Bloodstock Open Air adds Four more bands


Uncompromising hardcore punk squad CODE ORANGE make their BLOODSTOCK debut on Saturday on the Ronnie James Dio main stage.  The creative nonconformists recently dropped a surprise EP, ‘The Hurt Will Go On’, following a UK tour with BLOODSTOCK alumni, Trivium. 

Expect the unexpected, but meanwhile have a listen to ‘The Hunt’, featuring Slipknot’s Corey Taylor:

At Halloween, the appropriately named SKELETONWITCH join the Saturday bill on the main stage.  Having released their sixth studio album, ‘Devouring Radiant Light’ back in July, the Ohio-based band have just been on the road opening for System of A Down in the US. 

Check out ‘Fen of Shadows’ here:

ROTTING CHRIST headline the Sophie Lancaster stage on opening night, Thursday.  Greece’s blackened death metal overlords are working on the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Rituals’ album set for release via Season Of Mist this winter.

Metal brothers and sisters!  We can proudly announce that we are returning to one of the best, most dedicated festivals around for our precious scene.  We look forward to seeing you all with a brand new setlist on Thursday night, headlining the Sophie Lancaster Stage at BLOODSTOCK!  Until then…Keep the spirit alive – Mainman Sakis tells us!

In the meantime, check out the previously unreleased ‘I Will Not Serve’ taken from ‘Their Greatest Spells’ best of collection that landed earlier this year:

ELUVEITIE also make a return to BLOODSTOCK, stepping into a Sophie stage headline slot on Sunday.  Last seen at Catton Park back in 2008, the Swiss folk metallers are currently preparing to share a special 10th anniversary edition of their classic second album ‘Slania’ on 16th November via Nuclear Blast. 

For a taste of what’s in store next August, listen to more recent track ‘Rebirth’ here:

These four bands join the previously announced Friday night headliner, SABATON, Sunday’s bill toppers SCORPIONS, together with CHILDREN OF BODOM, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE and HYPOCRISY on the Catton Park stages next August.  Stay tuned for more bands to be announced soon