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Daryl Soar, John Oakley, Mark Taylor
Photos by Sean Cameron
metal talk
14th August 2016


Sunday: 10.00am

Last night was one we will never forget. We don't remember much of it but we'll never forget it.

We smell sausages, an early morning beer and lots of Heavy Metal so come back in ten minutes because then we'll be totally ready for a monstrous day of true loudness!

What's for Sunday dinner?




Sunday: 11.20am


We'd like to wish our good friend Pete Way all the very best for a speedy recovery. Pete had a heart attack a few days ago and is recovering at the moment. We'll have full details on the whole situation soon but in the meantime, please take heed of this.

Pete has lived a life of excess and we're not talking out of turn here because he would be the first to tell you that. He snorted enough coke to knock out a herd of elephants, drank enough booze to sink the Titanic and soaked up an inquantifiable amount of other substances, some of which we cannot even pronounce. And that was just in one night, every night.

Pete went "clean" a few years ago and his situation should serve as a warning to others.

Giving up booze and drugs is highly damaging to your health and you don't need no doctor, doctor to confirm that. Lemmy was advised by his medics in the 90s never to give up amphetamine as his nervous system would collapse under the strain, Jerry Garcia went clean after getting married and died nine months later and there are many other casualties of clean that we could mention.

Be warned - giving up drugs and booze can be seriously damaging to your health!

Just say "yes" - loudly and proudly.

We're going round Pete's house when we get back from Bloodstock with a big bottle of booze and a bag of coke to help him get better. Hang on in there Pete. We love you man and we're rooting for you all the way.

Please feel free to post a goodwill message to Pete in our comments box below and we'll make sure he gets it.


Sunday: 1.00pm

Chronicles are playing the Newblood Stage at 5.15pm. Paul Gore, who has easily the most Heavy Metal surname at Bloodstock right now, let out a big yawn so we asked him if he was bored.

"No. We got here on Thursday and we just haven't stopped until right now. We're trying to clear our heads before we go on stage."

We suggested more beer but Bane, half of Chronicles' vocal department said: "Inside my head is like a fry-up and not a veggie one. We had a great night last night - I woke up not covered in sick so that makes it a successful night. The bloke who empties the portaloos gave Paul a good sorting out as well."

We're not going any further with that, except to say that Bane interrupted a conversation about Bloodstock's Strongest Man, which is going on near the Sophie Stage right now, to say: "I've fucked bigger blokes in prison than those."

Go see the most dangerous band at Bloodstock this Sunday at 5.15pm.

Here's some photos from yesterday. Our photographer, Sean, is suffering from Metal fatigue so we just threw him into Heart Of A Coward's circle pit so he can get with the programme. He'll be back soon. Hopefully...

The Charm And The Fury

Rotting Christ

Kill II This

Stuck Mojo

Paradise Lost


Sunday: 2.00pm

Sean managed to clamber out of Heart Of A Cowards circle pit and the bruising should start to heal in a few days. So because he's a great bloke, hard worker and excellent photographer, we gave him five minutes off as a reward. But it was on condition that he went to the RAM Gallery to take some photos and as expected, he really came up with the puppies plums!

Hold on.... what's that sound? Its quite heavenly... Bloody Hell! Its Metal Allegiance playing 'Heaven And Hell' on the Main Stage. We've got to see this so we're outta here. Back in a bit...

Heart Of A Coward

Remember me now...

Another beer is what I need...

Mastodon last night. Fucking killer!


Sunday: 3.00pm

A big hairy Scottish Heavy Metal bloke just walked into the press tent and we were utterly delighted to see our big mate Johnny Parr from Attica Rage who play at 8.15 tonight, in-between Anthrax and Slayer.

We asked Johnny how many times he had had sex today and he just shrugged his shoulders and shaped his fingers into a circle.

So interview over, we sent him to the bar to get us some more beer.

Dirty King singer Mike the Geordie is even bigger and hairier so we asked him how dirty his band gets?: "The aim of our music is to make you want to shower for at least a week."

And with that we went to see Satyricon on the Main Stage.


Sunday: 6.30pm

Last weekend at Wacken, Steel Panther said something very bad about Dragonforce and you can see what it was right here.

So we asked Dragonforce singer Marc Hudson whether he thinks DF guitar wizard Herman Li could beat Steel Panther singer Michael Starr in a fight? Marc asked whether Starr was tough and when we informed him that he is a pussy, Marc replied: "Of course. Herman does Jujutsu."

So let's get this on. Krusher Joule as referee, in a car park just off the M25. We'll let you know when Steel Panther respond to this but we have an inkling they won't fancy it.

Dragonforce were superb on the Main Stage this afternoon, as were Metal Allegiance. There was no Mike Portnoy as he is in Belgium with Twisted Sister tonight but MAs interchangeable line-up sounded excellent today. Watching 'Heaven And Hell' in the sunshine was a real treat.

The scariest man at Bloodstock this weekend is probably Frost from Norwegian Black Metallers Satyricon so when he marched over to our desk and demanded to be in our rolling report we agreed, sat him down, poured him a nice cup of tea and asked him, after a brilliant performance this afternoon, whether he thinks Black Metal works on a sunny Sunday afternoon in an English field?

"Wherever we play we raise the spirit. We have a conquering attitude and we don't let circumstance dictate what happens. Our spirit dictates what happens, whether it's a big festival in the sun or a small room in the dark, we bring the darkness."

So we asked Frost whether Satyricon can go blacker than black?: "There is a proper dark element and we can feel it. Either you have it or you don't."

Satyricon have been working on a new album which is slated for a January release. Frost added: "It's very inspired and diverse, more so than anything we have done so far."

And with that, Frost finished his cup of tea and left. And the sky turned black and churches all over England bolted their doors, barricaded themselves in and covered the walls with pages from the Bible.

We've got a serious backlog of photos going on here, probably because the Editor disappeared for a couple of hours to chat with his mates, Ross from Pythia, Henry from Breed 77 and Ben from Orange Goblin. And he smelled of beer when he eventually came back!

Here's a few to keep you going for now. One more update today and then a few more words about Bloodstock when we get back to the office tomorrow. Anthrax are on very soon, then it's Pythia and Attica Rage in a clash of the titans and then Slayer. We'll grab a few words with Tom or Kerry later on so check back for that. In the meantime, it's your round and ours is a large one!

Bass of spades...

What's that hairy old hippie doing on the Main Stage?

Don't mess with that man on the right!

Blacker than black!


Sunday: 9.30pm

All good things must come to an end and this is the last live update we are doing from Bloodstock 2016 as it's nearly time to pack up and go home now. Slayer are on the Main Stage at the moment and are absolutely burning it and sounding phenomenal.

The clash of the titans that we mentioned before was brilliant and one of the best things we saw this weekend was the return to form of Pythia. They were absolutely superb on the Sophie Stage today with Sophie Dorman looking like she's about to come into her own. The playing was powerful and the vocals clear and precise. The Pythian Army are on the march again and that is great news for British Metal.

Attica Rage warmed up the crowd nicely for Slayer with a cutting set of numbers both old and new and they've definitely gained some new fans today and they deserve it after a really hot performance.

We tried to get hold of Johnny Parr after the gig but he'd left quickly to go and have sex for the first time today.

We've got gaps to fill in as there are still bands that we haven't yet mentioned, conversations that we haven't yet typed up and a sackful of photos still to upload. We'll be tackling all that tomorrow so look out for our Bloodstock 2016 round-up article coming very soon.

In the meantime, keep rocking it hard and don't forget - we are MetalTalk and we publish rock n' roll!

Hold on - did we say at the start of this update, "pack up and go home"? That was a typo. We're going to party until the sun rises as Krusher is doing a late DJ set in The Serpent's Lair and things could get messy.

Krusher. Late. They will get messy...

Slayer. Still playing as we write...

Motley Brew. For those about to drink tea, we salute you...

Metal Allegiance, Main Stage this afternoon...


Keep checking this page regularly as we will be updating it every couple of hours with all the very latest from Sunday at Bloodstock 2016.

Click here for the lowdown on what went on yesterday. Well, the parts that are suitable for public consumption... and click here and be entertained by Twisted Sister's most excellent performance on Friday night.


10.45 - 11.25 Ghost Bath
11.45 - 12.25 Heart Of A Coward
12.45 - 13.25 Unearth
13.45 - 14.30 Metal Allegiance
14.50 - 15.50 Satyricon
16.20 - 17.05 Dragonforce
17.40 - 18.40 Symphony X
19.15 - 20.15 Anthrax
21.00 - 22.30 Slayer

11.00 - 11.30 Desert Storm
11.50 - 12.20 Sanguine
12.40 - 13.10 Krysthia
13.30 - 14.00 Divine Chaos
14.20 - 15.00 Witchsorrow
15.20 - 16.00 Derange
16.25 - 17.05 Whispered
17.30 - 18.10 Vektor
18.40 - 19.25 Memoriam
20.00 - 21.00 Pythia
21.15 - 22.00 Guest DJ Anna Dumpe
22.40 - 23.55 Goatwhore
00.00 - 02.00 Pyrohex & 4 Djota
02.00 – 03.00 Background Music

10.30 - 11.00 Visions Of Disfigurement
11.15 - 11.45 Pteroglyph
12.00 - 12.30 Kahtet
12.45 - 13.15 Far From History
13.30 - 14.00 I Saw The World Burn
14.15 - 14.45 Art Of Deception (NOR)
15.00 - 15.30 Rabid Bitch Of The North
15.45 - 16.15 Firebomb
16.30 - 17.00 The John Doe's Burial
17.15 - 17.45 Chronicles
18.00 - 18.30 Valous
18.45 - 19.15 Footprints In The Custard
19.30 - 20.00 Gutlocker
20.15 - 21.15 Andrew O'Neil "History Of Metal"

13.30 - 13.55 Jukebox Monkey
14.40 - 15.05 Outright Resistance
15.50 - 16.20 Aklash
17.05 - 17.35 Sodomized Cadaver
18.40 - 19.15 Dirty King
20.15 - 20.55 Attica Rage

12.00 - 14.30 Bloodstock's Strongest Man
14.30 - 15.30 Battle Of The Nations
15.30 - 17.00 Bloodstock's Strongest Man
20.00 - 21.00 Battle Of The Nations


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