FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: Gi Weekly | Download Festival 2017 Special | Devin Townsend, Mark Tremonti, Doug Aldrich, Satchel



Last weekend, the biggest date in the rock and metal calendar took place as 80,000 people descended on the hallowed grounds of Donington Park, Leicestershire for the 15th annual Download Festival and Guitar Interactive Magazine was on-site to document some of the highlights of the event.


Jonathan Graham interviews some of the great guitarists appearing at download festival 2017, see links below.

Devin Townsend 1:01
Satchel 17:58
Björn Gelotte 26:07
Mark Tremonti 37:35
Tim Sult 48:21
Doug Aldrich 57:44
Roman Surman & Jack Tankersley 1:09:33
Golden Gods Round Up 1:16:34

The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in association with Orange Amplification winners are…

Best New Band: Venom Prison
Best Underground Band: Pallbearer
Best UK Band: Architects
Breakthrough Band presented by World Of Tanks: Avatar
Best Live Band presented by Monster Energy: Mastodon
Best International Band presented by Nuclear Blast: Avenged Sevenfold
Best Independent Label: Nuclear Blast
Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’: Joel O’Keeffe
Best Game: ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ by Iron Maiden
Riff Lord presented by Century Media: Devin Townsend
Inspiration presented by Spinefarm Records: Exodus
Best Album: ‘Magma’ by Gojira
Icon presented by Udiscover Music: The Dillinger Escape Plan
Defender Of The Faith presented by Orange Amplification: Ben Ward & Sandie Soriano
Spirit Of Hammer: Prophets Of Rage
Golden God presented by Roadrunner Records: Black Sabbath

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