Bloodstock Festival announces ten additional bands for 2021!


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September 29, 2020

As if the line-up wasn't massive enough already, the UK’s premiere open air metal festival Bloodstock has just added an additional ten bands for next years event in the form of five newcomers and 5 artists previously announced for this year’s canceled festival.

Joining the colossal bill already topped by Devin Townsend, Judas Priest and Merciful Fate today are Spanish death yob Noctem, Merseyside hell-raisers Defied, Welsh black metal crew Agrona,...

September 28, 2020

Hailing from the waterlogged marshes of The Fens, UK black metal yob The Infernal Sea have spent the last several years enjoying the spoils of a blossoming career and dotting following. Equally the product of their genre founding influences and the burgeoning UKBM scene in which they represent, the group become ambassadors of the national black metal scene following the release of their 2016 debut The Great Mortality. A record documenting the bli...

September 26, 2020

Many have demanded to do so as of late, but seriously, let’s talk about the Bristol based Svalbard. The love child of post-hardcore, post-metal and atmospheric black metal is no longer the new kid on the block, but with their emotive take on such a hybridisation, they’ve long stood as one the biggest names on the streets. With their previous long plays One Day All This Will End and It's Hard To Have Hope, the group utilised their ethereally punis...

September 25, 2020

 Photo: Dominic Meason

After the summer just gone, it’s safe to say we’re all in dire need of some good and exciting news to get us through a grim long winter. Thankfully, the award winning 2000 Trees have just confirmed the vast majority of next year’s lineup and goodness me is it a barnstormer of an announcement.

Following on from the previously announced Thursday headliner of Jimmy Eat World, Thrice will be headlining Friday performing their cer...

September 21, 2020

Back in January – when we were all oh-so blissfully ignorant to the horrors 2020 would play host to – the world of contemporary music was busy ruminating on the albums that were set to be released over the course of the year. Whist such a list was jammed with a plethora of major artists, one such release topped the list in bold italics; the ninth studio album from Deftones.

Following on from nine months of feverish anticipation and speculatio...

September 18, 2020

It’s commonly associated as a genre of youthfully giddy rebellion, but indie-punk and pop-punk has served as an outlet of frustration for countless young bands over the decades. However, as such bands age, many make peace with their adolescent woes, losing that drive and spark that fuels their work. In contrast, others substitute the central themes within their art, reinventing their music for other righteous purposes that bolster their skills. F...

September 16, 2020

Despite being newcomers to the realm of blackgaze and all things related, Sheffield's Hidden Mothers have already forged a remarkable reputation for themselves. Following a succession of shows with the likes of Blanket, Planes Mistaken For Stars and Wren, the quintet have more than proved their worth as a unit capable of mirroring the ravaging intensity of their influences. Whilst the Northern live circuit has experienced this first hand, Hidden...

September 15, 2020

 Photo: Natasha Koziarska

Despite such a genre being synonymous with lauded international acts such as Deafheaven, Oathbreaker and MØL – just to name a few – the UK is home to an underground contemporary black metal scene that is awash with festering talent. Granted, our island nation may not be currently be globally renowned for it’s blackgaze scene, but that’s abound to change very soon, a fact that Hidden Mothers will make certain.


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