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  • DELAIN - FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - BATTALION - MORDRED & DESTRAGE confirmed for BLOODSTOCK 2015

    As January beds in, BLOODSTOCK HQ is a hive of activity. As well as setting up all the subscribers to the recently announced 2015 Deposit Scheme (see details below) and getting the Metal 2 The Masses heats underway, they’ve also been locking in more bands, this time for the Sophie Lancaster stage. BLOODSTOCK are pleased to announce DELAIN as Friday night’s headliner. The Dutch symphonic metal band enthused, "We are really excited to perform at the awesome BLOODSTOCK Festival for the very first time this summer! Having written our previous records' title track ‘We Are The Others’ about Sophie Lancaster, it will be an extra important and special occasion for us to headline the Sophie Lancaster stage and meet up with our friends at the Sophie Lancaster Foundation ("Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred & Intolerance Everywhere!") again. We look forward to rocking out at BLOODSTOCK and hope to see many of you there!” The group are currently touring Europe with BLOODSTOCK compadres SABATON, in support of their latest album ‘The Human Contradiction’, released last April via Napalm Records. Watch their latest video for ‘Stardust’ on the YouTube video below: Italian tech death metal kings FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will be rolling in as Saturday night’s headliner, stating "We're very happy to be part of this amazing festival for the first time. It's a great honour for us and we can't wait to crush one of the most important stages in the UK and Europe! See you all there mates!" The band are working on their follow-up to 2013’s ‘Labyrinth’ concept album, which will hopefully surface via Nuclear Blast before the end of the year. Meanwhile, head over to their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/FleshgodApocalypse to see live clips from Wacken, lyric videos and even how to cook a special FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE spaghetti dish, complete with their own brand of wine! Also appearing Saturday will be Swiss thrash metal band BATTALION. BLOODSTOCK is delighted to welcome the group back to Catton Park, following their first UK show at BLOODSTOCK in 2012. The four piece recently finished recording their third studio album and started the new year by sharing this live video of their whole set at Wacken last year on the YouTube video below: Newly reformed Bay Area hip hop thrash funksters MORDRED join the Sophie Lancaster stage bill for Sunday. The band are hard at work on a brand new album, which will mark their first new release in 20 years! You might have caught them on a brief UK visit last summer, following a triumphant Indiegogo campaign. Get a taste via brand new song ‘The Baroness’ at: http://youtu.be/hhPrV6h0Tzo or revisit some classic Mordred from 1991 with ‘Falling Away’ at: http://youtu.be/ep94iPgLPow Also stepping up for a Sunday Sophie slot are fellow Italians DESTRAGE. Signed to Metal Blade, their last album ‘Are You Kidding Me? No!’ guest featured GN’R man Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal on the title track. Metal Hammer writer Stephen Hill declared it his 2014 Album of the Year. See why in the live video for song ‘Destroy Create Transform Sublimate’ at: http://youtu.be/CosqKDW39NU Not got your BLOODSTOCK tickets yet? The festival’s very popular deposit scheme, that allows you purchase your ticket in 3 instalments, is now up and running! Festival goers have until midnight on 7th March to subscribe to the plan, with the initial payment being taken on the day of sign up. The deal breaks down as follows: 1st payment - £45 (plus £7 booking fee) required on the day of sign up. 2nd payment - £45 - debited from your account on 27th March. 3rd payment – £45 (+ postage) - debited from your account on 29th May. Payments will be debited automatically by bank transfer on the designated day(s), so the buyer doesn't have to worry about accidentally missing a payment. Sign up at the following link and select the ‘Standard weekend with camping instalment plan’ to get yourself covered : http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956 Please note that the deposit scheme is only available for regular weekend tickets with camping, though you can purchase a separate VIP upgrade at any time, subject to availability. If you want your ticket in hand right away, you can grab one now priced £135 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass (with camping). Already announced for 2015 are the three headliners; WITHIN TEMPTATION, TRIVIUM, and ROB ZOMBIE with his full production, plus special guests OPETH and SABATON, as well as a stellar undercard including the likes of CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ENSIFERUM, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, AGALLOCH, ARMORED SAINT, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, and ENSLAVED. More bands will be announced in due course

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  • BLOODSTOCK LAUNCHES 2015 DEPOSIT SCHEME

    It’s the first week back to the grind, but here comes BLOODSTOCK HQ with some news to brighten your week! If you’ve not picked up your ticket yet, the very popular deposit scheme is now available to help you spread the burden of paying for your 2015 ticket. Now you can secure your wristband for 2015’s heaviest festival for three incremental payments of just £45! Much more affordable than forking out a lump sum after you’ve spent all your cash on Christmas gifts and New Year booze!! Festival goers have a 3-month window (from 10am on Tuesday 6th Jan until midnight on 7th Mar) to subscribe to the plan, with the initial payment being taken on the day of sign up. The deal breaks down as follows: 1st payment - £45 (plus £7 booking fee) required on the day of sign up. 2nd payment - £45 - debited from your account on 27th March. 3rd payment – £45 (+ postage) - debited from your account on 29th May. Payments will be debited automatically by bank transfer on the designated day(s), so the buyer doesn't have to worry about accidentally missing a payment. Sign up at the following link and select the ‘Standard weekend with camping instalment plan’ to get yourself covered: http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956 While you’re signing up to the scheme, watch one of 2014’s headliners, the mighty EMPEROR slaying their way through ‘I Am The Black Wizards’ at last year’s weekender, on the YouTube video below: Please note that the deposit scheme is only available for regular weekend tickets with camping. If you want your ticket in hand right away, you can grab one now priced £135 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass (with camping). VIP tickets and VIP upgrades (for previously bought regular weekend tickets) are also now available from the Bloodstock store. Campervan pitches are also very low, so if you want one of these, pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment. Already announced for 2015 are the three headliners; WITHIN TEMPTATION, TRIVIUM, and ROB ZOMBIE with his full production, plus special guests OPETH and SABATON, as well as a stellar undercard including the likes of CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ENSIFERUM, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, AGALLOCH, ARMORED SAINT, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, and ENSLAVED. More bands will be announced in due course.

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  • BLOODSTOCK 2015 VIP TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

    Tickets are flying out the door for BLOODSTOCK 2015, the biggest metal party weekend of the year, and now the VIP ‘Serpents Lair’ tickets are available! Do you like a bit of luxury as part of your festival experience, or just want to hang in the VIP bar with some of the bands playing? Well, don’t hang around, pick up your tickets today so you don’t miss out! As well as the usual ‘pitch-your-own-tent’ and ‘ready-pitched’ camping options in the exclusive VIP campsite, BLOODSTOCK once again has some additional VIP accommodation choices; Podpads, Bellepads, Octopads and Luxpads. Check out www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/vip-camping for full details, photos and pricing. As well as a dedicated VIP camping area right behind the main stage compound, ‘proper’ toilet facilities, complimentary hot showers and the infamous ‘Serpents Lair’ VIP bar, featuring 120+ guest ales and ciders to sample, BLOODSTOCK also offers a range of additional entertainment exclusive to the Serpents Lair VIP experience. There will be plenty happening in the Lair FOR YOUR EYES ONLY!! Whilst the regulars all know its worth, if you’re new to the Serpents Lair, here’s the basics of the VIP camping experience at Bloodstock; *Private entrance with free parking directly over the road from your camping area *Party in the VIP bar with some of the artists performing this year *Priority access to the band signing tent (except headline acts) *Late night entertainment with guest DJs *24 hr hospitality staff to take care of your needs *10% discount voucher on Bloodstock merchandise purchased at the festival *FREE T-shirt and goodie bag, including lanyard with all stage times *Access to the festival site from midday Thursday through Monday Already bought your standard weekend ticket and want to upgrade to VIP? No problem! Just buy the upgrade from the Bloodstock storefront on the website. The very popular ‘Deposit Scheme’ (allowing you to break your ticket payment over three manageable instalments) will be announced and ready for sign up in the New Year. This scheme is not however, available for VIP packages. Head on over to the BLOODSTOCK Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Bloodstock right now to join in some pre-Christmas fun as the festival are running a 12 Days Of Christmas Competition, giving away all manner of limited and/or signed prizes from BLOODSTOCK bands past and present, every day ‘til Christmas! Already announced for 2015 are headliners WITHIN TEMPTATION, TRIVIUM, and ROB ZOMBIE with his full production, special guests OPETH and SABATON, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ENSIFERUM, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, AGALLOCH, ARMORED SAINT, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, and ENSLAVED. More bands will be announced in January!

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  • ENSLAVED - PRO-PAIN AND KORPIKLAANI CONFIRMED FOR BLOODSTOCK 2015

    Feeling the winter chill creeping in? BLOODSTOCK to the rescue then, with three more bands announced to get you hot under the collar. Norwegian extremists ENSLAVED are added to BLOODSTOCK’s Main Stage next summer. With a new album due in March 2015 via Nuclear Blast, expect to bang your head to some brand new tunes. Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson states; “We’ve been to BLOODSTOCK once before in 2009, and not only did we understand then why it has become the most important UK Metal festival – but it has grown to mammoth-proportions since. In sum; what an absolute pleasure and honour to be invited back. We like to think that we too have developed somewhat; having a few new, pretty awesome albums and world tours under our (over-stretched) belts. We can’t wait to come and show the BLOODSTOCK crowd what we’ve been up to. To quote one of our spiritual beacons; General Melchett: “If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.” While you ponder the awesomeness of that Blackadder reference and how much you love ENSLAVED, check out the video for ‘Thoughts Like Hammers’ from record ‘RIITIIR’ on the YouTube video below: Hailing from the frozen wilds of Finland, folk metal six-piece KORPIKLAANI are set to join the fray in a UK exclusive appearance. Guitarist Country Cane tells us; "After having great fun and sold out shows ‎with our good friends in Sabaton and TÝR, we are excited to be back in the UK to play Bloodstock in 2015. We plan to return and get the crowds singing and dancing Korpiklaani style on our next rock n roll adventure”. Feast your eyes and ears on the official video for ‘Rauta’, from the 2012 Nuclear Blast-released album, ‘Manala’, on the YouTube video below: The band have been taking their special blend of folk and metal all over the world since the release of their eighth album, performing as far afield as China and South America! New York hardcore stalwarts, PRO-PAIN will also be decimating the Main Stage. Formed all the way back in 1991, these guys have a whopping fourteen studio albums to pick the set list from, not least their latest pummeling opus, ‘The Final Revolution’. See the official video for ‘Deathwish’ from that release on the YouTube video below: Head on over to the BLOODSTOCK Facebook page at:https://www.facebook.com/Bloodstock from this Saturday to join in some pre-Christmas fun as Feeling the winter chill creeping in? BLOODSTOCK to the rescue then, with three more bands announced to get you hot under the collar. Norwegian extremists ENSLAVED are added to BLOODSTOCK’s Main Stage next summer. With a new album due in March 2015 via Nuclear Blast, expect to bang your head to some brand new tunes. Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson states; “We’ve been to BLOODSTOCK once before in 2009, and not only did we understand then why it has become the most important UK Metal festival – but it has grown to mammoth-proportions since. In sum; what an absolute pleasure and honour to be invited back. We like to think that we too have developed somewhat; having a few new, pretty awesome albums and world tours under our (over-stretched) belts. We can’t wait to come and show the BLOODSTOCK crowd what we’ve been up to. To quote one of our spiritual beacons; General Melchett: “If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.” While you ponder the awesomeness of that Blackadder reference and how much you love ENSLAVED, check out the video for ‘Thoughts Like Hammers’ from record ‘RIITIIR’ on the YouTube video below : Hailing from the frozen wilds of Finland, folk metal six-piece KORPIKLAANI are set to join the fray in a UK exclusive appearance. Guitarist Country Cane tells us; "After having great fun and the festival launches a 12 Days Of Christmas Competition, giving away all manner of limited and/or signed prizes from BLOODSTOCK bands past and present, every day for twelve days! BLOODSTOCK’s limited batch of early bird weekend tickets with camping are available 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 at the discounted price! Guaranteed delivery before Christmas, so they make great Xmas gifts! Campervan pitches are also getting low, so if you want these, pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment. While you’re picking up your tickets, check out the new BLOODSTOCK trailer and get excited for next August on the YouTube video below: Already announced for 2015 are headliners WITHIN TEMPTATION, and ROB ZOMBIE with his full production and TRIVIUM, special guests OPETH and SABATON, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ENSIFERUM, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, AGALLOCH, and ARMORED SAINT. More bands will be announced soon!

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  • BLOODSTOCK reveals Metal 2 the Masses Venues for 2015

    We’re proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with the brewers of our favourite ale, as we host the HOBGOBLIN Newblood Stage and offer up a raft of options for you to get your band to Bloodstock. Focused on Unsigned and Self Signed bands we’ll be looking at acts from both the UK and abroad through either The Metal 2 The Masses, Video Uploads or good old fashioned CD submissions ... yep remember them? HOBGOBLIN WORLDWIDE VIDEO UPLOAD Hobgoblin will be opening up the search worldwide via www.Wychwood.co.uk , inviting acts to submit their videos online from mid January 2015. Fans can vote for their favourite act, with the winner bagging the coveted slot on the Newblood stage. In exchange for their vote, participants also win the chance to take home a whole host of music-related prizes via an ‘instant win’ competition. METAL 2 THE MASSES Bands can apply directly to local promoters who are running showcase events up and down the UK - these could also win you a further slot on the Sophie Stage 2016 along with slots at Wacken (Ger), Metaldays (Slov) and a raft of other additional prizes. This scheme is focused on UK acts and full details can be found on the website, but to beat the rush these are some of the Promoters running events in their regions. If none of these regions suit and you feel a venue closer to you may be willing to host the events, then please email us their details and we will contact them. BEDFORDSHIRE – THE CASTLE TAVERN - castle.tavern@Hotmail.co.uk - 07584 165637 BELFAST – VOODOO BAR – the_distortion_project@hotmail.com - 07779729547 BIRMINGHAM – THE ROADHOUSE - prok@theroadhousebirmingham.com - 0121 2462273 BRISTOL – THE FLEECE – terry@wavepromotion.co.uk – 07874263408 BRIGHTON – THE GREEN DOOR STORE - mark764wood@googlemail.com – 07972 569961 BURNLEY – SANCTUARY ROCK BAR - Meridian_2011@yahoo.co.uk – 07795490649 CREWE – THE BOX – events@theboxcrewe.com – 01270 257398 DEVON & CORNWALL – EXETER /FALMOUTH & PLYMOUTH - nazgulagency@gmail.com - 07851 951431 EAST ANGLIA – THE NORWICH BRICKMAKERS - NorwichM2TM@gmail.com – 07891 001578 or 07946 649859 GLASGOW – IVORY BLACKS - ivoryblacksglasgow@googlemail.com – 07538463752 OR 0141 2484114 LIVERPOOL – THE LOMAX - h34d84n63r@gmail.com - 07477 669591 LONDON – PURPLE TURTLE - m2tmlondon@yahoo.co.uk - 07869 249706 MANCHESTER – GRAND CENTRAL - gc@mwaweb.com – 07922 942898 NORTHAMPTON –THE ZOMBIE HUT- Deadsetmanagement@gmail.com – 07975738996 NOTTINGHAM – THE INTAKE CLUB - phil@theintake.co.uk – 01623 624437 OXFORD – THE BULLINGDON - sarah@blackbulletlive.com – 07535407436 or 01491 613043 READING – FACEBAR - xlmusicpromotions@gmail.com or ivoredwards1982@gmail.com –07810 014725 SELBY – THE VENUE - ian@websorted.co.uk – 07967 088658 OR 01575 707998 SOUTH WALES – FUEL ROCK BAR – m2tmwales@gmail.com - 07906228499 WOLVERHAMPTON –FIXXION WAREHOUSE - m2tm@fixxionwhp.com – 07743454017 or 07581438565 EURO AND SCANDINAVIA - METAL 2 THE MASSES The following promoters are running events in their regions that could see your band playing at Bloodstock (Additional Wacken slot not included) NORWAY - sandes.rockeklubb@gmail.com – 004795 817277 ROMANIA - sandor.a.florin@gmail.com - REP OF IRELAND - Bloodstockireland@gmail.com – 00353857806115 Please note more Promoters / Venue details will be coming on board all the time so check the website. If you have a venue in your region/country that would be interested in running events then please email simon@bloodstock.uk.com CD SUBMISSIONS If you are a signed to a label or self release act wishing to apply for the Newblood Stage (but not via the M2TM), then please send CD's and Biogs to the following address. This is open to bands both European and Worldwide .... Bloodstock Open Air - Newblood c/o Simon Hall 80 Capmartin Road Radford Coventry CV6 3FX

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