Black Ink Sun: STRAIGHT UP HEAVY METAL
For fans of: Lamb Of God. Black Ink Sun is definitely one of the more approachable bands of Bloodstock ’16.
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Bearfist: GROOVE, HARDCORE
For fans of: Down, Corrosion of Conformity, Pantera. Bearfist will punch you repeatedly in the gut with it’s groove laden guns.
Ten Ton Slug: SLUDGE/GROOVE METAL
Sounds like: A giant, slimy slug slowly dragging itself through the wastelands of a deserted planet as the sole survivor. It has no intention of giving up for it devourers anything that lays ahead of it and leaves behind a trail of ooze. Ten Ton Slug draws influences from Electric Wizard, Crowbar, Sleep and Down and is one of the two winners of Dublin’s Metal2TheMasses battle.
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Sounds like: An oxymoron. How could you possible draw from two opposing genres and make it work? Heriot lays the foundation of their sound with Hardcore’s characteristic consecutive and repetitive pulse, build a wall with Doom’s dissonant guitar sound and makes the entire body tremble with a resonance comparable to a tribal chanting.
Vendetta: UK HARDCORE
For fans of: Biohazard, Hatebreed, Terror, Madball. If you like your metal with a consecutive pulse, you’ll be two-stepping, wind-milling and pilling up in a tower of bodies.
Ramage Inc: PROGRESSIVE METAL
For fans of: Devin Townsend Project. Ramage Inc’s sound is heavily inspired by that epic, uplifting and reflective brain gunk this bald-headed genius produces.
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Sounds like: Doom with a 70’s psychedelic stoner twist. Famyne will please fans of Kyuss, Saint Vitus and Pentagram and has a healthy dose of groove.
Conjurer: POST-METAL, SLUDGE. PROGRESSIVE METAL
For fans of: Mastodon, Neurosis, Gojira. This very young band excels at combining elements of various genres and stacking them neatly into their song-writing, although they are a lot more accessible than Neurosis and friends. Notable are how they sporadically dissolve their riffage into the major key. The metalhead who enjoys a little challenge to their ears should definitely check Conjurer out.
After The Abduction: DEATH METAL
For fans of: Dying Fetus, Necrophagist, Cattle Decapitation. This is not for the faint hearted.
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Mordrake: MELODIC DEATH METAL, BLACK METAL, DOOM
Sounds like: Scandinavian-forest metal. People who enjoy Children of Bodom, Wintersun and Amon Amarth will gorge themselves on what Mordrake has to offer. They target the pagan in all of us.
Regulus: STONER ROCK
For fans of: Red Fang, Clutch, The Sword, Orange Goblin and heavy blues. Regulus’ gritty groove will appeal to the headbanger who enjoys staring at the universe and wonders if invisible, giant space lizards are whispering in our ears. .
The Face Of Ruin: MELODIC DEATH METAL
For fans of: The Black Dahlia Murder, At The Gates, In Flames. The Face Of Ruin honours Gothenburg metal and provides the perfect soundtrack to running head over heals in a circle pit.
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Poseidon: 70s ROCK/METAL. DOOM/NOISE
Origin: East London
Sounds like: Viscous fluids taking an eternity to drop. Poseidon‘s sound thrives from melting 70s rock and metal shredding with a thick wall of almost drone-ish doom.
Bloodstock Open Air will be taking place between August 11th and 15th with a who’s who of metal giants performing across the weekend such as Twisted Sister (last ever UK performance), Mastodon, Gojira, Venom, Behemoth, Slayer, Anthrax, Metal Allegiance, Drangonforce, Stuck Mojo, Evil Scarecrow, Fear Factory, Unearth, Ghostbath, Acid Reign, Goatwhore, Phil Campbells All Stars and many more! For tickets, please click on this link.
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