With a line-up boasting headline appearances from OPETH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, FEAR FACTORY, TWISTED SISTER, plus a special guest slot filled by MESHUGGAH, BLOODSTOCK is the place to find the best names in the world of metal. But the while the main stage acts may be the heart and soul of BLOODSTOCK, itâ€™s the new, unsigned talent - the headliners of the future - that are the festivalâ€™s lifesblood.
Once again, Bloodstockâ€™s very own Metal 2 The Masses Roadshow has been 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, the cream of the crop who have battled it out with hundreds of bands to secure a slot at BLOODSTOCKâ€™s 10th anniversary event - the biggest and best BLOODSTOCK so far.
"Emerging from Manchester in late 2008, four piece metal band Betraeus mix a vast amount of musical styles from acoustic fingerstyle, jazz, ambient and world music to create their progressive and haunting, dark and groovey, sometimes beautiful, extreme metal sound. Always searching to push the boundaries of modern music, Betraeus effortlessly incorporate epic sweeping melodies and vocal harmonies to groovy bass lines and blast beats, whilst keeping your head banging with a menacing growl and face melting dual guitar work! In a time where music is all about the haircut and tight jeans, Betraeus are hell bent on hammer smashing this scene by bringing real British metal back to the music! A definite hit for true metal heads, musicians and fans of Gojira, Opeth, Decapitated and the unexpected!
'Live and die metal!'"
Grieve are a Huddersfield based heavy metal band that use a selection of groovy and powerful riffs to rip up the stage and always look to pump up the audience. With six years of solid gigging and progressing musically, Grieve have formed a tight set of straight up heavy metal. As the members of the band became more experienced and mature, their sound did the same. Catchy riffs accompanied more focused and well thought out lyrics and the bands' energy and stage presence grew more and more powerful. Originally being influenced by early Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath gives them a more dynamic mix of classic metal which successfully accompanies the aggressive down tuned feel they create now.
If the futureâ€™s dark, the futureâ€™s Achren.
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:
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
The BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL 2010 will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from 12th â€“ 15th August.
Weekend tickets are on sale now at www.bloodstock.uk.com
BAND LINE UP SO FAR
OPETH : CHILDREN OF BODOM : FEAR FACTORY : TWISTED SISTER : MESHUGGAH :
OBITUARY : ROSS THE BOSS (with Scott Columbus) : RAGE : ANDROMEDA : BEHEMOTH : DEVIN TOWNSEND : DORO : LEAVES EYES : SUFFOCATION : CANNIBAL CORPSE : KORPIKLAANI : GWAR : AMORPHIS : GOJIRA : SONATA ARCTICA : GORGOROTH : BLOODBATH : BLACK SPIDERS : EDGUY : ENSIFERUM : ONSLAUGHT : SNAKEBITE :
HOLY MOSES : BENEDICTION : ENFORCER : KILLING MACHINE : MITHRAS : THE PROPHECY STEELWING : REGARDLESS OF ME : WITCHSORROW : EVILE : BONDED BY BLOOD : MORDECAI
PURIFIED IN BLOOD : DESECRATION : POWERWOLF : HOSPITAL OF DEATH
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