Tag Archives: Bloodstock 2017

Possessed

Possessed “The truest way to be original is to be yourself” Bloodstock 2017 Interview

As part of the 1980s San Francisco metal scene –Possessed are seen as one of the ‘original’ death-metal bands (if not the first). Recently signed to Nuclear Blast, it is certain that Possessed will release their first album for 32 years in 2018. We caught up with founding member and vocalist Jeff Becerra at Bloodstock 2017 to talk about how the ...

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courtesans

Courtesans “Stay true to yourself, it does pay-off” Bloodstock 2017 Interview

Bloodstock 2017 will be known as the year the festival cast its net much wider. As well as having headliners Ghost and main stage acts such as Skindred, a lot of bands playing this year are not usually part of the ‘extreme metal’ circle that BOA is known for. One great example of this is London based four-piece Courtesans. Who ...

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hatebreed

Hatebreed: “We want to be a universal band like Motorhead” Bloodstock 2017 Interview.

Connecticut five-piece Hatebreed have been spanning the genres of hardcore punk and metal since their formation in 1994.  After  their 2016 album The Concrete Confessional received a great reception from fans and critics alike, Hatebreed were a welcome addition to the line up of Bloodstock, as well as The Warped Tour and many other festivals around the world this year. ...

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skindred

Interview: Skindred “We’re like a dog with five dicks” – Bloodstock 2017

Welsh nu-metal/ ragga-punk heroes Skindred raised a few eyebrows when they were announced for Bloodstock, which is traditionally an ‘extreme metal’ festival. For most: this was a great addition to the line-up being part of the metal family, and being festival favourites from Boomtown to Download and everywhere in between.  Some Bloodstock purists weren’t sure of their place between Hell ...

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megadeth

Interview: Megadeth “American Festivals are copying what you have been doing for years” Bloodstock 2017

One of the biggest names announced early on for Bloodstock 2017 was one of the big four, thrash metal legends Megadeth. Through ups and downs over the years they are still coming out strong, the best evidence of this is their 2016 album Dystopia, which got a huge critical and commercial success. We were lucky enough to sit down with seasoned ...

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Arch Enemy at Bloodstock 2017

Bloodstock – a metal family reunion? 2017 festival highlights

Since the inaugural Bloodstock in 2001, there has been a sense of community  among fans of the Midlands festivals. In a way – it’s similar to it’s biggest adversary Download, with the difference being: this is one big METAL family. There are bands here who wouldn’t go down the same way they would at Donington Park. Which most see as ...

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devilment

Bloodstock adds Devilment and many other bands to 2017 line-up

Ten more bands have been added to the already classic Bloodstock 2017 line-up.  This includes Devilment, lead by iconic metal vocalist Dani Filth.  The band had this to say about the festival: “Obviously the band are really looking forward to playing the festival, and as a English band it will definitely be an honour to play the main stage on ...

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Ghost confirmed as final Bloodstock 2017 headliner

Although it was dismissed as an April’s Fool joke this weekend – Sweden’s finest, Ghost, have been announced as the final headliner of this year’s Bloodstock festival for Saturday night. This is Ghost’s first ‘ritual’ at Bloodstock. A Nameless Ghoul said: “We are absolutely chuffed to finally be playing at the classic BLOODSTOCK.  Over the years we have heard so ...

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courtesans

Bloodstock 2017 adds 6 more bands including Winterfylleth and Courtesans

As festival season draws closer – more and more bands are being announced for various festivals across the board.  Bloodstock is no different adding one more band to the main stage and five to it’s famous Sophie Lancaster stage. On the main stage are anthemic black-metallers Winterfylleth While classic metallers Dendera join the Friday line up for the Sophie stage ...

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amon amarth

Bloodstock 2017: First bands announced

Although the official announcement was supposed to be via Daniel P Carter on the Radio 1 Rock Show, a certain band let the official poster for Bloodstock 2017 slip. Oops! As you may already know a few of the bands for 2017 have been announced, as follows: Friday Amon Amarth Blind Guardian Testament Whitechapel Saturday Hell Hatebreed Possessed More bands ...

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