Bloodstock Festival 2018 adds new bands with under 100 days to go
Bloodstock 2018 is looking to be the biggest yet, with tickets moving fast and set to sell out again in advance. The countdown is now on, with just 93 days to go!
The remaining Friday/Saturday/Sunday slots on the Ronnie James Dio main stage and Sophie Lancaster second stage rack up as follows. Thursday’s bill, the Jagermeister stage bill and of course the New Blood stage bill are all yet to come.
Adding some doomy melodeath to proceedings, Nailed To Obscurity land an early main stage slot on Saturday. Curious about this German five-piece? Listen to the song ‘Protean’ from their King Delusion album, released last year by Apostasy Records.
Everyone knows Sweden does metal well, and these guys are no exception. Prog metallers, Evergrey, grab themselves a main stage spot on Sunday morning. They’ve ten albums of material under their belts, but get up to speed with their latest collection, The Storm Within. The song features guest vocals from none other than Floor Jansen of Bloodstock’s Sunday headliners, Nightwish!
Brit crew Monument have the honour of opening the main stage on Sunday. On a mission to bring back classic British heavy metal - citing influences like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Sabbath, Saxon, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, and Led Zeppelin - it’s no wonder Roar Records picked up these London headbangers.
Welsh death metallers Sodomized Cadaver play the Sophie Lancaster stage on Friday. Last seen at Bloodstock on the Jagermeister stage in 2016, we’re delighted to welcome these old school metal heads back in a bigger slot.
Making their Bloodstock debut on Friday at the Sophie Lancaster stage are South Africa’s Deity’s Muse. Bringing their unique blend of alt-rock, metal, and prog all the way from Johannesburg, these guys are an absolute juggernaut live. Vocalist Wayne tells us,
"I nearly choked on my coffee the morning we found out that we're included in this year's gargantuan BLOODSTOCK line up. To say that we're excited about the opportunity is a gross understatement. We can't wait to share our music with the BOA festival goers in August. This is literally a dream come true for us four weirdo South Africans. We're salivating at the prospect!"
Limb earn a Saturday slot on the Sophie stage. If you like your classic rock served up with a side of stoner doom, these guys could be your new favourite band. They enthuse:
“We can't believe what a great honour it is to be asked to play this amazing festival! Our label mates Vodun & Black Moth have both played incredible sets on the Sophie stage and now we get our chance to join them in stamping our name into the amazing Bloodstock story. We’re ready to make some ungodly noise for you all!”
Also playing the Sophie stage on Saturday are apocalyptic doomsters With The Dead. Formed by ex-Napalm Death/Cathedral and Electric Wizard/Serpentine Path members, you may just recognise the unmistakable vocals of Lee Dorrian. Might we suggest, one not to be missed!
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