In seems uncharacteristically early to announce headliners for the UK’s famed Download Festival for 2013. The event is still 10 months away and the promoters have already booked the three headliners. Based on what I have seen, I would buy a ticket already, but the hardest part would be for which day. I am not in a position to disappear for the entire three-day event; therefore picking one day would be tough. In 2013, I would do the weekend if I could because all three headliners are quality acts. So, without further dela, I will let the videos do the talking. They are in order from top down – Friday, Saturday, Sunday. This is already shaping up to be a tremendous June 2013 weekend.
Last week, Alestorm proved to be more seaworthy than their American pirate metal rivals, Swashbuckle. Congrats to the Scots for taking 80% of the votes in last week’s Monday Metal Madness.
This week, you do not need to appreciate these bands to appreciate the covers they recorded. In my opinion, they are both awesome renditions of classic metal songs although one is much older than the other. Our battle is between Machine Head covering Hallowed Be Thy Name by Iron Maiden and UK newcomers Evile covering Pantera’s Cemetery Gates. Both songs are outstanding; one covered by a veteran act and one a (relative) newcomer. Only one can win. What say you?