Download Festival 2013
Headlining: SlipKnot, Iron Maiden, Rammstein
Featuring: Bullet For My Valentine, Queens Of The Stone Age, Thirty Seconds To Mars
Performing: Motorhead, The Gaslight Anthem, Stone Sour, Alice In Chains, Mastadon, A Day To Remember, Him, Volbeat, Coal Chamber
Plus loads more bands to be announced
Known for such powerful hits as "Two Minutes to Midnight" and "The Trooper," Iron Maiden were and are one of the most influential bands of the heavy metal genre. The often-imitated band has existed for over nearly four decades, pumping out wild rock similar to Judas Priest....
Alice in Chains represented the darkest side of 1990s grunge rock. Taking a page or two from such previous doom-rock purveyors as Black Sabbath and the Melvins, the band lyrically depicted the hell of drug addiction (and other hardcore topics) perhaps more convincingly than anyone else of the era....
Motörhead's overwhelmingly loud and fast style of heavy metal was one of the most groundbreaking styles the genre had to offer in the late '70s. Though the group's leader, Lemmy Kilminster, had his roots in the hard-rocking space rock band Hawkwind, Motörhead didn't bother with his old group's progressive tendencies, choosing to amplify the heavy biker rock elements of Hawkwind with the speed of punk rock....
Slipknot's mix of grinding, post-Korn alternative metal, Marilyn Manson-esque neo-shock rock, and rap-metal helped make them one of the most popular bands in the so-called nu-metal explosion of the late '90s....
Confrontational German industrialists who practically redefined heavy metal in the 2000s, bringing an S&M tint to an already dark genre. ~ Rovi
Highly acclaimed hard rockers from the California desert who update old-school riff rock without overloading irony or slavish imitation. ~ Rovi
After forming in Finland in 1995, H.I.M. (or His Infernal Majesty) set out on the path of goth forebears like Sisters of Mercy and the Mission UK. Vocalist and songwriter Ville Hermanni Valo was the band's founding member, alongside bassist MigÃ© Amour, guitarist Lily Lazer, drummer Mikka Karppinen (aka Gas Lipstick), and keyboardist Zoltan Pluto....
The most acclaimed metal band of the new millennium, due to their innovative, lyrically astute blend of progressive metal, grindcore, and hardcore. ~ Rovi
Formed in 1998 by frontman Jared Leto and his older brother, 30 Seconds to Mars found success in the 2000s with a mix of post-grunge, screamo, and hard rock. The band gained a modest audience with its debut album, but it was the platinum-selling sophomore effort A Beautiful Lie that officially opened the flood gates in 2005, securing the band a frequent presence on MTV while paving the way for a number of successful tours....
Although Slipknot made their mainstream debut in the late '90s, singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root got their start a few years prior in Stone Sour. Described as a cross between Metallica and Alice in Chains, the group spent several years playing the Iowa bar circuit before the two men joined Slipknot....
Florida band mixes metalcore and pop-punk for maximum appeal. ~ Rovi
Welsh metal heads who built up a large fan base by blending muscular riffs and emo harmonies. ~ Rovi
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