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

Bloodstock Open Air Announces the “Raise Your Horns Contest”

Bloodstock Open Air has announced a fan contest, the Raise Your Horns Contest (#BLOODSTOCKRAISEYOURHORNS)! To enter send you best scream in a 10-15 second (max) video to the team at Bloodstock. Prizes include VIP tickets to Bloodstock 2019, a back stage tour and more! Watch the video below to get the deets and enter! Continue reading

Krysthla, All Hail The Yeti, Barbarian Hermit, and More Join Bloodstock 2019

Bloodstock 2019 has added a bunch of new bands including Bloodstock adds Krysthla, All Hail The Yeti, Barbarian Hermit, Blind River, Ten Ton Slug, Footprints In The Custard, Countless Skies, and Bongcauldron. They join the ranks of BOA 2019 headliners Sabaton, Parkway Drive and Scorpions, as well as Anthrax, Dimmu Borgir, Children Of Bodom, Code Orange, 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, Rotting Christ, Incite and Hypocrisy on the Catton Park stages this August.

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Aborted, Skeletal Remains, The Lazys, 3 Headed Snake, Boss Keloid and More Booked For Bloodstock 2019

Bloodstock Open Air has added seven more bands to the bill for 2019, including Aborted, Skeletal Remains, The Lazys, 3 Headed Snake, Boss Keloid, Dust Bolt, and Red Method. The fest has also added seven more coach pick-ups for the fest, which you can see below. Eighty more bands still to be named for BOA 2019, with headliners Sabaton, Parkway Drive and Scorpions, join Anthrax, Dimmu Borgir, Children Of Bodom, Code Orange, 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, Rotting Christ, Incite and Hypocrisy on the Catton Park stages this August. Continue reading

Dust Bolt – Trapped In Chaos

From the opening evil strains of ‘The Fourth’ on Dust Bolt’s newest 2019 killer pixie from hell Thrash album entitled Trapped In Chaos (Napalm Records) to the closing typewriter-on-meth induced ‘Who I Am’ there is not a beat dropped, nor a wall devoid of blood splatter. Trapped In Chaos lives up to its name as Dust Bolt delivers a manic chaotic Thrash album that rings in the new year with head-banging, ear-bleeding aplomb. Continue reading