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Final countdown to BLOODSTOCK!

BLOODSTOCK is gearing up for their best ever festival and the countdown is ON!  There’s just over a week to go, ‘til the marauding metal hordes thunder through the gates of Catton Park and return to their spiritual ‘home’ at BLOODSTOCK

Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, SOEN have had to cancel, but the heavy noise of STRIGOI will slide into a Sunday slot on the Sophie Lancaster Stage.  But there’s plenty to keep you entertained across the weekend, not least that very special ‘surprise’ set on Friday afternoon over on the Sophie Stage!  Who could it be?!!

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UK’s heaviest metal festival, Bloodstock, is fast approaching, taking place at Catton Park, Derbyshire, on 11th-14th August 2022. With a colossal line-up consisting of Ronnie James Dio main stage headliners Behemoth, Mercyful Fate (only UK show) and Lamb Of God plus tonnes of hefty other heavy hitters plus rising metal acts. Here are just some bands we recommend you catch over the loaded weekend!


Brutal Assault #25 info

While we can expect the biggest bands at the event, even the new promissing ones could be witnessed. From the biggest ones and for the first one, we can expect the Polish imp himself – Nergal. Not with Behemoth tho, but with his other project Me and That Man. Another highlight is going to be legendary King Diamond with his Mercyful Fate.

From the less known names the festival will give us some old school doomy stuff from Pentagram with their controversial frontman. Psychedic needs will be satisfied by Oranssi Pazuzu. At last Canadian black metal from Panzerfaust is in the Europe, too. This time in the bigger event than small clubs. (In)famous Gaahl is going to play his black metal with his G. Wyrd this year as well.

If you like modern stuff, death core bands as Lorna Shore or Rings of Saturn shall make you happy.

If you prefer experiments, Psykup is going to deliver some with their mix of genres. Melt-Banana from Japan will be at Brutal Assault as well with their crazy combo of grind and noise.

There will be another first timers of course. More in the image. Stay tuned for more info.