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Rammstein, Maiden And 25 More Metal Moments From Download Festival 2013

  • Darkness descends on Download, Britain's metallest festival. That's not a word, is it? 'Most metallic festival'? Whatever, here's Slipknot doing their thing.

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  • Don't tell anyone, but that's actually Ed Sheeran inside that mask.

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  • Lots of people are scared of clowns, and it's not hard to see why. In a sad twist, this clown is terrified of intimacy.

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  • Look at him, the poor sod. Up there on his pedastal. Terrified of intimacy.

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  • Imagine his surprise when he found out he was literally the only guy at Download doing devil horns. Didn't stop him though. Trooper.

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  • The expression on the guy who has to mind Rou from Enter Shikari's mic lead is absolutely priceless. Imagine if that was your job?

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  • The Hives have seen your metal-band-hoody-wearing fashion uniform and they have raised you matador outfits. Well played, sirs.

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  • Shorts in this weather? He's Maiden terrible mistake.

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  • "What sort of stuff are you into?" "Oh, mainly hair metal."

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  • Bruce Dickinson's Incredible Hulk mime went down an absolute storm.

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  • "Can you smell gas?"

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  • The thankfully not extinct Mastodon.

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  • Remember that lone devil horns guy? Look at the crowd now. Never doubt that one person can change the world.

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  • Another warts'n'all performance from Lemmy and Motörhead.

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  • 57 pregnancies were reported after this Queens Of The Stone Age performance from the scent of Homme alone.

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  • Oops, sorry. 58.

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  • Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats. If that is their real name. I'm starting to doubt whether he's even a real Uncle.

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  • This was without a doubt the worst spot they've ever picked for their synchronised yoga class.

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  • Not sure which band this is, does anyone know? Leave a comment.

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  • Bertie Bassett off of the Liquorice Allsorts packets has really let himself go.

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  • There ain't no barbeque like a Rammstein barbeque.

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  • "Hello James, welcome. Do you like the island? My grandmother had an island when I was a boy. Nothing to boast of. You could walk along it in an hour. But still, it was - it was a paradise for us. One summer, we came for a visit and discovered the whole place had been infested with rats..."

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  • That's 100% the Durst beard I've ever seen.

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  • O.M.G. Just spotted my mum.

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  • Download only really comes alive after dark. It's a metal thing.

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  • Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem. Singer, songwriter, New Jersey gurning champion 2008-2013.

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  • "That guy there. The one who just shouted: "Hey, weren't you in 'My So-Called Life'?" Throw him to the dogs."

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