BLOODSTOCK has just reveal another six bands joining the fray at Catton Park this summer, hailing from not just the UK, but also Spain, Finland, and Egypt! The Metal 2 The Masses finals kick off soon too, so make plans to support your local event detailed below and you might even get to win a pair of weekend tickets for just taking a photo!
Appearing on the Sophie Lancaster stage on Sunday are Anglo-Finnish tech progsters WHEEL. Expect to hear some tracks from their recently released debut album Moving Backwards, including perhaps, their latest single ‘Where The Pieces Lie’ – above.
Joining Wheel are Preston old school thrash crew SOLITARY recently reunited with guitarist Gaz Harrop after an 18-year gap and celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. You can pick up their most recent album, The Diseased Heart Of Society here but first listen to ‘Wait’ from that LP.
Spanish thrash beasts VIOLBLAST are set to melt faces on Sunday’s Sophie stage, shredding tracks from latest album Theater Of Despair, which they’ve kindly added to YouTube in full. So check them out!
Adding to Sunday’s Sophie Stage mayhem are Egyptian blackened death metal outfit, CRESCENT, who released latest album The Order Of Amenti via Listenable Records. Investigate ‘Beyond The Path Of Amenti’ and see if this is what your Sunday at Bloodstock needs.
Finnish metal squad, BLOODRED HOURGLASS also grab a Sunday slot on the Sophie stage. The band are readying the release of their fourth studio album, Godsend for 31 May. While you may be priming your ears for new music at Bloodstock, check out ‘Quiet Complaint’, the opening track from their 2017 album, Heal.
Joining the Sophie Lancaster stage bill on Saturday are British prog instrumentalists, THE PARALLAX METHOD. You may have caught the band live before, as they’ve graced the stage at a previous Bloodstock, as well as slots at Download and Hard Rock Hell. Check out their video for ‘You Gotta Be Squiddin’ Me’.
Bloodstock is very proud to support the grassroots scene and its renowned Metal 2 The Masses scheme is now reaching its Finals stage for 2019! Events are listed in full here, so support your local scene and watch one of your local bands win a slot at BLOODSTOCK in August.
You also stand a chance of winning a pair of weekend tickets by taking a cool photo at one of the events and posting it to your social media of choice using the hashtags #M2TMFinals2019 and #BloodstockFestival, remember to ensure your post is set to public.
At the end of the Finals tour, a favourite photo from each social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) will be chosen and that winner will receive a pair of weekend tickets to Bloodstock – so feel free to enter on more than one social media platform if you so wish to maximise your chances!
- Local M2TM Finals
Sat 27 Apr – COVENTRY The Empire
Fri 24 May – OXFORD Wheatsheaf
Sat 25 May – LEICESTER The Dryden
Sat 01 Jun – WOLVERHAMPTON KK’s Steel Mill
Sat 22 Jun – NOTTINGHAM The Maze
Sat 29 Jun – NORTHANTS Northampton Black Prince
Fri 05 Jul – CHELTENHAM Frog & Fiddle
Sun 07 Jul – BIRMINGHAM Hammer & The Anvil
The last 150 VIP tickets, including limited Podpads, Bellepads, and Octopads are available, plus limited remaining VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased a standard ticket). Luxpads are already SOLD OUT! For full details click here. Standard weekend tickets are also in the ticket store, priced £145 (+ fees), snap yours up here. Day tickets will go on sale in limited quantities on 28th June. Sign up for a reminder email here.
Friday night’s headliner SABATON, Saturday’s top dogs PARKWAY DRIVE and Sunday’s bill toppers SCORPIONS, join ANTHRAX, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CODE ORANGE, POWERWOLF, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, THY ART IS MURDER, TESSERACT, METAL CHURCH, SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, SWALLOW THE SUN, EVIL SCARECROW, ROSS THE BOSS, GRAND MAGUS, ROTTING CHRIST, ABORTED, SKELETAL REMAINS, ALL HAIL THE YETI, INCITE, HYPOCRISY and many more on the Catton Park stages this August.
With more bands to come, stay tuned for even more artists to be announced soon!
- For Bloodstock ticket, travel and lineup latest click here.