Reformed Seattle Thrash heroes Sanctuary will make their first UK appearance in over 20 years at Blodstock next summer.
Featuring frontman Warrel Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard, Sanctuary rose to fame in the late 80s after releasing their debut album 'Refuge Denied', produced by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine. Two years after releasing their second album, 'The Mirror Black', the four piece disbanded, with Dane and Sheppard going on to form Nevermore
But now Sanctuary are back, and after a massive hiatus, are ready to return to the UK for their only show of 2012. Says Frontman Warrel Dane: "Really psyched to play Bloodstock 2012. It's the band's first time back in the UK in over 20 years and we are honored to be invited to one of the greatest summer festivals in the world. We can't wait to thrash it up with our fans! See you in August 2012."
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Joining them with be Michigan Metallers The Black Dahlia Murder and Swedish metal merchants Grand Magus.
The Black Dahlia Murder has crammed quite a bit into its 10 years together - five albums, three EPs and a DVD (2009s 'Majesty'). The face-melting Detroit quintet has made a career out of being unpredictable - unhinged, unclassifiable and unrepentant, all in the best possible ways, expect a fiercely vicious barrage of brutal modern Metal at their Bloodstock debut.
Says frontman Trevor Strnad: "We are excited to bring our brand of drunken mayhem to Bloodstock in 2012!!! Prepare for the most epic circle pit of your mortal lives!!!"
Grand Magus bring their familiar trademark sound for their only UK festival appearance of 2012, melding traditional riffs and melodies that rock in the same league as Judas Priest and Dio. With lead singer JB's distinctive, unique voice and monster riffs, backed by a rhythm section that lends new meaning to the word heavy, Grand Magus exclusive return to Bloodstock Open Air will be a most welcome one.
Bloodstock Open Air 2012 takes place at Catton Hall August 9th to 12th and you can get your tickets by clicking here
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012, 9th - 12th AUGUST 2012
Line Up So Far:
RONNIE JAMES DIO STAGE
ALICE COOPER - ANVIL - WATAIN - PARADISE LOST - DIMMU BORGIR - HATEBREED - CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - SANCTUARY - GRAND MAGUS - THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
SOPHIE LANCASTER STAGE
ORANGE GOBLIN - ANAAL NATHRAKH
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