While everyone’s talking about Christmas approaching, BLOODSTOCK’s sights are firmly fixed on next August! And what better way to roll into the festive season than to announce three more crackin’ bands for 2015’s premier heavy metal event.
Thrash legends OVERKILL are set to grace the Ronnie James Dio stage. With the band’s latest album, ‘White Devil Armory’ still hot on the racks, the band’s frontman Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth tells us; “We are loading the BIG guns and setting sail for the UK this summer! Be warned! The island is in danger, it’s a White Devil Army….Lets make BLOODSTOCK 2015 a bloodbath!”
While you’re picking up your BLOODSTOCK tickets online, check out the video for ‘Armory’ from the current album here:
Folk metal Finns, ENSIFERUM also join the party. Having recently wrapped recording on brand new album, ‘One Man Army’, set for release on 23rd February, the band are looking forward to an action packed year in 2015. If you didn’t catch them at BLOODSTOCK in 2010, this live clip of ‘From Afar’ from that performance ought to whet your appetite. The band state, “It feels really awesome to return to mighty Bloodstock again! There are so many great memories from previous years and now it’s time to make bunch of new ones. This gig will be really special because we head to Bloodstock with brilliant set of golden oldies and nutcracking metal anthems from our new album! So see you all there! Mosh till you drop!”
Austrian blackened death metal overlords, BELPHEGOR make a return to Catton Park in 2015. Their latest opus was critically lauded by the global metal media, with the ever-hard-to-please Metal Sucks confirming that “‘Conjuring The Dead’…just sounds fucking evil. It’s that rarest of gems that can equally satiate black metal and death metal devotees.” Frontman/guitarist and founder Helmuth Lehner comments “BELPHEGOR returns to the ingenious BLOODSTOCK Open Air! We will play at the main stage and promote our latest offering ‘Conjuring The Dead’. BELPHEGOR will bring you the most intense ritual possible. Join the pit and prepare for Diabolical Death Metal chaos.”
What are you waiting for? Check out the official video for the album’s title track here:
An ever-diminishing, now-very-limited number of early bird weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) click here. These traditionally sell out by the first week in December and when they’re gone, they’re gone, so grab yours at the discounted price now! They’re guaranteed delivery before Christmas, so make great Xmas gifts! Campervan pitches are also available and these also move quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.
Bands already announced for 2015 are Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL and ARMORED SAINT. Yet more bands, including Friday’s headliner and special guests will be announced soon!
BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2015. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com.