Bloodstock issue a Halloween Treat


Happy Halloween!  BLOODSTOCK has just announced four more bands for 2019, guaranteed to make next year’s best metal weekender howlingly spooktacular.

Uncompromising hardcore punk squad CODE ORANGE make their BLOODSTOCK debut on Saturday on the Ronnie James Dio main stage. The band’s Jami Morgan said: “We’ve been wanting to play Bloodstock for years and are excited to bring the hurt back to the UK!”

The creative nonconformists recently dropped a surprise EP, The Hurt Will Go On, following a UK tour with BLOODSTOCK alumni, Trivium. Meanwhile have a listen to ‘The Hunt’, featuring Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.

At Halloween, the appropriately named SKELETONWITCH join the Saturday bill on the main stage.  Having released their sixth studio album, Devouring Radiant Light back in July, the Ohio-based band have just been on the road opening for System of A Down in the US.

ROTTING CHRIST headline the Sophie Lancaster stage on opening night, Thursday. Greece’s blackened death metal overlords are working on the follow-up to 2016’s Rituals album for release via Season Of Mist this winter.

Mainman Sakis said: “Metal brothers and sisters!  We can proudly announce that we are returning to one of the best, most dedicated festivals around for our precious scene.  We look forward to seeing you all with a brand new setlist on Thursday night, headlining the Sophie Lancaster Stage at BLOODSTOCK!  Until then…Keep the spirit alive!”

In the meantime, check out the previously unreleased ‘I Will Not Serve’ taken from Their Greatest Spells best of collection that landed earlier this year.

ELUVEITIE also make a return to BLOODSTOCK, stepping into a Sophie stage headline slot on Sunday.  Last seen at Catton Park back in 2008, the Swiss folk metallers are currently preparing to share a special 10th anniversary edition of their classic second album Slania on 16th November via Nuclear Blast.

These four bands join the previously announced Friday night headliner, SABATON, Sunday’s bill toppers SCORPIONS, together with CHILDREN OF BODOM, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE and HYPOCRISY on the Catton Park stages next August.  Stay tuned for more bands to be announced soon!

  • BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.  Get additional information over at