Download Festival isn’t taking place this year but they have just announced 70+ bands for 2022. The next wave of artists joining previously announced headliners: KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro.
New artists JUST added, and bringing the mosh to #DL2022, include: Deftones, Korn, Megadeth, The Pretty Reckless, SteelPanther, The Ghost Inside, Funeral For A Friend, Descendents, Electric Wizard, Sepultura.
Early last year, Sepultura released their sensational new record Quadra –a contemporary thrash monument, backed by sublime melodies and technical dexterity. Itching to perform new tracks live to their fans, the band are thrilled to announce a UK leg to their Quadra European Tour, already announced for later this year.
Andreas Kisser stated, “I’m so thrilled to announce the UK tour for November, it has been a crazy year and I miss the stage so much. We will have the chance to perform the news songs from our last album QUADRA for the first time plus all the best songs of our career. I can’t wait to see you all again from the stage, don’t miss this! Stay safe and well and see you all soon!”
SEPULTURA – QUADRA TOUR 2021 w/ Sacred Reich + Crowbar 04.11. DK Copenhagen – Amager Bio 05.11. DE Berlin – Festsaal 06.11. DE Leipzig – Hellraiser 07.11. DE Hamburg – Markthalle 09.11. PL Wroclaw – A2 10.11. AT Vienna – Arena 12.11. CZ Zlin – Hala Datart 13.11. DE Munich – Backstage 14.11. CH Lausanne – Les Docks 16.11. ES Barcelona – Razzmatazz 17.11. ES Madrid – La Riviera 18.11. PT Porto – Hard Club 19.11. ES Pamplona – Totem 20.11. FR Toulouse – Le Bikini 21.11. FR Paris – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge 23.11 UK Wolverhampton – KK’s Steel Mill 24.11. IE Dublin – Academy 25.11 UK Manchester – O2 Ritz 26.11 UK Glasgow – Garage 27.11 UK London – Brixton Electric 28.11. BE Antwerp – Trix 30.11. LU Esch/Alzette – Rockhal 01.12. DE Wiesbaden – Schlachthof 02.12. DE Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn 03.12. CH Pratteln – Z-7 04.12. DE Cologne – Essigfabrik 05.12. NL Haarlem – Patronaat
It goes without saying that the global metal scene would not be the same without Sepultura. For 35 years now, the Brazilian icons are not only a band revered worldwide; they have been, are and forever will be at the very forefront of thrash metal, trailblazing ever since they released their long-since legendary debut album Morbid Visions in 1986.
While quickly establishing themselves as leaders of the second wave of thrash in the late eighties, to this day they never came even close to stagnation. Quadra, their mighty new undertaking, is proof of a will unbroken, a thirst unquenched and a quality so staggeringly high it’s a wonder this band doesn’t implode. Now three albums deep into what may very well be their strongest incarnation yet – uniting the talents of old-school members Andreas Kisser (guitars, vocals) and Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. (bass), vocal force of nature Derrick Leon Green (vocals) and drummer Eloy Casagrande – Sepultura are an unleashed power to be reckoned with, uniting bucketloads of experience and youthful vigour in a totally revived way.
In anticipation of the international launch of DC’s runaway 2020 hit limited series, Dark Nights: Death Metal, the publisher announced today plans to collaborate with seven of the most renowned metal music bands for Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition. One of these bands will be Brazilian metal heavyweight SEPULTURA with artist Pedro Mauro creating the cover.
Representing a cross-section of metal music from across genres and generations, each special edition will feature a variant cover spotlighting a different metal band, an introduction from the band and exclusive interview.
Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has announced further acts including ALTER BRIDGE, BOWLING FOR SOUP, FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES, MASTODON, THE DISTILLERS, SEPULTURA, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, to join headliners IRON MAIDEN (Legacy of the Beast Tour), KISS and SYSTEM OF A DOWN this summer. NXT UK is returning to deliver more knockout entertainment over the weekend, and Kerrang! Radio will host FINDING FRESH BLOOD for another year – searching for the best emerging acts in the world of rock to perform on The Avalanche Stage.
Download takes place on 12 – 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
Brazilian heavy metal icons, SEPULTURA, will unleash their upcoming studio album, »Machine Messiah«, on January 13th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band unveils their first track-by-track trailer, in which they talk about the first five songs. Watch it here via YouTube: https://youtu.be/O0A5mgUlzjg