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Bloodstock Festival Adds More Bands To The Line-up


What better to see the back of 387 chilly days of January than BLOODSTOCK announcing the final Ronnie James Dio main stage and Sophie Lancaster stage bands joining the bill, as 2023’s hottest metal weekender edges ever closer. Not only that, there’s info on how to work a couple of shifts to get free BLOODSTOCK tickets, a brand new trailer to watch, plus day tickets will go on sale tomorrow! And did we mention the Vikings are coming?! 

With 14 bands to reveal, on with the details! Not familiar with someone? Just click the band name and you’ll be whisked off to one of their YouTube videos to bring you up to speed. Maybe you’ll find a new favourite not to be missed!!

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KEEP OF KALESSIN to Premiere Forthcoming Album KATHARSIS on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2023


KEEP OF KALESSIN have been announced for 70000TONS OF METAL 2023, with two very exclusive sets planned.

As one of the festival’s many exclusive performances announced, these pioneers of Epic Extreme Metal will perform their upcoming album “Katharsis” in its entirety for one of their sets. As an added bonus, there will also be an exclusive listening session of “Katharsis” hosted for fans on board. The rest of the world will have to wait until the album is released on March 24, 2023. As every band plays two sets on 70000TONS OF METAL, KEEP OF KALESSIN will also perform a special 25th Anniversary Anthology show for their second.

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Nummirock reveals more acts for 2023 including Behemoth’s only gig of the summer in Finland


It has already been reported that there will be numerous unique gigs at Nummijärvi during Midsummer, and that wonderful list continues today, when the Polish Behemoth will also play their only gig of the summer in Finland at Nummirock! The Czech heavy metal orchestra Gutalax will also be seen at Nummirock with their exclusive summer 2023 gig.

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ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL 2023 (ATG) announces seven bands


Following on from the last weeks ARCTANGENT Festival 2023 annual ‘Advent Calendar’, where one band a day were announced on a different media platform each day, we can now announce all bands in full from the announcement.

So, the bands and announcement partners are: American noise duo from Atlanta Georgia ’68 (with Upset Magazine), a main stage headliner in Heilung, the phenomenal experimental folk band with members from Denmark, Germany and Norway (with Louder) and London 3 piece (and one of the finest heavy bands in the UK right now) Pupil Slicer (with Rock Sound). Also announced are punk collective Tokky Horror (with Distorted Sound), French hardcore band par excellence Birds In Row (with Knotfest), Connecticut progressive indie rock band The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die (with Punktastic) and another main stage headliner, returning legends and one of the greatest bands in the world, Converge (with Kerrang!).

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BLOODSTOCK REVEAL TRIPTYKON PERFORMING CELTIC FROST AS ANTHRAX CANCEL


Following on from the bonanza 15-band announcement earlier this week, BLOODSTOCK has some more news to share about 2023’s event. 

In these rapidly changing times, unfortunately Saturday’s special guest Anthrax have pulled out of their slot. With regret, the band have issued a brief statement saying, “Due to logistical issues beyond our control Anthrax will no longer be appearing at Bloodstock 2023.” 

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BLOODSTOCK REVEALS THURSDAY LINE UP, PLUS 10 MORE FOR THE SOPHIE LANCASTER STAGE 


After just last week revealing their final headliner, MESHUGGAH and special guests, HELLOWEEN joining the bill, BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce even more bands for 2023, including the entire Thursday eve, opening party night line up!!

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