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  BLOODSTOCK FRIDAY COMES SPEEDING TOWARDS A CLOSE AS BLIND GUARDIAN AND TESTAMENT PREPARE THE WAY
12th August 2017
Pictures: John Inglis and Will Tudor

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Blind Guardian produced their best UK performance for some years just before nightfall at Bloodstock on Friday evening, just after Chuck Billy had written a new testament on the main stage.

The German epicmeisters won over a packed out main arena with their tales of hobbits, dwarves and men in their first UK festival appearance for eight years and that was never more evident than during 'The Bard's Song - In The Forest', the now traditional Guardian singalong moment.

The German Speed Metal originators packed their set with the very best of their epic Metal eras delighting the Derbyshire crowd who sent Hansi and his colleagues home with a smile.

Earlier in the day Testament, making their third appearance in England in less than a year, drew a sizeable following to Catton Hall and the influential Californians made the dark roots of Derbyshire shake.

Alex Skolnick was on fire tonight and he still is, and probably always be, the perfect foil for the mighty Chuck Billy who totally dominated the main stage. Testament produced one of the best works of their long career in last year's 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' album and the songs work superbly well with their classics.

Lionize were one the big highlights on the Sophie stage today and they most definitely gave second stage headliners Inquisition a run for their money.

The day was always going to belong to Amon Amarth and so it proved as the Vikings brought enough pyrotechnic to light up the whole county. You can see just how impressive Amon Amarth were right here. In the meantime, here's a few of the best shots from the latter part of Saturday, another incredibly good Heavy Metal time at Bloodstock 2017.

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Blind Guardian

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Decapitated

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Testament

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Lionize

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Amon Amarth

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Shrapnel

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Blood Oath

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That was awesome, especially as the weather was sunny...

BLOODSTOCK FRIDAY COMES SPEEDING TOWARDS A CLOSE AS BLIND GUARDIAN AND TESTAMENT PREPARE THE WAY
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MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.



 


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