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3rd March 2017


German thrash legends Kreator are to play Bloodstock’s main stage this Summer as Saturday special guests.

Vocalist/guitarist Mille Petrozza declares: "We are happy to finally return to Bloodstock. Kreator will give you the full treatment this time. WE SHALL KILL!"

The band released their fourteenth studio album, 'Gods Of Violence' (read all about it right here) in January via Nuclear Blast. Here's the video for the title track.

Flint firebrands King 810 have also been added to the Ronnie James Dio main stage on the Saturday in a UK festival exclusive, so this will be your only chance to catch the band on these shores this summer. Their genre-busting album, 'La Petite Mort (Or A Conversation With God)' was hugely lauded upon release last year and you can check out their visceral video for 'Alpha & Omega' right here.

This happened in Flint this week...

Black Metal marauders Inquisition will headline the Sophie Lancaster stage on Friday. The duo of Dagon and Incubus released their seventh album, 'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith' via Season Of Mist last August and you can listen to 'Wings Of Anu' from that right here.

And finally, for now, King Parrot fly in from their Aussie homeland for a Sophie stage slot. The self-dubbed "grindin', thrashin', punk wrecking machine" are on the road in support of their Phil Anselmo-produced disc, 'Dead Set' and here's their 2012 video for 'Shit On The Liver'. It was a finalist in the Australian Music Video Awards and has racked up nearly half a million YouTube views.

'The Beast Of Bloodstock' is Bloodstock's very own ale brewed by The Boot Beer microbrewery in Repton, Derbyshire and it scooped the Gold Award in the CAMRA East Midlands Champion Beer of Britain 'Strong Ale' category. At 6.66% alcohol it is a hefty beast but has a luscious, dark chocolate and caramel character and you'll find it at Bloodtsock 2017 which takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th to 13th August 2017.

Already announced for 2017 are Friday's headliners Amon Amarth, Sunday headliner Megadeth plus Arch Enemy, Blind Guardian, Hatebreed, Testament, Obituary, Brujeria, Whitechapel, Municipal Waste, Possessed, Hell, Chelsea Grin and Decapitated plus more with many more are still to be announced.

Standard weekend camping tickets are on sale at £139 here (+ booking fee), plus increasingly limited VIP packages/upgrades and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than 'on the day' purchase). Children's weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4's go free right here.

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monsters of rock

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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