Download 2018: The Acts Not To Miss… So Far

Download 2018

In the sphere of rock and metal, Download wears the crown for the genres most infamous festival; lineup additions, omissions, and positions often dominate discussion for the months leading up to the weekend in Donnington. This all comes with a very little surprise, arguably no festival in existence has been the birthplace to more defining moments in a bands career than Download (remember Slipknot in 2009?). With some fairly recent lineup additions we thought we'd sift through and give you some pointers on who not to miss out on come June.

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Employed To Serve

Source: Sam Lees Photography

There’s no doubt about it, Employed To Serve’s current charge to prominence has been a welcome one, latest record The Warmth Of A Dying Sun was an absolute onslaught of math/hardcore riffs and screams and one of the standout records of 2017. Still a band that can be looked at as part of the underground, ETS’ rabid fan-base continues to grow daily, and the avalanche stage seems like the perfect platform to crush our skulls under the weight of riffs and sweat.

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