So as Christmas comes and goes and the new year beckons, we decided to summarize Bloodstock's December confirmed bands and damn the selection is enough to make you drool.
Headlining the Friday is sunny Florida's Trivium, the Groove / Metalcore ensemble will only be playing in the UK this time this year, yes an exclusive performance. Moreover this will be the first time the band has played at Bloodstock so the crowd reception will be interesting. Additionally the band has a new album in the words which will be released via Roadrunner Records.
Also performing again at Bloodstock is Swedish Power Metal horde Sabaton of whom have performed beforehand, furthermore they will be playing a one off show at The Kentish Town Forum in London on the 12th January alongside Delain (who we have our bets on to also play Bloodstock given the headliner Within Temptation are performing too, maybe Epica also? Who knows) and Battle Beast.
The third announcement comes in the form of Agalloch, who will be playing on the Sunday and will certainly bring something unique to the masses.
Fourth on the list is cult Norwegian group Enslaved and with their forthcoming album due next March, festival goers should be prepared to mosh like hell. Having already played way back in 2009, it will be a warm-welcome from the Bloodstock faithful.
Yet another American band is confirmed to perform, this is in the shape of the hardcore crew known as Pro-Pain who will be raining supreme over the RJD stage. With fourteen albums for them to peer over and arrange a set-list, this will be an interesting performance to say the least.
Joining them from the Nordics is Finnish sextet Korpiklaani who will bring along their barmy and bouncy, jiggling-wiggling folk metal. This will be a UK exclusive performance for them and comes on the back end of a successful tour with Swedish horde Sabaton and fellow Faroese Folk Metallers TÝR.
From now until the 15th December, early bird tickets with camping will continue to be available for purchase - £120 currently (plus booking fee) available here
Bloodstock had announced the partcipating venues this year, and now we can bring the post forward with updates including the winners of each heat and those yet to tbc.
Bands interested in participating should contact their local (or nearest) venue below to enter, also below is the web link to where bands can contact the head of the New Blood stage Mr. Simon Hall - also to send in CD's for consideration in relation to potential participation.
BEDFORDSHIRE – THE CASTLE TAVERN - castle.tavern@Hotmail.co.uk - 07584 165637
BELFAST – VOODOO BAR – email@example.com - 07779729547
BIRMINGHAM – THE ROADHOUSE - firstname.lastname@example.org - 0121 2462273
BRISTOL – THE FLEECE – email@example.com – 07874263408
BRIGHTON – THE GREEN DOOR STORE - firstname.lastname@example.org – 07972 569961 BURNLEY – SANCTUARY ROCK BAR - Meridian_2011@yahoo.co.uk – 07795490649
CREWE – THE BOX – email@example.com – 01270 257398
DEVON CORNWALL – EXETER / FALMOUTH / PLYMOUTH - firstname.lastname@example.org -
EAST ANGLIA – THE NORWICH BRICKMAKERS - NorwichM2TM@gmail.com – 07891 001578 or 07946 649859
GLASGOW – IVORY BLACKS - email@example.com – 07538463752 OR
LIVERPOOL – THE LOMAX - firstname.lastname@example.org - 07477 669591
LONDON – PURPLE TURTLE - email@example.com - 07869 249706
MANCHESTER – GRAND CENTRAL - firstname.lastname@example.org – 07922 942898
NORTHAMPTON –THE ZOMBIE HUT- Deadsetmanagement@gmail.com – 07975738996 NOTTINGHAM – THE INTAKE CLUB - email@example.com – 01623 624437
OXFORD – THE BULLINGDON - firstname.lastname@example.org – 07535407436 or 01491 613043 READING – FACEBAR - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org –
SELBY – THE VENUE - email@example.com – 07967 088658 OR 01575 707998
SOUTH WALES – FUEL ROCK BAR – firstname.lastname@example.org - 07906228499
WOLVERHAMPTON –FIXXION WAREHOUSE - email@example.com – 07743454017 or 07581438565
EURO AND SCANDINAVIA - METAL 2 THE MASSES
NORWAY - firstname.lastname@example.org – 004795 817277
ROMANIA - email@example.com
REP OF IRELAND - Bloodstockireland@gmail.com – 00353857806115
For more information please see: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/news/bloodstock-reveals-metal-2-the-masses-venues-for-2015
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