ANGELWITCH and LAWNMOWER DETH CONFIRM ONLY UK FESTIVALS OF 2011
With the cold dark weather around us and the festive season around the corner, August 2011 may seem like a long way off, but BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR have just announced another two exclusive festival appearances in addition to the five already on offer. NWOBHM heroes ANGEL WITCH make their BLOODSTOCK debut on the SOPHIE this year. A name synonymous with the British metal scene in the 1980â€™s, ANGEL WITCH achieved legendary cult status that decade, with their legacy continuing long after their demise, having become highly influential, with Metallica even citing them as a major influence.
With interest in the band revived after the release of 2000â€™s â€œResurrectionâ€ compilation, ANGELWITCH are now back on the scene, and continue to make waves with high profile support slots, and their eponymous song â€œAngel Witchâ€ being featured on the BrÃ¼tal Legend videogame. Now BLOODSTOCK can capture the magic of the NWOBHM scene with the appearance of one of itâ€™s top names at BOA 2011.
Another blast from the past - although perhaps not as far back - and also making their BLOODSTOCK debut, comedy Thrashers LAWNMOWER DETH will join ANGELWITCH on the SOPHIE LANCASTER stage. Frontman/loon Qualcast Mutilator expresses his happiness at joining the BOA 2011 line up:
"How chuffed are we to be playing Bloodstock! The forums have been predicting this for several years, who says we don't listen. Well frankly we don't, I thought we were playing Woodstock, but hey, itâ€™s a field, its full of metal, good enough for us. Bring on the party."
With classic such as â€œWeebleâ€™s Wobble But They Donâ€™t Fall Downâ€, â€œCan I Cultivate Your Groinal Gardenâ€ and â€œSatanâ€™s Trampolineâ€, festival goers are in for a hilariously heavy treat, and possibly the first KIM WILDE cover in the festivalâ€™s history should they decide to unleash their only single â€œKids In Americaâ€.
With MORBID ANGEL, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, TRIPTYKON, THERION and headliners IMMORTAL already confirmed for the main stage, BOA 2011 is set to be an unmissable event. What's more, early bird tickets are on sale now at the price of just Â£90 - rolled back from Â£99.95 - up to 15th December 2010 and are available from www.bloodstock.uk.com - get yours before this special offer runs out!
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2011 12th - 14th AUGUST 2011
BAND LINE UP SO FAR:
RHAPSODY OF FIRE : TRIPTYKON : MORBID ANGEL : THERION : LAWNMOWER DEATH
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