Internet goes into meltdown and DYING FETUS get CONFIRMED FOR DOWNLOAD 2014
So the Download Festival line up announcements have started as the headliners and main support acts are revealed. The first announcement was made on Monday as corporate rock sell outs, Avenged Sevenfold were revealed as the Friday night headliners on the back of their Metallica/Iron Maiden covers album Disarm the Descent reaching number 1 in the album charts.
This was possibly the least surprising announcement ever. As a friend of mine who has his own radio show pointed out, every interview with the band this year seemed to be preparing fans for this very announcement. Despite this, the spotty, overweight and asthmatic internet trolls crawled out from under their bridges and sent the internet into meltdown by crying out #whynotdyingfetus. Well after announcing the other headliners Linkin Park and Aerosmith plus support acts Rob Zombie, Fall Out Boy and Alter Bridge Download met the trolls head on and responded:
‘Why not Dying Fetus?’ you asked. We say ‘Why the hell not?”
Download Festival Promoter, Andy Copping
So the trolls got what they asked for (but knowing trolls not something they really ever wanted), Download listened and made it happen.
John Gallagher – Guitar and Vocals for Dying Fetus comments:
“The people have spoken and now it’s time to piss in the mainstream! This started as a joke but has turned into something truly incredible! Never under estimate the power of the internet. Big thanks to all our undying fans for making this happen and for the promoters of Download for having the courage to invite us on the fest! Cheers!”.
If you haven’t heard Dying Fetus before you can listen to their latest album Reign Supreme in its entirety on their Bandcamp Page.
Download Festival takes place 13th-15th June 2014 and the line up so far looks like this:
Turn on, Tune in and Rock out!