The UK’s fast-rising, smokin’ hot, true metal festival, BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR is thrilled to announce three new additions to the 2013 bill. These exclusive UK festival appearances rack up alongside the previously announced special guests, ANTHRAX.
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 http://soundcloud.com/nuclearblastrecords/accept-stalingrad. What is Bloodstock in for? Watch this recent fan-captured clip of classic song ‘Balls To The Wall’ live from New York City… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NzypeXybj4 …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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oo2rdZjDw4.
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aihNvw4b8bE – and see what they have in store for Bloodstock 2013.
Bloodstock ‘Early Bird’ tickets are available for online purchase now at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/shop/products/3-day-tickets-1-1 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 www.bloodstock.uk.com.
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL, CATTON PARK, DERBYSHIRE – 8th-11th August 2013.