Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Bloodstock 2021: Evil Scarecrow and 18 more bands announced

As the weeks tick on, Bloodstock is getting nearer every day. And with that, more bands announced for the biggest metal weekend of 2021.

Just announced are 19 more bands to appear across the weekend. Headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage on Sunday are returning heroes – Evil Scarecrow:

The band had this to say about playing for the first time in over a year:

“So, we haven’t played as a band for a year. Not even a practice! We closed and abandoned our rehearsal room. Our van is gathering moss on a driveway. We have 2 new members who we have never played with. One of them was our main stagehand and we have not replaced that position. Basically, EVIL SCARECROW are, in reality, unconscious in stasis, floating through the void of space until we clear the disease-ridden Van Allen radiation belt.  Along came the good ship BLOODSTOCK, who nudged us awake to see if we will come and play with them. “No”, we mumble, “No band yet.  More sleep”. They return with a cup of tea and a bacon sandwich. “It’s headlining the Sophie Stage” they whisper.  Shit.  So, we’ve sprung back into life!  We are dusting off our props and may even have a band practice or two. So, if you want to see the most shambolic, unpracticed, unprepared EVIL SCARECROW show ever, then join us!

As the Metal 2 The Masses events going forward, many applicants will be chosen to take part. Over 600 bands have applied to play The New Blood stage.

On Friday, Glouster metal gang Broken Jaw will be taking the New Blood stage.

As well as Liverpool death-metallers Colpocleisis

Birmingham rockers Devilfire…

Irish sludge bunch Grey Stag

Purveyors of ‘true metal’ Hanowar…

Sunday features masked metal mob The Injester (defo check these out if you like something a bit different)…

Classic rockers South Of Salem…

Stoner squad Son Of Boar

Also:  Wired, This is Endless (featuring members of Onslaught/Ted Maul), power metallers Fellowship and Sorceress Of Sin, melodic death metal outfit Frozen In Shadows, southwest metal 5-piece Hybridize, psychological death metallers Strangle Wire, Irish modern metal outfit Words That Burn, black metal sonic terrorists Deitus, and Ghosts Of Atlantis (featuring members of Devilment).

Watch this space for more updates on Bloodstock Festival.

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 ...beer!

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