The UK’s best Metal festival have announced ten more bands for the bill at Catton Hall this summer. Here’s the rundown:
DEVILMENT, featuring the unmistakable vocals of Dani Filth, will be prowling the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday. The band released a statement:
“Obviously the band are really looking forward to playing the festival, and as a English band it will definitely be an honour to play the main stage on what is tantamount to the best British festival out there. Hopefully festival goers will come and check DEVILMENT out, we intend on putting on quite a raucous heavy metal spectacle!”
Thursday’s headliner over on the Sophie Lancaster stage will be Helsinki’s own BATTLE BEAST (a personal favourite over here at WWRS HQ – you’ve probably noticed they get a lot of play on the show).
Bassist Eero comments:
“We’re psyched to be taking on BLOODSTOCK for the first time. We had a great time playing in the UK this Spring, and it’s really neat to be returning there so soon. Looking forward to seeing all our friends again soon!”
Metal 2 The Masses also makes it’s presence felt on the Friday as the New Blood Stage welcomes Coventry winners DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, who combine hardcore vocals with power melodies and modern metalheads MERITHIAN, who took top prize in the Swindon heat.
Also brutalizing Friday are Brighton’s death metal victors ENSLAVEMENT , influenced by classics like Suffocation, Immolation, and Devourment.
Sunday sees Slovenian doomsters (who made their debut on The Wyrd Ways Rock Show back in 2014 on show CCLXXV as part of Shock Of The New – good to see Bloodstock catching up! – Ed) MIST roll in, as part of the band exchange with MetalDays. Originally all-female, the group builds on the legacy of acts like Black Sabbath, Candlemass and Pentagram.
HEATHEN DEITY join Sunday from the Midlands. Get into their esoteric lore and absolute blackness via ‘Gut The Church’:
Last but not least, Melodic Death Metallers SHROUDED also join Sunday’s bill, having clinched first place in Belfast’s final.