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Download Festival: 10 Bands That Are Ready To Headline


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The organisers of Europe’s biggest rock and metal festival, Download, have earned a reputation for booking seemingly impossible bands in the past. After bringing Guns n Roses back from the dead, getting the ominous and elusive Tool to headline on two separate occasions and catching Dillinger Escape Plan on their farewell tour, Download has built a solid reputation in its near 20 year lifespan. But, the organisers are finding themselves under mounting pressure with every passing year due to a seeming rinse and repeat attitude towards the main headliners. 

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Download Festival is now a global franchise which has extended its influence to France, Spain, Australia and several other nations, but the sacred ground of Donnington remains its spiritual home. Given the setting and size of this event, Download should have the power to attract almost any rock band in the world. Yet, they repeatedly fall back on the same old bands such as Kiss, System of a Down, Slipknot, Rammstein, Def Leppard, Ozzy Osborne and Iron maiden to fill their headliner slots, while simultaneously blocking newer acts from proving to the world that rock isn’t dead. 

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David Straw's Top Ten Albums Of 2016


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Just from bands that didn't make the final ten, we've seen stunning new British bands break through in the likes of Milk Teeth and Zoax, while the Dillinger Escape Plan signed off with a record that eclipses even their own impeccable standards. 

Never before has a list changed shape and order so often, and had so many records conspicuous for their absence. These ones, however, have made the cut...

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Architects Guitarist Tom Searle Dies Aged 28 After Three Year Cancer Battle


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Tom Searle, the guitarist with Brighton band Architects has died aged 28 after a three year battle with cancer, his twin brother has confirmed. In a Facebook post Dan delivered the sad news, describing how his brother had battled the disease for three years, but in the last two weeks things had taken a turn for the worse.

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Slam Dunk - The Forum, Hertfordshire - May 24th 2015 Live Review


It was all smiles at this year's Slam Dunk festival and, despite the rain, the Desperados and beer was flowing and the crowds were bouncing non-stop to 2015's incredible line-up. 

Slam Dunk - The Forum, Hertfordshire - May 24th 2015 Live Review

As more and more bands were announced over the last few months, the anticipation was high and almost every band pulled it off with finesse, proving just why Slam Dunk is one of the country's best rock festivals. 

Opening on the main stage was Set It Off. Despite all the drama that's surrounded the band over the past week with bassist Austin Kerr, the band didn't let it show when they jumped on stage and gave the performance of their life. Opening their set with 'Forever Stuck In Our Youth' and performing their other hits 'Why Worry', 'Ancient History' and more, they certainly kicked things off with a bang.

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A Slam Dunk Of A Festival Announces Latest Bands


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Slam Dunk Festival has hit a home run with its final band announcement as the May Day Bank Holiday event spans across three separate sites across the UK.

Joining You Me At Six, Lower Than Atlantis and The Bronx is one of the most respected modern UK metal bands, Architects.

Playing at the festival’s original home, Millennium Square in Leeds, Slam Dunk will also travel with new announcement Architects to Hatfield and Wolverhampton.

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Leeds & Reading Festival 2014 Announce Amazing Co-Headliners Queens Of The Stone Age & Paramore Plus 48 More Across All Stages

Posted on11 March 2014

Leeds & Reading Festival 2014 Announce Amazing Co-headliners Queens Of The Stone Age & Paramore Plus 48 More Across All Stages

Architects Announce Headlining Uk European Tour Announced For March And April 2014

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Architects Announce Headlining UK European Tour Announced For March And April 2014

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