Watch Anthrax Perform “I Am The Law” at Bloodstock 2019

Anthrax continues their world tour of 2020 having opened for Slayer’s final world tour, worldwide music festivals, and even participating in this week’s Megacruise. Watch the legendary thrash band perform at Bloodstock Open Air 2019 in this pro-shot, multi-camera video, playing their 1987 classic ‘I Am The Law’, from their Among The Living album (Island/Megaforce). Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 49: Nathanael Underwood of Damim Talks New Album and Festivals

Ghost Cult caught up with Damim leader Nathanael Underwood (ex-Akercocke/DAM) over Skype recently to discuss the bands crushing new album, A Fine Game Of Nil, out now via Apocalyptic Witchcraft Records. Speaking right before their appearance at Bloodstock Open Air, Nathanael discussed festival crowds versus playing intimate small clubs, their new album, working with Death Metal producing legend Neal Kernon, being a truly DIY band, and much more! Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Bloodstock Open Air 2019

Now in its nineteenth year, the annual metal pilgrimage to Bloodstock Open Air at Catton Hall in Derbyshire was joined this year by a very special, but highly unstable, guest.

The weather.

Yes, I know it’s England in August, and we should be more than accustomed to inconsistent weather conditions, but this really was something else. Tents too hot to be inside one moment were waterlogged the next. People soaked to the skin by sudden, torrential downpours were suffering sunburn minutes later. Grass turned to mud, mud became rivers, and the unprecedented winds would go on to cause problems all of their own. Continue reading

Watch Video of Dee Snider Performing at Bloodstock Open Air

Another year, another successful Bloodstock Open Air Festival has come and gone. The best independent major music festival in the UK packed a wallop this year with Bloodstock Open Air coprions, Parkway Drive and Sabaton headlining. Tickets are already on sale for next year! One of the stand out acts of the entire weekend was Dee Snider with his solo band! Watch some video of the band performing at the fest and stay tuned for our full review and photo set of the fest including Dee and a host of others. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Bloodstock Open Air 2019

The time is nigh! Bloodstock 2019, the best major independent music festival in the world is here! Ghost Cult’s crack team will be on-site as we have been every year in our existence, bringing you this vital heavy music event and experience! Featuring Sabaton, Parkway Drive and Scorpions, along with Anthrax, Batushka, Children Of Bodom, Code Orange, Cancer Bats, Powerwolf, Soilwork, Cradle Of Filth, Thy Art Is Murder, Tesseract, Metal Church, Soulfly, Death Angel, Dee Snider, Queensryche, Eluveitie, Swallow The Sun, Evil Scarecrow, Ross The Boss, Grand Magus, Krysthla, Rotting Christ, Aborted, Skeletal Remains, All Hail The Yeti, Incite, Hypocrisy, Taake, The Lazys, Xentrix, and many more on the Catton Park stages this August. More bands are still being announced, but see the line-up so far here. Check out our day by day list must-see list below and everything else you need to know! Continue reading

Batushka Added to Bloodstock This Weekend, Dimmu Borgir Cancels

Polish Black Metal band Batushka (Bart version) has been added as a late addition to Bloodstock 2019 on the main stage third from the top on Sunday, replacing Dimmu Borgir who have canceled due to illness. The band released their album Hospodi through Metal Blade Records. They will play directly before Queensryche and Scorpions on Sunday 11th August. Continue reading

Bloodstock 2019 is Five Weeks Away, New “Metal 2 The Masses” Winners Added

The best independent metal festival in the UK, Bloodstock Open Air 2019, kicks off in just five more weeks. The fest has announced another batch of Jagermeister Stage bands are locked in and the third phase of ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ winners grab their chance of glory on the New Blood stage. New bands added include Eyes Of The Raven spoken word artist Sophie Sparham, Daybreaker, Victus, Hope Burden, Marw, Tomorrow Is Lost, Saurr, Goat Monsoon, Reaper X, Setheist, Golden Core Fallen Temples, and Damim, featuring ex-Akercocke man, Nathanael Underwood. Tickets are moving fast and the last of the VIP tickets will sell out this week, so don’t delay if you want one!

The full range of Bloodstock’s 2019 merch is also available to order in advance via ‘click and collect’ (buy online and pick up your merch on site at the festival), including a limited run of bomber jackets and reusable water bottles. Check out all the options at https://Bloodstock.bmerch.net/click-and-collect and grab your favourites or sizes before they sell out.

You can pick up weekend tickets for £145 (+ fees) and children’s weekend tickets at just £35 (+ fees) over at the Bloodstock store. VIP tickets, including Podpads, Bellepads and Octopads, plus VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased a standard ticket) will sell out imminently, so grab yours ASAP. Luxpads are already SOLD OUT! For full VIP details click here. A limited amount of day tickets are also available, priced at £65 (+ fees) for adults and £20 (+ fees) for children aged 4-11. Children under 4 go free!

Planning your travel to Bloodstock? Need a ride or driving there and looking to earn some cash for your empty seats? With GOCARSHARE you can help a fellow metalhead rock out and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. Register where you’re travelling to/from, or your route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch! GOCARSHARE is integrated with Facebook, so you can check out your possible travel buddies and they encourage travellers to post feedback. You’ll also be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to next year’s festival just by using the GOCARSHARE scheme! Full details available here. For other travel options, including info on BIG GREEN COACH’s multiple pick-up locations around the country, plus trains, planes, taxis, and shuttles, visit: https://www.Bloodstock.uk.com/pages/travel-info.

Friday night’s headliner Sabaton, Saturday’s top dogs Parkway Drive And Sunday’s Bill Toppers Scorpions, Join Anthrax, Dimmu Borgir, Children Of Bodom, Code Orange, Cancer Bats, Powerwolf, Soilwork, Cradle Of Filth, Thy Art Is Murder, Tesseract, Metal Church, Soulfly, Death Angel, Dee Snider, Queensryche, Eluveitie, Swallow The Sun, Evil Scarecrow, Ross The Boss, Grand Magus, Krysthla, Rotting Christ, Aborted, Skeletal Remains, All Hail The Yeti, Incite, Hypocrisy, Taake, The Lazys, Xentrix, and many more on the Catton Park stages this August.

Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019. Get additional information over at https://www.Bloodstock.uk.com.