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The work of JRR Tolkien has long been a favorite muse of rock and metal artists. This year's Bloodstock bands Megadeth, Amon Amarth, and Dimmu Borgir all have used Tolkien references in their work, along with many others (Nightwish, Gorgoroth and even the likes of Led Zeppelin to name but a few).
Now Bloodstock’s co-founder, fantasy artist Paul Raymond Gregory, is thrilled to bring the two themes together and launch a major art exhibition at Bloodstock this year.
Christened the Rock and Metal (RAM) Gallery, the exhibition is to be a permanent addition to the festival and will provide a showcase for a changing selection of rock-related art and memorabilia. Paul Raymond Gregory’s extensive body of work includes many famous album sleeves and monolithic pieces inspired by the writings of JRR Tolkien. Paul’s first ever album cover commission was in 1984 for Saxon’s "Crusader," so launching the RAM Gallery on the 30th anniversary of Paul’s artistic debut in the metal world is fitting indeed.
This year’s first showing will include all the original Bloodstock festival artwork, going right back to the first indoor event in 2001, plus a wide range of Paul’s album art including the sleeve of Saxon’s latest release "Sacrifice." Representing Paul’s Tolkien work, there will also be a large triptych inspired by The Silmarillion opus (from whence Marillion derived its name). The painting will be mounted in a bespoke hand-carved frame created by framer John Davis. Although John has framed much of Paul’s other work, the triptych features the first frame actually designed by Paul himself. In addition, Paul will be signing copies of his book "Beyond Time And Place," which showcases artwork from the breadth of his career.
The exhibition will also include a small selection of bespoke handmade guitars created by young artist/musician Cynosure who is working to re-define the guitar, not just as a functional instrument, but as a working, playable piece of art.
The current Bloodstock Festival 2014 lineup is shaping up as follows: More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival have checked in with the following update about confirming more bands for the 2014 edition:
"Things are hotting up at Bloodstock HQ and even more bands are unveiled for 2014!! Joining the main stage bill are the newly renamed, Entombed A.D. After having to change their name from just ‘Entombed’, LG Petrov and his fellow band members are once again ready to let the music do the talking after a year of internal struggles. They release the highly anticipated new album ‘Back to the Front’ on 4th August via Century Media and are eager to get back on the road.
"Getting the heads banging on the Sophie stage on Thursday are British trad metalheads Monument, and bringing their own brand of theatrical madness and extreme metal are former ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ winners, Gethika. Bringing an international flavour on Sunday are death/thrash metallers Krow, who hail all the way from Brazil. Fancy something a little different? Then check out 16-yr old blues star in the making Aaron Keylock, also performing on Sunday’s Sophie stage.
"Not content with that, Bloodstock can also reveal six killer bands for the Jagermeister stage! Grab a couple Jagerbombs and come headbang to Undersmile and King Creature on Friday, plus Massive Wagons and a special acoustic set from Orphaned Land on Saturday. If you’re still standing come Sunday, be sure to catch Rabid Bitch of the North and The Heretic Order."
It's official: the U.K. melodic extreme metallers in Bloodshot Dawn have launched a crowd funding campaign in support of their second and as-yet-untitled album.
Get full details on the perks available and make your own contribution at Kickstarter.com here.
On the lead up to the Kickstarter launch, Bloodshot Dawn released a series of videos offering advance details such as special guests, artwork previews, and some new album demo snippets. Find the latest entry in the series over here. More...
Japan, rejoice: a global death metal attack is headed east as Costa Rica's finest metal exports in Sight Of Emptiness join forces with Canadian technical death masters Gorguts, Brazilian kings of violence Krisiun, and U.K. outfit Bloodshot Dawn this November!
Sight Of Emptiness will be touring in support of latest album, "Instincts," which is out now and supported by lead single "Essence" (featuring Whitfield Crane of Ugly Kid Joe). A video for the track can be viewed below.
Nov 6 - Osaka @ Nanba Rockets
Nov 7 - Nagoya @ Imaike Club3star
Nov 8 - Tokyo @ Shibuya Cyclone More...
U.K. melodic extreme metal band Bloodshot Dawn has announced more guests that are set to appear on the group's upcoming second album.
After previously announcing guest spots by Sven De Caluwé, Per Nilsson, and Teemu Mäntysaari, today Bloodshot Dawn also reveals appearances by Andy James and Chris Amott. The following press release was issued by the band:
"Andy James is a globally renowned metal and shred guitarist known for incredible playing and versatility with his instrument. He has featured on DVD's released with leading companies such as Licklibrary and Jamtrax as well as having released several solo records and two successful albums with Sacred Mother Tongue. Andy is also known for having appeared on stages all across the world not just with Sacred Mother Tongue but with bands such as Cradle of Filth, The Fields of the Nephilim and as a solo artist at industry shows such as NAMM in Los Angeles and the Frankfurt MESSE.
"Chris Amott needs little introduction, the Swedish shredder is most notably known as a founding member of melodic death metal titans Arch Enemy. Chris left Arch Enemy in 2012 to pursue his solo career and went on to release 'Follow Your Heart.' He also founded Armageddon releasing three successful albums and after relocating to USA he has announced that a brand new Armageddon record is in the making."
The new album will be a crowd-funded project, with the campaign set to launch on April 16th. More...
The U.K. melodic extreme metallers in Bloodshot Dawn have announced some of the guests that are set to appear on an upcoming second album, which is set to be recorded this summer.
Sven De Caluwé from Belgian death metal band Aborted will be weighing in with vocals, while Swedish guitar maestro Per Nilsson of Scar Symmetry and Wintersun’s Teemu Mäntysaari will also be adding pieces to the forthcoming album.
The band also announced that album number two will be a crowd-funded project that will launch on 16th April. Further details on the campaign and perks for contributing will be announced in the near future. More...
Bloodshot Dawn is currently working on an upcoming album, and now the band has posted a video update online, which can be seen below. The band comments:
"Episode 2 is here! Catch a first glimpse of the album artwork currently in development, as well as a few of Josh's riffs and leads!
"Later in the week we will be announcing more details on the Kickstarter Perks that will be available, as well as a preview of the piece of art you could be drawn in to for the album booklet as a perk!" More...
With Bloodstock twenty weeks away, there’s still plenty to announce as yet more bands rack up for this year’s event at Catton Park, taking place between August 7th to 10th, 2014.
Dimmu Borgir is set to be Friday’s main stage special guest and will be playing the band's only U.K. show in 2014 at Bloodstock. The band is hard at work on new material planned for release later this year. Comments Shagrath:
“We are excited for our return to Bloodstock 2014, the one and only UK festival we do this year. It will be a special event for sure, without revealing too much, but a 20th anniversary show will not go unnoticed. Await the return of symphonic darkness.”
Bloodstock is also pleased to reveal an extra special late night performance from Texas groove metal kings, Hellyeah. The band will be taking the roof off the Sophie big top stage late on Saturday, performing after the stage headliners, Sister Sin. The band’s legendary drummer, Vinnie Paul comments: “Bloodstock is one of the best festivals to play anywhere in the world!! Hellyeah is very excited to be a part of it again! Get your game face on and let’s rip this one up! Cheers!! I’m Vinnie Paul and I approve this message!!”
Grabbing an opening slot on Friday’s main stage will be homegrown extreme metal outfit, Bloodshot Dawn. More...
Bloodshot Dawn has posted a new playthrough video clip online featuring guitarist Josh McMorran. The clip was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tim Goatham at The Hive and can be viewed below.
Vader has announced dates for the first leg of the “Back To The Black Tour” 2013, which will also feature Aborted and Bonded By Blood. A teaser trailer for the trek is now available online and can be viewed below. The tour will also feature opening guests on the these dates:
Bloodshot Dawn /21.01-2.02/
Flayed Disciple /17.01-20.01/ More...
Hammerfest 2013 has just announced that along with St. Vitus, the festival line-up has just added legendary band Killing Joke. Angel Witch and a veritable who's who of metal will also be appearing at the Hammerfest 4 festival, which will take place on March 14th-16th at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales. Below is the current full line-up of bands appearing, with more information available over at the Hammerfest 4 website.
M-Pire of Evil
Texas Hippie Coalition
Def Con One
Commander In Chief
Sacred Mother Tongue
Line of Fire
Bull Riff Stampede
Black Acid Souls
Fire in the Empire
U.K. act Bloodshot Dawn has posted a teaser trailer for the upcoming "Godless" video, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"Here it is guys! The trailer for the upcoming music video for 'Godless!' Filmed by Jordan of Dead Parrot Productions! Let us know what you think! RISE, STRIVE, ETERNALLY GODLESS!"
The Bloodstock 2012 organizers have announced a further three acts for the Sophie stage at this year's festival.
Returning to Catton Hall, Witchsorrow threatens the British summer time with downtuned doom and gloom that echoes metal greats such as St Vitus, Candlemass and Trouble. Says mainman Necro Skull: "We are truly honoured to be returning to cast a shadow over Bloodstock once more. We promise you total doom annihilation, a celebration for the damned as the end of the world looms at the end of this wretched annum. To be in the company of such excellent bands as Watain, Alice Cooper, Orange Goblin, Grand Magus and Winterfylleth is a grand thing indeed. God curse us, every one!"
Returning for the second year in a row, London loud-louts Dripback take a break from the studio to come back to the Sophie stage with their seething mix of hardcore and death metal. The band commented, “For us it’s all about being intense in tents, so this really is the perfect festival slot for Dripback. We’re all so buzzing about playing with Crowbar, Hatebreed, Testament and all the other awesome bands, this really is the best festival."
Finally, Swiss thrashers Battalion make their UK debut at Bloodstock. The Thrash Maniacs check in to say: “It's the first time for us to play in England! What a fucking start! We're looking forward to kick some ass there!!! See ya Bloodstock! Cheers from Zurich, the Battalion-Bastards.”
Finnish pagan metal outfit Moonsorrow and German power metal group Freedom Call have been confrmed as the latest two bands to take part in this years edition of the British metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air, which will take place at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire from August 10th-12th.
Speaking on the confirmation, Moonsorrow stated: "We are truly excited to take part in Bloodstock Festival 2012. It's been way too long since we played on the British soil in 2008 and we know that lately there has been a huge demand for Moonsorrow to play in the UK. So, all our loyal fans in the UK, we want to see a massive crowd of insane berserks during our set. Don't let us down because we promise we don't let you down, cheers!"
Freedom Call added: "The Bloodstock Festival is the pulsating heart of Heavy Metal...a great audience, which knows exactly to revel."
The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...
With a plethora of metal talent already on offer - including Alice Cooper, Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Testament, Hatebreed and loads more - Bloodstock Open Air has another addition to it’s main stage, in the form of New Orleans sludge-monsters Crowbar. The organizers of the festival commented:
"The epitome of heavy, Kirk Windstein and co have been showing the world that speed isn’t everything since their debut 'Obedience Thru Suffering' stunned the metal world in 1991 with its downtuned, slow-paced yet punishingly heavy sound. With nine studio albums under their very large belts, Crowbar have mastered the art of the riff, continually delivering irresistible sludgey metal via a sound uniquely their own. With mammoth sludgey slabs such as 'I Despise,' 'All I Had (I Gave),' 'Time He’s Nothing,' 'Like Broken Glass,' 'Nothing' and many more, the Ronnie James Dio Stage will be put to the test at Crowbar’s only UK festival of 2012.
"Over on the Sophie stage, additions come in the form of homegrown extreme symphonic metallers and Metal 2 The Masses winners Saturnian, fellow countrymen and Melo-death thrashers Bloodshot Dawn, as well as Finnish melodic death metallers Re-Armed."
U.K. technical death metal band Bloodshot Dawn posted a new music video for the track "Vision." The song appears on the bands eponymous debut, which was self released at the end of January 2012.
Check out "Vision" here:
Bloodshot Dawn has posted a tour video online showing the band's time on the road for a U.K. tour with Fleshgod Apocalypse and Dyscarnate, which can be viewed below. Bloodshot Dawn also commented:
"Beers, brutality and bonding, 9 days on the road around the UK and Ireland with our brothers in Fleshgod Apocalypse and Dyscarnate! We drink till we're sick mate."
U.K. based melodic death/thrash act Bloodshot Dawn has posted the band's new self-titled album online for streaming. Give the album a listen through the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Beckoning Oblivion
2. Dedication To A Dead Cause
3. Forlorn World
6. Sentient Disease
7. The Quantum Apocalypse
8. Sickening Dogma
9. Illusion Aesthetic
11. Archetype More...
Melodic death thrashers Bloodshot Dawn are set to release their debut, self-titled album digitally
through BandCamp on March 5th, 2012. After receiving positive reviews from the likes of NoCleanSinging.com and Metal Maniac Magazine (ITA), the full album will now be available to stream and purchase directly from the band. Bloodshot Dawn's first single, "Godless" is available for free download via the band's Facebook profile.
To mark this release the band has teamed up with international extreme metal magazine, Terrorizer, to stream the album in full exclusively at Terrorizer.com between March 5th and March 14th, with the release being given away with subscriber copies of Terrorizer #221 from March 22nd. More...
Bloodshot Dawn has posted a guitar instructional video clip online from the "Beckoning Oblivion" album, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"This is the second in a series of videos, showcasing some of my lead parts from my band Bloodshot Dawn's debut album. Lick 2 is from the opening track on the album 'Beckoning Oblivion.' This lick incorporates high speed alternate picking, economy picking, sweep picking and there's a little tap thrown in there too.
"I hope you guys enjoy this lick and have fun playing it! I will be releasing videos each week, demonstrating a lick from 10 of the 11 tracks on the album, covering a range of different techniques and vibes.