The METAL 2 THE MASSES is offering venues, promoters and bands the opportunity to be part of the BLOODSTOCK experience and so much more!

We are happy to announce that Amust4music Ltd, along with our associates, are bringing the biggest initiative possible to track down the best breaking metal bands along with upping the anti on some of the biggest ever prizes
up for grabs.

Speed, Thrash, Death, Doom, Folk, Battle, Gothic, Grove, MetalCore, Industrial, Neo-Classical, Nu, Post, Power, Progressive, Sludge, Stoner, Alternative, Extreme, Symphonic, Viking and more!!


The METAL 2 THE MASSES ROADSHOW will again be tearing up and down the country visiting venues, who are running their own campaigns, to find the loudest & most brutal acts the UK has to offer. For a list of venues for 2014 - CLICK HERE !


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Venues up and down the country will be running the METAL 2 THE MASSES and will hold their own area finals judged by BLOODSTOCK reps, on the run up to the 2014 BLOODSTOCK festival.

Could that be your band or a band from your venue?



The opportuntiy for an unsigned breakthrough act, or self release act, to perform on the hallowed NEW BLOOD STAGE at  BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR - THE biggest and best independent metal festival in the UK - which is something that bands are clambering over themselves to make a reality.

Here is what just some of the bands had to say that entered into Bloodstock’s Metal 2 The Masses competition…

Bull-Riff Stampede (BOA 2013)

"Bloodstock Open Air, its New Blood stage and Metal to the Masses feeding it - This set up is making sure good UK Metal bands have the opportunity to be found. The Bloodstock New Blood stage is now absolutely essential to the continued development of the UK Metal underground.  It is inspiring bands, driving bands harder than ever before and is also fuelling confidence in Metal Clubs and local promoters right across the UK. The New Blood Stage itself is a big part of the Bloodstock Festival for many festival goers and represents one huge part of what the metal scene, from day 1, was always supposed to be about - Finding good music, getting it out and seeing it live on a decent stage with decent sound.

This all plays a big part in setting Bloodstock Festival apart and ABOVE all the other big festivals.“

Incinery (BOA 2012)

"Metal to the masses will forever be a milestone within the world of Incinery. Not only did it allow us to play at Bloodstock 2012, it took us further beyond to play Metaldays 2013.

This has opened doors for us as a band that would have not been possible, and continued support from the M2TM and Bloodstock team has given us and many others the confidence and drive to grow as a band."

 Kremated (BOA 2013)

"Playing the M2TM contest in 2012 helped us a lot, giving us a goal to work towards and get the best we could out of our music. The chance to play Bloodstock festival via the Newblood stage in 2013 has been a great help for Kremated, it raised the bar, encouraging us to do our utmost best and resulted in the biggest and most enjoyable show we have played to date. Interest in our band rocketed after the festival, so I can only assume this was a direct result of us playing there. Thanks to Simon Hall for giving us the opportunity to play."

 Cambion (BOA 2011)

“M2TM has helped so many unsigned bands, us in Cambion were stoked to be given the chance to enter the competition, and then go on to win a slot on the Newblood stage at the best festival in the UK, BLOODSTOCK!  It has opened so many doors for us since playing the Newblood stage, and pushed us in the right direction, Newblood stage gives so many un seen , unsigned bands a chance to be heard, Bloodstock we love you! ”

 Merciless Fail (BOA 2012)

"Playing the Newblood stage has ensured that we've been able to play at a variety of killer venues across the UK.   Since our performance at BOA 2012 we've made regular appearances at venues such as the esteemed Camden Underworld and the intrepid fox as well as having the opportunity to gig with some of British metal's most promising bands. This has come off the back of the exposure we gained from playing the Newblood stage and we are forever grateful for being given the chance to perform here."

The Furious Horde (BOA 2011)

"For The Furious Horde, the support and opportunities given to us by M2TM, Simon Hall, the Newblood Stage and Bloodstock have been phenomenal; and crucial to the band's development.

It was M2TM 2011 that helped us to believe in ourselves and be the best that we could be, as individuals and as a band.

As a result of playing the Newblood Stage in 2011, we went on to play Metalcamp 2012. From there we were able to play a number of smaller festivals and high-profile gigs. In addition to this our fan base increased drastically, we made many new friends and also strengthened our bond as a band.

In an environment where it is increasingly difficult for unsigned metal acts to 'get out there' to an audience, these bands need a boosted voice to be heard. Bloodstock is that voice!"

Internal Conflict (BOA 2013) 


“The Bloodstock and the Metal 2 the Masses event was an incredible experience for Internal Conflict, and we recommend that every aspiring rock and metal act take part no matter what level they are at. It really gave us a goal to strive towards, and set benchmarks in every heat as to where we wanted to be as a band. Unlike most other battle of the bands, there was a true sense of community and shared ethic, and this was shared with the bands and promoters throughout the process and onto the festival.

The size of the New Blood stage was a revelation, itself being a testament to how seriously Bloodstock takes its role as the true supporter of the British underground scene. The experience and exposure gained from being part of Bloodstock and Metal 2 the Masses has helped Internal Conflict step up in every way, opening doors and giving us purpose to move forward, and we thank Simon and all of the Bloodstock team a thousand times over.”


For the venues & promoters

By joining this unique franchise scheme your venue will become an officially endorsed partner in the BLOODSTOCK camp and enjoy working alongside the uk’s fastest growing & premier metal festival.


Alongside this we offer the following

Your venue will be part of the nationally advertised METAL 2 THE MASSES tour, featuring the breakthrough acts chosen from your venue giving you the rightful exposure you deserve.

You get to choose your shortlisted bands to showcase on the M2TM's tour at your venue. 

Use of the BLOODSTOCK logo on any related advertising alongside this all the promotional resources available from our team to profile the show including posters & flyers, mail shots, blogs and more.

By becoming an affiliated partner your venue will be given its own section on the one and only BLOODSTOCK website and social media sites, which is seen by thousands of metalheads and industry types alike.

In 2013 the official site received on average no less than 26 thousand unique hits a week increasing to 120,000 hits a week on the run up to and directly after the event!

All the promoter networking and media support opportunities associated with BLOODSTOCK that will give your venue heightened profile in the industry.


For all details on the METAL 2 THE MASSES initiative and how it can build the profile of your venue alongside presenting the opportunity to bands in your region please feel free to contact. 

Simon Hall
METAL 2 THE MASSES co-ordinator
Office: (0)24 7659 7652
Mobile: (0)7973 699014
Skype: beholderuk


Get onboard early and don't miss your chance !