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Rock Sound covers every major festival in rock to bring you the best photos, videos and reviews on the web. Slam Dunk, Download, Sonisphere, Hevy, Impericon Festival or Reading & Leeds you’re after? It's all here. Our festival page is sponsored by Vans.

Festival News

Gnarwolves Reveal New Album Details And Video

Gnarwolves Reveal New Album Details And Video

Skate-punks Gnarwolves have revealed the details for their upcoming album. They've also dropped their new video for 'Smoking Kills'. It involves skateboarding, blood, and fireworks. So that's good.

News 15 July
This Is What Opening A Festival Main Stage Looks Like

This Is What Opening A Festival Main Stage Looks Like

UK-based prog / groove / djentsters TesseracT did themselves a fine job of opening Sonisphere's main stage on Saturday morning. Watch a video of them performing their track 'Concealing Fate Part One - Acceptance' for the early risers below!

News 9 July
While She Sleeps Join Reading & Leeds Bill

While She Sleeps Join Reading & Leeds Bill

Last night, Dan P Carter announced on his Radio 1 show that Sheffield metallers While She Sleeps will be joining the Reading & Leeds festival line-ups this August.

News 8 July
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Festival Photos

The 21 Photos From Sonisphere 2014 You Need To See

The 21 Photos From Sonisphere 2014 You Need To See

Ahh, Sonisphere 2014. You were a beautiful weekend. These were your best bits, featuring Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Babymetal, Slayer, The Bronx and many more. All photos shot by Ben Gibson and Giles Smith for Rock Sound.

Photos 11 July
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Festival Videos

Video Premiere: Nathan Detroit - The Way Down

Video Premiere: Nathan Detroit - The Way Down

Wiltshire emo rockers Nathan Detroit release their new EP 'Peace Of Mind' on August 11 through Saint November. Take a peek at their video for 'The Way Down' with Rock Sound.

Video 4 hours ago
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Festivals on Instagram

  • The US leg of @piercetheveil / @sws_official world tour has been revealed. EURO DATES PLEASE, YOU GUYS.
  • London, get excited. #houseofvans
  • You had one job, @michaelgclifford!
  • @ashtonirwin looks well chuffed to have his copy of the new issue.
Got yours yet?
  • Myself @dankenny signing this pregnant chick's belly. #metalbaby #kickass
  • @eddiehermida hugging a dedicated fan

Festival Features

Hall Of Fame: The Bronx - The Bronx

Hall Of Fame: The Bronx - The Bronx

Ahead of their appearance at Sonisphere this weekend, we look back at The Bronx's chaotic debut album in our Hall Of Fame feature. 'The Bronx' was inducted into the Rock Sound Hall Of Fame in Issue 173.

Feature 2 July
Download A Brand New Malefice Track. For Free.

Download A Brand New Malefice Track. For Free.

Reading metallers five-piece Malefice have been quiet for a while. The good news is they're a) playing Sonisphere this weekend b) there's a new EP coming soon (details TBC) and c) We've got a FREE DOWNLOAD of one track taken from it. Come get yours.

Feature 2 July
Hall Of Fame: HIM - Love Metal

Hall Of Fame: HIM - Love Metal

Transforming them from Finnish pariahs to one of the most popular rock bands on the planet, ‘Love Metal’ was the record that would define HIM. Eleven years on and ahead of their Sonisphere appearance next weekend, we give you the inside story. 
'Love Metal' was inducted into the Rock Sound Hall Of Fame in issue 174

Feature 27 June
Hall Of Fame: Hundred Reasons - Ideas Above Our Station

Hall Of Fame: Hundred Reasons - Ideas Above Our Station

Hundred Reasons will return for (probably) the last time next month as they perform their debut album 'Ideas Above Our Station' in full at Sonisphere. For the first time online, read out Hall Of Feature on one of the most important UK rock albums of the last decade.

Feature 26 June
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