Bloodstock are very pleased to confirm Finnish metallersâ€™Fintrollâ€™, Greek Metallers â€˜Firewindâ€™ UK favorites â€˜Head Onâ€™ are the latest additions to be announced for this years AWESOME Bloodstock Open Air Festival !
Finntroll who formed back in 1997 class their musical style as hoe down mixed with folky black metal. Their first album â€˜ The Horrors of Midnightâ€™ was a huge success, the bands second album â€˜ The Time of The Huntâ€™ rocketed straight in the finnish album charts. The bands latest album â€˜ From The Depths of the Earthâ€™ has been described by the band as â€œ more crushing better than everâ€. The band have toured played at many major European festivals and have been a hugely popular band throughtout Europe more recently on their UK dates with Amon Amarth. The band are a very welcome addition to the Bloodstock Festival and with a slogan of â€œ So hide your daughters, kegs of rum and men of god, for the trolls from up north are coming to you â€œ we know they will be a fun lively addition !
Firewind are the powerful, epic melodic metal band from Greece that formed back in 2001, led by guitar sensation Gus G ( Ex Arch Enemy ). The band released two albums the first in 2002 entitled â€˜Between Heaven Hellâ€™ their second album in 2003 was entitled â€˜Burning Earthâ€™. It was not until their 2005 album â€˜Forged by Fireâ€™ that the band really caught the metal communityâ€™s eye, their latest album â€˜ Allegianceâ€™ which the band class as â€œtraditional heavy metal with more speed, technicality and catchy song writingâ€. The latest album was mixed at the famed Studio Fredman with the acclaimed Frederick Nordstrom who has worked with Hammerfall, Arch Enemy Opeth. The album peaked in the Greek album charts at No.10 spent a further 6 weeks in the top 20. The band have toured many European festivals have also supported Dragonforce on a four week European Trek !
UK Favourites Head On will be a very welcomed addition to the Thursday night of Bloodstock Open Air will be the first band to kick the weekend off to a great start! The band formed in 2003 after simply being four friends with a huge passion for Metal, Wrestling stupidity in general! The band are well known for being one of the most energetic devastating live acts. The band have been voted previously as Demo of the month by Metal Hammer have more recently recorded two songs for up coming movie â€˜ Colour Me Kubrickâ€™. The band have toured with the likes of Fozzy, Stuck Mojo Skid Row in 2005 and have recently landed a record deal. With such a lively band we can assure you all, these guys are the perfect opener to what is going to be the most memorable weekend of Metal in 2007 !!!!