Bloodstock kicks off 2020 with 7 more bands inc Hatebreed, Bury Tomorrow, & Sylosis
|What better than some line-up news from Bloodstock, to banish your January blues and help pass the time to payday. As we boldly go into 2020, here are seven more bands to whet your appetite for the UK’s best metal weekender. |
Bloodstock is delighted to announce that Sunday’s headliner on the Sophie Lancaster stage will be none other than Connecticut bruisers Hatebreed. Jamey Jasta & crew certainly know how to get a pit going and are sure to round out the weekend in pulverising fashion. The group spent the latter part of 2019 working on new music for the follow-up to their crushing 2016 album The Concrete Confessional and are promising a new album via Nuclear Blast in the spring While you’re waiting, warm up your neck with this 2016 banger, ‘Looking Down The Barrel Of Today’, here.
Performing at Bloodstock for the very first time, are Bury Tomorrow. The British metalheads release new album Cannibal via Music For Nations in April, so you have ‘til August to learn the new songs to bang your head to! Get started with its title track here. They said, “We're really excited! Bloodstock are known for showcasing the best bands in the genre, so we're genuinely honoured to be involved in 2020, see you in August!" The group will be appearing on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Saturday, promoting the previously announced Paradise Lost with their ‘Draconian Times’ set to special guests that day.
Also landing a spot on the main stage on Saturday, are home-grown, heavy metal beasts Sylosis, last sett foot on Bloodstock’s hallowed ground way back in 2010. The Nuclear Blast signed group drop their long-awaited new album Cycle Of Suffering next month. Wrap your eyes and ears around the lead track ‘I Sever’ here (and if that’s not enough, head over to their Facebook for another new track they debuted just last week).
Joining them, Bloodstock welcomes Portland, Oregon thrashers TToxic Holocaust. After a six-year wait, patient fans were rewarded with new album Primal Future: 2019 last October, with the band’s frontman Grind recording all the instruments on it harking back to their early days. Watch the lyric video for ‘Chemical Warfare’ from that album here.
Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage on Saturday, don’t miss the return of atmospheric black metal squad Winterfylleth. While they’ve been working on new material, in September they released live CD/DVD The Siege Of Mercia, for which the DVD footage was filmed at Bloodstock in 2017. They add, “We have been fortunate enough to have been asked back to perform at the festival on a number of occasions since our early days, and it has always felt like ‘coming home’ when we do.” See the video for ’The Swart Raven (Live At Bloodstock) here.
Californian deathgrind merchants Exhumed will also appear on Sophie Lancaster stage this year. Formed way back in 1990, the band now have eight albums under their belt to choose the setlist from! Watch the video for the song ‘Naked, Screaming, And Covered In Blood’ from their latest Relapse Records album Horror here. The song title is not a suggestion of how to watch their set.
Last but certainly not least, Californian three-piece Necrot will be bringing their blend of death metal/punk to the Sophie stage. The group closed out 2019 on a 6-week tour of the USA with Exhumed. Not familiar with Necrot yet? Courtesy of record label Tankcrimes, you can play their latest album ‘Blood Offerings’ in its entirety here.
Bloodstock 2020 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 6th - 9th August 2020. For more info and ticket packages head over to the official site.