|Global Metal Apocalypse
With March underway, there's only a few months left before the party starts, so lets crack on with the latest confirmed bands to rock Bloodstock.
Bringing the sludge to the fields of BOA is Raging Speedhorn, they will be spewing their sounds all over the RJD stage.
Joining them in being included in the RJD stage group, is the successful Xerath of whom are a starlight band in the Progressive Metal arena. This will be a return visit and will certainly be met with insurmountable enthusiasm. Their debut performance was a lengthy six years ago and will be seen as a cornerstone in the band's career.
Traveling across the English Channel from France is the Industrial Groove merchants Trepalium, now you might not have heard of these chaps before, but we certainly have. They will be burning down the SL stage on the Sunday, so be sure to check these hooligans out.
Joining the Dutch Metal and British Metal contingencies are Villainy and Godsized respectively, both playing the SL stage with Villainy on the Sunday and Godsized on the Saturday.
Bloodstock is never complete without a warm-up party, Thursday is designated thor's day as it brings down the lightning of metal, riffs, beer and sweat. Headling the day are the army mob known as Arnocorps, so get the green paint on and ladies don't forget to whip out the fishnet, black boots and busty corsets. We consider them a Arnold Schwarzenegger metal band, the one and only... one forever.
Lining the Thursday celebrations will also include Reign Of Fury with their infectious Thrash Metal batterings, who will open the ceremonies. After celebrating their crowning of 'Metal 2 The Masses' overall victors in 2014, melodic proggers Metaprism will be raring to go. Representing Wales will be the Death Metal mob Desecration and Pirate Metal landlubbers Red Rum (blood rum to you).
After hours entertainment will then commence with the Bloodstock DJ's pumping out more metal than you would find in a blacksmiths inventory.
Sleep Inertia drummer takes on 24 hour drumming session for Comic Relief, before dropping debut release at London show on 14th March
Wiltshire's Sleep Inertia have something to cheer about, well two things really. Drummer Tom Shrimpton is set to undertake a 24-hour drum session from midnight GMT 12th March - Midnight 13th March in aid of Comic Relief, taking a break every hour for 5 minutes. Anybody who wishes to make a contribution can do so at www.facebook.com/TomShrimpDrums or TomShrimpDrums.com
This feat awaits an official confirmation but it's most likely to be at an emergency services center, Tom admits that he is "not too sure at the moment, it's proving difficult to finalize", but anyone can come visit him anytime on that Friday. For a drummer who has time and time again challenged and improved his skills, he certainly has taken this challenge in his stride and is excited about the whole thing, "I always enjoy raising money for charity and this way I get to do something I love but yet pushing myself to the limit".
Naturally Tom will be pummeling away at the Sleep Inertia material as well as some Antoinette (his other band) songs, in addition to swift solo's and technical complex grooves, Tom admits to Global Metal Apocalypse that he has the gig in mind as well, " I don't want to push myself too hard too early haha", moreover because Tom is considering breaking the world record drumming session (which currently stands at 122 hours, 25 minutes and is held by Kunto Hartono from Indonesia) sometime late 2016 or sometime in 2017, but for now cautiously admits that he wants to see how this 24 hour marathon goes.
Now as if that is not good enough news, well in addition to the challenge, Sleep Inertia will be performing 14th March at the The Underworld in Camden, London. The show will be used as a platform to release their debut EP “Growth, Decay, Transformation” through. The EP itself has a scheduled release date of 20th March.
Sleep Inertia arose out of the ashes of The Dead Lay Waiting, featuring ex-members Ben Connett (lead guitar), Steve Franklin (rhythm guitar), Sam Sara (bass guitar) and Tom Shrimpton (drums) plus new front-man Jamie Harrison.
Sleep Inertia are quickly earning themselves a reputation within the music scene. “Growth, Decay, Transformation” is exactly what you would expect from a band of this genre; a progressive-edged sound with complex and fresh riffs.
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