Download Announce 22 More Bands

A whopping 22 bands were added to the Download festival line up:

Steel Panther
HIM
Saxon
Airbourne
Coheed & Cambria
36 Crazyfists
Dilinger Escape Plan
Dommin
Taking Dawn
Unearth
Cinderella
A Day To Remember
Lawnmower Deth
Whitechapel
August Burns Red
Ratt
The Blackout
We are the Fallen
HellYeah
Y&T
Rise To Remain
Job For a Cowboy

Some really good bands there, also some really crap bands, But download right now is looking much stronger than Sonisphere. I wonder how they will try to top this with their next announcement.

More Metal Hammer Cover Albums Coming

According to the April 22nd issue of Metal Hammer, There will be three cover albums released free with the magazine over the coming months.

One is for AC/DC, one For Judas priest and one Black Sabbath.

Confirmed tracks are:

Skindred – Back In Black (AC/DC)
Steel Panther – You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)
Trigger The Bloodshed – Rapid Fire (Judas Priest)
Apocalyptica – Spiral Architect (Black Sabbath)

Other bands confirmed are:

White Wizzard
Turisas
Electric Wizard

More details are to be released soon, so keep checking back for more updates.