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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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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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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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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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Interview: Gloryhammer – Bloodstock 2016

Swords and sorcery go hand-in-hand with OTT power metal, so it make sense that Anglo-Swiss power metallers Gloryhammer have such a devote following. Known for anthems like ‘Angus McFife’ and ‘The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee’, the five-piece have dropped the medieval armour for space-age superpowers. After a storming set at Bloodstock 2016, we caught up with drummer Ben Turk aka ...

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Bloodstock 2016 Highlights: Sunday

Last day of a fantastic weekend full of metal and good times. This has been the biggest Bloodstock to date, and what better way to end it with two of the big four: Anthrax and Slayer! Check out our highlights of Thursday / Friday and Saturday here. Through many confusing ‘Harambe’ lines, black rum ice cream, nacho bowls and real ...

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Bloodstock 2016 Highlights: Saturday

It’s funny to think by Saturday morning you are halfway through a festival. The fun keeps coming as the sun keeps on shining over Catton Park for the remaining two days of the most epic Bloodstock ever… This is part 2 of out Bloodstock-Open-Air 2016 highlights, with the full review featuring in issue 10 of RAMzine (due early September). If ...

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Bloodstock: More bands added and Metal 2 The Masses finals announced

It seems like as each week goes by, more awesome bands are added to this year’s Bloodstock-open-air line-up. The most recent batch of amazing starts with UK death metal overlords Akercocke, which marks their first gig since their reformation. Frontman Jason Mendonca says: “AKERCOCKE have returned after 5 years absence from the live circuit.  We are reinvigorated by the return of our ...

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Bloodstock 2016: Metal Allegiance, Stuck Mojo and Goatwhore added to line-up

Despite all the bad news recently in the world of music, there is a lot to look forward to this year. One being Bloodstoc-Open-Air, which has added three extra bands to the bill. Metal Allegiance – a band formed from various icons of metal has been added. You never know who will show up but the confirmed line-up includes  Testament’s ...

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Slayer announced as final Bloodstock 2016 headline act!

As 2016 gets closer each day, Bloodstock proudly announce legends Slayer as their final headline act. Having just released their 12th studio album, Slayer will be playing Sunday at Catton Park. Check out Slayer’s new video for ‘Relentless’ starring Danny Trejo: Iconic Slayer guitarist, Kerry King, had this to say: “I’m looking forward to heading back to Bloodstock, as always!  ...

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