As 2017 settles in, four more brutal bands are locked in for August’s best metal weekender; BLOODSTOCK! Swedish metal marauders, SOILWORK are confirmed for a main stage slot at Catton Park.
Frontman Björn ‘Speed’ Strid tells us “We are really thrilled to return to UK soil after a killer mini-tour with Arch Enemy last year. That ended with one of the most spectacular and sweatiest shows to date at The Underworld in London. BLOODSTOCK is always a riot and we cannot wait to hit the stage this summer. Bring it England!!!”
‘Murder metal’ outfit, MACABRE are set for a headline slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage. The Chicago-based band blend elements of true crime, math rock, punk, thrash, folk melodies, death metal, jazz fusion, black metal and more. Guitarist/vocalist, Corporate Death tells us “We haven’t been back to the UK in several years but BLOODSTOCK is exactly where MACABRE should play if you know our music.” Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch this unique band on UK shores!
Metallic Finns WINTERSUN are also lined up to headline the Sophie Lancaster stage. The band are hard at work on new album, ‘The Forest Seasons’ which is set for release this Summer via Nuclear Blast. The band tell us “It’ll be great to come back to the atmospheric BLOODSTOCK. We had a blast in 2011, but this year is extra special since we’re going to play new music for you guys! See ya in August!”
Keen to include bands from less obvious parts of the world too, BLOODSTOCK is delighted to welcome back Egyptian death metallers, SCARAB, to the Sophie stage. The band are currently recording their new album, ‘Martyrs Of The Storm’ so expect some new material at Catton Park this August!
Already announced for 2017 are Friday’s headliners AMON AMARTH, Sunday’s headliners MEGADETH, plus BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL and DECAPITATED. Many more, including our Saturday headliner are still be announced! Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s social media for the latest!