Bloodstock are excited to announce four more additions to their August 2018 line-up.
German metal legend, Doro will be our Friday night Sophie Lancaster stage headliner! With a career spanning over 30 years and 17 studio albums under her belt (including 4 with Warlock), Doro's current label Nuclear Blast recently celebrated her 30 year anniversary with a 3 DVD box set, ‘Strong & Proud’; a great place to start if you’re not clued up on the Metal Queen. Get a taster of what she does best with this live cut of ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’ from Wacken - https://youtu.be/VOPRAID_4UA.
WWE wrestling star Chris Jericho’s band, Fozzy join Sunday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage line-up. Currently rampaging across Europe, the Century Media outfit dropped their seventh album ‘Judas’ last month and have racked up more than 10 million views of the title track’s video. Check it out at: https://youtu.be/lqURPBtGJzg.
Swedish death metal outfit, Bloodbath will lay waste to the main stage on Friday. Guitarist Anders Nyström admits that “After eight years, our time has come to put the blood back in Bloodstock!” Not familiar with this supergroup featuring members of Paradise Lost, Katatonia and Opeth? Investigate their video for ‘Church of Vestitas’, taken from 2014’s ‘Grand Morbid Funeral’ opus at https://youtu.be/whjf6LKmFYQ and ready yourself for their long-awaited return!
Landing a Saturday spot on the main stage are Greek symphonic death metal squad, Septicflesh. First formed back in 1990, the pioneers unveiled their tenth record, ‘Codex Omega’ in September. Record label, Season Of Mist are streaming the whole beast including a 360° video for ‘Dante’s Inferno’ over at https://youtu.be/gSE0UPuiVnM.
Bloodstock’s first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets are now SOLD OUT! The final allocation, the last batch of VIP deluxe packages and a limited amount of VIP upgrades priced at £145 (for those who’ve already bought ‘early bird’ tickets) will become available at 9.00am on 16th December in the ticket store. Mark your calendars and don't delay if you want to join us in 2018’s VIP Serpents Lair, as they’re moving faster than ever before!
Weekend tickets are still available in very limited numbers at an ‘early bird’ price (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20! To keep up with inflation and increased costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the ‘early bird’ allocation sells out. Camper van pitches are also available now.
If you already know you can only attend for a single day, sign up for a day ticket reminder email as day tickets do 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.
Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal event, has announced musical icon Ozzy Osbourne as the first of its three heavyweight headliners. The three-day festival takes place 8 – 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets available now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
No stranger to the hallowed grounds of Donington, The Prince Of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne will headline the Sunday night. Having previously graced the main stage in previous years fronting Black Sabbath, this will be his first ever Download headline solo appearance. The Download Festival set comes as part of Ozzy Osbourne’s final world tour announcement this morning.
Download Festival’s promoter, Andy Copping says:
“We’re unbelievably excited to have Ozzy as one of the headliners next year. Already hailing from the Midlands, Ozzy Osbourne is no stranger to Download, and after Black Sabbath closed the festival in 2016, how could I not ask The Prince of Darkness to come back all on his own? The Download family are without a shadow of a doubt, in for a treat.”
Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts icons of rock and metal to its main stage, plus some of the hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage and in 2018, fans can see the Miracle Man, Ozzy Osbourne.
For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk
Just in time for Halloween, Bloodstock is excited to announce four more spooktacular bands and add the 2018 Rock Society tickets to the ticket store.
Watain will bring their black metal ritual to headline Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage in a UK festival exclusive. Frontman Erik Danielsson admits that their:-
"last performance at Bloodstock in 2012 was also the final date on the ‘Lawless Darkness’ tour. The sun was setting while we played and the crowd was getting louder and wilder the darker it became. A very charged atmosphere. Eager now to return and see what the eventful years that have passed and the force accumulated since then has done to both us and the Bloodstock crowd. Furthermore, England is of course sacred ground when it comes to Metal in general, so when performing there, the stakes are always high. May all those that doubt be impaled upon them."
Look out for the band’s long awaited sixth studio album arriving on 5th January 2018!
German power metallers, Orden Ogan also land a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Saturday. The band released ‘Gunmen’, their fifth studio album, this summer via AFM Records. Check out the video for ‘Gunman’ here and get a taster of what’s in store for their set in 2018 - https://youtu.be/JPm46Qgyn24.
Atlanta aggrotech outfit, Combichrist also join the main stage bill for an early slot on Friday. The band have been working on new music after the release of their eighth studio album, ‘This Is Where Death Begins’ which landed in 2016. Check out the new track, ‘Broken:United’ at the following link - https://Combichrist.lnk.to/BrokenUnited.
Also landing an early main stage slot on Friday are British death/grind four-piece, Memoriam. Combining ex-members of Bolt Thrower and Benediction, Memoriam’s pedigree is high. The band of scene veterans are hard at work on the follow up to their debut, ‘For The Fallen’ released via Nuclear Blast earlier this year. Check out ‘Reduced To Zero’ taken from that opus here - https://youtu.be/Nmucoieg2Lc.
Bloodstock’s Rock Society tickets become available in the store on Halloween morning, 31st October at 9.00am! The ‘Rock Society’ is effectively the festival’s ‘Members Club’, offering not only a 10% discount on your weekend ticket (on top of the early bird discount if you purchase the Rock Society membership + ticket bundle option), but all sorts of other cool benefits like priority signing tent access, a Rock Society laminate, access to the VIP Serpents Lair bar, a tour of the backstage & production areas to see ‘behind the scenes’, the chance to meet with the festival organisers, a dedicated hangout area in the Rock Society tent on site, a Rock Society Facebook community where you can make friends and get to know your fellow RockSoc members and plenty more besides. Full details can be found at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/rock-society. Memberships are priced at £75, limited to 300 and sell out almost immediately, so don’t delay if you want to pick one up.
Also now in the store are tickets for our new Vanaheim campervan field. Due to increasing demand each year, we've made some site adjustments to allow for more pitches. As such, the new Vanaheim site is located across the road, directly adjacent to Serpents Lair VIP parking, allowing an increase in size to accommodate 240 campervans, as opposed to just 130. Campervan pitches always sold through very rapidly, so this allows for more of our metal brethren to join the campervan club. Tickets for campervan pitches will remain at this year's price of £60.
With Friday night headliners, Judas Priest, Saturday night headliners, Gojira and Sunday headliners, Nightwish already announced, along with Emperor, Devildriver and Nails, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for Bloodstock.
Bloodstock.’s first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets are now Sold out! The final allocation, the last batch of VIP deluxe packages and a limited amount of VIP upgrades priced at £145 (for those who’ve already bought ‘early bird’ tickets) will then become available on 16th December at 9am in the ticket store. Mark your calendars and don't delay if you want to join us in 2018’s VIP Serpents Lair, as they’re moving faster than ever before!
Standard weekend tickets are currently available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20! In order to keep up with inflation and extra costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the ‘early bird’ allocation is gone.
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
In the beginning of this week the Rockharz has announced three new bands for 2018. Now the next three bands for the anniversary edition are confirmed. New are Gloryhammer, Trollfest and God Dethroned. Therefore, the billing is growing continuously – here's the overview:
HAMMERFALL with Special "Harz on Fire" Show
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
NANOWAR OF STEEL
Tickets are available here: https://shop.rockharz-festival.com/
The ROCKHARZ Open Air 2017 will take place from July 4th to July 7th 2018 in Ballenstedt.
All further information are available here:
ROCKHARZ on Facebook
As we creep through October, BLOODSTOCK is very excited to announce three more bands for 2018!
Joining Friday’s bill in the Ronnie James Dio main stage special guest slot are black metal legends, EMPEROR in a UK exclusive appearance. Frontman Ihsahn tells us that they’ll be performing a special set based around one of their classic albums. “We're finally bringing the 20th Anniversary show for ‘Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk’ to the UK! We’ll be performing the album in its entirety and look forward to celebrating with everyone at BLOODSTOCK!” Check out a stream of the atmospheric opus here and get excited for next August - https://youtu.be/Jmlhq5rtFXw.
Also stepping into a main stage slot on Sunday are Californian circle pit kings, DEVILDRIVER. Frontman Dez Fafara tells us “DEVILDRIVER is playing BLOODSTOCK in 2018 and we couldn’t be more fucking ready to bring the heavy and get the whole festival moving! We are thankful for the opportunity and can’t wait to see everyone there! Get ready to get the fuck in the pit!” Check out the band doing what they do best in the video for the title track of their current studio album, ‘Trust No One’ - https://youtu.be/XuVibnWHoLA.
Hotly-tipped, super brutal three-piece, NAILS land a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Sunday in a UK exclusive show. Frontman Todd Jones informs us, “I've been following BLOODSTOCK and looking at their advertisements online for the past few years, admiring how great a job the festival does having a great mix of underground bands and some of metal's biggest and finest. We're proud to finally say we're part of what BLOODSTOCK is doing to fight the good fight! We'll see all you motherfuckers at BLOODSTOCK!!!” Not familiar with NAILS? Melt your face with 91 seconds of hardcore intensity via the video for ‘You Will Never Be One Of Us’ - https://youtu.be/hGGGh03jN4w.
With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday night headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday headliners, NIGHTWISH already announced for next year's event, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.
Snap up your VIP tickets now as they’re going fast! The first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets (priced £290) and deluxe VIP packages are in the ticket store now for those who want their VIP spot guaranteed. Luxpads have already sold out, but a selection of Podpads, Bellepads and Octopads are still available. A smaller second wave and a limited amount of VIP upgrades will then become available on 16th December at 9am. Don't delay if you want to join us in the VIP Serpents Lair, as they’re moving faster than ever before!
Standard weekend tickets are also currently available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20! In order to keep up with inflation and extra costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the ‘early bird’ allocation is gone. The limited allocation of VIP upgrades (for those who've bought early bird tickets) will cost £145.
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.
Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
The Metal On The Hill festival in the heart of the Austrian hills is getting ready for its 3rd edition! Between August 17th - 18th 2018 heavy music fans will celebrate a high class line-up at the probably most beautiful venue Austria has to offer – the Kasematten in Graz.
Napalm Records are proud to announce another stunning band and welcome Van Canto to next year's Metal On The Hill!
Founded back in 2006 as a studio project by Stefan Schmidt, nowadays Van Canto sure enough belong to the most unique and special acts in the heavy metal scene: With their unique trademark of a- cappella metal and the power of voices, Van Canto set the stages on fire and convince even the hardest metalhead! After the successful release of the band's latest album 'Voices Of Fire' and their only Austrian show in 2018, we are very looking forward to welcome Van Canto to Metal On The Hill 2018!
Many more top class acts such as Epica or Sodom have confirmed their only and exclusive Austrian shows at Metal On The Hill! Alongside death metal band God Dethroned, who also announced their only Austrian live gig for 2018, the highly praised Jinjer as well as Belgian Thrash Metal up-and- coming Evil Invaders will make their way to Graz. Local matadors Ellende are currently rounding up the line-up for 2018, but many more bands and news will be announced soon!
VIP-tickets are already sold out! Get your hands on the last available festival passes for THE metal event in 2018 at: www.metal-on-the-hill.com, www.ticketzentrum.at and www.oeticket.com.
See you on the mountain!
Bloodstock is excited to announce their third and final headliner for 2018 will be Judas Priest! The metal icons are one of the most-requested bands by the festival’s loyal fan base and finally make their Bloodstock debut at Catton Park in 2018 on Friday night, 10th August.
The legendary band tell us, “Judas Priest are thrilled, honoured and primed, ready to unleash Priest-style metal fury into the headbanging heart and home of heavy metal at Bloodstock 2018!”
With Saturday night headliners, Gojira and Sunday headliners, Nightwish already announced for next year's event, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for Bloodstock.
Before we focus more on 2018, we’re very proud to reveal that Bloodstock raised £11,686.88 in 2017 for the very worthy Teenage Cancer Trust, bringing the total to over £60,000 since our partnership began. A giant thanks to everyone who has contributed over the years for their generous donations!
Get tickets now for 2018! The first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets (priced at £290) and Deluxe VIP packages (Luxpads, Bellepads, Podpads, etc) are available now for those who want their VIP spot guaranteed. A smaller second wave and a limited amount of VIP upgrades will then become available on 16th December at 9am. Don't delay if you want to join us in the VIP Serpents Lair, as they’re moving faster than ever before!
Standard weekend tickets are currently available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20! In order to keep up with inflation and extra costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the ‘early bird’ allocation is gone. The limited allocation of VIP upgrades (for those who've bought early bird tickets) will cost £145.
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get further information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
After their most successful festival to date in 2017 and first ever weekend sell-out at a capacity 15,000 tickets, Bloodstock is thrilled to announce Gojira and Nightwish as its first headliners for 2018's event which will take place at Catton Park from 9th-12th August.
Gojira had this to say:-
"We are excited and honoured to headline Bloodstock festival in 2018. One of our favourite festivals in the world. We had such a great time in 2016 with the Bloodstock crowd and are sure that 2018 will be even better. We are already planning what we can do to make it the most awesome GOojira show yet. We can't wait!"
Nightwish had this to say:-
"We can't wait to hit the mighty Bloodstock Festival in 2018! By then we'll be in full flight on our 'Decades' World Tour (a retrospective) so expect an unusual set-list with a bit of nostalgia for the old fans, but some recent epics for the new. We will throw ourselves into it with everything we've got so be there!"
The bands were revealed at the festival this weekend, on the big screens at the Ronnie James Dio main stage. See the video reveals at: https://youtu.be/CIwPDJsr3bg and https://youtu.be/X2eTzwnZrk4.
Early Bird tickets are available now from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com, priced £125 plus booking fee. VIP tickets will be available from 1st September.
Denmark's finest black metal bands Solbrud and Orm have both released some of the most vital albums of 2017, and now, announce a joint tour of Denmark in November, called Blōtmōnaþ 2017.
There is movement in the shadows of Danish metal, as new talented bands have emerged from the darkest and coldest crannies of the scene during the last couple of years. Solbrud and Orm are two of those bands. Both have released heavyweight black metal albums via Indisciplinarian in 2017 and have thereby contributed to the increasing high standard of Danish metal music.
Atmospheric black metallers Solbrud have existed since 2009 and released their third album Vemod - a wuthering and misanthropic piece of black metal art - this past June, a co-release with Vendetta Records. The band is known for their captivating and hypnotic live shows, and they have just returned from a success full European tour with Wildernessking from South Africa. The quartet ORM made their recorded debut with an epic but hammering self-titled album this past March, and the subsequent shows have consolidated the band as an excellent live act.
Now, Soldbrud and Orm join forces in November for a tour of their native country Denmark entitled Blōtmōnaþ 2017. The word (pronounced Blotmonath) means "month of sacrifice" in old Anglo-Saxon tongue, and November was exactly the month, where Northern pagans slaughtered the cattle to honour the gods and prepare for winter. Denmark and its citizens can look forward to a bloody month where the nation's prime black metal ensembles will proclaim the coming of winter with their sinister tales and fierce soundscapes. The tour is presented by 3rd Tsunami Agency and Gearbox Agency, and tickets for all shows are now on sale RIGHT HERE.
Stream the new albums by Soldbrud and Orm album at the Indisciplinarian Bandcamp HERE.
Find the high-quality gatefold LP versions of Soldbrud's Vemod and Orm's Orm in the US at Earsplit Distro HERE and internationally at the Indisciplinarian webstore HERE.
Solbrud and Orm - Blōtmōnaþ 2017 Tour Dates:
11/03/2017 Radar - Aarhus, DK
11/04/2017 Plantagehuset - Thisted, DK
11/10/2017 Aalborg Metal Festival - Aalborg, DK
11/11/2017 Harders - Svendborg, DK
11/17/2017 Ungdommens Hus - Fredericia, DK
11/18/2017 Forbraendingen - Albertslund, DK
11/24/2017 Koncerthuset, Studie 3 - Copenhagen, DK
11/25/2017Elvaerket - Helsingoer, DK
Got your tent ready?! Bloodstock's campsite partner is Miss Daisy’s Camping Store, so if you don’t want to tow a ton of gear to site, order online and collect it from the Miss Daisy tent in the main Midgard campsite. See what’s available and/or place your order via their ‘click & collect’ service here - http://www.missdaisyscampingstore.co.uk/. If you arrive and discover you’ve forgotten your sleeping bag, they’ll do their best to help!
Also based in the Midgard campsite are our festival Samaritans. These guys are available 24hrs a day, from Thursday night through to Monday morning. It doesn’t matter if it’s late or early, baking hot or raining, if you’re feeling low and need some emotional support, please stop by their tent for a non-judgemental and confidential chat with someone trained to listen. Learn more about the Samaritans at: http://www.samaritans.org/.
If you came to Bloodstock last year, did you try the very metal, alcoholic, Kraken Black Spiced Rum ice cream? Bloodstock is pleased to say that not only is the ice cream returning, Kraken are bringing their Freaky Tiki bar, where you can imbibe dastardly concoctions amongst black palm trees, tiki torches, and shrunken heads. Look for the totem pole, you won’t be able to miss it. If bourbon revs your engine instead, you’re all set as Bulleit are cruising in with their classic Studebaker truck bar, offering their infamous frontier whiskey, along with a host of other Bulleit goodies!
There’s just ten days left ‘til the metallic hordes thunder onto the hallowed turf of Catton Park! For the first time in the festival’s history, weekend tickets are now SOLD OUT!!!
If you’ve missed out, don’t panic. Day tickets are still available and can also be bought at the on-site box office throughout the weekend. The box office will be open from 10am to 10pm. For remaining ticket options and prices, see bloodstock.seetickets.com. All ticket purchases made online after 9am Wednesday 2nd August will not be mailed by post, they will be available for collection at the on-site box office. For details on last minute purchases, see here; http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/news/buying-bloodstock-2017-online-and-at-the-festival-gate.
There’s a wide range of food on offer at Bloodstock, so you’re sure to find something that takes your fancy. Carnivore, vegetarian, vegan, or looking for something Halal, gluten-free, or dairy-free? Bloodstock’s got you covered. Only low-fat ostrich meatballs will do? No problem, head over to I Love Ostrich. Pining for a lamb & mint sausage? All About The Sausage have 15 different foot longs. D&J Gallops Farm Burgers are all about sustainable, free-range, grass-fed beef. Veggies and vegans are catered for at Hot Wok, Paellaria, & long time festival fave Deli Kate - but do check out other vendors too because they aren’t the only ones with suitable options! Wash it all down with a milkshake (inc. dairy-free) from Shaken Udder - they even do a breakfast one. There’s many other choices besides and there’s also free drinking water at designated water points in the campsites and main arena.
Learn more at: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/events/boa-2017/traders,
When you’re not watching bands, check out the Bloodstock market place, where more than 40 traders will be offering everything from band merch, alternative clothing, flags, patches, army surplus, hats, New Rocks, home-ware, CDs, vinyl, posters, jewellery, fancy dress, face painting, and more. Looking for something different? Visit Viking Crafts, Amber Wolf Workshop, or pick up some Norse God-inspired leisure wear at Descended From Odin. Don’t forget to enter Teenage Cancer Trust’s raffle too. If you snapped up a VIP ticket, you’ll love the rock n’ roll silver jewellery from The Great Frog, exclusively in the Serpents Lair.
If you have any final questions you want to put directly to Bloodstock, festival directors Adam Gregory & Vicky Hungerford are doing a special Facebook Live Q&A all about Bloodstock over on the Metal Hammer Facebook page at www.facebook.com/metalhammer tomorrow (Tues 1st Aug) at 6pm.
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