Bloodstock festival has reveal another six bands joining the event, hailing from not just the UK, but also Spain, Finland, and Egypt. Additionally, the annual Metal 2 The Masses finals, which seek out the best new metal talent across the country and beyond, kick off this coming weekend. Headlined by Sabaton, Parkway Drive and Scorpions, BOA 2019 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 8th - 11th August.
Appearing on the Sophie Lancaster stage on Sunday are Anglo-Finnish tech progsters Wheel. Expect to hear some tracks from their recently released debut album ‘Moving Backwards’, including their latest single ‘Where The Pieces Lie’.
Joining them are Preston old school thrashers Solitary, recently reunited with guitarist Gaz Harrop after an eighteen year gap and celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2019.
Spanish thrash beasts Vioblast are set to melt faces on Sunday’s Sophie stage, shredding tracks from latest album ‘Theater Of Despair’.
Adding to Sunday’s Sophie mayhem are Egyptian blackened death metal outfit, Crescent, who released latest album ‘The Order Of Amenti’ via Listenable Records.
Finnish metal squad, Blood Red Hourglass also grab a Sunday slot on the Sophie stage. The band are readying the release of their 4th studio album, ‘Godsend’ for 31st May.
Finally, joining the Sophie Lancaster stage bill on Saturday are British prog instrumentalists, The Parallex Method. The band have previously graced the stage at Bloodstock, as well as held slots at had Download and Hard Rock Hell.
Bloodstock's renowned Metal 2 The Masses scheme meanwhile, is now reaching its finals stage for 2019. Events are listed in full below, where as well as supporting local talent, you also stand a chance of winning a pair of weekend tickets by taking a cool photo at one of the events and posting it to your social media of choice (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) using the hashtags #M2TMFinals2019 and #BloodstockFestival, Entrants need to ensure their post is set to public .
Sat 27 Apr - COVENTRY The Empire
Fri 03 May - GLASGOW Ivory Blacks
Sat 04 May - SHEFFIELD The Mulberry Tavern
Fri 17 May - BELFAST Voodoo
Sat 18 May - DUBLIN Fibber Magees
Thu 23 May - NORWICH Brickmakers
Fri 24 May - OXFORD Wheatsheaf
Sat 25 May - MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms
Sat 25 May - LEICESTER The Dryden
Fri 31 May - HITCHIN Club 85
Fri 31 May - STOKE Underground
Sat 01 Jun - WOLVERHAMPTON KK’s Steel Mill
Sat 01 Jun - BURNLEY Sanctuary
Fri 07 Jun - BOURNEMOUTH The Anvil
Fri 07 Jun - WREXHAM Memorial Hall
Sat 08 Jun - CARDIFF Fuel Rock Club
Sat 15 Jun - POLAND Miejsce Rude Boy Club
Sat 15 Jun - NORWAY Oslo Rock In
Fri 21 Jun - LEEDS Wharf Chambers
Sat 22 Jun - MERSEYSIDE Liverpool EBGB’s
Sat 22 Jun - NOTTINGHAM The Maze
Sat 22 Jun - NEWCASTLE Trillians
Sun 23 Jun - MANCHESTER Rebellion
Fri 28 Jun - ESSEX Colchester The Soundhouse
Sat 29 Jun - NORTHANTS Northampton Black Prince
Sun 30 Jun - BRIGHTON Green Door Store
Fri 05 Jul - CHELTENHAM Frog & Fiddle
Sat 06 Jul - BRISTOL The Exchange
Sat 06 Jul - LONDON Nambucca
Sun 07 Jul - BIRMINGHAM Hammer & The Anvil
Sat 13 Jul - SOMERSET Bridgewater Town Hall
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). Day tickets will go on sale in limited quantities in June. Sign up for a reminder email here.
Bloodstock 2019 is set to feature Anthrax, Dimmu Borgir, Children of Bodom, Code Orange, Soilwork, Cradle of Filth, Metal Church, Soulfly, Death Angel, Dee Snider, Queensryche, and many more.
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