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New Music Friday – Whitesnake, Enter Shikari, Parting Gift, Crystal Lake, Badflower

It’s been a huge week for new music and we’re rounding up the best of it for #NewMusicFriday.

This week, rock out to new releases from Whitesnake, Enter Shikari, Parting Gift, Crystal Lake, and Badflower. \m/

the jaguar is back in whitesnake’s new video

The hard rock legends are declaring #RockAintDead with the release of their new video ‘Shut Up & Kiss Me’ – and we couldn’t agree more, especially after hearing this new jam.

Released on Valentine’s Day, it’s classic Whitesnake rock’n’roll, with a romantic touch. The video features David Coverdale’s classic white Jaguar too. Long live the Snakes.

a double whammy of live albums from shikari

We all know Enter Shikari don’t do things by halves and this Friday, they’ve released not one, but TWO live albums. With both ‘Live At Alexandra Palace 2’, and ‘Take To The Skies: Live In Moscow’, you’ll be spoilt for choice, so why not relive both epic shows?

Stick ’em on for a taster of what you can expect when they tear the roof off the Avalanche Stage tent this summer.

things get creepy in parting gift’s new video

Having just announced that they’ve signed to Fearless Records, Parting Gift have dropped the first song from their upcoming EP. ‘Ensom’ is due for release on March 22nd and if this absolute banger, ‘Pale’, is anything to go by, we’re in for a real treat.

Get learning the words now in time for their Saturday set.

crystal lake’s ‘helix’ is finally here

The wait is over as Japanese metalcore’s finest Crystal Lake have finally released their fifth album ‘Helix’. It’s jam packed with blistering beats, chunky riffs, and huge vocals. If you weren’t already excited for their set on The Dogtooth Stage, you will be after this. Get it in your ears now.

badflower are bringing emo back

After that riff fest if you need something to bring the feels, Badflower have delivered the perfect tune for you.

‘Promise Me’ is another track taken from their upcoming album ‘OK I’m Sick’, out next week. It’s dripping with emo nostalgia and making us long for our MySpace days. We’ll be singing the chorus all weekend.

With sick tracks like this you’re not gonna wanna miss out on Download 2019. Catch all these bands alongside headliners Def LeppardSlipknotTool, and many more on 14th-16th June.