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  • LAWNMOWER DETH - OAF - ETHEREAL - SAILLE - PRITCHARD VS DAINTON - CONFIRMED FOR BLOODSTOCK 2015

    Hot on the heels of last week’s five band announcement, BLOODSTOCK is excited to reveal five more acts for 2015! With lots more still to reveal before August’s finest metal party can get started, there’s no slowing down at festival headquarters. BLOODSTOCK are excited to welcome back thrash metal Brits LAWNMOWER DETH to the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Sunday. The band comment, “Motorbonce famously said, ‘if we move in next door, your lawn will die’. Quite what positioned our forefathers to even remotely claim knowledge of horticultural metal is well beyond us. Scott Ian famously said, ‘I am the law’. In fact, this simply proves that adult literacy levels within the metal genre are in line with that of the national average; quite shit, when he clearly cannot spell and meant LAWN. In a Nostradamus kind of way what these two legends of metal were pointing you to was... “Bloodstock 2015, when we move in you will die happy, we are Lawnmower and we is well excited. Let’s party like it’s 1988.”. If you caught the band at BLOODSTOCK in 2011, when they even had a six foot rabbit on stage during ‘Sumo Rabbit and His Inescapable Trap of Doom’ you’ll be well aware these guys are up for a good time. And if you didn't, check out the YouTube video below: Taking over the Sophie Stage on Friday, are raucous Brighton noisemakers OAF. Chief bellower Dom Lawson exclaims, "We, the mighty OAF, are honoured and delighted to have been invited back to our favourite festival. If you saw us in 2013, please don't hold that against us. Do come along and observe our ongoing descent into senility. If you haven't seen us before, we're like a middle-aged Royal Blood for people that don't wet the bed (and with added swearing). This will be a splendid occasion and we're tumescent with joy at the very thought of it. Cheers!" The band are currently writing their third album, set to be recorded later this year, and would like you know that this will be drummer Jim’s first BLOODSTOCK since his hip replacement. They’re not joking. Learn more about OAF at: https://www.facebook.com/themightyoaf Liverpudlian black metallers ETHEREAL will join the fray on the Sophie Stage on Saturday. The band are currently doing a stint with Marduk and Belphegor, supporting their first full-length album ‘Opus Aethereum’, released last month by Candlelight Records. Mixed by the renowned Wieslawski brothers (who you might know from their work with Behemoth) at Hertz Studio, Poland, the record simultaneously pays homage to and progresses beyond the blueprint of black metal. Watch the performance-based video for new song ‘Unholy Ungodly’ on the YouTube video below: Sunday brings symphonic black metallers SAILLE all the way from Belgium to the Sophie Lancaster Stage. Expect to hear some new songs from their latest, third album ‘Eldritch’, released last November. Soak up the 7+ minutes of ‘Eater of Worlds’ via the lyric YouTube video below: Bringing the mischief and mayhem on Friday to the Sophie Stage, are Dirty Sanchez lads PRITCHARD VS DAINTON. We’re sure there’ll be even more lunacy than their last visit. Not familiar? See what we’re talking about over at http://pritchardvsdainton.co.uk/

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  • GODFLESH - ONSLAUGHT - CONAN - PLANET OF ZEUS & BAST - CONFIRMED FOR BLOODSTOCK 2015

    BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce their third headliner for the Sophie Lancaster Stage, and a slew of other Sophie stage bands for the August 2015 event! Industrial icons GODFLESH are to headline Sunday night on the Sophie Lancaster stage! Frontman and visionary Justin Broadrick comments: “GODFLESH is thrilled to be playing a very metal UK festival! We don’t get asked to play many, as we’re often viewed as not ‘real’ metal enough, or we’re generally seen as outsiders, which we are, thank you. That doesn’t mean we don’t like to be invited to be a real metal band once in a while and especially in the Derbyshire countryside! Thank you BLOODSTOCK!“ After regrouping in 2010 after an 8 year hiatus, Broadrick’s pioneering outfit delivered their first full studio album in 13 years to critical acclaim, titled ‘A World Lit Only By Fire’ in October 2014. Check out a track from the new album, titled ‘New Dark Ages’ over at their Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/godflesh-2/new-dark-ages/ British thrash stalwarts, ONSLAUGHT also join the Sophie stage line-up on Sunday. The band are celebrating the 30th Anniversary in 2015 of their debut album, ‘Power From Hell’, with a special EP on the cards for release and special anniversary merch available. Check in with them on www.powerfromhell.com for the latest anniversary updates and watch the YouTube video clip below from their more recent arsenal Self-appointed ‘caveman battle doom’ 3-piece, CONAN crash Friday’s Sophie bill. Having recently returned from a string of shows in Australia and mainland Europe, CONAN are prepping for a slot on the Maryland DeathFest this summer, before bringing their unholy wall of sound to Catton Park in August. Go follow them on Facebook to keep up with their latest news at https://www.facebook.com/conandoom Greek southern-tinged heavy rockers, PLANET OF ZEUS step up for a Sophie stage slot on Saturday. Not familiar with their sludgy vibe? Investigate ‘The Beast Within’ from their ‘Vigilante’ album, over at http://ihaveadrum.bandcamp.com/track/the-beast-within London’s blackened doomsters BAST also join the Friday bill. Having dropped their debut album in 2014 and toured extensively off the back of it, a coveted slot at Catton Park is sure to earn them more admirers.

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  • BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - NAPALM DEATH & WOLF JOIN BLOODSTOCK 2015!

    We’ve a sure fire way to blast away any lingering January blues, and that’s cranking some tunes from the awesome bands set to play BLOODSTOCK 2015! That’s our kind of Valentines mix tape! Here’s three more to add to your playlist! Bringing skin-flaying riffs by the lorry load to Catton Park’s hallowed ground is BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, who step into the special guest slot on Sunday’s main stage. Expect Father Zakk to bring the riffs to induce bloodshed at BLOODSTOCK!! Zakk comments: “We’re looking forward to seeing the mighty UK Chapter of the all-mighty Black Label when we get rolling at the Bloodstock festival in August!” Mascot Records released the band’s ninth studio album ‘Catacombs Of The Black Vatican’ last April, which gatecrashed the UK national album chart at #30. Check out ‘My Dying Time’, the lead track from the album on the YouTube video below: British grindcore stalwarts NAPALM DEATH will hit Saturday’s main stage in a UK exclusive show. Frontman Mark 'Barney' Greenway enthuses, "Playing at Bloodstock is literally like stepping out of our front doors to climb onstage, so we'll be projecting a great big wall of noise from Birmingham to Catton Park! We personally know most of the staff and crew, so we look forward to watching them flog themselves to death, while we stand idly by and take in the sights, smells, and sounds of this friendly old fest. Grind!” The band’s brand new, fifteenth studio album ‘Apex Predator - Easy Meat’ was released via Century Media just last week. Watch the animated video for new song, ‘Smash A Single Digit’ on the YouTube video below: Swedish metalheads WOLF are also set to destroy a main stage slot, declaring, “The Wolves are back and we can't wait to play our favourite festival again! BLOODSTOCK, let it be loud!” Last summer saw the release of their sixth album, ‘Devil Seed’ via Century Media, featuring the ferocious single ‘Shark Attack’. Check out the YouTube video below: Don’t have your tickets yet for the UK’s premier heavy metal festival? Nip over to http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956 and grab ‘em now. If your wallet’s a little slim after Christmas, fret not! BLOODSTOCK has now launched its very popular installment scheme meaning you can split your payment into three much more manageable chunks. Just click the instalment option at the ticket link above. The deal breaks down as follows: 1st payment - £45 (plus £7 booking fee) required on the day of sign up. 2nd payment - £45 - debited from your account on 27th March. 3rd payment – £45 (+ postage) - debited from your account on 29th May. Payments will be debited automatically by bank transfer on the designated day(s), so the buyer doesn't have to worry about accidentally missing a payment. Sign up at the following link and select the ‘Standard weekend with camping instalment plan’ to get yourself covered: Please note that the deposit scheme is only available for regular weekend tickets with camping, though you can purchase a separate VIP upgrade at any time, subject to availability. If you want your ticket in hand right away, you can grab one now priced £135 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass (with camping). Did you know that all these killer bands are already announced?! Friday’s headliner TRIVIUM and special guests SABATON, Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH T.A, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, ENSIFERUM, AGALLOCH, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, ENSLAVED, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, DELAIN, MORDRED, and DESTRAGE. Plus, there’s tons more bands still to be announced in the coming weeks!

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  • DELAIN - FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - BATTALION - MORDRED & DESTRAGE confirmed for BLOODSTOCK 2015

    As January beds in, BLOODSTOCK HQ is a hive of activity. As well as setting up all the subscribers to the recently announced 2015 Deposit Scheme (see details below) and getting the Metal 2 The Masses heats underway, they’ve also been locking in more bands, this time for the Sophie Lancaster stage. BLOODSTOCK are pleased to announce DELAIN as Friday night’s headliner. The Dutch symphonic metal band enthused, "We are really excited to perform at the awesome BLOODSTOCK Festival for the very first time this summer! Having written our previous records' title track ‘We Are The Others’ about Sophie Lancaster, it will be an extra important and special occasion for us to headline the Sophie Lancaster stage and meet up with our friends at the Sophie Lancaster Foundation ("Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred & Intolerance Everywhere!") again. We look forward to rocking out at BLOODSTOCK and hope to see many of you there!” The group are currently touring Europe with BLOODSTOCK compadres SABATON, in support of their latest album ‘The Human Contradiction’, released last April via Napalm Records. Watch their latest video for ‘Stardust’ on the YouTube video below: Italian tech death metal kings FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will be rolling in as Saturday night’s headliner, stating "We're very happy to be part of this amazing festival for the first time. It's a great honour for us and we can't wait to crush one of the most important stages in the UK and Europe! See you all there mates!" The band are working on their follow-up to 2013’s ‘Labyrinth’ concept album, which will hopefully surface via Nuclear Blast before the end of the year. Meanwhile, head over to their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/FleshgodApocalypse to see live clips from Wacken, lyric videos and even how to cook a special FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE spaghetti dish, complete with their own brand of wine! Also appearing Saturday will be Swiss thrash metal band BATTALION. BLOODSTOCK is delighted to welcome the group back to Catton Park, following their first UK show at BLOODSTOCK in 2012. The four piece recently finished recording their third studio album and started the new year by sharing this live video of their whole set at Wacken last year on the YouTube video below: Newly reformed Bay Area hip hop thrash funksters MORDRED join the Sophie Lancaster stage bill for Sunday. The band are hard at work on a brand new album, which will mark their first new release in 20 years! You might have caught them on a brief UK visit last summer, following a triumphant Indiegogo campaign. Get a taste via brand new song ‘The Baroness’ at: http://youtu.be/hhPrV6h0Tzo or revisit some classic Mordred from 1991 with ‘Falling Away’ at: http://youtu.be/ep94iPgLPow Also stepping up for a Sunday Sophie slot are fellow Italians DESTRAGE. Signed to Metal Blade, their last album ‘Are You Kidding Me? No!’ guest featured GN’R man Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal on the title track. Metal Hammer writer Stephen Hill declared it his 2014 Album of the Year. See why in the live video for song ‘Destroy Create Transform Sublimate’ at: http://youtu.be/CosqKDW39NU Not got your BLOODSTOCK tickets yet? The festival’s very popular deposit scheme, that allows you purchase your ticket in 3 instalments, is now up and running! Festival goers have until midnight on 7th March to subscribe to the plan, with the initial payment being taken on the day of sign up. The deal breaks down as follows: 1st payment - £45 (plus £7 booking fee) required on the day of sign up. 2nd payment - £45 - debited from your account on 27th March. 3rd payment – £45 (+ postage) - debited from your account on 29th May. Payments will be debited automatically by bank transfer on the designated day(s), so the buyer doesn't have to worry about accidentally missing a payment. Sign up at the following link and select the ‘Standard weekend with camping instalment plan’ to get yourself covered : http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956 Please note that the deposit scheme is only available for regular weekend tickets with camping, though you can purchase a separate VIP upgrade at any time, subject to availability. If you want your ticket in hand right away, you can grab one now priced £135 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass (with camping). Already announced for 2015 are the three headliners; WITHIN TEMPTATION, TRIVIUM, and ROB ZOMBIE with his full production, plus special guests OPETH and SABATON, as well as a stellar undercard including the likes of CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ENSIFERUM, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, AGALLOCH, ARMORED SAINT, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, and ENSLAVED. More bands will be announced in due course

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  • BLOODSTOCK LAUNCHES 2015 DEPOSIT SCHEME

    It’s the first week back to the grind, but here comes BLOODSTOCK HQ with some news to brighten your week! If you’ve not picked up your ticket yet, the very popular deposit scheme is now available to help you spread the burden of paying for your 2015 ticket. Now you can secure your wristband for 2015’s heaviest festival for three incremental payments of just £45! Much more affordable than forking out a lump sum after you’ve spent all your cash on Christmas gifts and New Year booze!! Festival goers have a 3-month window (from 10am on Tuesday 6th Jan until midnight on 7th Mar) to subscribe to the plan, with the initial payment being taken on the day of sign up. The deal breaks down as follows: 1st payment - £45 (plus £7 booking fee) required on the day of sign up. 2nd payment - £45 - debited from your account on 27th March. 3rd payment – £45 (+ postage) - debited from your account on 29th May. Payments will be debited automatically by bank transfer on the designated day(s), so the buyer doesn't have to worry about accidentally missing a payment. Sign up at the following link and select the ‘Standard weekend with camping instalment plan’ to get yourself covered: http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956 While you’re signing up to the scheme, watch one of 2014’s headliners, the mighty EMPEROR slaying their way through ‘I Am The Black Wizards’ at last year’s weekender, on the YouTube video below: Please note that the deposit scheme is only available for regular weekend tickets with camping. If you want your ticket in hand right away, you can grab one now priced £135 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass (with camping). VIP tickets and VIP upgrades (for previously bought regular weekend tickets) are also now available from the Bloodstock store. Campervan pitches are also very low, so if you want one of these, pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment. Already announced for 2015 are the three headliners; WITHIN TEMPTATION, TRIVIUM, and ROB ZOMBIE with his full production, plus special guests OPETH and SABATON, as well as a stellar undercard including the likes of CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ENSIFERUM, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, AGALLOCH, ARMORED SAINT, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, and ENSLAVED. More bands will be announced in due course.

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