Thursday, February 29, 2024

Bloodstock 2018: Bands you MUST see – by RAMzine staff

Only a coupel of days to go to the biggest event in the metal calendar – Bloodstock Open Air. A few weeks back we brought you a guide to the must see bands, by the fans. Now its time for those behind this very website, and your favourite zine – RAMzine.  I posed the question: ‘Who is the one band you want to see at Bloodstock 2018?’ and this is what they said…

Power Trip – because they are one of the hottest metal / hardcore crossover bands right now, and they will deliver a set full of jaw cracking mosh pit intensity, that you may as well have legendary WWE ring announcer Jim Ross commentating the entire thing for added awesomeness. To quote the man himself… “Business is about to pick up here!!”,”

– James Paul Matthews, Writer

“Ok, Mr. Big. Not only because they are they probably the best accident to happen to rock but Pat Torpey (RIP) Billy Shehan, Eric Martin and Paul Gilbert are probably the best at there respective instruments from that era! They have written some of the best hits from the 80’s and 90’s. They are out of place but fit on any bill”

Mike ‘Trash’ Thomas, Writer

Voyager …They were excellent at Ramblin’ Man and they have some really good songs in their set. The singer Danny Estrin is a charismatic front-man and the band are driven along by the guitar work of Simone Dow. Worth catching if you’re at Bloodstock.  If I were there I’d make sure I saw Nightwish and the mighty Judas Priest too”.

-Laurence Todd, Writer

“I’d love to see Alestorm, just because they’re a getting drunk in the sun kind of band, totally fitting of a festival like Bloodstock”.

– Regan Harle, Writer

“I’m going to say Combichrist. All the bands on the bill are amazing but I think Andy LePlegua and co. really bring something different to the table. Although this is a metal festival, thats a very wide net to cast and Combichrist are in the same vein as Marilyn Manson, Static-X, Rammstein, etc. It’s great to see more alternative and industrial bands at Bloodstock. They are also on tour with Wednesday 13, which is a huge seal of approval”.

Neale McGeever, Contributing Editor and Writer

“I like Orphaned Land, saw them at MetalDays a few years ago. They bring something different to the table. They are an Israeli metal band, they bring oriental sounds into metal, reaching decent crowds around Europe, so it’s good to see them venturing onto UK festival lineups”.

Victoria Purcell, Editor-In-Chief

Feed The Rhino. Local Kent guys. Lovely guys but with a great sound that’s just a little different to everything that’s currently out there. Always great to help support local bands and continue to do so as they rise through the ranks!”

Rich Broome, Writer


Who do YOU want to see at Bloodstock 2018? Let us know in the comment section. Hopefully we will see you there!

For more information on Bloodstock Festival click here


Neale McGeever
Neale McGeever
RAMzine Senior Contributor - I'm an entertainment writer ('journalist') from the North East. My favourite bands include Slipknot, Nirvana and Ninja Sex Party... I've freelanced for the likes of Kerrang!,Closer, Front, ZOO, and many others! I'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and!

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