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Download Festival 2019: The First Review

PLUS! Alter Bridge, Motionless In White, Killswitch Engage, The Regrettes, Waterparks, Frank Iero, Metallica, Bring Me The Horizon, Sum 41, PVRIS, Scarlxrd and LOADS more!

Many things happened at Download Festival 2019. We witnessed the brutal return of Slipknot. We said a loud farewell to Slayer. There was Tool’s first show on British soil in over a decade. And that’s just the start of it. Try as it might, a bit of rain and mud wasn’t going to stop you all from having the time of your lives, nor could it stop us from bringing you the best moments from the summer’s best weekend…

Slipknot Download Cover

Miserable that Download is over for another year? Us too. But fear not! You can relive all your memories of this year’s extravaganza simply by staring at this week’s exclusive art print every night, then going into your garden and sleeping in a tent. Artwork by the very awesome vertebrae33.net!

Elsewhere in the mag: Alter Bridge tell us all about their brand-new album Walk The Sky and huge arena tour, we put Killswitch Engage leader Jesse Leach through the career-spanning K! Interview, Chris Motionless of Motionless In White braces himself to show the world who he really is, The Regrettes’ Lydia Night talks us through the songs that changed her life, and Awsten Knight of Waterparks rallies for bands to embrace their ambitious side.

In the reviews section, monster supergroup Hollywood Vampires travel under their own steam on their second album, and Bokassa welcome you into their hard-living, harder-rocking world.

There are six ace posters, too, featuring Frank Iero, Metallica, Bring Me The Horizon, Sum 41, PVRIS and Scarlxrd.

All this and more is available in the new issue of Kerrang!, which you can get anywhere in the world through Kerrang.Newsstand.co.uk. But for UK residents, it hits the shops on Wednesday, June 19 from all good newsagents.

Posted on June 18th 2019, 10:49am
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