The UK’s best Metal festival reveals 7 new bands!

With Easter just around the corner, BLOODSTOCK has some treats for you with another seven bands added to the best metal weekender this summer.  Not only that, there’s an update on a brand new charity partner for 2019, club nights galore, and we suggest you stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s social media as Easter draws ever closer.  You never know when a special Easter competition might launch. Without further delay…

Industrial alt rockers, SULPHER grab a Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday.  The trio, comprising touring members of Marilyn Manson’s band, The Prodigy, and The Jesus And Mary Chain, recently released their 2nd studio album, ‘No One Will Ever Know’. Investigate the band further via the video for ‘Follow You Down’:

Also landing a Friday Sophie appearance are Newcastle groove metal squad, DEF CON ONE. With founder member and ex-Venom sticksman Antton Lant behind the kit, have a listen to one of their newest singles, ‘Martyr To The New Blood’, the first to feature the current line-up, at:

British metal squad, DAMNATIONS HAMMER also join the Sophie Friday bill.  Formed as a homage to the 80’s avant garde metal scene, the band’s vision was to create doom-laden, dark, atmospheric sounds with unrelenting heaviness. Get yourself clued up by listening to ‘Temple of the Descending Gods’- taken from their recently released opus, ‘Unseen Planets, Deadly Spheres’:

Hailing from Dewsbury and reforming a few years back, old school death metal crew BLASPHEMER are added to the Sophie lineup on Friday. Their most recent album, ‘Lust Of The Goat’, dropped in November 2018 via Grindscene Records.

Rounding out the Sophie stage announcements for Friday bands today are Irish death metal outfit, ZEALOT CULT

Picking up a Sunday spot on the Sophie stage are Notts-based stoner groove power trio, WITCHTRIPPER. Bringing “groove, shred, & roll”, if you’re a fan of Clutch, Orange Goblin, Kyuss, Sabbath or Led Zepp, these guys might be right up your street.

Also bounding into a Sunday Sophie slot are HARBINGER. Touted by Metal Hammer as “leading the next generation of tech metal wizards”, the band showcase their wares with blistering new track, ‘The Awakening’ on YouTube;

Their debut album, ‘Compelled To Suffer’ lands on 17th May. 

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