Anita Bhagwandas

Download 2019: the best, worst and heaviest bits at the magnificent, muddy metal marathon

Anita Bhagwandas braved the swamps, trenches and sticky brown expanses of Download in pursuit of something pure and righteous: metal. Here's the weekend in review

Armed with new material and classic moves, Tool’s return to Download 2019 is worth the wait

The excitement around this headliner is palpable - it’s just the slot that’s an issue. The usual Download Sunday headliner tends towards something ‘for...

Slipknot’s blistering set at Download festival 2019 showed their reign is far from over

Everyone is waiting for this. Slipknot’s return to Download festival is and will be an undeniable, unmissable highlight of the weekend. How do I...

Baroness – ‘Gold & Grey’ review

It’s hard to think of any good coming from Georgia at the moment, given its current human rights crisis. But it did, via Virginia,...

Rammstein – ‘Untitled’ review

It’s been an entire decade since Rammstein released a record. But realistically this album could be a collection of ditties about crustacean population of...

PVRIS – ‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’ Review

Dark, sexy, grown-up – not adjectives you would previously have associated with Massachusetts trio PVRIS, who were until recently poised to clamber their way...

Download Festival 2017 Day Three: Devildriver, Ministry, Slayer and Alter Bridge

It's day three, the sun appears to be shining again and nobody can quite believe it. There's a reason they call this festival Drownload:...

Download Festival Day Two: AFI, Creeper, Rob Zombie and A Day To Remember

Today is really the main day at Download – the line-up is epic. It’s early AF but there’s a substantial crowd for Creeper who open...

Download Festival 2017 Day One: System of a Down, Prophets of Rage and Mastodon

Things are different at Download this year. The festival layout has had a rejig, naturally the security has heightened and the queues are beyond...

Download Festival 2017: Motionless In White owned their Main Stage slot

Motionless In White slowly graduated to the main stage over the last few year and it’s a deserved promotion. This band work hard –...
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