It has been announced that Industrial legends Godflesh will be headlining the Sunday night on the Sophie Lancaster stage. Frontman and visionary Justin Broadrick comments:
“GODFLESH is thrilled to be playing a very metal UK festival! We don’t get asked to play many, as we’re often viewed as not ‘real’ metal enough, or we’re generally seen as outsiders, which we are, thank you. That doesn’t mean we don’t like to be invited to be a real metal band once in a while and especially in the Derbyshire countryside! Thank you BLOODSTOCK!“
After regrouping in 2010 after an 8 year hiatus, Broadrick’s pioneering outfit delivered A World Lit Only By Fire in October 2014, their first full studio album in 13 years. If you are unfamiliar with them, click HERE to hear a track from the new album, titled New Dark Ages over at their Soundcloud.
British thrash stalwarts, the mighty Onslaught also join the Sophie stage line-up on Sunday. The band are celebrating the 30th Anniversary in 2015 of their debut album, Power From Hell, with a special EP on the cards for release and special anniversary merch available. Check in with them on www.powerfromhell.com for the latest anniversary updates.
Self-appointed ‘caveman battle doom’ 3-piece, Conan crash onto Friday’s Sophie bill. Having recently returned from a string of shows in Australia and mainland Europe, CONAN are prepping for a slot on the Maryland DeathFest this summer, before bringing their unholy wall of sound to Catton Park in August. Go follow them on Facebook to keep up with their latest news at www.facebook.com/conandoom.
Greek southern-tinged heavy rockers, Planet Of Zeus step up for a Sophie stage slot on Saturday. Not familiar? Investigate The Beast Within from their Vigilante album, over at http://ihaveadrum.bandcamp.com/track/the-beast-within.
Finally, London’s blackened doomsters BAST also join the Friday bill. Having dropped their debut album in 2014 and toured extensively off the back of it, a coveted slot at Catton Park is sure to earn them more admirers.