|Global Metal Apocalypse
Firstly Bloodstock early bird tickets are on sale now, so be sure to snatch a deal!
Secondly we are happy to announce Bloodstock have unveiled another batch of bands to perform at the 2015 edition, with Overkill, Ensiferum and Belphegor joining the celebrations.
Overkill, the legends of Thrash will be performing on the RJD stage and are sure to unleash their latest opus "White Devil Armory" on the unsuspecting masses.
As for the burly Finns known as Ensiferum, they make their welcomed return having slayed the festival back in 2010 and are also set to unleash their forthcoming album on the 23rd February 2015. It will certainly be happy to see them back again in the UK, so be sure to get the folky side of you raring to go, bring along with you the folk metal paraphernalia too.
But if this isn't heavy for you, boy are you in for a treat, as Belphegor are set to unleash their infamous and hellish onslaught of Blackenedd Death Metal. These seasoned Austrian metallers are sure to smack a plethora of faces, from seasoned festival goers to the newbies of Bloodstock. Hell wil boil over.
Since Bloodstock announced their Sunday headliner, that is the one and only Rob Zombie, tickets have been selling like pancakes, so be sure to secure yours now here!
Besides this, Bloodstock have locked in another three bands in the form of Orange Goblin, 1349 and Armored Saint.
British Stoner / Doom Metallers Orange Goblin will be performing on the RJD stage and are at present rampaging across Europe with St Vitus in aid of OG's eighth album "Back From The Abyss" (Candlelight).
As for the emphatic Norwegian BM horde 1349, apart from delivering the rounds with "Massive Cauldron Of Chaos", they have also launched their own signature ale called "1349 Black Ale" and we suspect the black death might be an influence.
Linking up with said bands is American troupe Armored Saint of whom are set to release their latest offering just in time for their Bloodstock appearance.
It is with sad regret that we have to announce that Wayne Static, formerly of Static-X has passed away at the age of 48. Wayne's publicist confirmed this with Global Metal Apocalypse early this morning.
He was always known for his spiked up hair (which took around 20 minutes to do) and his highly successful band Static-X, of whom had their song 'The Only' featured on the Need For Speed: Underground video game. After Static-X split, he pursued his own successful solo career; with a reformation of Static-X in 2012 however this was very short-lived (split in 2013).
Wayne Static was confirmed earlier this week to tour with Drowning Pool and Powerman 5000 and over the next several months, their European stint was meant to take place at the following locations and dates:
1/8: Ekaterinburg, RUSSIA @ Tele Club
1/10: St Petersburg, RUSSIA @ Glav Club
1/11: Moscow, RUSSIA @ Glav Club
1/13: Norwich, ENGLAND @ Waterfront
1/14: Reading, ENGLAND @ Sub 89
1/15: Wolverhampton, ENGLAND @ Slade Rooms
1/16 Manchester, ENGLAND @ Club Academy
1/17 Glasgow, SCOTLAND @ Classic Grand
1/18: Newcastle, ENGLAND @ Riverside
1/19: Leeds, ENGLAND @ The Stylus
1/21: London, ENGLAND @ The Garage
1/22: Southampton, ENGLAND @ 1865
1/23: Brighton, ENGLAND @ Concorde 2
1/24: Plymouth, ENGLAND @ The Hub
1/25: Bristol, ENGLAND @ The Fleece
Wayne Richard Wells (Wayne Static) is survived by his widow Tera Wray
Cause of death has not been confirmed at this point, we will keep you all posted.
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