With a headline cast boasting MOTORHEAD, W.A.S.P and IMMORTAL, BLOODSTOCK announces another 3 fantastic acts for this summer’s festival.
One of the leading names in the folk/pagan metal scene, FINNTROLL returns to
BLOODSTOCK after a rapturous reception back in 2007. Originally conceived as the result of a night of alcholic carnage, when in a moment of inspiration, original guitarist Teemu “Somnimum” Raimoranta (RIP) and former vocalist Jan “Katia” Jamsen conceived of a band that fused the darkness and grandeur of black metal with the traditional Finnish hoedown-music. The resultant sound was FINNTROLL.
Joining them will be Fellow Finnish folk-freaks WINTERSUN, who’s set at BLOODSTOCK this year will be highly anticipated after they were forced to pull out the 2009 event to complete their still to be released “Time” album, expected later this year. Featuring members from some of the top names in the Finnish metal scene including Ensiferum, Rotten Sound and Norther, WINTERSUN are something of a super-group, with the various members influences combining to create a unique blend of melodic death and power metal with a heavy folk flavour that is bound to go down a storm with the BLOODSTOCK crowd.
Also added to the line-up are reformed US Thrash legends FORBIDDEN. The recently reformed thrashers released their first album in over 13 years last October, after too-long a hiatus. “Omega Wave”, released via Nuclear Blast records, received rave reviews in the British metal media and was rapturously received by fans, who lapped up the 12 tracks of no nonsense, back-to basics thrash on offer. Find out why FORBIDDEN are one of the most highly regarded acts of the 80s/90s US thrash scene at this, their first UK Festival appearance.