The organisers at Bloodstock Open Air Festival have announced the following news today:
The Bloodstock Team are thrilled to announce the addition of occult metal overlords, HELL and Austrian death/black metallers, BELPHEGOR to the 2013 bill.
BELPHEGOR are celebrating their 20 year anniversary this year and readying the release of their tenth studio album this summer, via Nuclear Blast.
Bloodstock 2013 will be the first place you can hear some new material live.
BELPHEGOR’s Helmuth states: “To bomb the UK is always a pleasure for BELPHEGOR. We will celebrate Diabolical Death Musick, and visualize it with a special 20 year anniversary show, full of bones, flesh and blood! At the start of August, our new as-yet-untitled album will be released. The troupe can’t wait to premiere two of these tracks at Bloodstock. An honour – this horror!”
Meanwhile, HELL, who also have their second album scheduled for release later this year via Nuclear Blast, are also looking forward to the BOA weekend.
HELL’s axeman Andy Sneap comments, “We are thrilled to announce HELL have been added to the Saturday main stage bill at Bloodstock. HELL had such a great time at BOA in 2011, opening the main stage on the Sunday, so it’s an honour to be asked back, especially with the bill being such a strong line up. It’ll be a lot of fun catching up with some old friends and playing a longer set for the Bloodstock masses, this time at a slightly more reasonable hour.” Check out the ‘On Earth As It Is In Hell’ video from the current ‘Human Remains’ album on the Youtube link below:
Take a peek at what’s been going on in the studio with BELPHAGOR in the Youtube video below:
“We are thrilled to announce that seminal thrash metal legends, SLAYER are confirmed as the third and final headliner for Bloodstock 2013. The Californian four-piece will close the Ronnie James Dio stage on Sunday night at Catton Park, bringing their face-melting, monster riffs to the metal hordes.”
Slayer guitarist Kerry King comments: “Can’t wait to hit the stage at Bloodstock! Metal Festival in England? Fuck yes!! It’s going to be hell on earth and I’m looking forward to having a party with all my British friends.”
The Bloodstock Open Air 2013 lineup now features: ACCEPT, AMORPHIS, ANTHRAX, AVANTASIA, DARK FUNERAL, DEVILDRIVER, EX DEO, FIREWIND, FOZZY, KATAKLYSM, KING DIAMOND, LAMB OF GOD, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NEGLIGENCE, WHITECHAPEL.
More bands will be announced soon. Bloodstock Open Air 2013 info at Bloodstock.uk.com.
The organisers at BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL have announced the following:
Here at Bloodstock HQ we’re excited to announce our first headliner for 2013. The Grammy-nominated, Danish metal legend KING DIAMOND will dazzle eyes and perforate eardrums in the Friday night top slot.
After a six-year touring hiatus, the band triumphantly returned to the stage in 2012 for European festivals, Hellfest and Sweden Rock. Friday night’s closing performance at Bloodstock Open Air 2013 marks not only their first ever UK festival appearance, but their first UK show of any kind in many years and will be their only UK date in 2013.
When asked about Bloodstock, the mighty King quoth: “I’m looking so much forward to this, we all are. Finally back in England! The people at Bloodstock have gone the extra mile to make this possible, and will be expanding the stage to fit our full production. This is gonna be DARK and very HEAVY!”
This special headline appearance racks up alongside the previously announced special guests, ANTHRAX and ACCEPT, and UK exclusive appearances from FIREWIND and FOZZY.
Bloodstock ‘Early Bird’ tickets are available from the Bloodstock store at the bargain price of £100 (plus booking fee) for a four-day weekend pass. Snap ‘em up quick, as this limited time offer won’t last forever!
Hugely-respected, with a 30+ year career, check out some spooktacular KING DIAMOND, both old and new, while you’re getting your scare on this October…
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For more information check the official Bloodstock website at this location