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.
Spanish Modern Metal act Flames At Sunrise have signed a world wide publishing deal with Wormholedeath Records.
The band’s debut full lenght “Born In Embers” has been released last years along with 2 official music videos :“III Faces” and “Ark Flesh”. “III Faces” has reached more than 79.000 views and “Ark Flesh” was listed as one of the best Spanish video clips of 2017 from “METAL ESPAÑOL”.
Today, Italian hardcore/noise rock act NORTHWOODS stream the entirety of their highly anticipated new album, “Wasteland”, at heavily trafficked web-portals Cvlt Nation and The New Noise. “Wasteland” is set for international release on June 1st via Shove, Brigante and Mother Ship Records.
It’s only few days until Swedish occult rock band Ghost release their new album “Prequelle” on June 1st. The Band has been touring since may 5th and we’ve seen their new front man Cardinal Copia and the reinstatement of all three Papas during the “Rats On The Road!” Tour .
Tobias Forge promised his group will be bigger and better for the tour and to those who haven’t seen them a live yet, here we can see that there are actually seven ghouls! Or Ghouls & The Ghoulettes .
What do you think this new line up? Is it better or ?
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: