Powerwolf, Soulfly, Incite and Swallow the Sun join festival lineup.
BLOODSTOCK welcomes in 2019 by announcing four new bands for August’s best metal weekender.
POWERWOLF land the coveted main stage special guest slot on Friday. The band tell us “We’re looking forward to returning to the mighty BLOODSTOCK Festival after almost ten years to celebrate the metal mass with our friends in the UK – this is going to be a truly wild one!!” The German power metallers released their seventh studio album, ‘The Sacrament of Sin’ in July of last year, from which spawned the vampire-themed video for ‘Killers With The Cross’.
SOULFLY also step into a Ronnie James Dio main stage spot on Friday. Frontman Max Cavalera is looking forward to playing at Catton Park, telling us “BLOODSTOCK 2019, get ready! It will be a Cavalera invasion! SOULFLY will be playing a lot of songs off our new album, ‘Ritual’. My son, Richie, is coming with INCITE too and together we will make a day to remember! Fuck yeah! Let the Ritual begin!” SOULFLY released their eleventh studio album, ‘Ritual’ via Nuclear Blast earlier this year. Check out the groove laden title track here;
As Max Cavalera pre-empted, Phoenix metal squad, INCITE come to Catton Park for the first time, picking up Friday’s hotly-contested main stage opening spot! With their fifth studio album, ‘Built To Destroy’ landing in stores on 25th Jan expect new material to get an airing at Bloodstock.
Finnish prog doomsters, SWALLOW THE SUN grab themselves an early main stage spot on Saturday. The band released the atmospheric and ethereal ‘Lumina Aurea’ EP on the Winter Solstice in December via Century Media.
These four bands join the previously announced Friday night headliner, SABATON, Sunday’s bill toppers SCORPIONS, together with ANTHRAX, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CODE ORANGE, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, THY ART IS MURDER, TESSERACT, METAL CHURCH, DEATH ANGEL, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, EVIL SCARECROW, ROSS THE BOSS, GRAND MAGUS, ROTTING CHRIST and HYPOCRISY on the Catton Park stages in August. Stay tuned for more bands to be announced soon!
If you’re skint after Christmas there’s a payment plan to spread the cost of tickets.
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019. Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Metal Report Editor.
Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
Definitely has never been the future, present or past of Welsh music.