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8th January 2013


Wipe away those 'back to reality' January blues with a great deal from those nice folks at Bloodstock Festival! They've organised a deposit scheme to help you spread the burden of paying for your 2013 weekend ticket.

Now you can secure your festival wristband for three incremental payments of around forty quid. Much more manageable than forking out a lump sum after you've spent all your cash on Christmas presents and New Year booze!!

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Festival go-ers will have a 3-month window (from 7th Jan until 1st March) to subscribe to the scheme, with the initial payment being taken on the day they sign up. The deal breaks down as follows:

1st payment - £39.25 (+ booking fee) required at sign up.
2nd payment - £46 - debited from your account on 31st March.
3rd payment – £39.75 (+ postage) - debited from your account on 30th April.

Payments will be debited by bank transfer automatically on the designated day(s), so the purchaser doesn't have to worry about accidentally missing a payment date. For full details on how to sign up, click here.

With headliners, Slayer, Lamb Of God and King Diamond, plus Devildriver, Municipal Waste, Anthrax, Accept, and more and a host of other bands still yet to be announced, Bloodstock is shaping up to be the Metal fest of the year.

Also need an easy way of getting to the site next year? Big Green Coach are the official and exclusive coach travel partner to Bloodstock Festival. Their drivers can take you, your mates, and your camping gear direct to the festival grounds! Choose from 26 locations direct to the heart of Bloodstock, from the very reasonable rate of £34:

Birkenhead, Bournemouth, Bridgend, Bristol, Cardiff, Carlisle, Chester, Glasgow, Goucester, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Newport, Oxford, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, Stockport, Sunderland, Swansea, Warrington and Worcester. To guarantee your return seat, go to

Bloodstock tickets are on sale now, priced at £125 (plus booking fee) for a weekend pass with camping. VIP ticket packages and upgrades are also now available. Look up all the info on Bloodstock 2013 so far, plus check out all kinds of awesome coverage from 2012s festival over at

Bloodstock takes place at Catton Park in Derbyshire on 8-11th Aug 2013.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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