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Bloodstock Open Air (B-O-A) is the UK’s biggest independent METAL festival. Held at the picturesque location of Walton on Trent in Derbyshire, B-O-A has won the hearts and minds of fans of heavy rock and metal by consistently showcasing the strongest metal line up on UK soil.
You can expect some 15,000 metal heads descending on Derbyshire again in August 2017 for a weekend of unadulterated full on Heavy Metal!
Please visit www.bloodstock.uk.com/ for more information.
Sophie Lancaster Stage
- Battle Beast
- Wind Rose
- The Infernal Sea
- Ramage Inc.
- Black Moth
- Season's End
- Morass Of Molasses
- Internal Conflict
- Iron Rat
- Abhorrent Decimation
- The One Hundred
- Blind River
Ronnie James Dio Stage
Finland's Battle Beast stand for everything that is good and pure in metal music - crunching riffs, high screams, blistering solos and strong choruses. The sextet take all the classical elements of traditional heavy metal without being afraid of adding their own flavour to the recipe. Their former lead singer Nitte Valo left the band in 2012, to be replaced by new vocalist Noora Louhimo, whose powerful heavenly vocals have surpassed her predecessor.
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Seattle band, Inquisition, was formed in 1988 in Cali, Colombia by Dagon. The band started as a thrash metal act, and in 1994 evolved into raw black metal.
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Finnish metal band from Helsinki.
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European metal warriors from Stockholm in Sweden, Amon Amarth have forged an extraordinary legacy over three decades of thunderous, anthemic metal, all rich in the magical imagery of Viking history, folklore and culture. With a unique and unmistakable sound, the quintet have become renowned for their ageless anthems and explosive, theatrical live shows.
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The secretive Swedes were spewed out of the bowels of hell and into ears of music fans with the release of their 'Opus Eponymous' in late 2010, a collection of pulsating heavy rock that won over fans and critics alike. Three times winners of 'Best Hard Rock/Metal Album' in the Grammis (Sweden's prestigious music awards), they also won a Grammy for 'Best Metal Performance'. And it's not hard to see why, thanks to their wild theatrical live shows, influenced by Kiss, David Bowie and Alice Cooper.
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Formed in 1983 by guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine after an acrimonious departure from Metallica, Megadeth became one of the most acclaimed and successful thrash metal bands of their era and beyond. Mustaine expanded on the typical metal blueprint by speeding up the tempos and putting an emphasis on his lightning-fast technical guitar skills. His nihilistic lyrics and unrelenting musical attack resulted in a series of thrash metal classics from Megadeth throughout the 1980s and into the early '90s. Along with being considered high water marks of the metal genre, 1986's Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? and 1992's Countdown to Extinction sold in the millions and influenced the next generation of speed metal bands.
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The Infernal Sea
A four piece black / death metal band from the UK.
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London quartet, Gurt, take the blues and groove of 70s rock and drag it backwards through the swamps of Louisiana. The drums are thunderous, the vocals demonic and the guitars down-tuned, down-tempo and down-right sexy. 'This is not doom, this is not sludge, this is Gurt'.
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Ramage Inc. is the brainchild of producer, singer and guitarist, Bryan Ramage. Together with guitarist Allan “Hef” Forsyth, drummer Paul “Hammy” Hameed and bassist Marcin Buczek the band takes the music to a new level of energy and elegance in a live environment. Great musicianship, songwriting skills, huge sound and no nonsense attitude - this is what matters for Ramage Inc. This is what makes the band different. The “Screaming Melodies” EP released in 2008 gets the band well deserved attention and a faithful following. Fast forward to 2013 - “Feel the waves” - the band's first LP, is being released. Universally praised by critics and fans alike, this self released album takes the band to a whole new level. Their international fan base is growing exponentially, the band receives local and international radio play and perform countless shows during 2013 (with a performance at ProgPower Europe Festival 2013 in the Netherlands set to be released on DVD).
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