Before a foot had trodden on the hallowed Donington turf, many an armchair promoter and naysayer wailed at the 2014 offerings. With competition from other festivals and the memory of 2013 there was always the expectation that this year would be a quieter one for Download. Well as quiet as a rock and metal festival can be.
Has it really been a week since the first show of this tour? The time has just flown by... And it's been as amazing as we hoped - no, scratch that - it's been better. Great gigs, great crowds, great responses, oh and the odd comedy moment!
Every small unsigned, unsupported band is out for their big break and we're no exception. But whenever and however that break arises, with excitement and elation also comes a lot of hard work. That has certainly been true for us, getting confirmed as the support to Steel Panther.