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If you lasted the full weekend at Download Festival then full marks to you, this years washout of mud and rain was unbearable for most revellers and that’s before anyone even mentions the price of the food and drinks! Having watched Slipknot absolutely annihilate the main stage headline slot on the Saturday, it would be …

Whilst the poor weather seemed never ending there was certainly a few bands on Saturday’s line-up to lift some spirits. Slipknot mark their return headlining the festival after a four year absence, Halestorm are the first ever female fronted band to headline any stage ever at the festival and Download veterans, Trivium, make yet another …

Donington Park has always been the spiritual home of rock music; first we had Monsters of Rock festival which ran from 1980 to 1996, then step forward Download Festival, the newer younger model of the festival which has been a constant since 2003 at the Moto GP Racecourse grounds. This year the line-up was extremely …

With the festival gates well and truly open this by time next week, here at Backseat Mafia we’re going to look into a few bands that you should absolutely check out if you’re not too hungover from the mass hysteria of Def Leppard…. sorry, ha! If you lived under a rock last year then you …

We’re into the final week before Download Festival and now we’re aware of the full line-up, here is a quick round up of who might pique your interest on the Friday night of the festival. Sheffield natives Def Leppard (Main Stage @ 9:10pm) are set to finish off the day with a bang, including their …

Wednesday 13, who is set to release his seventh studio album Condolences on June 2nd, has just signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment! A staple in the horror-punk scene, the former Murderdolls frontman had this to say about his new record label home, “We’re so excited to finally announce that we have signed with …

In just under a month hardcore outfit Beartooth are set to rip up The Lemmy Stage at Download Festival, with a taster of new songs from new album Aggressive, out June 3rd. The title track was premiered on April 22nd and you can view the video below: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5zUxN-Kvy0&w=560&h=315]   Aggressive gives a great insight …