After a record-breaking year in 2016, Bloodstock is excited to hit the ‘go’ button on 2017! Early bird weekend camping tickets are already on sale at a discounted £120 and now, due to exceptional demand, a limited number of VIP packages will be going on sale earlier than usual for 2017 on a first come, first served basis. VIP sold out well in advance in 2016, so for those 100% set on guaranteeing VIP for 2017, or those wishing to purchase a VIP ticket as a Christmas gift, click to the ticket store at 9am on 1st September to be sure of securing yours.
VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already bought an early bird ticket) will be available from 16th December, when remaining VIP tickets will go up for sale.
In other great news, Bloodstock is very proud to announce it shattered last year’s fund raising total for official charity partner, The Teenage Cancer Trust. This year, via guest list donations and other on site contributions, Bloodstock raised over £15,365, thanks to the festival attendees generosity!
Bloodstock takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. As well as VIP packages, early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced from £120 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and a limited amount of camper van pitch tickets which always move quickly. If you want a camper van pitch, we suggest you purchase ASAP to avoid disappointment.
Following passage is an official announcement by the festival.
"SOS Festival is thrilled to announce the first 9 bands for our 2017 edition, the 10th in our history.
Headlining Friday we’re delighted to announce Kill II This. It’s great for us that another Manchester band has the kudos to headline, just as Absolva did us proud on our Friday in 2016. Kill II This blend extreme metal with elements of industrial electronica and even a little hip-hop. Terrorizer magazine summarized it well – ‘Their sound crosses clever industrial style sampling with fearsome guitar. Kill II This have created a beast which is threatening yet danceable’
We can also announce for the Friday line-up a return for A Joker’s Rage, from York, who were comfortably one of the absolute highlights of SOS 2016, and I Saw The World Burn, from the Midlands, will bring their brutal, riff-laden thrash groove when they open up the weekend.
Confirmation of Saturday headliners will have to wait until another day, but we’re excited to say the band that will fill the main ‘support’ slot is Screaming Eagles. This rock quartet from Northern Ireland have impressed during the past few years, not least with their song ‘Rock n Roll Soul’ which was featured in a hit US TV series ‘Justified’. Classic Rock magazine said this ‘Think AC/DC fronted by a Paul Rodgers-style vocalist’ which is a great steer on the style and quality of this band.
Also on Saturday we have symphonic metallers Pythia, based in the south of England, who were booked for 2016 but couldn’t make it due to horrendous traffic chaos. We’re delighted to say we’ve been able to re-book them for 2017. The other band that didn’t make it in 2016 due to serious illness to their drummer, is Crowsaw, from the South Wales border area, who are now confirmed for 2017, whilst for the first time from Sweden we welcome doom metalheads Core of Nation, long-standing friends of our management team.
Our Sunday headliners are confirmed but not ready to be announced for a couple of weeks yet, so more exciting news is to come, but meanwhile for Sunday we are able to announce a very welcome return for Nottingham-based Fahran, exponents of a hard rock sound inspired by the likes of Queen, Thin Lizzy, Alter Bridge and Black Stone Cherry. Also on Sunday, we’re very happy to welcome Resin, from Leicester area, a band recommended by many of our friends and supporters.
All the above bands are confirmed for the Dean Hocking Stage, that’s our main stage named after the bassist of Lincoln-based Nightvision, who was tragically killed in a car accident on 27th December 2012 at the tender age of 23. Dean graced the main stage at SOS Festival more than once and is forever fondly remembered and always missed, as a talented musician and dear friend.
As well as the Dean Hocking Stage we have an acoustic stage kindly sponsored by Metal Nation Radio. We’ll be ready to announce bands for the Metal Nation Radio Acoustic Stage before long.
SOS is a 3 day, 2 stage, rock and metal festival in North Manchester, with an enviable reputation as the friendliest, most welcoming such event in the UK."
For tickets and more information please visit www.sosfestival.net
A few days ago, the organizers of the Under The Black Sun 2017 confirmed Czech kult Black Metal outfit Inferno for the festival, and now they have more for you already: The next great band that is going to play on the festival's 2017 edition are Western Germany's Black Metal occultists Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult. The band around vocalist / guitarist Onielar and guitarist Velnias released their latest album "Necrovision" in 2012 and return to the stage in Helenenau in the woods outside Berlin after eight years of UTBS abstinence.
The billing of Under The Black Sun 2017 thus looks like this so far:
DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT (DE)
NOCTURNAL DEPRESSION (FR)
THE RUINS OF BEVERAST (DE)
Tickets for the Under The Black Sun 2017 are available under the following links:
E-Ticket (Early Bird): http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/eTicket/UTBS-2017--Hardticket-3249.html
Hardticket (Early Bird): http://www.folter666shop.de/de/Tickets/Hardticket/UTBS-2017--Hardticket.html
You can find further information on the festival's homepage or on the UTBS facebook page.
Italian Gothic Metallers Lightless Moor are confirmed to support the Finnish Folk Metal Lords Korpiklaani and Iceland's Metallers Skalmöld on their shows in Tallinn and Riga, see the details below.
at Rockclub Tapper - Tallinn, Estonia
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/892860097485784/
at Melna Piektdiena - Riga
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1148740015198418/
Lightless Moor's new album “Hymn for the Fallen” is out via Wormholedeath / Aural Music Group through worldwide digital market and CD. Watch “Qualcosa Vive Attraverso” official lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqGvULr4GaU
Female fronted Los Angeles hard Rock band Hail Sagan has announced that they will be playing in Spokane, Washington at The Pin on August 31st and the Make America Rock Again Tour on September 3rd in Reedley, California (Fresno) at The Wakehouse with Alien Ant Farm, Trapt Tantric and more.
The guitar pictured above will be signed by the band and raffled off at the Make America Rock Again Tour on Sept. 3rd in Fresno. The guitar raffle is free for everyone, but we ask you to please make a donation. A portion of the donations will go to the "Love Is Louder" foundation which addresses issues like bullying, negative self-image, discrimination, loneliness, and depression.
Hail Sagan features powerhouse vocalist Sagan Amery, with a devilish masked group rumoured to include guitarists Nick Quijano (Powerman 5000) and Andrew Weissberg. Since forming in 2015, the band has amassed a monstrous fanbase, with over 200,000 followers across their social media, solidified further this month with the release of their debut video “Dark Cloud”. The clip, which debuted earlier this month via Revolver, has already gained over 112,000 views. The track, and video, which deals with the subject of abuse and bullying, has already resonated strongly with fans.
"It's been a great experience being able to broach the subject of bullying and abuse with the lyrics of this song. We took it one step further and created a video with director Matthew Crum and DP Kenny Keeler that visually enhanced the sensitive subject matter. We chose to mask the members of the band in an effort to show the world that anyone can be a part of this, you never know who will be under there, maybe even a fan or someone who needs music to save them."
You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGK6UYAstnc
The band will release their self-titled debut EP in Fall 2016 on EMP Label Group, and will be available for pre-order later this month.
Aug. 31st - The "PIN" - Spokane Washington
Sept. 3rd - Make America Rock Again Tour - Reedley CA (Fresno)
EMP Label Group
Ahead of their headlining shows at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, Kilimanjaro are proud to announce that Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers are to return in December for their first UK tour in five years.
The band will be touring in support of their 11th studio album, The Getaway, out now on Warner Bros. Records, which was #1 in ten countries across Europe and was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have spent the summer performing at a variety of music festivals around the world, including headlining Lollapalooza in Chicago, T In The Park in Scotland, Fuji Rock in Japan and this weekend headlined the Reading and Leeds festival.
Supporting the band across their UK tour will be Japanese sensation Babymetal. The J-pop teen metallers have taken the world by storm since their formation in 2010. Their latest album "Metal Resistance" peaked at number fifteen on the UK Albums Chart, the highest position reached by a Japanese band.
Tickets for the UK shows go on general sale 10am Friday 2 September from MYTICKET.CO.UK / SEETICKETS.COM
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS UK TOUR 2016
Monday 5 December London The O2
Tuesday 6 December London The O2
Thursday 8 December Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Saturday 10 December Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 11 December Birmingham Genting Arena
Wednesday 14 December Manchester Arena
Thursday 15 December Manchester Arena
Hawthorne Heights will be hitting the road this fall performing the "If Only You Were Lonely" album in its entirety. They will be bringing out Convictions & In Her Own Words in support of the tour.
Ticket & VIP Information: http://hawthorneheights.com
Hawthorne Heights performing If Only You Were Lonely in full and more!
^ Denotes with Convictions
+ Denotes with In Her Own Words
10/7 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe +
10/8 - Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ +
10/9 - Millville, NJ @ Pinelands Music Festival
10/10 - Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway +
10/11 - Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete's +
10/12 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero +
10/13 - Jacksonville, FL @ Limes +
10/14 - Ocala, FL @ The Coliseum +
10/15 - Margate, FL @ O'malley's +
10/16 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662 +
10/17 - TBA
10/18 - Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse +
10/19 - Memphis, TN @ Hard Rock Cafe +
10/20 - Monroe, LA @ Live Oaks +
10/21 - TBA
10/22 - Dallas, TX @ So What?! Music Festival ^
10/23 - Little Rock, AR @ Rev Room + ^
10/24 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom + ^
10/25 - Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall + ^
10/26 - Ames, IA @ University of Iowa + ^
10/27 - Racine, WI @ Rt. 20 + ^
10/28 - Braidwood, IL @ Top Fuel Saloon + ^
10/29 - Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots + ^
This fall Melbourne's symphonic folk metal warriors Stormtide will hit the road across Australia in support of their epic debut album "Wrath of an Empire" released on Metal Hell Records Aug. 1st, 2016. The first dates are announced:
27th Aug - Melbourne, W/ Anna Murphy, Evelyn Hotel
2nd Sep - Geelong, The Barwon Club
10th Sep - Sydney, The Valve Bar
17th Sep - Canberra, The Basement W/ Lagerstein
22nd Oct - Melbourne, Headlining Metal To my ears, The Bendigo
26th Nov - Brisbane, TBA
New Zealand's Ulcerate shares "Extinguished Light" from Relapse-bound Shrines Of Paralysis; album and tour details announced
Forward-thinking, unorthodox New Zealand death metal trio Ulcerate returns this October with their latest master-work Shrines Of Paralysis. A flawless continuation of the band's signature sonic philosophy, this week the band shares the album's street date and pre-orders, as well as the first single, "Extinguished Light."
Shrines Of Paralysis spans eight tracks of Ulcerate's singular death metal, incorporating a wider range of styles and ideas than ever before. Influences both within and beyond metal abound: organic, inventive phrasings and novel compositional techniques flesh out a thundering package of death, doom, and black metal styles. As is characteristic of the band, Shrines Of Paralysis is about much more than just the music. The production, themes, and atmosphere all shape Ulcerate's music, and help guide the way through a highly evocative palette of dark and light passages, subtly dramatic rhythmic manipulation, and unparalleled technical heaviness. The band's most cohesive and powerful release to date.
Stream "Extinguished Light," the first single from Shrines Of Paralysis, via Relapse HERE and the label's Soundcloud HERE.
Shrines Of Paralysis is due out October 28th, 2016 on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital pre-orders are available HERE.
Additionally, Ulceratehas announced a headlining North American Fall tour with Icelandic dissonance-mongers Zhrine and Montreal death metal quartet Phobocosm. The trek embarks out of Los Angeles on November 2nd and consumes the rest of the month, the final show taking place November 29th in Brooklyn, New York. Ulcerate will also be performing two exclusive dates in New Zealand at the end of October preceding the North American tour.
Ulcerate Tour Dates:
10/21/2016 Kings Arms - Auckland, NZ
10/22/2015 San Fran - Wellington, NZ
w/ Zhrine & Phobocosm:
11/02/2016 Complex - Los Angeles, CA
11/03/2016 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
11/04/2016 Panic Room - Portland, OR
11/05/2016 Highline - Seattle, WA
11/06/2016 Astoria - Vancouver, BC
11/07/2016 The Golden Bull - Oakland, CA
11/09/2016 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
11/10/2016 Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
11/11/2016 Mesa Music Hall - El Paso, TX
11/12/2016 Limelight - San Antonio, TX
11/13/2016 Acadia Bar - Houston, TX
11/14/2016 Reno's Chop Shop - Dallas, TX
11/15/2016 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
11/16/2016 Atlantic - Gainesville, FL
11/17/2016 The Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
11/18/2016 529 - Atlanta, GA
11/19/2016 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
11/20/2016 Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD
11/22/2016 Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
11/23/2016 Great Scott - Boston, MA
11/24/2016 Piranha Bar - Montreal, QC
11/25/2016 Coalition - Toronto, ON
11/26/2016 Corktown Tavern - Detroit, MI
11/27/2016 Reggies - Chicago, IL
11/28/2016 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
11/29/2016 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
Shrines Of Paralysis Track Listing:
2. Yield To Naught
3. There Are No Saviours
4. Shrines Of Paralysis
5. Bow To Spite
6. Chasm Of Fire
7. Extinguished Light
8. End The Hope
Bullet For My Valentine – the hard rock / metal heavyweights now signed to Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records whose spectacular global success has seen them fly the British flag from dizzying heights – have added a further 5 dates to their headline UK tour this Nov / Dec due to high demand.
Having sold-out London, Birmingham and 2 dates in Manchester, there will now be extra shows in London, Birmingham and other cities to ensure that fans across the whole of the UK have the opportunity to experience what is sure to be a truly memorable tour…
Bullet For My Valentine will perform their classic 2005 debut album, ‘The Poison’, from beginning to end across all newly announced shows, plus the second (already sold out) night in Manchester. See details below.
Playing ‘The Poison’ in full on selected dates only*
24 Centre, Newport
25 O2 Academy, Bournemouth (Just Added) *
27 O2 Academy, Newcastle
28 O2 Academy, Sheffield (Just Added) *
30 O2 Academy, Glasgow
01 Inverness, Ironworks (Just Added) *
03 Academy, Manchester SOLD OUT
04 Academy, Manchester * SOLD OUT
06 O2 Academy, Birmingham SOLD OUT
07 O2 Academy, Birmingham (Just Added) *
09 O2 Academy, Brixton, London SOLD OUT
10 O2 Academy, Brixton, London (Just Added) *
Killswitch Engage & Cane Hill will appear as Special Guests across the whole tour.
Standard tickets & VIP packages, including merch and Meet & Greet options, are available now HERE.
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