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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.
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 play death metal deeply rooted in their firm beliefs in Viking mythology.
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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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Catton Hall (Catton Park)
- Catton Park
- Walton On Trent
- DE12 8LN