download-posterIt might be more than a month away but this week rushonrock begins its Download 2009 build-up in earnest with the ultimate guide to the acts you really must see this summer.

Yep, check out our new The ‘Load Down section later this week and discover everything you ever wanted to know about the bands to watch next month.

And as if that wasn’t enough we’ve got even more new stuff to usher in what promises to be a barnstorming summer of rock with the launch of The rushonrock Rider – a behind-the-scenes look at what really makes your rock heroes tick.

Plus there’s a brand new interview with rising Scots stars Serpico ahead of this summer’s Toon visit and all the usual news, views and reviews. Dirty Rock And Roll play Blyth’s The Quay this Thursday and it’s only a week until Wildheart Ginger rolls into town…

There’s another entry on The Vinyl Countdown as we head towards the Top 30 with alarming pace. And of course there’s another brace of truly brain churning blogs as Self Made Man and Rock O’ The North deliver more thoughts shaped by too much ale and a lifetime of metal.