The New Blood stage on Friday sees a brace of additions; Hertfordshire melodic death metal outfit and Luton ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals winner, Countless Skies and Gothenburg, Sweden’s We Are The Catalyst – who also won Delain’s competition with Metal Hammer magazine to win a support slot on the Dutch symphonic rockers’ UK tour.
Joining the New Blood bill on Saturday are Midlands-based prog metallers Martyr De Mona, groove metal outfit and Norwich M2TM winners, Soulborn and self-proclaimed ‘hobo sludge’ gang and Reading’s M2TM winners, Victorian Whore Dogs.
Sunday welcomes London death metallers Skarthia, hard rock funk/schplunk metal men and London final M2TM winners, Wretched Toad and lastly, the winners of the ‘Metal To The Masses’ Hobgoblin online video upload competition, Newcastle groove metal beasts Tombstone Crow.
Over on the Jagermeister Stage on Friday, hard rock four-piece City of Thieves join the fray. On Saturday, the blues-based rockers Pig Iron grab a slot, as well as stoner/sludge squad, Morass of Molasses and straight out of Valhalla, the truest of true cover bands, Hanowar; a bit like Manowar, but…well, you do the math! Lastly for this announcement, Sunday sees horror-metal punksters, The Hell Puppets join the Jager bill. Final additions to all stages will be announced next week.