With their sixth album, Life of Agony have come full circle, returning to the narrative of 1993’s River Runs Red that catapulted them into the mainstream. It was a triumphant debut album, and The Sounds of Scars (Napalm Records) is their magnum opus!
Following May’s release of the Renaissance Men album, The Wildhearts deliver with Diagnosis (Graphite Records) a fine EP of 6 blistering tracks, some of which could easily become fan favourites in the fullness of time.
Steel Panther has once again delivered a solid record with Heavy Metal Rules. As expected, the album is full of sexism, sarcasm, and spandex! If you are easily offended, walk away now. (You have been warned.)
Tool are back with another complex and thought-provoking masterpiece, Fear Inoculum (RCA Records) and, in true Tool fashion, it will take hold of you and pull you deep down into a rabbit hole of psychedelic euphoria.
Slipknot’s sixth album, We Are Not Your Kind, dropped August 9th via Roadrunner Records and the exceptional recording adds even more pedigree to the band’s already remarkable catalogue.
Christian rock band Skillet return with Victorious (Atlantic Records), a catchy, fast-paced and delightful tenth album.
Far removed from the angry young men they were eighteen years ago, Sum 41 are back with their newest album, Order in Decline – released July 19th on Hopeless Records – which is a solid rock/metal-tinged outing for the maturing five-piece.
Returning to Download Festival once again, Clutch have earned their place on this hallowed ground that is the UK’s biggest, and best rock festival. We took in the environment with bassist Dan Maines and spoke to him about his Download experience.
On the final day of Download Festival, we spoke with Whitechapel vocalist Phil Bozeman about their Metal Blade release The Valley, their return to the UK, and European festivals.
Halestorm has had tremendous and well-deserved success over the years culminating in headlining the second largest stage at Download festival 2019. Bassist Josh Smith speaks about festivals, weather, and his views on their rise rock’s ranks.
Delain keyboardist Martijn Westerholt reminisces about Download Festivals past, their new Napalm Records album Hunter’s Moon, and the insanity of the British when it comes to the weather.
(Hed) PE have come quite far since the early 2000s, allowing their music to breathe and evolve along the way. Out now via Suburban Noize Records / Pavement Music, Stampede is another dope disc deserving of your attention.
From Rob Zombie to an ever-improving festival experience there were plenty of reasons that Download 2019 rocked hard despite the weather and you can check out our thoughts and photos from Day One here.