Another month, another batch of bands to be announced and this is a really exciting announcement.
Forget 'Valentines Metal' by HIM, this is the real deal.
Rock legends Black Label Society will be shaping up the RJD stage on the Sunday and will surely be given a warm welcome, not to mention a huge horns-up to the godfather that is Zakk Wylde. Their latest opus ‘Catacombs Of The Black Vatican’ stormed the UK album charts and scored a respectable #30.
Brummie Grindcore hairy-fairies Napalm Death will also be playing an exclusive performance in the UK and will be grinding down the RJD stage, as if they wanted to dismantle the stage that quick!
Joining the already-confirmed Swedish contingent is Wolf, who are readying themselves to slay the RJD stage upon their returning Bloodstock performance.
The third headlining act for the SL stage will be Godflesh, the awe-inspiring Industrial Metal gods, they will be performing on the Sunday night. This will be a huge moment for the band having reformed after a lengthy eight year hiatus and so the question beckons whether they have rusted up or will be as fresh as daisies.
Joining the British contingent, Onslaught will be ready to deliver their own 'onslaught' upon the masses through a ferocious slaying of Thrash Metal and ballsy grit. 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of their premier album "Power From Hell" and what a better way to celebrate than other to play on the SL stage on the Sunday.
Friday would not be complete without a bit of battle-doom, or at least a band to drink beer and smoke weed to; welcoming to Bloodstock is Conan. The three-piece have already laid down the law down under in Australia and paraded through Europe, and prior to Bloodstock they will be assaulting Maryland DeathFest.
You would have thought that Greece would suffer a lack of rock and metal given the economic crisis, but you'd be mistaken. Making their voyage to BOA is Planet Of Zeus, of whom will unleashing their tunes on the Saturday on the SL stage, think sludge metal, think southern metal, get the picture? And finally on the Friday bill, London's own home-grown Bast will be eying up a brutal performance.
We said finally, we lied.
Joining the party are Lawnmower Deth (UK), who will playing the SL stage on the Sunday. Their last BOA performance was way back in 2011. More of the British contingent are yet to be announced, especially the New Blood stage armada. But, OAF are making their return after performing back in 2013 and will be playing the SL stage on the Friday. Currently writing their third album, which is set to drop sometime later in 2015, playing Bloodstock will give them a right buzz given drummer Jim will be making his first BOA performance since his successful hip replacement.
Fresh off the Black Metal graveyard and freshly christened by Candlelight Records, Liverpool's Ethereal will be bringing eternal darkness to the Derbyshire fields on the Saturday as they crusade the SL stage wholeheartedly. Their premier album "Opus Aethereum" is an absolute belter and punters will be shell-shocked by this band's playing capabilities.
More Black Metal comes in the form of the unearthly horde Saille, bringing their Belgian craftsmanship to the SL stage. The attending crowd should gear themselves up to hear sermons from their latest release "Eldritch". Finally Pritchard Vs. Dainton will be bringing their childish antics and uncanny behavior swings on the Friday to the SL stage.
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