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Just 51 days to BLOODSTOCK!

Written by John Deaux

Not long now before the BLOODSTOCK faithful thunder onto the hallowed turf of Catton Park!  While you’re dusting off that tent and getting those cases of beer in, BLOODSTOCK HQ is announcing even more bands!!

Joining Saturday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage bill are Denver-based thrash animals HAVOK.  The band recently released their fourth studio album, ‘Conformicide’ via Century Media. 

  Also landing the opening slot on Saturday’s main stage are San Francisco tech death outfit, FALLUJAH.  

Fleshing out the Sophie bill over the weekend are seven awesome bands.  Joining us on Friday will be Norwich thrashers SHRAPNEL (www.facebook.com/ShrapnelOfficial), Leicester metal five-piece INTERNAL CONFLICT (www.facebook.com/internalconflict), Yorkshire’s stoner blues squad, IRONRAT (www.facebook.com/ironrattheband) and London extremists, CORPSING (www.facebook.com/corpsingmetal) who feature members of Akercocke and Aghast.  Bringing their critically acclaimed noises on Saturday are heavy prog beasts OHHMS (www.facebook.com/OHHMStheband) and rounding out Sunday’s line up are British/Chilean thrash/death outfit, CRIMINAL (www.facebook.com/Criminal.Band) and purveyors of mammoth metal grooves, GRAVIL (www.facebook.com/gravil).

Phase two of our ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finalists are also locked down.  These lucky winners of regional heats land a slot on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage…  On Friday, fans of Lamb of God, Fear Factory, & Whitechapel should be sure to catch Carlisle champions, SEEK SOLACE IN RUIN (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PYN-3cNtq0).  If Sylosis, Trivium, & Children of Bodom are more your thing, look out for Saltash heroes MANTRA (https://youtu.be/sk7_JuwS5v).  Also celebrating on Friday, are Leicester victors BLOODOATH (https://youtu.be/4_P0rG37WtE) and Wolverhampton top dogs ASHEN CROWN (http://www.facebook.com/ashencrown.uk), who are one for fans of Bolt Thrower & At The Gates.  Saturday brings Southern metal riffers TITAN BREED (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiT_OMkzmlA), who clinched first place in Glasgow, Gravesend winners INFECTED DEAD (https://youtu.be/hq0bMAFN3Io) with their polished blend of modern death metal and visceral brutality, and three-piece progsters SOLAR SONS (https://www.facebook.com/solarsonsofficial) who won the Inverness heat with their Rush/Budgie influences!  Joining them will be Cardiff conquerors MALUM SKY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFcEjrqDw3g), with their mix of progressive styles – think Periphery & Karnivool, but with a twist.  The kings of the Norwegian M2TM final are VORBID (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yemzlO_R8n8), and BLOODSTOCK is delighted to welcome their melodic/hard prog sounds to Sunday’s bill, sure to please everyone who digs a bit of Megadeth, Testament, & Annihilator, through to King Crimson, Rush, & Camel!

Planning your travel to BLOODSTOCK yet?  Need a lift or driving there and want cash for your empty seats?  BLOODSTOCK have teamed up with GOCARSHARE!  Register where you’re travelling to/from, or your route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch!  GOCARSHARE is integrated with Facebook, so you can check out your possible travel buddies and they encourage travellers to post feedback.  Plus you might even win a pair of tickets for next year!  For full details, head over to http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.  Prefer to come by coach?  BIG GREEN COACH have 21 departure cities directly to BLOODSTOCK in 2017, from all over the UK.  They’ll bring you, all your camping gear and beer supplies, and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds.  Visit http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.

Already announced for 2017 are our three headliners AMON AMARTH, GHOST, and MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, INQUISITION, SCARAB, WINTERSUN, ONI, DENDERA, KROH, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, PUPPY, THE ONE HUNDRED, BOSSK, WINTERFYLLETH, LIONIZE, BLIND HAZE, ARTHEMIS, DEVILMENT and many more. For the full list, visit http://www.bloodstock.uk.com – even more bands are still be announced! Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  Children’s weekend tickets are just £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free!  Can’t come for the whole weekend but can join in for a day?  Sign up at https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock for a heads up when day tickets go on sale so you don’t miss out!  VIP & camper van tickets are sold out.

 

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John Deaux

Some say Yank My Doodle, It’s A Dandy! is a biographical movie based on John

Some have even said that his favourite artist is Chesney Hawke

All we know is he is the ultimate bargain hunter & his skin, a hazy shade of winter