With the main Ronnie James Dio stage filling up with a host of exclusive appearances from some of Metal's mightiest megastars, including Dimmu Borgir, Paradise Lost, The Black Dahlia Murder, Hatebreed, Nile and many more, Bloodstock Open Air reveals four more names for it's second stage.
Coming back to where it all began, British Thrashers Evile return to Bloodstock to deliver a high energy neck-breaking thrash feast. Guitarist Old Drake comments: "It was great to wake up to the confirmation of our appearance at the one and only Bloodstock Festival. With the release of our 'Five Serpent's Teeth' album we dedicated the track 'Centurion' to the festival, and for them to have us back with a great slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage, it's bound to be a show to remember. We may just even have a special, first time live-airing, of the previously mentioned track for the BOA masses. Come along for your Evile fix! Long live Bloodstock!"
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Making their UK festival debut, Gothenburg's Marionette will help get the party started on the Thursday night on the Sophie stage. With their roots in melodic death Metal, last year's 'Nerve' album saw the band evolve into something truly unique, combining industrial laced Metal with stunning soundscapes, earning them rave reviews across the board.
"Our sights are firmly set on the UK following our recent run there with Dead By April, 'Slay The UK' tour in May and our upcoming appearance at Bloodstock Open Air in August." Says guitarist and mainman Aron Parmerud. "BOA is a festival we have heard great things about from fans and bands we have toured with and we look forward to tearing up the East Midlands again!"
They are joined by Brighton rockers Furyon, who's recently released 'Gravitas' album is currently earning them praise and adoration across the world of rock. Iconic riffs, jaw dropping solos and one of the tightest rhythm sections this country has ever produced, the Sophie stage is in for a treat.
The band checked in to say: "Furyon are delighted to be booked for the immense Bloodstock for our second year and are proud to be able to contribute to the Sophie Lancaster stage and foundation."
They are joined by UK Metal mongers Derision, who will deliver a furious set of 80s inspired thrash bound to go down a storm at the UK's most Metal festival.
At only £115 for a four day ticket with camping included, Bloodstock offers incredible value for money and more exclusive appearances than any other festival. With headline sets from Behemoth, Alice Cooper, plus a very very special mystery headliner - to be revealed at 6pm on the 6th June - comedy, fairground rides and a genuine real ale bar, there is no better place for the British Metalhead this summer.
Bloodstock Open Air takes place at Catton Hall August 9th - 12th. Get your tikets now by clicking here.
Line Up So Far:
RONNIE JAMES DIO STAGE
ALICE COOPER - MYSTERY HEADLINER REVEALED 6/6/6pm - BEHEMOTH
ANVIL – WATAIN - PARADISE LOST - DIMMU BORGIR - HATEBREED - CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - SANCTUARY - GRAND MAGUS - THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER - DEICIDE - NILE – MAYHEM – LOCK UP – SEPULTURA – ICED EARTH - TESTAMENT - CHTHONIC - DIO DISCIPLES
SOPHIE LANCASTER STAGE in association with Last.FM
ALCEST - ORANGE GOBLIN - ANAAL NATHRAKH
PYTHIA - EVILE - MARIONETTE - FURYON - DEMONIC RESURRECTION – HEADCHARGER – WINTERFYLLETH – ANCIENT ASCENDANT - EASTERN FRONT - PRIMITAI - CRIMES OF PASSION - DERISION
Bloodstock Open Air 2012 takes place at Catton Hall August 9th to 12th and you can get your tickets by clicking here.
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