Bloodstock are very pleased to confirm the FIRST band to announced for next years BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR, finnish Metallers MOONSORROW !
Moonsorrow have been a band continually requested by the fans and the band are very excited about their ONLY UK festival appearance of 2008 !
Formed in 1995 Moonsorrow's sound has always drawn influences from different styles such as folk and progressive music. This mixed with extreme metal with the lyrics in their native tongue Finnish and the band's ability to have every instrument to serve the arrangements is exceptional. Besides their records their live performance has got great commendation.
The music's heroic atmosphere with historical citations is in the first class of metal genre. The debut album "Suden Uni" ("A Wolf's Dream"), released in 2000 convinced people and the Helsinki-based quintet got signed to the leading metal label in Finland, Spinefarm Records. The next couple of albums "Voimasta ja Kunniasta" ("Of Strength and Honour") 2001 and "Kivenkantaja" ("Stonebearer") 2003 have sold copies internationally over ten thousands each. Because of huge demand the debut "Suden Uni" was re-released in 2004 with bonus track, bonus DVD and new cover artwork.
"VerisÃ¤keet" ("Blood Verses") released in 2005 collected a great number of good reviews from all over the world with its longer songs and more down-to-earth sound. Moonsorrow promoted the album heavily besides in their home country, on many European metal festivals and they did a tour in Russia.
In 2006 Moonsorrow toured in Europe together with Ireland's Primordial.
"Heathen Crusade" named tour first started in Minneapolis USA where Moonsorrow headlined with Primordial and Thyrfing. On the same trip Moonsorrow visited Montreal in Canada and headlined a show there and the doors opened for them in Northern America. In 2008 they will make a very demanded UK appearance at the BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL that will be held on 15th, 16th 17th August 2008.
Bloodstock will be confirming bands for 2008 in the coming weeks, we are negotiating as we speak with some incredible bands for next year and we will ensure we bring bands to the UK that rarely play as well as bands that are highly requested by the metal masses !
Keep watching the news section forums for more announcements soon â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.