‘We’re really proud to be called up for Bloodstock duty this year, and even more proud to be opening up the main stage for the festival.’ Says frontman Dale Butler. ‘Everyone who’s seen us live before knows we like to tear it up, so make sure you get up early and join us to kick off one of the biggest weekends of the Metal calendar in style! ’
Offering up a boundary crossing blend of thrash death and power groove metal, the Reading mob are no strangers to the big stage, having slayed both Download and Sonisphere festivals in previous years. With years of touring with some of metals biggest names under their belt, MALEFICE are the perfect band to cut the ribbon on the main stage, and their set Friday morning will kick things off in suitably ferocious glory.
With the main stage now full and the other stages filling fast, the line up for BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012 is nearly complete, but there is one more fantastic announcement to come in the shape of the Jagermeister acoustic stage, details of which will be revealed next week.
Don’t forget you can still vote for five songs from BURN MY EYES for Saturday headliners MACHINE HEAD’s set – go to http://www.facebook.com/Bloodstock to cast yours now.
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012 takes place at Catton Hall August 9th – 12th. Tickets are available from www.bloodstock.uk.com
Line Up So Far:
RONNIE JAMES DIO STAGE
ANVIL – WATAIN – PARADISE LOST – DIMMU BORGIR – HATEBREED – CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – SANCTUARY – GRAND MAGUS – THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – EVILE – NILE – MAYHEM – LOCK UP – SEPULTURA – ICED EARTH – TESTAMENT – CHTHONIC – DIO DISCIPLES – CROWBAR – BENEDICTION – I AM I – MOONSORROW – FREEDOM CALL KOBRA & THE LOTUS – MALEFICE
SOPHIE LANCASTER STAGE in association with Last.FM
ALCEST – ORANGE GOBLIN – ANAAL NATHRAKH
ALCEST – ORANGE GOBLIN – ANAAL NATHRAKH – HEADCHARGER – WINTERFYLLETH DEMONIC RESURRECTION – EASTERN FRONT – ANCIENT ASCENDANT – SIGHT OF EMPTINESS – PRIMITAI – PYTHIA – CRIMES OF PASSION – SATURNIAN BLOODSHOT DAWN – RE-ARMED – GONOREAS – COMMANDER IN CHIEF – RISING DREAM – INFERNAL TENEBRA – NOCTEFERIA – MARIONETTE- FURYON – DERISION – BATALLION – WITCHSORROW – DRIPBACK – SAVAGE MESSIAH – FLAYED DISCIPLE – VIKING SKULL – DEATH VALLEY KNIGHTS – SWEET SAVAGE –
PRITCHARD Vs DAINTON – STEVE HUGHES
NEW BLOOD STAGE
DOOMED – GONE TIL WINTER – HURON – FALLEN FATE – REIGN OF FURY –DREAMCATCHER – REFLECTIONS IN EXILE – INFERNAL CREATION – CAMBION – WARHORSE – MERCILESS FAIL – STORMBORN – TEMPUS FUSION – WRETCHED SOUL – A THOUSAND ENEMIES – SHATTERED SKIES – EXILE THE TRAITOR – KATALEPTIC – KILLER HURTS – KRESPUSKUL – MY WOODEN PILLOW – SCARE TACTICS – WALKING THEO APOLLYON – COSMIC VORTEX OF DOOM – RATHER – AIRSTRYKE – BLYND HAKIN – INCINERY – SA – DA – KO.