Like an early Christmas present making it’s way into Santa’s bulging sack, a new band announcement has arrived from those wonderful people at Bloodstock HQ. Three more bands have been added to the bill, one of which we at The Wyrd Ways Rock Show are most excited about…
Hailing from the frozen wilds of Finland, Folk Metal six-piece (and perennial Wyrd Ways Rock Show favourites!) Korpiklaani are set to join the fray in 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”.
Feast your eyes and ears on the official video for Rauta, from Manala, below. The band have been taking their special blend of Folk and Metal all over the world since the release of their eighth album, performing as far afield as China and South America! Also while you’re at it, cast your mind back to 2010 when Korpiklaani’s mosh pit was bigger and wilder than Cannibal Corpse‘s…
Norwegian extremists Enslaved are added to Bloodstock’s Ronnie James Dio Stage in August. With a new album due in March 2015 via Nuclear Blast, expect to be blasted with some brand new tunes. 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.”
While you ponder the awesomeness of that Blackadder reference and how much you love Enslaved, check out the video for Thoughts Like Hammers from RIITIIR here:
New York hardcore stalwarts, Pro-Pain will also be decimating the Ronnie James Dio 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 pummelling opus, The Final Revolution. See the official video for Deathwish from that release here: