Sunday’s special guest on the Ronnie James Dio main stage will be AT THE GATES. The Swedish melodeath overlords are hard at work on the follow-up album to 2014’s ‘At War With Reality’ which is set for release on 18th May via Century Media. Check out their latest studio report from drummer Adrian Erlandsson’s bellow;
Cruising into a Saturday night special guest slot on the Sophie stage are seminal New Orleans thrash pioneers, EXHORDER. Arguably the creators of the original sound that Pantera honed and took to the masses when we learned the band had reformed, we *had* to bring them to BLOODSTOCK! Check out their classic 1990 debut studio album, ‘Slaughter In The Vatican’ here.
Las Vegas sludge metal beasts, WEIGHT OF THE TIDE land a Sophie stage slot. The band released a second album, ‘All Told’ via Undergroove Records late last year. Check out a taster of that release via the video for ‘The Architect’ below:
California death metal outfit, SANGRE also join the Sophie stage bill. Not familiar with SANGRE? Then get a taster over at their Bandcamp page here.
If you haven’t grabbed your ticket yet and are a little broke after the Christmas shenanigans, BLOODSTOCK’s payment plan helps ease any ‘lump sum’ shock by breaking your ticket payment into five smaller, more manageable amounts. Sign up in the ticket store any time before 28th Feb for an initial deposit of just £36. Thereafter, four additional instalments of £29 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 1st June and 2nd July respectively. Find out full details or sign up over at this location.
If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for a day ticket reminder email as day tickets do not go on sale until June. Register your day ticket interest here.
If you like a good podcast, BLOODSTOCK Radio has returned for the 2018 season! Listen in to Squatter chatting all things BLOODSTOCK at www.BloodstockRadio.com or look up the show via iTunes or Podcast Addict to get a regular lowdown.
With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday’s bil toppers, NIGHTWISH already announced, as well as EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, VOLA and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.
Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Heat 2 will be taking place this weekend (Sat, 27th) in Dublin’s Fibber Magees. Click on the graphic below for more details.