Category Archives: festivals

LAMB OF GOD share new video “Omens (Live at Bloodstock)”


Following their incomparable headline set at Bloodstock Festival this August, Virginian metal titans LAMB OF GOD have now shared a live video for “Omens”, the title track of their forthcoming new album. With their set both crushing and scorching in equal measure, the video footage was captured during that performance.

When the “Omens” single was first released, LAMB OF GOD frontman D. Randall Blythe commented, “I think a lot of the messes human beings find ourselves in could be very easily prevented simply by paying attention to obvious repeating patterns, both in our personal lives and in a broader sociohistorical contextWhat some call ‘omens’ are really just manifestations of the fact that there is nothing new under the sun. It’s foolish to ignore this, but we all do it.”

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BLOODSTOCK Festival launches M2TM 2023 across the UK & Ireland


It’s that time again already, when BLOODSTOCK kicks off its grass roots-supporting ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ scheme, which gives unsigned and DIY bands the chance of being part of the BLOODSTOCK festival experience.  

M2TM 2022 was without doubt the biggest BLOODSTOCK New Blood initiative to date and the festival managed to capture the bands, the fans, and grab a chat with a few of the promoters hosting the events, alongside chief M2TM organiser Simon Hall.  Check out the ‘Highway To BLOODSTOCK’ video below and get a handle on another phenomenally successful year for the initiative. 

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RISEFEST 2022 Announce STATIC DRESS As Surprise Final Artist


There has been no shortage of dance, indie or nostalgia focused one-day
festivals in North East but never a purely alternative-based festival on this scale.


RISEFEST is now here to fill that gap to create something that the North East
scene has been sorely missing.

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Saarihelvetti 2022


Saarihelvetti 2022 was full of top notch music. A perfect omnium gatherum (yes it is a word! n. a collection of miscellaneous people or things. Merriam-Webster.com. 2022) of genres ranging from fresh new black metal to popish metal core to headlining raw industrial metal. Although the weather was epic as well (in a not so enjoyable way), festival goers were almost able to overlook the constant rain as they enjoyed the first restriction free Saarihelvetti in 3 years. Although the festival was able to slither between the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, there were still inevitable lineup changes and restrictions which made the festival a bit more difficult to navigate. This year we were finally free!

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RISEFEST 2022 – Two Weeks To Go + CREEPER Exclusive Set Announced!


Featuring a jam-packed line-up including headliners FRANK
CARTER AND THE RATTLESNAKES, CREEPER, BOSTON MANOR,
HIGHER POWER, VUKOVI, CASSYETTE 
and many more of the biggest and
best of the UK Alternative acts for one day only across two stages live from the heart of Newcastle!

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LIVE REVIEW: BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL, CATTON PARK UK – 11-14TH AUGUST 2022


LIVE REVIEW by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

UK’s heaviest metal festival, Bloodstock, returned to Catton Park during a heatwave, but that didn’t stop thousands of metal heads clad in primarily black clothing. The festival keeps getting bigger and better, initially starting as an indoor event, and now it’s an open-air event with a capacity of 20,000. 2022 was hot as hell, both in terms of the impressive line-up of big well-known acts to upcoming rising stars of metal and, of course, the scorching temperatures.

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