First up is the announcement of Swedish black metal legends Watain who are going to headline Sunday night on the second stage (Sophie Lancaster). Without doubt, this will mean a VERY “Black Sabbath” for those in the large tent! No doubt there will be an over the top stage show with candles, Satanic rituals, and blood, although being in a tent perhaps not so much in the ways of pyrotechnics! Speaking about the show ahead frontman Erik Danielsson has said “England is, of course, sacred ground when it comes to metal in general, so when performing there, the stakes are always high. May those who doubt be impaled upon them”! Their new album is due out January 6 next year.
Also added are German power metallers Orden Ogan whose latest album, Gunmen, was reviewed by our own Adam Cox. He pointed out that the drums for the album were recorded in a wild west saloon bar in a theme park somewhere in their home country. That shows their commitment to their art and suggests they will make sure they put on a show on the main stage (Dio Stage) on the Saturday! (For the full review see…ORDEN OGAN Gunmen Album Review) Prepare for “melodies and steel”!
Also added to the bill for the Friday are the angry-sounding electro-industrial outfit Combichrist who are based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Finally, Bloodstock revealed Memoriam also for the Friday. Featuring members from Bolt Thrower and Benediction this will be a set of old school metal with songs about wars and death! Well if their album, For The Fallen, is anything to go by. Powerful and heavy this is another fine addition to the bill for next year to go with headliners Judas Priest, Gojira, and Nightwish.
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