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4th April 2012

kobra and the lotus
Kobra And The Lotus make their Download debut this year...

Download festival have announced a further thirteen acts to this year's stellar line-up including Refused, Kids In Glass Houses, Lower Than Atlantis, Four Year Strong and many more...

Set to show crowds the shape of punk to come, Swedish band Refused will make their exclusive UK festival appearance at Download. Earlier this year, the band announced their long awaited reunion - this is one comeback show you do NOT want to miss!

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Additionally, hardcore punk rockers Gallows return to Donington for the 10th year with their new line-up (including front man Wade McNeil, former Alexisonfire) and a new EP.

Kids in Glass Houses will return following the success of their third studio album Gold Blood, released last year.

Alternative Brit rockers Lower than Atlantis also join the bill for what's set to be the ultimate 10th birthday celebration.

Bringing the hardcore pop punk, American natives Four Year Strong are joining the line-up with last year's tour supports and nu Metal Brits Don Broco.

Hailing from across the pond, electronic producer Porter Robinson has also been added, alongside Riverside rapper T. Mills.

Other new additions include theatrical rock troupe Fearless Vampire Killers; female-fronted Kobra And The Lotus; German power Metallers Edguy; and American blues rock band Rival Sons, fresh from their UK support tour with Black Stone Cherry.

Sheffield superstars Black Spiders also return to Donington, following their Download debut in 2009.

You can check out the complete line-up and get your tickets by clicking here.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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