The sexy bastards over at DSTRY EVRYTHNG have compiled a list of their bands that are playing Download Festival this year.
You can watch the video above, but here is a list of all the bands who are playing, on their Roster, as well as a few they’ve picked out, just to please you that little bit more. I’ve written a few words about (Some of) the bands and related links. Feel free to have a click around.
After just dropping their video for ‘Follow Me‘ the boys are set to smash Download this year. You can listen to an interview I did with them here.
I recently reviewed their new album, ‘Bad Weather‘ [review], these lads are a ball off angry energy. If you don’t mind losing your sunglasses, face and dignity – I’d check these guys out.
Black Dogs bring more of the same angry flair. Their delightful sound and passion discharge of angst make for a brutally powerful band. ['Brutal'. I hate that word, but you'll see what I mean.]
Architects are on fire at the moment. After their ‘almost’ world tour over the past x months and a new single – they aren’t showing any signs of them slowing down. Oh no. ‘Devils Island’ is featured on this playlist. It targets the riots in Manchester, and other places, last year. Real music about a real cause, by a genuine bunch of blokes.
Hang the Bastard
Hang the bastard are a dark, growling force. They’re one to watch out for this year.
Converge need no introductions. The video on this playlist is taken from their 2013 release ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’. A demonstration of sheer beauty, thrown at you in a desolate, genuine way. Check out our review of Aimless Arrow and the rest of the album. [review]
The next song is courtesy of The First. Produced by Tom Barnes, you’re in for a treat. Check out Love. Regret. Forgive. Forget and read a live review here [review]
Soft rock gentlemen, Page 44 will tone down this playlist with an impressive, relaxed and down right bouncy tune, Answers.
One of my favourite Young Guns songs, Bones, is up next. Taken from the album Bones – It’s well worth a watch. Check out my live review of them here [review]
Forever Can Wait
Forever Can Wait, but Download can’t. Get in the mood for it with Rest
I am very behind the times at the moment, and this is the first time I’ve come across The Algorithm, who’re up next in the playlist. Rest assured – I can recommend checking out Trojans, and going to see them at Download – One to pass out to, I say.
Korn need no introductions. Just sit tight and watch Thoughtless.
You’re all going to see Slipknot, aren’t you? Course you are. That’ll do.
The kings of music, Mastodon, are up next with the beautiful ‘Blood And Thunder’. You’ll know it from Guitar hero, or your CD collection (either way), you need to go and see them.
Heart Of A Coward
Heart Of A Coward bring the fight to you with Deadweight. Yet more uncontrollable anger, and punishing riffs. Spotting a trend?
After smashing Slam Dunk Festival, Bury Tomorrow are back to put the ringing back into your ears. Check out Dan and his band of merry men with Knight Life.
Bleed From Within
Taken from their recent album, Uprising, Bleed From Within are sure to blow your socks off.
Enter Shikari are up there with some of the best live acts around at the moment. If you see anybody this weekend, make sure these are one of them. Check out Warm Smiles Do Not Make You Welcome Here. [Review]
Much like The Algorithm, Hacktivist have slipped through my net. Inredible music sprinkled with equally marvellous morals. Definitely worth a watch.
Next up, Idiom with Brain Dead. Little bit Limp Bizkit’ish. Brilliant.
It’s Last Witness’ turn next. The Void, taken from their 2012 release of Mourning After. They’ll blow the beer out your hand.
Devin Townsend Project
Devin Townsend needs no introductions, either. Just do everyone a favour and go see ‘em.
Parkway Drive have been busy as hell recentl. That’s because they’re so god damn fantastic. Check out Wild Eyes off of Atlas. [review]
Queens Of the Stone Age
Queens Of the Stone Age just dropped a new album. Fresh in everyones heads and still as brilliant as ever – there’s no point telling you they’re ones to watch. You already know.
Coal Chamber, man. An acquired taste, but a commendable talent. Go for it. Loco.
Limp Bizkit, the kings of the nu. Listen to arguably their best track ever, Break Stuff, second to last. Because this is Youtube – Every ‘Shit’ becomes ‘Ish’. Myself, and the rest of the world can only apologise for this terrible inconvenience. If it makes you feel better – Shit x 20 – Fucking x 10.
Rammstein - you hardly know any words, but they’re still one of the best live bands out there. You’re probably going to watch them, I’ll spare my aching fingers the effort of telling you to.