Bloodstock organisers have announced another six bands for this summer’s best metal weekender.
First of all, Bloodstock has announced that Louisville, Kentucky’s Savage Master will be opening the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Saturday, waking you up with a concrete slab of traditional heavy metal! The group released their latest record Myth, Magic & Steel in October.
Jetting in from Italy, blackened-death metal demons Blasphemer stride onto Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage to unleash unholy hell, no doubt including a few new tunes from their latest opus, The Sixth Hour, released last month via Candlelight Records.
Joining them on Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage, are modern hard rock crew, Liberty Lies. Citing influences such as Biffy Clyro, QOTSA, and Coheed & Cambria, this West Midlands squad finally dropped new album It’s The Hope That Kills You last November.
Also performing on the Sophie Lancaster stage on Sunday, are Black Tongue. Hailing from Hull, and bringing some down-tempo doom, the five-piece have added their most recent album Nadir to their YouTube Channel in its entirety.
In addition, Bury based riff juggernaut Pist are added to the Sophie Lancaster Sunday bill. The band released their latest album Hailz last November through APF Records. Sharks In Your Mouth will be offering up their take on post-hardcore and djent on the Sophie Lancaster on Saturday supporting their second full-length Sacrilegious released in 2019.
In other Bloodstock news, organisers have announced that this year’s charity partner will be the mental health charity Mind. Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, and campaign to improve services and raise awareness. In addition to guestlist donations, raising funds on behalf of Mind on site at Bloodstock will be festival attendee Michael Lacy, with his Patch Amnesty initiative. Bring your old, spare, or new patches to donate, browse patches to buy, or even just stop by for a chat. All proceeds go to Mind. Please look out for Patch Amnesty / Mind signage and stop by his stand in the main arena to give your support.
Maria Khosla, Community Fundraising Manager for Mind, says: "We are grateful to the organisers of Bloodstock Festival and to Michael Lacy from Patch Amnesty for choosing to support Mind at this year’s event. One in four of us will experience a mental health problem every year so their support in raising funds and awareness means we can continue to make sure that no one has to face a mental health problem alone."
Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2020. Get info on ticket packages and additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.