Bloodstockâ€™s very own Metal 2 The Masses Roadshow has started tearing up and down the country to find you the best in Breaking Metal. Weâ€™re delighted to announce the following additions to this years festivities !!
METAL 2 THE MASSES WINNERS - KENT
Formed in 2009 by guitarist Chris Frost, Splintered Soul combine a wide range of styles to produce their own unique brand of progressive metal. Influences include numerous classical composers and film scores, blended with a variety of heavy metal sub-genres. Even before the completion of the band, Splintered Soul were inundated with requests for an album, and achieved worldwide airplay with the release of an Instrumental EP. With the line-up completed, the crushing riffs and sweeping solos were fused with the soaring vocals of classically-trained soprano Mandi Bailey. The band's first live performance saw them take to the main stage of the Red Roar festival in support of Panic Cell, The Rotted and Silent Descent, and the resulting popularity ensured that Splintered Soul were headlining by their second show. This year it is Splintered Soul's turn to bring their live performance to Bloodstock, and the show is not to be missed!
UNSIGNED ADDITION - KENT
So who are we......Well, Zocalo are a South-London, 5 piece, groove-metal band. Playing in a style we like to call 'Blooze'. It's all the best bits of Heavy-Metal Blues mixed with funky strutting grooves. We've been around for 6 years now tearing up pubs, clubs venues all over England playing with some of the finest bands in the scene, entering several competitions and placing pretty well, until this year, when we won 'BANDQUEST 2010 - Kent' and the right to play the 'Unsigned stage' at this years BLOODSTOCK Open Air festival. Stoked doesn't quite cover it. We play because we love it and that's the point. Everything else is big bonus.
METAL 2 THE MASSES WINNERS - ESSEX
Forged in the cesspool known as Ipswich, Echoes Fall roared onto the metal scene in the bitter winter of 2008. Initial tracks like â€œIgnite The Furyâ€ set the stage for the boys and opened a world of local and national gigs with many high profile bands including Criminal, Forever Never and Fei Comodo. EF provide a live show akin to none and will be sure to get you moving in no time. While mixing two genres is never easy, the lads have proved that you can fuse elements of melody and brutality, and still produce a unique sound
UNSIGNED ADDITION - ESSEX
Silas were formed in mid 2008; coming together after 7 years experience on the circuit gigging with different bands, they leave crowds shattered with the raw energy, spontaneity and unique quality of their performancesâ€¦ You will hear infectious heavy rock grooves and adrenaline fuelled metal carnage explode into a jazz progression and a mind blowing guitar solo; they draw their influences from all the music they hear, whether it be blues, reggae, soul, metalâ€¦yet they donâ€™t aim to sound like anyone else. Fusion and originality are what Silas are all about!
METAL 2 THE MASSES WINNERS â€“ DERBY
Lordaeron's sound is the product of influence from all aspects of music though there sound is somewhere inbetween Nile, The Faceless, Meshuggah, Origin, and Cattle Decapitation. The first self release entitled â€˜So It Beginsâ€¦â€™ 2006 (with sequenced drums as opposed to live drum recording) saw them setting the bar for speed, brutality and all out epic ness of the blackest kind. With much underground acclaim, the legion was born. Currently, the future looks notably vile and promising. Their debut album â€˜Sacrosanctâ€™ will be released via Union Black Records and contains re-workings of a handful of tracks from "...So It Begins." as well as a number of new tracks.
Lordaeron are very pleased to be joining the ranks at this years BOA along with some of the biggest names in Death Metal, and promise a fine display of brutality and captivating aggression, held solid by an insane rhythm section, face-melting shred/chug/sweep and a venom!!
METAL 2 THE MASSES WINNERS - GWENT
Tempestora is a three piece thrash/heavy metal band from Gloucestershire, taking influence from such great bands as Annihalator, Metallica, Testament, Evile, Megadeth, Machine Head the list goes on and on!
Combining speed, heavyness, techniclity, melody, ripping solos, pounding drums, gnarly bass and girthy vocals make up the sound of Tempestora.
UNDER BLACKENED SKIES
METAL 2 THE MASSES WINNERS â€“ LEICESTER
Born from the loin of the birthplace of metal, five Birmingham metallers came together and created a musical storm, enough to raise merry hell and judgement day itself... all whilst having a laugh and not taking themselves 'too' seriously... this is Under Blackened Skies. 2008, the last two members of the line up were determined, completing a five piece band who's extreme musical influences create an exciting explosion of metal that, combined with an electrifying and captivating live performance, has seen the reputation of UBS rapidly rise as a serious band of the future. Under Blackened Skies aim to break your soul with their brutality then fix it with their unique melodies, whilst entertaining you at the same time. Is that fucking possible? Now it is.
METAL 2 THE MASSES WINNERS - NUNEATON
Morgue Orgy is extreme metal with a smile on its face. After only being together a mere two years, 6-piece Birmingham based band Morgue Orgy are gaining national and international recognition. The band, consisting of drums, bass, keyboards, 2 guitars and vocals have ventured to places like Wolverhampton, Mansfield, Leeds, Nuneaton and London where they have gained fans and working relations with promoters, venues and bands.
â€œThe River and Iâ€ is the bands first EP release with tracksbeing played on Kerrang! radio, online metal shows such as Basement sounds, Top Rock and Rhubarb radio they have had coverage on the cover CD of Terrorizer and Zero Tolerance Magazine in the UK, as well as reviews and interviews in Rock Hard magazine (Greece) and Legacy magazine (Germany). ROT â€˜Nâ€™ ROLL
More bands will be announced next week as we continue are search for the best in breaking metal.
So come along and be part of the build up to Bloodstock 2010.
The Grand Central
80 OXFORD STREET, MANCHESTER. M1 5NH.
Finals Date â€“ 24th June
Fat Cat Promotions
THE WELL (FORMERLY JOSEPHS WELL) CHORLEY LANE. LEEDS LS2 9NW
Finals Date â€“ 25th June
The Classic Grand
18 JAMAICA STREET, GLASGOW. G1 4QD
Finals Date â€“ 26th June
The Vice Club
85 â€“ 86 THE KINGSWAY, SWANSEA. SA1 5JE
Finals Date - 27th June
RIFFS BAR, 26 GREATFIELD, SWINDON. SN4 8EQ
Finals Date â€“ 1st July
The Live Bar
9 RIVER STREET, TRURO, CORNWALL TR1 2SQ
Finals Date â€“ 2nd July
Hectors House 52-54 Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 9QA
Finals Date â€“ 3rd July
The Gaff Club
382 HOLLOWAY ROAD. CAMDEN. LONDON. N7 6PN
Finals Date â€“ 4th July
15 â€“ 17 HILL STREET. WREXHAM. LL11 1SN
Finals Date â€“ 9th July
51 NORWICH AVENUE WEST. BOURNEMOUTH. BH2 6AN
Finals Date â€“ 17th July