New Blood Stage
Hosting not only Metal 2 The Masses bands, but a variety of newly established bands from around the globe, The New Blood stage exists to provide a platform for the next generation of metal talent to reach a wider audience. From Bloodstocks very beginning back in 2001 there has been a focus on offering a chance for new comers and self signed artists a platform to build a wider audience profile.
In conjunction with Bloodstocks successful Metal 2 The Masses initiative, the New Blood Stage is a vital part of our long-standing and ongoing commitment to grow metal in the UK from grass roots up.
In 2010 the stage name was changed to better reflect its position as an exceptional opportunity for new and emerging acts to perform in front of Bloodstocks large and growing audience of dedicated metal fans and important music industry figures.
"The Unsigned stage began as far back as the indoor in the Darwin Suite," says Bloodstock founder Paul Raymond Gregory. "Bloodstock's always supported the next generation of bands and to me it was obvious they needed a platform to show their wares. Metal 2 The Masses was the next obvious route to developing that support.Soundbiteshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF6qbphXdrU
As Bloodstock grows, so too will the New Blood Stage and with it our determination to secure a bright future for metal in the UK. The next big thing is out there - Bloodstock could be where the World finds out!
Whether representing Hard Rock, Speed, Thrash, Death, Doom, Folk, Battle, Gothic, Grove, MetalCore, Industrial, Neo-Classical, Nu, Post, Power, Progressive, Sludge, Stoner, Alternative, Extreme, Symphonic or Viking or any other style of rock and metal, The Newblood Stage has become the recognised entry stage to so many bands who have gone on to carve their name in the industry.
Evile (2006) Sight of Emptiness (2007) Uncle Rotter (2009) Shrapnel (2010) Primitai (2011) Bull Riff Stampede (2012) Dishonour The Crown (2013) King Goat (2014) Mortishead (2015) The Crawling (2016) Raised by Owls (2017) Lunas Call (2018) Anakim (2019) Strangle Wire (2021) and so many many more. In fact, Bloodstock showcases no less than 40 fresh cut bands over the weekend, offering a 30 minute performance, accredited access passes and full media opportunity with bands having access to all festival media correspondence – interviews, reviews and photos a plenty plus the chance to network with industry representatives. Not only this but with a top-class production, crew and state of the art backline, the bands get a real taste of the professional music industry.
As if that wasn’t enough, we also offer a full HD multi camera filming of their show which is produced fully along with raw files for the bands to edit as they see fit.
Bloodstock is fully committed to the continued development of live music, creativity and all out heavy metal and the Newblood Stage is the perfect platform to get your band seen.
WANT TO PLAY THE NEWBLOOD STAGE?
If you’re in a breaking unsigned band there are several options available.
THE METAL 2 THE MASSES
Offering UK based bands, not only the chance to play at BOA, The Metal 2 The Masses also offers up a further chance of elevating to the Sophie stage the following year. These M2TM events are held regionally in the UK along with Rep of Ireland, Norway, Poland and other countries year on year.
For details on venues hosting events near you click here .. https://www.bloodstock.uk.com/events/boa-2022/venues
For acts based in the UK, Europe and worldwide wishing to not apply via either of the above options - no worries - you can still submit your CDs, Links and Biographies to the following.
All emails to Simon@bloodstock.uk.com or alternatively any physical copies to
BLOODSTOCK UNSIGNED - 80 CAPMARTIN RADFORD, COVENTRY CV6 3FX