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After last week’s band announcement, Bloodstock can now unveil a further seven bands locked in to play at Catton Park this August.
Bloodstock are delighted to welcome Norwegian “blackjazz” act Shining, who will grace the main Ronnie James Dio Stage on Friday. Shining feature an avant garde mix of jazz, prog and metal, acknowledging a variation of influences from the likes of John Coltrane to Nine Inch Nails. Readers can view their video for song ‘I Won’t Forget’ (taken from their latest album ‘One One One’) here.
Skyclad are bringing their Folk Metal jiggery to Friday’s Sophie Lancaster Stage, having played their first ever Bloodstock at Derby’s Assembly Rooms back in 2001, the lads are very much looking forward to getting a ‘jig-pit’ going at BOA 2014. Readers can check out their ‘Words Upon The Street’ video here.
Also on the Sophie Stage on Friday are Brit riffmeisters, Krokoldil. Comprising of members from Gallows, Cry For Silence, Sikth, and Hexes, the chaps humorously call themselves “mostly beards and riffs”!
London heavy rockers The Mercy House are getting airtime on Saturday’s Sophie Stage. They are another band who have performed on these holy grounds before back in 2012 on the Jagermeister stage. View the ‘My Disease’ video (from debut album ‘A Broken State Of Bliss’) here
Sunday’s line up on the Sophie Lancaster Stage is shaping up nicely too, with the following three bands joining the fold.
Firstly Swedish hellraisers Avatar join the party. No strangers to the UK, the band have toured with Five Finger Death Punch and Avenged Sevenfold, and more. They are presently gearing up for the release of a brand new album, recorded in Thailand. View their ‘Torn Apart’ video here (taken from their current release ‘Black Waltz’).
Melo-death Brummies Morgue Orgy are set to return to Catton Park with a vengeance, stating that they “are truly honoured and excited to play Bloodstock after what has been a busy 2013, recording and releasing our debut album, ‘The Last Man On Earth’. We can't wait to get onstage and perform our best set for the Bloodstock crowd, and if our 2010 set on the New Blood Stage was anything to go by, we know it’s going to be an awesome atmosphere inside that tent! Let's get ready to party! Rot n’ Roll!”
Bloodstock 2011 boded well for October File and so the British post-punk hardcore crew will also stalk the Sophie stage on Sunday. Fans hoping to hear new tunes are in for a treat, as the band release their long-awaited new concept album 'The Application Of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love And Despair - An Introspective Of The Human Condition' via Candlelight Records this May, their first new music in 4 years.
http://www.facebook.com/octoberfile (Stay tuned for a new song soon!)
For plenty of travel options to the festival, including details of coaches from all over the country with Big Green Coach, shuttles from local train stations, and car-sharing with GoCarShare (which can even win you a pair of tickets for next year), visit: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/travel-info.
Bloodstock 2014 is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet! Friday night’s headliners are New Orleans sludgemeisters, Down. Joining them to head up Saturday night are re-united black metal overlords, Emperor and closing out proceedings on Sunday are the mighty thrash legends, Megadeth. Also announced so far are Amon Amarth, Obituary, Crowbar, Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil, Carcass, Prong, Children Of Bodom, Saxon, Decapitated, Flotsam & Jetsam, Evil Scarecrow, Graveyard and many more. Even more bands and other cool things on site will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch the video trailer for Bloodstock 2014 here, pick up your tickets and get excited about what’s in store!!
Tickets are available now priced £130 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass with camping. VIP tickets and upgrades are also now available. Look up all the ticket options over at bloodstock.seetickets.com.
Bloodstock will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 7th-10th August 2014. Keep up to date with the very latest info on Bloodstock’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com
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