With only around four weeks left to go until show time its about time we brought our readers the latest news from Download Festival HQ. Andy Copping and his team have pulled yet more rabits out of the hat with another huge line up announcement.
The bands just keep coming for all the UK metal festivals. After the announcement from Download earlier in the week and the news of new festival Redshift, The UK's favourite "proper" metal festival Bloodstock Open Air has announced another three bands have been added to it's line up for next year.
Britsih extreme metal legends Carcass are streaming their upcoming new album Surgical Steel in full on MSN.
Viking Metal icons Amon Amarth have been announced as headliners of the fourth Metal Hammer Defenders Of The Faith Tour which storms it's way across the UK in November.
Extreme metal legends Carcass are back with their first album in almost two decades. It was announced this week that the band had signed a new worldwide deal (excluding Japan) with Nuclear Blast Records.
The new album titled Sugical Steel will be released world wide this autumn.
UK metal is covered on this website from new to old and when it comes to veteran British metallers, they don't come too much more legendary in their scene than Carcass.