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Below is our complete Illuminatus news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Breed 77, Susperia and Illuminatus will be teaming up to play the following UK shows:
May 18 - Bideford Palladium
May 19 - Newport TJ's
May 20 - Bristol Academy
May 21 - Birmingham Academy
May 22 - London Islington Academy
May 23 - Sheffield Corporation
May 24 - Liverpool Academy
May 25 - Newcastle Academy
May 26 - Glasgow Cathouse
May 27 - Leeds Rio's
May 28 - Nottingham Rock City
British Doom Metallers MY DYING BRIDE have been confirmed as the headliners of the 6th annual Bloodstock Festival to be held at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, UK on 29th-30th September 2006. MY DYING BRIDE are only the second UK band to have headlined the event, previously SAXON headlined in 2001 and 2003.
The current Bloodstock line-up is shaping up as follows:
AXEL RUDI PELL
MY DYING BRIDE
Another 6 bands are to be announced over the forthcoming weeks, including 2 special slots given over to bands that have entered a raffle to play the show. Any band interested in entering the raffle should contact the organisers at the BLOODSTOCK festivals new website.
In related news, the second BLOODSTOCK OPEN-AIR festival is taking place on July 14th-15th 2006 at Catton Hall, South Derbyshire, UK. Currently confirmed bands are:
More bands will be announced over the forthcoming weeks. Tickets (which will be sent out during April) for both shows are available from bloodstock.uk.com.
Bloodstock has shuffled their set times, so take note if you are planning to attend. This means bands will start earlier in the day on both days. Nearly all stage 2 bands will be playing during changeovers of stage 1 so you should all get to see all the bands on the bill if you want to. The festival takes place 2 weeks from today in The UK.
Here are the new set times: More...
The first Bloodstock DVD, PURE BLOOD Vol 1, will be released within the next 3-4 weeks and on sale at the show. This DVD will contain promo videos and audio tracks from 12 bands who have appeared at Bloodstock in the past and also appearing this year. The bands are:
5TH MAN DOWN
NOWHERE NEAR THE GARDEN
Vol 2 is being filmed this year at Bloodstock 2004 with the sets of INFOBIA, ILLUMINATUS, INVEY, PANIC CELL and FOURWAYKILL making up the first Live DVD! So, if you wanna appear on the DVD, "get down the front for each set as they will make your ears bleed!"
After their triumphant appearance at Bloodstock in 2002, GAMMA RAY return to headline the Friday night of 3rd September 2004. Creating an opening night of pure Metal Mayhem, Gamma Ray will be joined by the mighty SINERGY (including members of Children of Bodom) and from the UK, the oustanding, ILLUMINATUS who demand to be witnessed on a big stage! Anyone who has seen them on tour recently will realise why they are back this year.
The Friday night lineup will be:
GAMMA RAY - 3rd UK visit
SINERGY - Only their second visit to the UK
ILLUMINATUS - Highlight of Bloodstock 2003, Powerplay 9/10
Other UK bands recently confirmed are Power Metal heroes INTENSE opening up the main stage on Saturday, with Doomsters THE PROPHECY , GUTWORM , Progressive HUMANITY and RITUAL OF HATE , nicely filling the Darwin Suite on Saturday.
Another 7 or 8 bands are expected to be added to the Bloodstock bill in the coming weeks/months.