In a UK exclusive, DIMMU BORGIR are among four more outstanding acts added to the 2019 Bloodstock bill. The Norwegian black metal legends will be special guests on Sunday, returning to Catton Park for the first time in eight years. The group released their tenth studio album, Eonian via Nuclear Blast in May. Check out the video for ‘Council Of Wolves And Snakes’ from that opus right here.

Saturday’s special guest on the Ronnie James Dio main stage will be none other than US thrash titans, ANTHRAX. The band are set to start work on a new studio album in 2019, so maybe we’ll get to hear something new at BOA19! In the meantime, check out a live version of their classic ‘Madhouse’, taken from their recent live DVD release, Kings Among Scotland.

Adding to the main stage fun on Saturday, are Australian deathcore beasts THY ART IS MURDER. While the band have four albums, including their most recent, Dear Desolation to familiarise yourself with. Homegrown British act TESSERACT, who have been traversing Europe with Between The Buried And Me, bring their blend of djent and progressive metal to Catton Park on Friday.

These four bands join the previously announced Friday night headliner, SABATON, Sunday’s bill toppers SCORPIONS, together with CHILDREN OF BODOM, CODE ORANGE, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, METAL CHURCH, DEATH ANGEL, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, EVIL SCARECROW, ROSS THE BOSS, GRAND MAGUS, ROTTING CHRIST and HYPOCRISY on the Catton Park stages next August.

Look out for more bands to be announced in the New Year!

Standard weekend tickets are only available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £132 for four days of metal fun) until 15th December, so pick up yours while you can here.

BLOODSTOCK’s first wave of 2019 Serpents Lair VIP tickets and campervan passes are both now SOLD OUT! A second wave of VIP, including Deluxe packages (Luxpads, Bellepads, Podpads, etc) and a limited amount of VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased standard weekend tickets) will become available on Monday 17 December at 9am. For full details click here.

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And finally check out the official Bloodstock 2018 trailer!