NEMHAIN, SURVIVORS ZERO DEF-CON-ONE JOIN SOPHIE STAGE LINE UP
German Thrash legends KREATOR return to BLOODSTOCK this year for their only UK show of 2011 on the RONNIE JAMES DIO stage. Alongside fellow countrymen Destruction and Sodom - both BLOODSTOCK veterans - KREATOR dominated the European Thrash scene of the mid 1980’s, working their way from the grimy streets of Essen to international acclaim. 30 years in the business has done nothing to soften the fearsome foursome, and we look forward to a furious set of thrash classics including “Pleasure To Kill”, “Betrayer”, “Tormentor” and “Extreme Aggression”.
Joining them will be black metal overlords 1349, who make their Bloodstock debut this summer. Something of a supergroup, 1349 specialise in the super fast, raw metal blackness that their home country of Norway is notorious for. Formed from the ashes of Alvheim in 1997, 1349’s speed and technique took their music to a new level of intensity and brutality. With live sets famed for their raw aggression and evil atmospherics, the shadow that 1349 will cast over BLOODSTOCK this summer is one no fan of extreme music will object to standing in.
From neighbouring Sweden, true metal heroes WOLF return to BLOODSTOCK for some kick-ass honest, grab-you-in-the-nuts heavy metal. With five albums under their belts and a new one set for an April release, the Swedish powerhouse look forward to their third appearance at BLOODSTOCK for this exclusive festival appearance
“ Bloodstock Open Air!!! Hell yeah we say. It’s an honour to return for the third time and as always we’ll give you 666%. With the new album, ‘Legions of Bastards’ fresh outta hells mouth, we’ll be blasting you off the goddamn planet, us included. See ya frontrow. - WOLF”
Next up, Rock’n’Roll dirtbags NEMHAIN return to deliver a dose of whiskey fuelled blues stained punk rock mayhem and have already started their preparations for BOA 2011:
“ Last time Nemhain played Bloodstock the sky turned black, Thor’s hammer sounded, and the mother of all storms descended just as we went on stage. That however, was nothing compared to the soaked and rabid crowd who came to be deafened during our set and join the Nemhainous afterparty!
We love Bloodstock and are honoured to be on the bill again and especially to be playing the S.O.P.H.I.E stage. In fact, we’re so excited , we’re packing already: Drums, Check Guitars: Check, Jagermeister: Check, Alka Seltzer: Check, Dodgy blow-up doll: Check...”
Joining them Newcastle metallers DEF-CON-ONE will be joining the line up on the SOPHIE stage. Formed by ex-Venom drummer Antton, DC1 look forward to delivering a powerful set of groove crushing metal this August.
“All we can say is how excited we are to be playing Bloodstock and its gonna be an absolute honour to play the fest. Bloodstock always has killer bands on the bill and we can’t wait to be part of it.”
And finally we have Finnish death metallers SURVIVOR ZERO, who come to Bloodstock for the first time. Formed by noted Finnish Metal Producer and video director Sami Jamsen, the line up is completed by other metal lifers who had paid their dues in Finnish heavy-weights as Finntroll, Deathchain, Impaled Nazarene and The Scourger. Describing their music “heavy death metal”, the band has always aimed for great songs instead of image, crushing live shows and straight up honesty in their music. Says the band:
“Survivors Zero is proud to have the chance to perform at Bloodstock, the greatest festival on the misty isles.”