Download Festival 2017: Friday Review

So…Download happened. The historic weekend hit it’s 15th birthday this year, with a truly stacked bill of younger talent as well as displaying a genuinely diverse breadth of genres across all the four stages. Before we fully dive into the review, someone needs to give thanks to whatever black magic occurred over the weekend to make sure no rain fell, as the sun made the weekend infinitely more enjoyable without the fear of trench foot and soggy clothing. So with those initial thanks out of the way, let us begin…

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In Flames Join Five Finger Death Punch For UK Tour

Autumn 2017 looks big for rock with In Flames joining Five Finger Death Punch on their UK and Europe arena tour, with Of Mice And Men playing secondary support at select dates. The tour begins in November before concluding on December 21st at Wembley Arena in London. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 16th June, grab them from usual vendors and With both bands joining forces with Spotify and LiveNation, this one-of-a-kind tour partnership features exclusive pre-sales, packages, and content from both bands. Spotify has an exclusive 24-hour pre-sale kicking off tomorrow (Wednesday Jun 14th at 10:00am BST) for passionate listeners of both acts. There will also be a Ticketmaster pre-sale starting on June 15th at 10:00am BST leading up to the general on sale the next day.

“We’ve been lucky to play for so many Jesterheads around the world this year and can’t think of a better way to end 2017 than touring Europe with Five Finger Death Punch. We’ll see you soon Jesterheads and Knuckleheads. It’s going to be a tour to remember.” – Anders Fridén (In Flames, vocals)

“We are currently playing all the European festivals and are having an amazing time. As these massive crowds are singing along every word of the lyrics, it feels like Europe is truly becoming the second home of Five Finger Death Punch. We can’t wait to come back this autumn and especially with In Flames which is one of my favourite bands. This will be something special to see…” – Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch, guitar)


16th Nov – (Sweden), Gothenburg, Scandinavium
17th Nov – (Sweden), Stockholm, Ericsson Globe
21st Nov – (Germany), Hamburg, Sportshalle
22nd Nov – (Germany), Berlin, Velodrome
24th Nov – (Germany), Oberhausen, KP Arena
26th Nov – (Czech Republic), Prague, Forum Karlin*
28th Nov – (Switzerland), Zurich, Hallenstadion*

29th N Nov – (Germany), Munich, Olympiahalle
30th Nov – (Italy), Padova, Geox Theatre*
2nd Dec – (Germany), Stuttgart, HMH Schleyerhalle

4th Dec – (France) Paris, Olympia*
5th Dec – (Luxembourg) Luxembourg, Rockhal*

6th Dec – (Germany) Frankfurt, Festhalle

8th Dec – (Austria) Vienna, Stadthalle*
14th Dec – (Belgium) Antwerp, Lotto*

15th Dec – (Netherlands) Amsterdam, AFAS Live*
17th Dec – (UK) Birmingham, BCA*
18th Dec – (UK) Glasgow, Hydro*
20th Dec – (UK) Leeds, Leeds Arena*
21st Dec – (UK) London, Wembley Arena*

*with Of Mice & Men

All Else Fails Launch Crowdfunding For Their New Album “The Forever Lie”

For fans of; Killswitch Engage, In Flames, Alexis On Fire, Cancer Bats and Five Finger Death Punch comes All Else Fails with their new album The Forever Lie. 

This follows up from the groups 2013 EP Fucktropolis which garnered them wins at the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards and Edmonton Awards.

Frontman Barrett Klesko stated: “Almost 4 years ago we released a little EP called “Fucktropolis” that exceeded all our expectations. It’s been a long time following up with a new album, but we finally have the new songs ready to go, and we are about to unleash “The Forever Lie”. We’re extremely excited about it and can’t wait to let you all in on it!”

Completing the tracking, mixing and artwork on the album has become problematic with All Else Fails needing additional funding. The pre-release date is scheduled for December 2016 with the full album release set for late winter 2016/early spring 2017.

The band have set up a campaign via IndieGoGo and are offering great perks including alternate personal CD artwork.

The campaign is available here to see what is being offered by the band. 

Barrett Klesko describes what the funding is and what it will entail below the band ask fans what the band/term means to them.

All Else Fails understands that not all fans can help financially but through sharing their video/this post this may do well to help the band achieve the goal needed to record their new album. With appearances on some huge festivals like Warped Tour and Boonstock and opening for groups like KoRn and Killswitch Engage this is a group who’s campaign will hopefully be successful.

Antimartyr taken from 2013 album Fucktropolis. 


As Lions release music video for ‘Aftermath’

To celebrate their EP being released today, As Lions have released a music video for the title track! Bringing a strong heavy metal / hard rock fusion, the track is definitely the focal point for the EP itself. Check out the song below and make sure to pick up their new EP from iTunes and Amazon!

They will be going on tour around America with Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown, to which you can see the dates below!

*newly announced
10/18 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
10/19 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theater*
10/21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena*
10/22 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
10/23 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
10/25 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
10/27 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
10/28 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
10/29 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
10/31 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
11/02 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
11/03 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
11/05 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
11/07 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
11/09 – Billings, MT – MetraPark Fairgrounds
11/11 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center
11/12 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center*
11/13 – La Crosse, WI – La Crosse Center*
11/15 – Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center – Veterans Memorial Coliseum*
11/17 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
11/18 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
11/19 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center*
11/21 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center*
11/22 – Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena*
11/25 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center*
11/26 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center*
11/27 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena*
11/29 – Syracuse, NY – OnCenter*
12/1 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center*
12/2 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center*
12/3 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena*
12/5 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena*
12/6 – Charleston, SC – N. Charleston Civic Center*
12/8 – Orlando, FL – Amway Arena*
12/9 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena*
12/10 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center*