Band Line Up 2018
Playing: Thursday, 9th August 2018
Stage: Sophie Lancaster Stage
Band Photo Gallery
Officially founded in 2004 in Argentina, SKILTRON is the leading Folk Metal band from South America, now based in Europe.
After a 3 song demo in 2004 called "GATHERING THE CLANS", the band released their full length debut album "THE CLANS HAVE UNITED" (First Folk-Metal album ever released in Argentina) in 2006 through European record label UNDERGROUND SYMPHONY.
In 2008 SKILTRON released their second album "BEHEADING THE LIARS", and two years later in 2010, their third album "THE HIGHLAND WAY", each album continually building on the band's unique style and sound.
Most of the early gigs took place in Argentina, featuring shows with GRAVE DIGGER, IN EXTREMO, MARTIN WALKYIER and KORPIKLAANI, with whom the band shared a SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR in 2010.
In 2012 SKILTRON made their European live debut playing a UK tour with MARTIN WALKYIER (ex SABBAT & SKYCLAD) as a guest singer.
The fourth album "INTO THE BATTLEGROUND" was released in July 2013 by the German label HELLION RECORDS, followed by a EUROPEAN TOUR playing at festivals like HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR (Germany) and BLOODSTOCK (UK), sharing stage with bands such as SLAYER, AVANTASIA, KING DIAMOND, ACCEPT, among others.
In 2014 the band played in Europe once again, featuring the festivals HORNERFEST and DONG OPEN AIR, playing together with bands like ANNIHILATOR, GRAVE DIGGER and ARCH ENEMY.
2015 was a landmark for the band as they were playing at WACKEN OPEN AIR (which also was the first time ever for an Argentinian band playing in the biggest metal festival of the world) together with JUDAS PRIEST, RUNNING WILD, SAVATAGE and many others, and also more European festivals and a UK tour in September.
The latest album ''LEGACY OF BLOOD'' was released in 2016 by TROLLZORN RECORDS and was followed by a massive European tour, playing 50 shows in 2 months in 20 countries.
In early 2017 SKILTRON played for the first time in JAPAN, sharing 3 shows with EQUILIBRIUM and SUIDAKRA.
Throughout the last 13 years, SKILTRON have constantly earned recognition within the Folk and Metal scene, projecting as one of the references of the style.
It's awesome to be back to Bloodstock after 5 years! Our first time there was an amazing show that we always remember. And since then we have had so many request to play again, so we are sure that this time will be even much more better than in 2013!
Band Line Up 2018
- JUDAS PRIEST
- WEDNESDAY 13
- SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
- FEED THE RHINO
- VENOM INC
- CANNIBAL CORPSE
- POWER TRIP
- NAILED TO OBSCURITY
- BLOODSHOT DOWN
- FIRE RED EMPRESS
- HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN
- SODOMIZED CADAVER
- DEITYS MUSE
- BLEED FROM WITHIN
- DE PROFUNDIS
- WEIGHT OF THE TIDE