Joining the main stage bill are the newly renamed, Entombed A.D.
After having to change their name from just ‘Entombed’, LG Petrov and his fellow band members are once again ready to let the music do the talking after a year of internal struggles. As the new album, Back to the Front will be released on Century Media on 4th August, Bloodstock will be the first place you can hear the new material and see the refreshed band in the UK this summer!
Frontman, LG Petrov proclaims:
“England! Long time no see!! And what better way is there than to come to play at Bloodstock Festival in August! We are looking forward to meeting all you headbangers again!“
Added to the bill on Thursday’s Party Night in the SOPHIE Tent, Trad Metallers Monument will be tearing up the stage, and bringing their own brand of theatrical madness and extreme metal are former ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ winners, Gethika. Bringing an international flavour to the Sunday are Brazil’s very own Death/Thrash Metallers Krow.
Let’s be right about this. Most of us (apart from the odd knucklehead on the forums) have pretty wide tastes, so if you’re in the mood for something a little different, 16-yr old Blues star in the making Aaron Keylock, will be performing in the SOPHIE Tent on the Sunday.
It’s not just the SOPHIE and RJD Stages that are getting in on the new announcement action. The Jagermeister Stage bill is being bolstered by six killer bands. Grab yourself a Jagerbomb or two and cock your ears to Undersmile and King Creature on Friday, plus Massive Wagons and a special acoustic set from Orphaned Land on Saturday. If you’re still up for it on Sunday, be sure to catch Rabid Bitch Of The North and The Heretic Order.
Supporting new bands is at the heart of Bloodstock’s ethos and the Hobgoblin New Blood stage gives a platform to showcase grass-roots acts. You don’t necessarily need a big record deal to have a shot at playing the fest. Some acts are picked from CD submissions and some via the much lauded Metal 2 The Masses tour which rolls through local clubs and venues throughout May and June. This year’s tour is the biggest to date and the best bands are chosen from each event to land a spot at Bloodstock.
Impressing the powers that be with their CD submissions, the New Blood stage welcomes No Sin Evades His Gaze on Friday, Born Of The Jackal on Saturday, and Today The Sun Dies (let’s hope it doesn’t!) on Sunday. The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ Plymouth heat winner Warcrab join the bill on Saturday, and Sunday welcomes the Channel Islands’ victor, Byzanthian Neckbeard and the Dublin’s heat champions, Psykosis.