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Final Announcement For Bloodstock Open Air

With three weeks to go til the metal hoards descend on Catton Park for a weekend of heavy merriment, BLOODSTOCK is pleased to reveal the final bands for this year and some extracurricular entertainment!

 

Joining the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday are hotly tipped five-piece VENOM PRISON (pictured) (www.facebook.com/venomprison). The Welsh death metallers romped home with the Best New Band gong at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards last month.  Check out their latest video ‘Perpetrator Emasculation’, taken from their Prosthetic Records debut, ‘Animus’ – https://youtu.be/7I5vy2luGhQ.

 

Regrettably, we’ve two switches as MANTAR have had to withdraw from their slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage on Saturday, but the very capable RED RUM (www.facebook.com/redrummetal) will fill their boots.  Hailing from the Saxon county of Notts, don’t miss this folk-metal collection of cut-throat pirates, epic Vikings, and bloodthirsty warriors! Discover ‘Booze & Glory’ at: https://youtu.be/ZJPLOzGZvWg.  Also due to circumstances beyond our control, SCARAB will no longer be able to appear, so UK thrash heroes, XENTRIX (www.facebook.com/xentrixmetal) will make a welcome return debuting their new singer (who they met at BLOODSTOCK last year) and step into their Saturday evening Sophie Stage spot.

 

BLOODSTOCK can also now announce the final batch of bands from this year’s Metal 2 The Masses competition.  Performing on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage Friday will be Hitchin victors RAZE THE VOID (www.facebook.com/RazeTheVoid) with their brand of prog meets melo-death, Oxford metal champions K-LACURA (www.facebook.com/klacura), and tech riffers EMBODIMENT (www.facebook.com/embodimentofficial) who won in Bristol. Saturday welcomes Yorkshire metalheads HOOFKNUCKLE (www.facebook.com/hoofKnuckle), who took first prize in Selby, and Lincs tog dogs HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN (www.facebook.com/hundredyearoldman). Rounding things out on Sunday are Northants hard rockers SWITCHBLADE CITY (www.facebook.com/SwitchBladeCityUK), London tech progsters SENTIENCE (www.facebook.com/SentienceUK), Birmingham alternative prog victors NETHERHALL (www.facebook.com/NetherhallUK), and electro rockers SEETHING AKIRA (www.facebook.com/seethingakira), who grabbed the top spot in Bournemouth. Also joining the fun on Sunday are Hobgoblin upload winners, BATTALIONS (www.facebook.com/BattalionsSludge), bringing the sludge and grind from their hometown of Hull.

 

BLOODSTOCK has also managed to squeeze one more band on to the Jagermeister stage on Sunday.  If you like old school thrash, be sure to head over to catch Kettering headbangers UNITRA (www.facebook.com/unitraband).

 

Not sure where to visit first or maybe it’s your first trip to BLOODSTOCK?  Download the BLOODSTOCK app to view this year’s site map or visit www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/event-info for the map and a wealth of other useful info!

 

Each night after the bands finish on the Sophie stage, there’s plenty of entertainment happening with DJs playing your favourite rock and metal tracks into the early hours.  There’ll also be lots of fire as we welcome the return of the PYROHEX ladies on all three nights, and back by popular demand on Friday night is METAL KARAOKE.

 

If you happened to snap up VIP Serpents Lair tickets, there’s a number of exclusive sets for you in the VIP bar.  Friday we welcome everyone’s favourite Star Wars-themed outfit, DARTH ELVIS & THE IMPERIALS (www.facebook.com/darthelvis/), Saturday sees slots from UK stoner rockers STEAK (www.facebook.com/steakuk) and doom/punk/blues duo, NOISEPICKER (www.facebook.com/noisepickernoisepicker/), while Sunday will feature classic rock & metal covers squad, BLACK SHOT ROSE (www.facebook.com/BlackShotRose).

 

Planning your travel to BLOODSTOCK?  Need a ride or driving there and want cash for your empty seats?  BLOODSTOCK have teamed up with GOCARSHARE!  Register where you’re travelling to/from, or your route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch!  GOCARSHARE is integrated with Facebook, so you can check out your possible travel buddies and they encourage travellers to post feedback.  Plus you might even win a pair of tickets for next year!  For full details, head over to http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.  Prefer to come by coach?  BIG GREEN COACH have 21 departure cities directly to BLOODSTOCK in 2017, from all over the UK.  They’ll bring you, all your camping gear and beer supplies, and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds.  Visit http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel. For more travel info, look at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/travel-info.

 

Already announced for 2017 are our three headliners AMON AMARTH, GHOST, and MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, FALLUJAH, HAVOK, MACABRE, INQUISITION, DEVILMENT, SCARAB, WINTERSUN, ONI, DENDERA, KROH, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, PUPPY, FOREVER STILL, THE ONE HUNDRED, BOSSK, WINTERFYLLETH, LIONIZE, BLIND HAZE, ARTHEMIS and many more.  For the full list, visit http://www.bloodstock.uk.com!  Visit BLOODSTOCK’s social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest news!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Pick up weekend or day tickets at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. Bring your mates or the whole family – if they’re under 4 years old, they can come for free!

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Arch Enemy Announce “The World Is Yours”

Although, I didn’t know that they were the ones to tell people that. Sweet! Thanks guys!

ARCH ENEMY have risen once again and are ready to accelerate at full force as they unleash the masterful new single, “The World Is Yours”, taken from their forthcoming album, “Will To Power”, due out on September 8 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS worldwide.

Mastermind Michael Amott comments, “We’ve been hard at work on the new album for a while now and we’re proud to present the first taste of new Arch Enemy music in over three years with our new single and video, ‘The World Is Yours’! This was the first song I wrote for the upcoming ‘Will To Power’ album and Daniel (Erlandsson, drums) helped me arrange and finish it up. One of many songs we co-wrote and co-produced this time around. We had a blast recording together with the full band in the south of Sweden and then mixing with Jens Bogren, who did a superb mix and mastering – in my opinion even surpassing the epic sound on our previous record, ‘War Eternal’. People that have heard this song in particular are saying it’s got the classic anthemic Arch Enemy vibe going on, and I think they might be right about that… Looking forward to playing it live on stage later this summer!”

Directed by Patric Ullaeus, the massive debut track can be heard and seen here: https://youtu.be/lk2-bgwA0Ro

The World Is Yours” will be offered as an instant download with all digital pre-orders and is also available on all streaming platforms.

You can find all physical and digital formats here: http://willtopower.centurymedia.com

“Will To Power” promises to be the ultimate statement of heavy metal supremacy and will mark the first album the band have recorded with their current line-up — ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ (Vocals), MICHAEL AMOTT (Guitars), JEFF LOOMIS (Guitars), SHARLEE D’ANGELO (Bass), and DANIEL ERLANDSSON (Drums). The album was co-produced by AMOTT and ERLANDSSON, while being mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren.

Following the immense critical acclaim from their anthem-laden triumph of 2014, “War Eternal”, ARCH ENEMY will continue to bring their thunderous live performances to fans worldwide on the “Will To Power 2017 International Tour” this fall, followed by a busy summer making appearances across the European festival market. The first leg of the tour will stretch across Eastern Europe from September 15 to October 11 with direct support from Jinjer. Further dates across Europe and North America are soon to be revealed. See below for a full listing of upcoming shows!

ARCH ENEMY live:

Summer festivals 2017

15.07.2017 Gefle Metal Festival, Gavle, Sweden

04.08.2017 Rock Pod Kamenom Festival, Snina, Slovakia

05.08.2017 Ostrave v Plamenech, Ostrava, Czech Republic

07.08.2017 Festival Di Majano, Majano, Itlay

08.08.2017 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria

10.08.2017 Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain

11.08.2017 Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal

12.08.2017 Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

13.08.2017 Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-On-Trent, UK

“Will To Power Tour 2017” w/ special guest Jinjer

15.09.2017 Music Hall, Innsbruck, Austria

16.09.2017 Posthof, Linz, Austria

17.09.2017 Cvetlicarna, Ljubljana, Slovenia

18.09.2017 Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia

20.09.2017 Quantic Club Open Air Stage, Bucharest, Romania

21.09.2017 Universiada Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria

22.09.2017 Piraeus 117 Academy, Athens, Greece

23.09.2017 Principal Club Theater Thessaloniki, Greece

25.09.2017 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia

26.09.2017 Progresja, Warsaw, Poland

27.09.2017 Loftas, Vilnius, Lithuania

29.09.2017 Melna Piektdiena, Riga, Latvia

30.09.2017 Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia

01.10.2017 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland

03.10.2017 Re:Public, Minsk, Belarus *

04.10.2017 Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia *

06.10.2017 Otdyh, Novosibirsk, Russia *

08.10.2017 Tele Club, Yekaterinburg, Russia *

10.10.2017 Yotaspace, Moscow, Russia *

11.10.2017 Zvezda, Samara, Russia *

*without Jinjer

Tickets for all shows are available here: www.archenemy.net

Fort Fest Cancelled!? 

It is with great regret that the organisers of Fort Fest have had to cancel the 2017 event. 


Despite the strong line up featuring Pulled Apart By HorsesRolo TomassiToploaderFort Hope,Normandie and many more, the three-day festival as Scald End Farm in Bedfordshire will not be taking place on 4-6 August due to low ticket sales.

Jon Hewitt said on behalf of organisers The Fort Records: “We are deeply saddened that we have had to cancel Fort Fest. After a very promising start last year, ticket sales have been extremely disappointing and there was no prospect of us being able to deliver the festival that we had planned or that everyone involved deserves. We would like to apologise to everyone who has bought tickets and to the bands and traders that supported Fort Fest.  Full refunds will, of course, be forthcoming this week.”

All ticket holders will be refunded with the next seven days.