherings putting tours and festivals on hold, a massive and irreplaceable part of the music industry has been and continues to be horrifically impacted: touring support and live event crews. Founded by CHAD WARD, ROADIE RELIEF is working to bring the industry together to provide ongoing support to live event workers and so has organized, with 32auctions.com, to launch unique, music focused auctions! Their second auction, live now through April 14th, includes incredible donations from members of some of the biggest names in rock and metal, including KISS, FOO FIGHTERS, KORN, GHOST, BON JOVI, FAITH NO MORE, and many more.