BLOODSTOCK Festival and HOBGOBLIN BEER are delighted to announce they’ve found their winning band! The two companies banded together to run an exclusive competition on special Bloodstock-branded Hobgoblin beer bottles to win a slot on the bill at the festival! Online submissions have been rolling in from around the globe, with fans voting for their favourite to bag the coveted spot on the festival line-up and the lucky winners are London’s metal ragers, SKREAMER. Check them out for yourself below. Also, video entries are still online to view at www.wychwood.co.uk. Hertfordshire bruisers SKREAMER emphatically state, “Hobgoblin not only make great beer, but demand quality in anything they are involved in, and boy have they picked a winner with Bloodstock. We are privileged to have been given this slot there, and thank all the team at Bloodstock and the sponsors Hobgoblin for their faith in us!” Metal Hammer magazine also championed the band recently, assuring “..the British ragers meld thrash, groove, death and good ol’ heavy to produce a crushing and anthemic take on modern metal that’s seen them sell out venues at an impressive rate and carve a claim as the brightest prospect in the UK underground.”
The ‘METAL 2 THE MASSES’ road show is also currently in full effect, with the first batch of unsigned winners ready to be announced as additions to the festival line-up. The competitive club gigs have already happened in Kent, East Anglia, Reading, Bedfordshire and London, as well as an international date in Norway, and the tour continues Thursday (4th July) in Manchester and onward round the country until the beginning of August. So the competition isn’t over yet!
Winning acts so far include Hertfordshire’s melodic metallers SECOND RATE ANGELS, extreme/death outfit NEON HALO from Kent, cross-genre riffers NOCTURNA, Norwegian metalheads SHOEL AFTERLIFE, London groove metallers ONE FOR SORROW, Reading’s BLACK EMERALD, Norfolk heavyweights ERIDIUM, and Bedfordshire rockers SCAR CITY.
BLOODSTOCK weekend tickets are on sale now, priced £125 (plus booking fee) for a weekend pass with camping. VIP ticket packages and upgrades are also available. Look up all the info on BLOODSTOCK 2013 so far, plus all kinds of cool coverage from 2012’s event over at www.bloodstock.uk.com or www.facebook.com/bloodstock.
BLOODSTOCK takes place at Catton Park in Derbyshire on 8-11th Aug 2013 and features SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, KING DIAMOND, ANTHRAX, DEVILDRIVER, GOJIRA, AVANTASIA, EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, WHITECHAPEL, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, GAMA BOMB and many more.
For travel options to the festival, including details of coaches from all over the country with Big Green Coach, the GoCarShare scheme, and shuttles from local train stations, visit: http://www.bloodstock.