As we rock towards Easter, BLOODSTOCK are busy locking in their first round of promotional club nights and confirming Thursday’s kick-off proceedings on the Sophie Lancaster stage. Military-clad ARNOCORPS are set to headline the Sophie stage on the traditionally fun-filled Thursday evening, so slap on some camo, be prepared for ‘audience interaction’, and witness their self-described ‘action adventure hardcore rock and roll’. If you didn’t already know, ARNOCORPS are the world’s only band to feature lyrics based exclusively on Arnold Schwarzenegger films (thankfully, mostly the action classics of the 80’s rather than Kindergarten Cop)! The band enthuse; “We’re so pumped to be bringing our action adventure, audio assault to the ballsiest of all metal festivals! As far back as our first UK tour in ‘06, our fans have prayed each and every year for ARNOCORPS to perform at BLOODSTOCK. Finally Crom has listened! On Thursday night, all attendees will gain unprecedented muscle mass as they become goddamn heroes and sheroes!! GO!!!” The Brits are out in force on Thursday, as thrash metalheads REIGN OF FURY will open the fest. Also joining are 2014’s ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ overall victors, the dual-fronted melodic progsters METAPRISM, Welsh death metallers DESECRATION and ‘pirate folk metal’ outfit, RED RUM. Obviously a rousing party tune - check out Red Rum’s ‘Make Port, Drink Port’ on the YouTube video below: Once the bands have played each day, the after-hours entertainment in the big top Sophie Stage borders on legendary, so be sure to book your extra day off and rock up to Catton Park early on Thursday, pitch your tent and get your beer hat on in time for the evening’s fun. On Thursday night from 10.30pm, the Warm Up party will be in full swing, running through ‘til 3am. Come out, get fired up on the best metal from the house DJs, meet your fellow Bloodstockers and make new friends. Stay tuned for details on Thursday night’s party theme (in case you want to plan a splendid fancy dress outfit) in due course!
2015’s first phase of BLOODSTOCK club nights are nailed down! More will be added for June, July and early August, so don’t despair if your nearest rock club isn’t listed yet. In the meantime, get along to one of the following, check out the tunes from BLOODSTOCK bands old and new, and be in with the chance of winning weekend tickets or related giveaways. Hilarity is bound to ensue… last year’s club nights included the likes of bucking broncos, endurance tests, and air guitaring in the showdowns to win tickets!! Check with your local club for further details. Events for April and May are confirmed as follows: Thu 2nd April – London Elektrowerkz Fri 3rd April – Manchester Ruby Lounge Fri 3rd April – Stoke on Trent Bunker 13 Sat 4th April – Norwich The Waterfront Sat 4th April – Liverpool The Krazyhouse Fri 10th April – Bournemouth Sound Circus Fri 10th April – Ipswich Liquid & Envy Fri 10th April – Newcastle The Globe Fri 10th April – Plymouth Misfits Sat 11th April – Birmingham Eddie’s Rock Bar Fri 17th April – Nottingham Trent University Student Union Fri 17th April – Middlesbrough SUMO Sat 18th April – Coventry The Phoenix Sat 18th April – Camberley Agincourt Mon 20th April – Reading Sakura Fri 24th April – Bristol Bierkeller Sat 25th April – Cardiff Fuel Sat 25th April – Sheffield The Corporation Fri 1st May – Woking Schism Fri 1st May – Stoke on Trent Bunker 13 Sat 2nd May – Norwich The Waterfront Sat 2nd May – Edinburgh Studio 24 Fri 8th May – Portsmouth Edge of the Wedge Fri 8th May – Newcastle The Globe Fri 8th May – Manchester Alter Ego Sat 9th May – Birmingham Eddie’s Rock Bar Thu 14th May – Exeter Walkabout Fri 15th May – Ipswich Liquid & Envy Sat 23rd May – Liverpool The Krazyhouse Fri 29th May – Bristol the Bierkeller Fri 29th May – Cardiff Fuel Sat 30th May – Sheffield The Corporation
Once again, BLOODSTOCK HQ is running our very popular affiliate scheme which allows you, our metal brethren, to be rewarded for your help in spreading the news of BLOODSTOCK. With an affiliate account, you can earn £££’s! All you need to do is sign up for free and you will be given your own unique link to use on your website or social media page, and if you wish, you can choose a fancy banner or various other tools from the affiliate lounge on the BLOODSTOCK website. Remember to use your link at the bottom of any BLOODSTOCK related news or content you share on your site or use it on your Facebook/Twitter/Uni RockSoc page, etc. If you’re in a band, you can also use the scheme! Once 8 people have clicked through and bought a ticket from your unique link, you’ll get a cheque for 10% cash back or you can have a weekend ticket for free! If you sell more tickets, you’ll get more money - the more you sell the more you get back! The top earners are really proactive in remembering to use their link every time they post any fresh BLOODSTOCK info. The more you get your unique link out there, the more chance folks will click through on your link, then buy their tickets! If you’re part of a group of friends, or a Uni RocSoc, this is a great easy way to earn extra £££’s to maybe fund your minibus hire, or food or beer fund for the festival weekend, or cover petrol or other travel costs for your group. What are you waiting for? Join here www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/affiliates
BLOODSTOCK is romping into March with 5 more metal monsters to add to the 2015 bill! Recently reformed sludgecore beasts, RAGING SPEEDHORN will be bringing their filthy riffs to the Ronnie James Dio main stage. The band’s Gordon Morison comments “We’re over the moon to be playing BLOODSTOCK 2015. It’ll be awesome to share the stage with some of our old friends like Orange Goblin and Napalm Death. See you down the front!”. Check out the official video for ‘The Hate Song’ from their arsenal of tunes on the YouTube video below: Progressive metal Brits XERATH also bring the heavy to Friday’s main stage. The band enthuse, "We are utterly stoked to announce we will be returning to Catton Hall once again to perform at this year's Bloodstock festival. We are especially proud to confirm we will be gracing the mainstage for the first time since our debut at the festival in 2009 which promises to almost certainly be a career defining moment for the band. We sincerely cannot wait to see you all there! Warm up those necks Bloodstockers!" Check out their video for ‘Machine Insurgency’ on the YouTube video below: French groove metal eccentrics,TREPALIUM are set for a Sophie stage slot on Sunday. Dubbed “one of the most stupidly entertaining bands in the metal underground right now” by Metal Hammer, these former touring mates of the mighty Gojira released a new EP, ‘Voodoo Moonshine’ via Season of Mist late last year. Check out the super cool video for ‘Moonshine Limbo’ from that EP on the YouTube video below: Dutch death metal outfit, VILLAINY also join the Sophie stage line up on Sunday. Check out some tunes over at http://villainyofficial.bandcamp.com/ Also filling out the Sophie bill on Saturday are hotly tipped Brit metal four-piece, GODSIZED. Check ‘em out over at https://godsized.bandpage.com/
Searching through the store cupboards at BOA HQ we came across 500 Bloodstock car window stickers we forgot we had. So rather than let them gather dust we’ve decided to give them away to you for FREE to the next 500 people who purchase a Bloodstock Standard weekend or Serpents Lair VIP ticket.. just because we can. Then display the car sticker in your rear window between now and the festival and if one of the Bloodstock crew spot the sticker in your car at a gig or just out and about we will give you a personal meet and greet of the band of your choice over the festival weekend.