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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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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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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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Diamond Head feat

Interview: Brian Tatler of Diamond Head – Bloodstock 2016

Diamond Head have been cited by  ‘The Big 4’ thrash metal bands as a big influence in terms of guitar work and song-writing. Also being part of the 80s British metal scene with Maiden and Def Lep, it’s clear why Brian Tatler and the Stourbridge boys have had such a big following. Now in their 40th year, Diamond Head topped ...

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gloryhammer

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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Dragonforce feat

Interview: DragonForce guitarist Herman Li – Bloodstock 2016 (Podcast & Gallery)

Anyone who has even dabbled in rock and metal in the past decade has surely heard the anthem that is ‘Fire and The Flames’ known for its intricate guitar work and power-metal vocals. By popular demand the track was even featured on Guitar Hero III and usually seen as the most challenging track to master. Since then the five-piece have ...

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anthrax

Interview: Anthrax guitarist Jon Donais – Bloodstock 2016

Imagine being in an amazing band like Shadows Fall, now imagine being chosen to be the guitarist of one of your favourite bands growing up. This kinda happened to Jon Donais, who has been a full-time member of iconic thrash band Anthrax since 2013. Earlier this year Anthrax released ‘For All Kings’ featuring Donais. We caught up with Jon at ...

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Phil Campbell feat

Interview: Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons – Bloodstock 2016

No stranger to Bloodstock having played here in 2014 on the  Jagermeister stage, not to say he is fresh to this as he played in the legendary Motorhead for 30 years (as you may know) as well as many other bands. Sadly at the end of 2015 we lost the legend that is Lemmy. Dedicating his set to the great ...

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Gojira feat

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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