Bloodstock's first wave of 2018 Serpent’s Lair VIP tickets sold out in record time this year. The second & final wave of VIP ticketing, including a limited amount of VIP upgrades priced at £145 and a limited number of deluxe VIP packages (Octopads, Bellepads and Podpads remain available. (Luxpads are sold out) became available at 9.00am today, Friday 15th December. Don't delay if you want to join us in 2018’s VIP Serpent’s Lair!
As well as a dedicated VIP camping area right behind the main stage compound, luxury loos, complimentary hot showers and the infamous ‘Serpent’s Lair’ VIP bar, featuring 100+ guest ales and ciders to sample, Bloodstock also offers a range of additional entertainment exclusive to the Serpent’s Lair VIP experience. There will be plenty happening in the Lair FOR YOUR EYES ONLY!! Whilst our many regulars all know its worth, if you’re new to the Serpent’s Lair, here’s the basics of the VIP camping experience at Bloodstock;
* Private entrance with free parking close to your camping area
* Party in the VIP bar with some of the artists performing
* Priority access to the band signing tent (except headline acts)
* Late night entertainment with guest DJs
* 24 hr hospitality staff to take care of your needs
* 10% discount voucher on Bloodstock merchandise purchased at the festival
* FREE T-shirt and goodie bag, including lanyard with all stage times
* Access to the festival site from 12 Noon Thursday through Monday
The very popular Deposit Scheme (allowing you to break your ticket payment over five manageable instalments) will be announced on Thursday 21st December. A very limited amount of 50 VIP tickets will also be available via the deposit scheme, subject to availability.
Also selling out in record time this year was our Early Bird ticket allocation at the discounted price. Standard weekend tickets are now available, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun, so grab yours now at the ticket store! A small handful of camper van pitches are still available.
Check out the new festival trailer here and get excited for 2018’s best metal weekender - https://youtu.be/u2ySjBak5OU.
With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday’s bill toppers, NIGHTWISH already announced, as well as EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, MR BIG, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.
If you already know you can only join us for one day, sign up for a reminder email as day tickets will not go on sale until next summer. Register your day ticket interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica are proud to announce the supports for their upcoming ‘The United Principle’ 2018 UK tour: Danish metal sensation Myrkur and US progressive metallers Oceans Of Slumber!
06.04.18 Rock City – Nottingham
07.04.18 02 ABC 1 – Glasgow
08.04.18 O2 Academy – Bristol
10.04.18 Tivoli – Dublin
12.04.18 O2 Ritz – Manchester
13.04.18 O2 Forum - London
Tickets and VIP upgrades are available here: www.epica.nl/tour
Epica celebrates 1000th show anniversary at 013 Tilburg!
On Saturday 14th April 2018 – just after their UK tour - the symphonic metal icons, along with support from Myrkur and Oceans Of Slumber, will celebrate their 1000th show anniversary at 013 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. After their recent sold out shows in the Netherlands, Epica is more than proud to announce that they will perform this mile-stone event at the legendary 013 venue, the exact same venue where it all started for the band 16 years ago!
Vocalist Simone Simons stated: "Back in 2002, we could have never imagined that one day we'd be playing our 1,000th live show! This couldn't have happened without the support of our dearest and most loyal Epica legion, so in order to make this an unforgettable night, we've invited some very cool guests to perform with us!"
Guitarist Mark Jansen added: "I remember our very first show at 013, Tilburg as if it was yesterday. Back then we were supporting Anathema, but now 16 years later, we'll have the honour to be celebrating our 1,000th show at the same venue as headliners. We could have never achieved this without the support of our loyal fans, so we definitely wanted to make this an amazing night to celebrate all together with also some very cool special guests! We hope to see you all in Tilburg!"
Epica’s latest EP – ‘The Solace System’ was released September 1st via Nuclear Blast – purchase links below:
Limited Edition Digipack CD: http://bit.ly/2zPeREY
Limited Edition NB Anniversary Green Vinyl: http://bit.ly/2zPOaQG
Limited Edition Black Vinyl: http://amzn.to/2j3iL5p
Order ‘The Solace System’ digitally: http://apple.co/2A80DSE
Danish metallic hardcore outfit Lifesick has announced a European tour which begins next week and runs through mid-December, providing support for Harley Flanagan on most the shows.
Lifesick is an overwhelmingly hard-hitting act who integrates elements of morbid, extreme metal into aggressive, mosh-primed hardcore. The band is currently in Dead Rat studio recording their follow up to 6.0.1which was released in November 2016 on LP format via Southern Lord, and prior to that on CD format via FWH Records.
See Lifesick's official video for "In Love With Hate" RIGHT HERE.
Lifesick European Tour Dates:
11/29/2017 Innocent - Hengelo, NL
11/30/2017 Vort'n Vis - Ieper, BE
12/01/2017 The Crowndale - London, UK
12/02/2017 Temple Of Boom - Leeds, UK w/ Harley Flanagan
12/03/2017 Patronaat - Haarlem, NL w/ Harley Flanagan
12/04/2017 Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE w/ Harley Flanagan
12/05/2017 Faust - Hannover, DE w/ Harley Flanagan
12/06/2017 Scheune - Dresden, DE w/ Harley Flanagan
12/07/2017 Hydrozagadka - Warsaw, PL w/ Harley Flanagan
12/08/2017 Arena - Vienna, AU w/ Harley Flanagan
12/09/2017 Legend Club - Milano, IT w/ Harley Flanagan
12/15/2017 Ungdommenshus - Fredericia, DK
Lifesick twists the clobbering sounds of bands like Merauder, Xibalba, and Nails, combined with the northern European climate: harsh, cold, and steeped in metal history. Between brutal breakdowns and direct, forceful vocals, the young Danes make their mark with evil melodies that ooze black and death metal vibes, all delivered in the crushing tone of the HM-2.
Alpha Omega Management has a huge pleasure to announce that its 8-member Symphonic metallers Aevum are to join the oriental metal pioneers, Orphaned Land, on their “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” tour in Europe, kicking off on February 24th running through Holland, Germany, UK, France and Spain! See the shows below.
February 24th - Arnhem (NL) - Willem 1
February 25th - Essen (DE) - Turock
February 26th - London (UK) - Underworld
February 27th - Paris (FR) - Petit Bain
February 28th - Nantes (FR) - Ferrailleur
March 2nd - Madrid (ES) - Copernico
March 3rd - Barcelona (ES) - Bovedo
March 4th - Montpellier (FR) - Secret Place
March 6th - Koln (DE) - Jungle
March 7th - Berlin (DE) - Bi Nuua
Other upcoming Aevum shows:
2-12-17 @ Female Metal Fest - Geneve (CH)
17-2-18 @ CG - Busto Arsizio (IT)
https://www.aevumband.com – https://www.dischronia.com – https://www.facebook.com/AevumOpera
UK Ragga Metal legends Skindred are pleased to announce the “Start the Machine" UK Headline Tour for April 2018 ahead of their forthcoming Seventh album due out on Napalm Records next April!
The “Start the Machine” tour will feature special guests US Alternative rockers CKY plus another great act to be announced imminently.
Skindred drummer Arya Goggin says “We could not be more excited about our next UK tour and want it to be our best to date. CKY are an amazing band so we are really happy to be taking them with us on this run We also cannot wait to play Brixton again every time we play there it just gets better and better."
Skindred plan to release a first single from the album imminently with more details to follow. Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday 27th at 9am UK time!
19.04.18 - Norwich , UEA
20.04.18 - Southampton, 02 Guildhall
21.04.18 - Nottingham, Rock City
22.04.18 - Manchester, Academy
24.04.18 - Glasgow , 02 ABC
25.04.18 - Bristol, 02 Academy
27.04.18 - Leeds, 02 Academy
28.04.18 - London, 02 Academy, Brixton
29.04.18 - Birmingam, 02 Institute
Tickets will be available from www.livenation.co.uk and www.skindred.net
"We're excited to announce a headlining UK tour this November, in support of our new album, Ugly Produce", states King Parrot's vocalist, Matt Young. The Australian thrash metal / grindcore band offered a positive update after the cancellation of their autumn European tour with Decapitated. King Parrot will start the tour in Norwich, UK, on November 7th, shortly after the completion of their ongoing North American run with Superjoint and DevilDriver.
"The new album has been getting a killer response in the US so far while we've been out on the road with Superjoint and Devildriver", Matt comments. "We're really looking forward to playing our own shows and some intimate venues and showing the audiences in the UK what this new material is all about. Check out Agonia Records, order the new album, and get familiar with the new tunes before we get over there and dismantle some venues!"
With that said, the rest of of Europe can expect to see King Parrot in early 2018.
UK tour dates:
07.11 - Norwich, UK @ Waterfront Studio
08.11 - Tunbridge Wells, UK @ The Forum Basement
09.11 - London, UK @ Nightclub Kolis (The Lounge)
10.11 - Stoke, UK @ Sugarmill
11.11 - Coventry, UK @ The Phoenix
12.11 - Leeds, UK @ Key Club
13.11 - Dundee, UK @ Church
14.11 - Glasgow, UK @ Audio
15.11 - Manchester, UK @ Star & Garter
16.11 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms
King Parrot on-line:
Fall Out Boy are returning to Europe for three very special, intimate shows to celebrate the release of their forthcoming album MANIA. The four-piece will kick off the tour in Berlin on 8th January before heading to Stockholm on the 10th and wrapping in London on the 11th. In the UK, they will get up close and personal with their lucky fans at Brixton’s Electric. On Wednesday, lucky fans can enter an exclusive pre-sale for tickets by pre-ordering the album at the official online store, here. Tickets for all three dates go on general sale on Friday 22nd September at 9am.
8th January – Berlin Lido - www.ticketmaster.de
10th January – Stockholm Debaser - www.ticketmaster.se
11th January – London Electric Brixton - www.gigsandtours.com
Fall Out Boy also treated their fans to a brand-new track “The Last of the Real Ones”. The song is available to stream or download on all digital services now and the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band have also premiered a video, directed by Mccoy | Meyer, to accompany the song (view here).
Of the song, Pete Wentz says: “That kind of love you feel for someone because of their glitches, not in spite of them… where you feel the vacuum of them everywhere… and your heart just feels like TNT, quicksand and oblivion all at once…”
Fall Out Boy play a very special show tomorrow night in their home town of Chicago at the House Of Blues. They then kick off The MANIA Tour in Cleveland on October 20th. Blackbear and Jaden Smith are set as support acts on the tour. For tickets and more information, please visit www.falloutboy.com/tour.
MANIA Pre-order: https://falloutboy.lnk.to/mania
Iconic German thrashers Rage are teaming up with their comrades Firewind for a Teutonic Tour for the ages. In January 2018 the band will co-headline two UK shows playing London's famous Underworld venue on January 21st and The Corporation in Sheffield the following night, January 22nd. Support comes from British metallers Crimes Of Passion UK.
Tickets for both dates are on-sale now. Secure yours here:
Jan 21st – London, Underworld
Jan 22nd – Sheffield, Corporation
RSVP to the London show on Facebook here: http://po.st/UnderRAGE
Rage released their new, 23rd studio album titled 'Seasons Of The Black' last month.
'Seasons Of The Black' was recorded in February/March 2017 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). Its production was handled by Rage, whilst the renowned Dan Swanö (Marduk, Opeth, Katatonia) took care of mix and mastering at Unisound Studios (Grefrath, Germany).
UK's legendary extreme metal icons Cradle Of Filth are pleased to announce that NWOBHM inspired thrashers Savage Messiah will be accompanying them as special guests on their upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates.
Savage Messiah stated:
“We are thrilled to be joining Cradle of Filth on their UK/IRE tour in Oct/Nov! We had a great show together in Portsmouth recently, so we jumped at the chance to do a full run. This promises to be a really great night of metal so make sure you get your tickets early and we look forward to celebrating the UK metal scene with everyone!"
Dani Filth commented on the tour:
"We, as a band, are incredibly excited about hitting the UK and Ireland for a full run of dates around All Hallows Eve, as playing the band's home country is always great fun and the audiences here are very receptive. And nuts. The dates will be the first in a long line of shows that will extend throughout the rest of the World throughout 2018. We aim to be very prolific on the live front, delivering a show worthy of our fan’s exalted expectations and more"
Tickets are on sale now!
Cradle Of Filth ‘Cryptoriana World Tour’ - UK & Ireland
w. special guests Savage Messiah
30.10. Belfast - Limelight
31.10. Dublin - Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester - Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow - Garage
04.11. Birmingham - O2 Institute 2
05.11. Leeds – Church
07.11. Oxford - O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton - Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich - Waterfront
10.11. London - Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol – Bierkeller
Cradle Of Filth have also released a brand new video in which singer Dani Filth talks about working with Artūrs Bērziņš on the expressive artwork of their eagerly awaited 12th album, ‘Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay’. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/oVa2QASL0Jw
www.cradleoffilth.com | www.facebook.com/cradleoffilth | www.nuclearblast.de/cradleoffilth
Dutch Symphonic Metal Titans Epica have just announced a full headline UK & Ireland Tour for next Spring. The sextet will take on UK venues nationwide as well as play their first ever Irish show at Dublin's Tivoli.
Guitarist Mark Jansen commented:
"We're coming back to the UK! Not for just 1 show like last time. Also Ireland for the very first time!!! We're looking very much forward to partying with you guys! See you in April!"
Epica played a sold-out show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire earlier this year bringing their latest album 'The Holographic Principle' to life with impressive lighting and staging. Light reflecting glass prisms accompanied the cinematic soundscapes of one of metal's biggest and most bombastic live bands. Don't miss your chance to see Epica in 2018 as they take on the whole of the UK with full force on THE UNITED PRINCIPLE TOUR!
VIP bundles & General Tickets go on sale this Friday 4th August and full routing plus ticket links can be seen below:
METALHAMMER PRESENTS: EPICA + supports TBA
Fri 06.04.18 Nottingham - Rock City
Sat 07.04.18 Glasgow - ABC1
Sun 08.04.18 Bristol - O2 Academy
Tue 10.04.18 Dublin - Tivoli
Thu 12.04.18 Manchester - O2 Ritz
Fri 13.04.18 London - 02 Forum
Epica's latest album 'The Holographic Principle' was released in 2016 and was well-received worldwide, making Top 10 Chart entries in the German, Dutch and Swiss album charts. It was also #3 on the UK Rock Chart.
Epica release their new EP, The Solace System,via Nuclear Blast on September 1st, 2017.
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