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RAMMSTEIN, VOLBEAT, THREE DOORS DOWN, NEWSTED, VOODOO 6 & CHTHONIC perform to huge crowds @ Download 2013... | FESTIVALPHOTO
 

RAMMSTEIN, VOLBEAT, THREE DOORS DOWN, NEWSTED, VOODOO 6 & CHTHONIC perform to huge crowds @ Download 2013...

DOWNLOAD 2013 MARKS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR SPINEFARM RECORDS’ ARTISTS!

RAMMSTEIN, VOLBEAT, THREE DOORS DOWN, NEWSTED, VOODOO SIX & CHTHONIC PERFORM TO HUGE CROWDS ACROSS THE LEGENDARY THREE-DAY ROCK & METAL EVENT…


Download 2013 saw a host of bands from the Spinefarm family ‘ripping up’ the various stages from Friday, June 14th – Sunday, June 16th.


Opening proceedings for Spinefarm (on the Friday) were Danish metal / rockabilly giants, Volbeat – the band’s first UK performance with new guitarist Rob Caggiano, formerly with Anthrax.



Frontman Michael Poulsen’s stage presence and vocal abilities sent round whispers of, “Hey, this guy sounds like Elvis fronting Metallica!”, which is undeniably COOL, whichever way you look at it. We will take that one, thank you, Download. Highlights of the VB performance included ‘The Nameless One’ & ‘The Hangman’s Body Count’ (both from new album, ‘Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies’), plus a tribute to late Slayer riff-master, Jeff Hanneman.

Volbeat will return to the UK for headline dates in October, including a show at Brixton Academy in London. By this point, DJ Caggiano will doubtless have started the radio show he was offered during the band’s on-site promo prior to their Download performance!

UK TOUR DATES 2013
16.10.13 Academy, Birmingham
17.10.13 ABC, Glasgow
18.10.13 Academy, Manchester
19.10.13 Brixton Academy, London

The baton was then swiftly passed to multi-platinum Mississippi rockers 3 Doors Down, making their first ever UK festival appearance. Heads were surely turned when, between fan favourites such as ‘Be Like That’ & ‘Kryptonite’, the five-piece slotted in a cover of Megadeth’s ‘Symphony Of Destruction’!



3DD's ‘The Greatest Hits’ package is available now, taking in remixed / remastered versions of such smash hits as 'Kryptonite', 'It's Not My Time', 'When I'm Gone' and more; three brand new studio recordings round off the package.
‘Kryptonite’ will be re-released as a single shortly.


Next to the stage (on the Saturday) were Taiwanese metallers, Chthonic, making their second Download appearance, this one preceded by a signing session; for DL 2013, the band raised the bar by unleashing the skills of a six-piece Taiwanese orchestra, adding atmosphere and weight to a performance already steeped in Eastern drama.



Chthonic’s new album, ‘Bu-Tik’, is available now, and the video for ‘Supreme Pain For The Tyrant’ can be viewed here:

Writer: Anthony May
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