Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2013 Announces DevilDriver & Municipal Waste

DEVILDRIVER are set to release a brand new album in August 2013, so Bloodstock will be your first opportunity to check out a brand new track or two!  DevilDriver’s firebrand frontman, Dez Fafara is looking forward to next year’s fest, commenting; “DevilDriver is fucking stoked to be coming to Bloodstock!!  We are thrilled to playing alongside our good friends in Lamb Of God, and no doubt the weekend is going to be insane!  Grab a ticket and come get in the pit!  DevilDriver won't let ya down!”  Check out this section from the band’s little-seen ‘warts n’ all’ documentary, ‘You May Know Us From The Stage’ (catch up with the remaining parts on YouTube).  This instalment features a cameo appearance from Lamb of God’s Mark Morton:

Die-hard road warriors, MUNICIPAL WASTE are also looking forward to joining their Richmond, VA, hometown buddies & Saturday night headliners, Lamb Of God at Catton Park in August 2013.  Ryan Waste enthused, "We are bloody chuffed to rock the BOA once again.  It was my favourite UK festival to date and now that King Diamond and Accept have been added, I'm more excited than ever!" Check out the band’s first animated video, for the track ‘You’re Cut Off’, taken from their fifth and most recent disc, ‘The Fatal Feast’ at:  Released in April through Nuclear Blast, the intergalactic, cannibalistic record is choc-full of ‘Waste trademarks: aggressive headbang-inducing riffs, tongue-in-cheek humour, and meaning extracted from the absurd.  Besides their musical voyage into space, Municipal Waste are currently rippin’ up tarmac across the USA with Napalm Death and Exhumed.

To make life easy getting to the site next year, Big Green Coach are the official and exclusive coach travel partner to Bloodstock Festival.  Sit back, relax, and let their drivers take you, your mates, and your camping gear direct to the festival grounds!  Choose from 26 locations direct to the heart of Bloodstock, from the very reasonable rate of £34: BIRKENHEAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BRIDGEND, BRISTOL, CARDIFF, CARLISLE, CHESTER, GLASGOW, GLOUCESTER, LANCASTER, LEEDS, LIVERPOOL, LONDON, MANCHESTER, MIDDLESBROUGH, NEWCASTLE, NEWPORT, OXFORD, PRESTON, SHEFFIELD, SOUTHAMPTON, STOCKPORT, SUNDERLAND, SWANSEA, WARRINGTON, and WORCESTER.  To guarantee your return seat, click here:

New additions DEVILDRIVER and MUNICIPAL WASTE stack up alongside headliners LAMB OF GOD and KING DIAMOND, plus AMORPHIS, DARK FUNERAL, ANTHRAX, ACCEPT, FIREWIND, and FOZZY.  A third, Sunday night headliner and many more bands are still to be revealed!

Bloodstock ‘Early Bird’ tickets are going fast!  Pick yours up at for the total bargain price of £100 (plus booking fee) for a four-day weekend pass.  Snap ‘em up, as this limited time offer won’t last forever!!  Look up all the info on Bloodstock 2013 so far, plus check out all kinds of awesome coverage from this year’s festival over at

Bloodstock takes place at Catton Park in Derbyshire on 8-11th Aug 2013. 

New acts added to Bloodstock 2013 lineup

German metal gods, ACCEPT are excited to bring their classic sound to Bloodstock’s hallowed turf.  ACCEPT’s founder/guitarist, Wolf Hoffmann, is looking forward to his band’s return to our shores, commenting, "Hey Dudes & Dudettes!  It was the UK and Judas Priest who made it possible for ACCEPT, overnight, to be put on the map!!  We believe that without our British fans, the career of ACCEPT would have taken a different turn.  We are honoured and very grateful to be invited to play BLOODSTOCK 2013 – our only show in the UK!  Let's rock together…See ya there!"  ACCEPT’s Andy Sneap-produced ‘Stalingrad’ album hit stores in April; wrap your ears around the title track at What is Bloodstock in for? Watch this recent fan-captured clip of classic song ‘Balls To The Wall’ live from New York City… …and start getting excited!

FOZZY’s frontman, WWE legend Chris Jericho, is similarly enthused.  When asked about FOZZY’s appearance at Bloodstock, he told us; "Next summer, it’s going to be such an honour for FOZZY to be a part of the biggest growing festival in the entire UK!  I've been following the evolution of Bloodstock for years now, and this fest reminds me a lot of FOZZY…getting bigger every year, and poised to take over the world!  I promise that this will be the biggest FOZZY show EVER and we can't wait to tear your f&@king heads off, England!!!!"   Meanwhile, FOZZY released their ‘Sin & Bones’ album through Century Media in August.  Check out an album sampler at the following link, including the track ‘Sandpaper,’ which features a guest appearance from Avenged Sevenfold frontman, M. Shadows:

Greece’s biggest metal exports, FIREWIND are also exclusives at Catton Park this year.  FIREWIND’s leader, guitar maestro Gus G states; “We are very excited to be returning to the Bloodstock Festival next summer!  This will be an exclusive UK gig for us, so you can count on a very special FIREWIND show!  See you there!”  The band are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year in grand style, with a #1 album in their home country (the first metal band to ever hit #1 in Greece), and are ready to bring Bloodstock a taster of their current ‘Few Against Many’ album, which is out now via Century Media.  Feast your eyes on the official video for ‘Wall Of Sound’ at: – and see what they have in store for Bloodstock 2013.

Bloodstock ‘Early Bird’ tickets are available for online purchase now at for the frankly bargain price of £100 (plus booking fee) for a four-day weekend pass.  Snap ‘em up quick, as this limited time offer won’t last forever!  Look up all the info on Bloodstock 2013 so far, plus check out all kinds of awesome coverage from this year’s festival over at


Another dirty dozen bands added to Download Festival 2012

Making their Download debut despite a career spanning three decades, Sweden’s most successful rock group EUROPE are confirmed, to bring hits such as ‘The Final Countdown’ and ‘Rock The Night’ to the Donington masses.

Ahead of their second album release, Pennsylvanian quartet HALESTORM, led by the enigmatic Lzzy Hale, will make their second appearance at Download, along with Greek heavy metallers FIREWIND (who last played in 2008).

Norwegian “deathpunk” act TURBONEGRO will be back, alongside platinum selling Roadrunner signings THEORY OF A DEADMAN and their upcoming tour mates STELLAR REVIVAL, long standing Brit punk band ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, the mixed bag of sound that is Bristol’s TURBOWOLF, acclaimed Cambridge rockers MALLORY KNOX, the Radio 1 championed prog metallers THE SAFETY FIRE, American deathcore act EMMURE and infectious hard rockers BROKEN.