Saturday, April 20, 2024

Bloodstock add Enslaved, Pro-Pain & Korpiklaani

Bloodstock has shaped up to be a transcendent proceeding! Over the past few months they have announced some great acts: Within Temptation, and Rob Zombie with his full production and Trivium, special guests Opeth and Sabaton, plus Cannibal Corpse, Ihsahn, Sepultura, Orange Goblin, Death Ta, Nuclear Assault, 1349, Dark Angel, Ensiferum, Belphegor, Overkill, Agalloch, and Armored Saint!

Bloodstock have now announced Norwegian, Enslaved! Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson states; “We’ve been to BLOODSTOCK once before in 2009, and not only did we understand then why it has become the most important UK Metal festival – but it has grown to mammoth-proportions since. In sum; what an absolute pleasure and honour to be invited back. We like to think that we too have developed somewhat; having a few new, pretty awesome albums and world tours under our (over-stretched) belts. We can’t wait to come and show the BLOODSTOCK crowd what we’ve been up to.  To quote one of our spiritual beacons; General Melchett: If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.”

Full of extreme thoughtful wonderment is Enslaved’s video for ‘Thoughts Like Hammers’ from record ‘RIITIIR’.

Finland, folk metal six-piece Korpiklaani are set to join the line-up for a UK exclusive appearance. Guitarist Country Cane tells us; “After having great fun and sold out shows ‎with our good friends in Sabaton and TÝR, we are excited to be back in the UK to play Bloodstock in 2015.  We plan to return and get the crowds singing and dancing Korpiklaani style on our next rock n roll adventure”.

Check out the official video for ‘Rauta’, from the 2012 Nuclear Blast-released album, ‘Manala’.

Pro-Pain will also be playing the Main Stage. Formed all the way back in 1991, these guys have a whopping fourteen studio albums to pick the set list from, not least their latest pummeling opus, ‘The Final Revolution’. See the official video for ‘Deathwish’:

Head on over to the Bloodstock Facebook page at: from this Saturday to join in some pre-Christmas fun as the festival launches a 12 Days Of Christmas Competition, giving away all manner of limited and/or signed prizes from BLOODSTOCK bands past and present, every day for twelve days!

Bloodstock’s limited batch of early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from When they’re gone, they’re gone, so grab yours at the discounted price!  Guaranteed delivery before Christmas, so they make great Xmas gifts!


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