Slayer’s Gary Holt has joined super group Metal Allegiance on stage for a two song run at Bloodstock 2016. The Exodus founder took to the stage with the New York based band on the final day of the festival (Sunday 14th August), which has been taking place from 11 – 14 August at Catton Park in Derbyshire.
Holt - who is due to appear with headliners Slayer later tonight - joined the outfit who feature Testament's Alex Skolnick on guitar and Death Angel’s Mark Oseguda on vocals, for a run through Motörhead’s ‘Iron Fist’, and Accept’s ‘Fast As A Shark’.
Introducing the guitarist, Oseguda also took the opportunity to pay tribute to fallen Motörhead band leader Lemmy Kilmister, lamenting the loss of the icon before the outfit broke into a frenetic version of 1982 anthem ‘Iron Fist’.
Staying on for an airing of proto-thrash classic ‘Fast As A Shark’, Holt rounded out the Metal Allegiance line up, which also featured Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. Benante, who famously auditioned for the Big Four pioneers by playing the Accept classic, is also pulling double duty at Bloodstock, with Anthrax due to perform just ahead of headliners Slayer on Sunday night (14th August).
Benante’s appearance comes in place of usual sticksman Mike Portnoy, who is currently on tour with Friday night (11th August) Bloodstock headliners Twisted Sister.
Now in its twelfth year, Bloodstock Open Air is one of the U.K.'s most popular metal events. Acts appearing over the weekend include progressive metal leviathans Mastodon who closed Saturday night (13th August), and Fear Factory, Corrosion of Conformity, Paradise Lost and Diamond Head, who all featured across the festival’s multiple stages.
Stay tuned for eonmusic's full coverage of Bloodstock 2016, including interviews with Fear Factory, Paradise Lost, Metal Allegiance and more in the coming weeks.