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The Moshville Times

Bloodstock gifts metal for Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and Bloodstock’s true love is metal of all kinds! With that in mind, Bloodstock’s got six more bands lined up for a hot date at Catton Park this summer.

Cancer Bats land a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Saturday! Hot enough to melt the snow, perhaps you already caught one of their blistering UK shows in the last couple weeks? The Canadian hardcore squad recently released their critically acclaimed sixth studio album, The Spark That Moves via Bat Skull Records. Check out their brand new video for “Inside Out“. The band commented:

Yeah! Muthafucking Bloodstock! Many hails to our dark lord Lucifer for allowing us to grace the stage on this truly metal day! We’re stoked to rip this fucker with all our UK brothers and sisters! Let’s do this!

Bloodstock’s pleased to declare that Norway’s Taake are set to headline Saturday night on the Sophie Lancaster stage. The Bergen-based band’s most recent release, Kong Vinter was released in 2017, but get a visual taste of Taake with the video for “Nordbundet“, taken from their 2011 opus, Noregs Vaapen.

Brit crew Raging Speedhorn will be joining us from Corby on Friday, as special guests on the Sophie Lancaster stage. Following on from their 20th anniversary show in London last year, you can now grab a 100% official bootleg via Undergroove. Brush up on your Speedhorn history on their Facebook.

Birmingham metalheads SHVPES jet off to the US on tour next month, but will be back in plenty of time to take up a spot on Saturday’s Sophie bill. Not familiar with these guys? Have a listen to “Afterlife” from their Spinefarm-released latest album Greater Than or “Rain” featuring guest vocals from Trivium’s Matt Heafy here.

Generation Kill are also added to the Sophie stage line-up on Saturday. Fronted by former Exodus frontman, Rob Dukes, Generation Kill have been hard at work on a brand new record, which includes a guest solo from Slayer/Exodus axeman Gary Holt. Here’s hoping it’s out before Bloodstock! The band debuted new song “The Rat King” during a recent radio interview – take a listen here (the song starts at 6:30).

Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses 2014 alumni, Resin join the Sophie stage gang on Sunday. The Leicester based post-grunge rockers released their The Cycle of Need album in mid-2018. If you haven’t come across Resin before, treat your eyes and ears to the video for “Burn“.

The clock’s ticking on Bloodstock’s very popular ticket payment plan, where you can spread the cost of your standard weekend ticket over 5 affordable instalments! You’ve got just over two weeks left to sign-up, as subscription cuts off on 28th Feb! Your first payment of just £36 (initial instalment of £29, plus £7 booking fee) is due at sign up – then four further instalments of £29 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 3rd June, and 2nd July respectively. Please note, VIP tickets are not available on the deposit scheme.

The final allocation of VIP tickets, plus Podpads, Luxpads, Bellepads and Octopads are now on sale, plus a limited number of VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased a standard ticket). For full details click here. Standard weekend tickets are also in the ticket store, priced £145 (+ fees), snap yours up before they’re gone!

Bloodstock have also announced their new Fanshare scheme, replacing their previous E-Team programme. Fans can win a wealth of prizes including 2019 and 2020 festival tickets, just for helping spread the word of Bloodstock online! Participants are given a unique link to share with friends and on other social sites to encourage people to buy tickets via their link. For every ticket sold via click-through on their unique link, they get points – and everyone knows, points make prizes! Please note that you cannot post your unique link via Bloodstock’s own socials or you will be disqualified.

There’s a range of big and small prizes up for grabs, from BOA goody bags, t-shirts, and hoodies, Upgrade Hospitality passes giving access to VIP Hospitality bar (but not VIP campsite. You must already have a standard weekend ticket to qualify for this prize), Standard 2019 weekend camping tickets, standard 2020 weekend camping tickets, VIP weekend 2019 camping tickets, Upgrades to VIP 2019 weekend camping tickets (again, you must already have a standard weekend ticket), pairs of Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2019 day tickets and 2 lucky winners (plus a guest each) get to watch a band from side stage over the course of the weekend (must have a weekend ticket). Join in the fun by clicking here for full details or to sign up!

Friday night’s headliner Sabaton, Saturday’s top dogs Parkway Drive and Sunday’s bill toppers Scorpions join the following on the Catton Park stages this August:

  • Anthrax
  • Dimmu Borgir
  • Children of Bodom
  • Code Orange
  • Powerwolf
  • Soilwork
  • Cradle of Filth
  • Thy Art is Murder
  • Tesseract
  • Metal Church
  • Soulfly
  • Death Angel
  • Dee Snider
  • Queensryche
  • Eluveitie
  • Swallows the Sun
  • Evil Scarecrow
  • Ross the Boss
  • Grand Magus
  • Rotting Christ
  • Incite
  • Hypocrisy

With nearly 90 bands still to be announced, stay tuned for more band news soon!

You can also subscribe to the Bloodstock e-mailout to get band and news announcements as they happen! Click here sign up.

Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.

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