Friday’s line up will now include extreme prog metal Aussies, Ne Obliviscaris for their long awaited debut on UK soil. The band proclaim:
UK, here we come! 2015 is the year we are finally going to reach your shores and we couldn’t be more excited to announce that it will be as part of the enormous BLOODSTOCK festival. We’re looking forward to playing alongside many of the best and biggest heavy acts from across the world!
Get a taste for them in this clip from their Australian tour in November, shown below.
Also joining Friday’s fray are the London based group Silas, who describe themselves as a “fusion of genres”. Curious? Head over to the official website for the full lowdown.
Saturday’s bill sees two bands who’ve jetted in from Indonesia, a hotbed of metal and one of the planet’s most burgeoning heavy music scenes. Burgerkill and Jasad are two of the country’s biggest metal acts, even counting the country’s metal-loving prime minister, Joko Widodo among their fans. Check out the video for Burgerkill’s “House of Greed” and then take their Indonesian heavy metal language lesson with Metal Hammer. To learn more about JASAD, visit their Facebook page. Also joining Saturday’s Sophie bill are Mancunian metallers, Pist, already flagged up as a Terrorizer ‘Band of the Day’ around the release of their Riffology EP. If you’re into stuff like Orange Goblin, Red Fang & Kyuss, you’ll appreciate the Pist sound.
Sunday’s line-up sees a very special solo set from ex-Evile shredsman, Ol Drake to accompany his upcoming solo album, Old Rake which is out in June via Earache. Ol comments:
I’m very excited to be returning to Bloodstock in a musical capacity. The weekend is fully booked off work (I was going anyway) and we’re rehearsing right now. It’ll be a very special show, so don’t miss it. I’ll no doubt be having my fair share of drinks and Jagermeister afterwards and no doubt be returning to work feeling buzzed yet terrible. This is probably the only show I’ll be doing to promote the album. Hope to see you there!
The album’s lead track, “Guitarists Playing Guitars” features the likes of Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), James Murphy (Death/Testament/Obituary), Josh Middleton (Sylosis) and Mike Heller (Fear Factory, on drums). Check it out now on Spotify. Sunday also sees the return to Catton Park of South Wales metallers, Triaxis, who release their third album Zero Hour on May 18th via Rocksector Records. Listen to first single “Victorious” and delve deeper on their web site.