Brit death metallers, Vallenfyre step into a main stage slot on Saturday. The band recently tore up the stage on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise in Florida, so they’ll breeze through a set on dry land for sure!
Progressive tech metal group, Brutai are set for a Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday. The hotly tipped band are set to release their debut album this summer, so be sure to catch ‘em on the Sophie stage to hear the new material.
Also joining Friday’s Sophie bill are female-fronted Dutch metallers The Charm The Fury. The band’s new album, due Autumn 2016, is said to be influenced by Pantera and Slipknot. No strangers to the Euro festival circuit, here’s hoping for a taste of the new tunes at Bloodstock!
Extreme tech beasts, Meta-Stasis also join Friday’s Sophie ranks. Following the band’s recent tour of India that saw them play to festival crowds of 25,000, Meta-Stasis are back in the studio working on their third album. The masked Anon describes it as “throwing out the rule book, cutting edge, boundary redefining electronic death metal”.
Bloodstock will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016.
On the run-up to the big show, the Metal 2 The Masses competitions are getting close to next month’s finals. The organisers of the Wolves Final have just made a special announcement – the competitors will be joined by stalwarts XVII. They’re last year’s winners and went on to tear apart the Hobgoblin stage in 2015.
Since then they have been making a name for themselves as heavyweights on the unsigned scene travelling around the UK promoting the release of their 2015 EP From The Ashes most recently the band have been seen supporting Sylosis & Decapitated in Birmingham.
A quote from XVII on being asked to play the competition:
Winning this competition last year is something we shall never forget, so to be given the opportunity to play as special guests at this years final is something we are very excited about!
The Wolves M2TM Final will take place on Friday 20th May at The Slade Rooms. They have Slaughter Horse, Husk – UK Metal & RoninMusicUk plus two more excellent acts competing for coveted slot at Bloodstock Open Air 2016.
Wolves M2TM is sponsored by TBFM Network, Very Metal Art, FATangel Management, Robannas Studios, SmashMouth Metal, Pmt Birmingham,Giffard Gig Guide, The Giffard Arms, Mayhem Promotions, Bearded Monkey Promotions, Heavy Harlequin & Schattenrand.
Check out XVII playing at last year’s festival below.