Corrosion Of Conformity join the Ronnie James Dio main stage bill. Now reunited with Pepper Keenan up front, Bloodstock’s faithful can look forward to a slew of classics from their three-decade-plus career. Pepper admits that:-
"It’s been a real pleasure after all this time to get back with the COC lads and start jamming again and creating music. We are having a blast! We've have had so much support from all over the globe and landing on a fest like Bloodstock really sums it up. We’re honoured and cannot wait to up the fuckin' hammers in the middle of nowhere in merry ol' England! Thank you! Ohh yeah, don't forget me cider….!”
CoC kicked off 2016 by launching their own ‘Wiseblood’ beer with the Three Floyd’s Brewing Co, announced a US run with Lamb of God & Clutch, and are also hard at work on a brand new album. Get the latest news at www.coc.com.
Unearth also join the Bloodstock bill for the first time. Check out the Boston-based band bringing their brutal riffs to the Hammersonic Festival in Indonesia; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fktr8k9OQuo. If you’re fast, you can get clued up on their new material in time for August by picking up current album, ‘Watchers of Rule’ at a discounted price of around a fiver over at their merch store - http://unearth.merchnow.com/products/185256/watchers-of-rule-cd.
Wherever they can, Bloodstock is proud to bring you bands who don’t often grace UK shores, so joining the main stage bill to play their first ever UK show are atmospheric US black metal outfit, Ghost Bath. To hear what’s in store, check out their ‘Golden Number’ video here; https://youtu.be/3jLVH1J3xmk and grab their ‘Moonlover’ album, just released on iTunes last week via new label, Nuclear Blast. The band inform us; “Thus begins our inevitable conquest to take over the world, one festival at a time. It is an honour and a pleasure to perform for those who attend Bloodstock and beyond."
Local heroes, Evil Scarecrow also make a triumphant return! Are you familiar with the semi-legendary ‘Crabulon’?! Here’s how it played out last time round - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw4VUHwfo2w. As serious contenders for the ‘most fun had on stage’ prize, what do they make of their return?
“We’re back! Again! We’re like the Bloodstock house band or maybe a bad STD that you can’t get rid of. Either way, we’re hoping to bring our biggest ever show and even some new material. After the historic, record breaking crowd of 2014, we’re looking forward to being back on that stage, although a custom-built, floating glass pyramid ‘Scarecrow Stage’ would have been nice. We’re genuinely overwhelmed and beyond excited to be back partying with our Bloodstock brothers and sisters.”
Keep up with Scarecrow’s shenanigans via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Evil.Scarecrow.
Also, joining the Sophie stage bill are XII Boar. A big slab of rock n' roll-infused, southern-fried metal, this power trio are determined to make sure everyone has a good time. Ric Flair raves,
"We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing our trademarked XII Boar grooves to Bloodstock. This year's line-up is already beyond words and we're so stoked to be a part of it. Get your dancing shoes on and get down to the super massive XII Boar sound as we're assembling the biggest party Bloodstock has ever seen! See you there!”
Warm up with ‘Rock City’ from last album ‘Pitworthy’ at: https://youtu.be/FREKuqxpC08.
Weekend tickets with camping, plus various VIP packages are available now, priced from £139 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838.
Bloodstock will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016. Keep up to date with the very latest info on Bloodstock’s official media at:
Sylosis have unveiled a brand new track titled 'Different Masks On The Same Face'.
The song is the first new material since 2015's acclaimed album 'Dormant Heart' it's also the first recording to feature new drummer Ali Richardson and it sounds intense, listen below:
Comments vocalist and guitarist Josh Middleton:
"The track was sort of leftover from the Dormant Heart writing period. It's a little bit different for us and isn't necessarily a new direction we're heading in by any means. We figured instead of that track going to waste that we would release it as a kind of one-off single. For me it's one of the heaviest songs we've done. It's got a sort of punky black metal vibe to it. Really dark and aggressive sounding. It's really straight to the point and ended up being the shortest song we've ever released but it's still a riff fest. The title of the track came from watching hours of David Icke lectures last summer!"
The UK will soon be treated to an onslaught of heavy metal technical prowess as two of the genre's finest bands; Sylosis and Decapitated embark on a co-headline tour of blasting drum beats, complex bass lines, shredding riffs and drilling death metal vocals.
Widely hailed as “One of the UK’s finest modern metal bands” Reading’s Sylosis released their fourth album “Dormant Heart” via Nuclear Blast back in January 2015, which was widely applauded for meshing fast-paced thrash and death metal sounds with a more doom-driven sludge creating melodic metal songs that garnered them an opening spot on an arena tour with Lamb Of God and Megadeth and a packed out crowd at Download Festival that summer. Sylosis frontman Josh Middleton comments on the upcoming tour:
"We're extremely excited about this tour. It's great to finally be playing a full length set for our very patient UK fans! With this package I think it's really worth the wait. We've been huge Decapitated fans since the time Nihility came out so just getting to watch them every night is going to be awesome.”
Ticket links and full tour dates below:
2nd March: Bristol Marble Factory
3rd March: Birmingham Rainbow Warehouse
4th March: Glasgow Garage
5th March: Manchester Academy 3
7th March: London Electric Ballroom
8th March: Colchester Arts Centre
9th March: Plymouth The Hub
10th March: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
11th March: Brighton Concorde 2
12th March: Norwich The Waterfront
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