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If your just coming to terms with the reality that the best Metal festival of the year is now over, then here’s a little something to ease the pain!


As the sun comes down on BLOODSTOCK’s most successful year to date, the independent metal festival is excited to announce the first confirmed bands for 2016, which will take place 11th – 14th August at Catton Park, Derbyshire.

In a UK festival exclusive, BEHEMOTH are set to play their critically lauded current album, ‘The Satanist’ in full, as Friday’s special guests. Check out the announcement clip below.

Frontman and band visionary, Nergal proclaims, “Our Bloodstock performance from 2013 was one of the highlights of our long career! Just thinking about that night gives me shivers and makes me hungry for more. It is with utmost PLEASURE and HONOUR that we announce our show in 2016! We’ll be performing THE SATANIST in full…! We literally cannot wait to come back to UK shores!”


Also appearing on Friday’s bill are seminal black metal icons, VENOM, who just released their latest album “From the Very Depths” in January of this year via Spinefarm Records.

Venom Photos 2011

Behemoth  frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski joined British black metal pioneers VENOM on stage this past Sunday, August 9 at the Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival in Kortrijk, Belgium to perform the VENOM song “In League With Satan”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below.

Nergal recalls his memories of the iconic band “I remember when I was 8-9 year old kid, I’d be coming back home and instead of reading books, I would crank up [VENOM’s] ‘Bloodlust’ real loud and do air guitar in front of the mirror.”It took me 30 years to stand next to Cronos on the same stage covering MOTÖRHEAD!”Yes, I am living my dream… And these words sooo defining my whole life: ‘if you like to gamble, I’m your man, you win some, you lose some, it’s all the same to me…”

Let’s hope they do something similar when they hit the stage at Bloodstock 2016!

Early bird tickets are on sale now from, priced £120 (plus booking fee).