Tuesday 28 January 2014

The Sludgelord News : Bloodstock Latest

BLOODSTOCK is slowly becoming the best festival for the discerning metal head and in 2014 they have outdone themselves again, now adding their three headline acts for the Sophie Lancaster Big Top stage.  

Friday’s Sophie stage headliners are Greek extreme metal overlords ROTTING CHRIST previously reviewed on the blog last year and making Richard Maw's year end list of 2013.  ROTTING CHRIST are one of the pioneering black metal bands, forming back in ‘87 and going on to create their own unique signature, setting them apart from their peers. The band will touring Japan and Thailand in early 2014, and are no doubt looking forward to headlining the Sophie stage at BLOODSTOCK, commenting “Proudly on the roster of one of Bloodiest festivals around! It will be an honour to perform for our English Metal brothers. Until then… KEEP THE TRUE METAL SPIRIT ALIVE!”  Their eleventh album, ‘Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού’ is out now via Season of Mist and you can read our review here. A taster of their live show from Hellfest ‘13; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGOjO8VqTGE.  Not a band to be missed!  Delve for more info at: www.rotting-christ.com.

Next up is Swedish metalheads SISTER SIN, led by frontwoman Liv Jagrell, who will close out the Sophie stage on Saturday.  The Gothenburg based band will no doubt be blasting out songs from their best-selling third album, ‘Now And Forever’, which debuted on the Swedish album charts at #6, and have been honing their live chops touring with road dogs Motorhead, Otep, and Arch Enemy, among others.  Get a load of ‘End of the Line’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KGbF8Hp_-Y.  Investigate further at: www.sistersin.com.

Sunday’s Sophie headliners are the reunited classic NWOBHM shredders, SATAN. Their latest album ‘Life Sentence’ is out now via Listenable Records, a mere  26 years since their last release!  Metal Hammer recently described it as, “A bolt straight out of the NWOBHM’s glorious heyday, this is all galloping melodies, ripping riffage, and enough fist-pumping moments to make Manowar look like My Dying Bride. A sensational return and a serious shout for best straight-up heavy metal album of 2013.” Find out for yourself over at: www.satanmusic.com.

For a taster of what to expect from this years festivities, here is a brand new video trailer for BLOODSTOCK 2014, pick up your tickets and get excited about what’s in store!! You can watch it at: http://youtu.be/xukFwVTNkZc

In summation, BLOODSTOCK 2014 is quite possibly set to be  the biggest and best one yet, with tickets selling out in record time and weekend tickets flying out the door!  Sludgelord approved DOWN  are the Friday Night  headliners.  I trust you need no introduction. Joining them to head up Saturday night are black metal legends, EMPEROR and closing out proceedings on Sunday are MEGADETH.  Also announced so far are AMON AMARTH, OBITUARY, CROWBAR, HATEBREED, LACUNA COIL, CARCASS, PRONG, CHILDREN OF BODOM, SAXON, DECAPITATED, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, PRIMORDIAL and EVIL SCARECROW.  More bands and exciting updates will continue over coming weeks. 

For those of you interested in attending one of the metal calenders events of the year, tickets are available now priced £130 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass with camping.  VIP tickets and upgrades are also now available, as well as the very popular ticket deposit scheme, which helps make a ticket purchase a bit more manageable, breaking the payment over three months.  Look up all the ticket options over at  bloodstock.seetickets.com.

BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 7th-10th August 2014.  Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com

Source :Cosa Nostra PR / Kirsten Sprinks