Metal Hammer Podcast: Why Download Festival Is Going To Rule

Download Festival

It’s Download festival this weekend and we’re beyond excited! On this week’s podcast, Merlin, Eleanor and Luke discuss which bands they’re most looking forward to seeing and why Guns N’ Roses might be the greatest headline set in Download history.

There’s also a spoiler-riddled review of Iron Maiden in Stockholm, chat about new albums from Anthrax and Black Peaks, and next year’s Download headliners and steak.

Plus Luke gets very loud and sweary about bands doing the Slipknot jumpthefuckup thing.

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Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.