No one says, “HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY MOTHER FUCKERS!!!” quite like Bloodstock, who’ve announced five more bands to their already interstellar line-up. Remember, you’re never alone if you have metal in your heart.
Toronto punks Cancer Bats are enforcing the Ronnie James Dio stage, which shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise. Along with releasing one of 2018’s more outstanding records, their recent run of shows throughout the UK is proof that they’re more than capable of raising Bloodstock to the ground. If you’re going to be anywhere on the Saturday of Bloodstock, be sure to be there. You’ve been warned, folks!
Headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage on Saturday night are Norway’s TAAKE. Proper grim black metal with a thunderous punch is all you need to know. These guys were born to play Bloodstock. If you fancy taking a gander, check out their latest album, 2017’s Kong Vinter. If thatdon’t get you feeling all lovey dovey today, then, err – let’s face it – you’re probably quite normal.
Raging Speedhorn will be popping in as guests on the same line-up and stage on Saturday as well as SHVPES who are on a roll after releasing their sophomore album Greater Than last year.
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Finally, 2014 ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ champs Resin will also take to the Sophie stage on Sunday for some post-grungy carnage. Check out their album The Cycle Of Need; proper banger that!
These guys are joining a much talked about line-up that includes headliners Sabaton, Parkway Drive and Scorpians, who are supported by the likes of Anthrax, Dimmu Borgir, Children Of Bodom, Code Orange, Powerwolf, Soilwork, Cradle Of Filth, Thy Art Is Murder, Tesseract, Metal Church, Soulfly, Death Angel, Dee Snider, Queensryche, Eluveitie, Swallow The Sun, Evil Scarecrow, Ross The Boss, Grand Magus, Rotting Christ, Incite, and Hypocrisy on the Catton Park stages this August.
So, go ahead, light a few candles, open a bottle of wine and slip into a nice, warm bubbly bubble bath as you whirlpool to the death-ening sounds of whatever Bloodstock band you’re pumped to go and see this year. Just make sure to wash that last bit of corpse paint from behind your ears. Gets us every time, that!
For more info go to www.bloodstock.uk.com.