Bloodstock Festival have announced the first wave of bands for their New Blood Stage, The organisers stated via their Facebook page:
Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce the first batch of breaking bands to grace the Hobgoblin-sponsored ‘New Blood’ stage this year.
BLOODSTOCK is very proud to support new bands from all over the world and the ‘New Blood’ stage gives us the platform to showcase grass-roots acts,underlining their belief that you don’t necessarily need a big record deal to have a shot at playing the festival. The following bands were chosen from CD applications to perform at Catton Park, while more will be added later via the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ tour which kicks off on 10th May and rolls through local clubs and venues throughout June. This year’s tour is the biggest to date, encompassing 23 regions, including various UK cities, as well as events in Latvia, Norway, and the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey. The best bands are chosen from each event to land a spot at Bloodstock this year. So get down to your local M2TM’s venue to support the best in breaking metal!
The lucky seven additions span a range of metal genres; Londoner’s ABHORRENT DECIMATION (death metal), Canada’s PHANTOM (trad metal), Slovenians THE CANYON OBSERVER (post-noise/sludge), Norway’s ANGERMAN (grunge rock/metal), London outfit BRUTAI (metalcore), Scotland’s SCORDATURA (death metal) and South London outfit, STONEGHOST (hard classic rock).
Has your fave new band not submitted yet? Fear not, for BLOODSTOCK will keep hunting out new additions via CD applications, video uploads, and the aforementioned ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ tour for some weeks yet! There’s still time to enter! A full list of application options can
be found at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/events/boa-2014/stages/new-blood-stage.