BLOODSTOCK is delighted to have been nominated in three categories at the 2014 UK Festival Awards (www.festivalawards.com ). All three of their categories - Best Medium Sized Festival, Best Grass Roots Festival, and Best Toilets - are voted for by the fans, So this is where we need your help! To cast your vote, go to www.festivalawards.com/vote and support your metal brethren! We were thrilled to take home the award for Best Medium Sized Festival in 2012, and with voting already well underway for this year’s gongs, there’s no time to waste as voting ends on 27th October! Every person that votes is entered in a prize draw to win a pair of tickets to every winning festival INCLUDING BLOODSTOCK!
While other festivals are still figuring out their 2015 plan, the band announcements continue over at BLOODSTOCK HQ! Three more bands join the already announced WITHIN TEMPTATION, OPETH, CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN and SEPULTURA on the Ronnie James Dio stage, and in this release, thrash fans are in for a treat. First up are DEATH DTA. Formed to keep the musical legacy of legendary DEATH frontman, Chuck Schuldiner alive, the band’s touring line up changes often, but the DEATH DTA stage family for 2015 features Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament, Sadus), Gene Hoglan (Death, Dark Angel, Testament), Bobby Koelble (Death) and Max Phelps (Cynic). Check out TVRockLive’s informative DTA mini doc shot at Hellfest this year, with the band and their manager Eric Greif discussing Chuck and the ongoing project on the YouTube video below: Follow all the DEATH DTA news on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DeathDTATours East Coast thrash legends, NUCLEAR ASSAULT also join the bill and celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2015. Bassist Dan Lilker informs us, “In 2015, it will be 30 years since NUCLEAR ASSAULT solidified our lineup and started making a name for ourselves in the metal/crossover scene. To commemorate this, the band will write and record another album and play some shows for a 'Final Assault.' The live front will be of a limited nature due to the reality of people in the band having careers that they can't just walk away from for the time needed to go tour the world like we did in the '80s. Nevertheless, we will try to do whatever we can, especially in the summer to get out there and thrash for everyone again. Progress on writing will not go quickly due to a couple of facts; we are geographically challenged, so can't just jam once a week like we used to, and we want to make sure that this album is really killer so we can go out with a big bang.” Stay in touch with the latest news over at https://www.facebook.com/NuclearAssaultOfficial Check out this badass clip from 1989 of the band slaying ‘Critical Mass’ live at Hammersmith Odeon on the YouTube video below: Seminal California thrashers, DARK ANGEL are also set for a rare appearance. After reforming last year after an extended hiatus, the band have been playing very selected shows in the US and Europe, and we’re excited to welcome them to Catton Park in 2015. Check out this teaser clip of the band in rehearsals earlier this year on the YouTube video below : keep up to date with the latest DARK ANGEL news, check out: https://www.facebook.com/darkangelthrashofficial
SCUZZ TV's 2-part show from this year's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL premieres at 9pm this Friday night, 3rd October, with the second part going out on Saturday 4th. The show will be repeated at various times on the channel during the coming weeks. Packed with a selection of live performances and interviews from the August weekender, including DOWN, HATEBREED, LACUNA COIL, CARCASS, EMPEROR, MEGADETH and local heroes, EVIL SCARECROW, plus all the fun from the festival site, hosted by BBC Radio 1 Rock Show presenter and KROKODIL guitarist, Daniel. P. Carter. Check out the trailer on the YouTube video below :
It’s all systems go for BLOODSTOCK 2015 over here at festival HQ. No rest for the wicked! As well as the recently announced Saturday night headliners, WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests, OPETH, more bands are getting locked in for August 2015. Following Emperor’s triumphant headlining set at BLOODSTOCK this year, Emperor frontman IHSAHN brings his solo project to Catton Park as a one-off, UK exclusive. IHSAHN comments, “At this year's BLOODSTOCK I had the great pleasure of finishing off our 20th Anniversary Tour of ‘In The Nightside Eclipse’, and next year, I am really looking forward to returning with a whole new IHSAHN set. Nostalgic. Contemporary. I get to do both! See you all there!” Another UK exclusive show comes from legendary death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE. The band comment; "We are proud to announce we will be playing BLOODSTOCK 2015! We wanna see all you sick fans there. This will be our only UK festival show for all of 2015. Nowhere better to celebrate metal than at BLOODSTOCK. Be there." Check out ‘Sadistic Embodiment’, a cut from their brutal brand new album ‘A Skeletal Domain’ over at: www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse . Want more Corpse? Delve into their two decade plus history in the band’s recently published official biography, ‘Bible Of Butchery’, written by Bass Guitar Magazine editor, Joel McIver. Brazil’s metal kings, the mighty SEPULTURA also make a return to Catton Park. Guitarist Andreas Kisser comments: “We are very happy to come to the UK’s Bloodstock Festival again! We had one of the best experiences last time and we cannot wait to bring the songs from the Mediator live! See you all soon!! DESTROY!!!" The band released their thirteenth album, ‘The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart’, through Nuclear Blast last October. The album was acclaimed as some of their ‘finest work’ to date. Not bad for a band with a career spanning three decades! Watch them corrupting priests in the video for ‘The Vatican’ theb watch the YouTube video below : An ever-diminishing, limited number of early bird weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956 When they’re gone, they’re gone so grab yours now! Campervan pitches are also already on sale and these move very quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.
To celebrate the end of this year’s metaltastic festival summer, Bloodstock HQ are offering up one of this year’s 2014 Festival shirt designs in the choice of 2 colours with all this year’s bands printed on the back at a WHOPPING 25% discount! Not only that but we’re throwing in a Bloodstock keyring while stocks last for FREE. (Add the keyring to your basket and it will be discounted once you get to checkout). Head over to the Bloodstock store now and get yourself a bargain CLICK HERE NOW