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    Posted: January 22 2008 at 09:17
 
 
The Bloodstock team are proud to announce that German power metal pioneers HELLOWEEN have been confirmed for Bloodstock Open Air 2008.

Helloween’s legendary history stretches right back to 1978 when vocalist/guitarist Kai Hansen formed a band called Gentry. Six years and several name changes later, Helloween – by then also featuring drummer Ingo Schwichtenberg, bassist Markus Großkopf and lead guitarist Michael Weikath - got their first exposure recording two tracks for Noise Records’ ‘Death Metal’ compilation album. In early 1985, the band entered the studio with producer Harris Johns to cut a self-titled five track EP which was followed in October by their spectacular debut full-length ‘Walls Of Jericho’. The album’s dynamic blend of melodic thrash and traditional metal garnered rave reviews across the board and the band soon found themselves touring worldwide. As their new material grew increasingly complex, Kai Hansen began to experience difficulties singing and playing guitar at the same time and so at the conclusion of their 1986 tour, the decision was taken to search for a new singer. A young vocalist named Michael Kiske was duly recruited and the band began work on what would become their magnum opus.

1987’s ‘Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 1’ and ‘Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II’ – released the following year – catapulted Helloween into the mainstream and formed the template for what many fans and media alike would later dub ‘power metal’. A major world tour ensued, including a trek around the US and a slot at the 1988 Donington ‘Monsters Of Rock’ festival with KISS and Iron Maiden in front of over 100,000 people. Growing dissatisfaction with touring led Hansen to quit the band at the end of ’88. He was replaced the following year by Roland Grapow and the touring continued unabated.

Legal wrangles with their former label tied the band up until 1991 when their next album, the lightweight ‘Pink Bubbles Go Ape’, was finally released on EMI. A commercial and critical failure, it marked the beginning of tensions within the band which would affect their future for several years to come. 1993’s ‘Chameleon’ was even slicker but this stab at pop-rock acceptability merely weakened the band further leading to the sacking of Michael Kiske and an abrupt end to their contract with EMI.
“The idea of 'Chameleon' was to make a Beatles record and we failed,” said Michael Weikath later.

Following this period of creative and personal upheaval, the band refocused and went back to basics, employing ex-Pink Cream 69 singer Andi Deris and ex-Gamma Ray drummer Uli Kusch for 1994’s comeback effort ‘Master Of The Rings’ which began a new phase for the classic Helloween sound, continuing with 1996’s ‘The Time Of The Oath’ and 1998’s ‘Better Than Raw’. 2000’s ‘The Dark Ride’ sparked fresh controversy as the band took a darker and more contemporary approach which ultimately failed and led to the departure of both Grapow and Kusch. Believing in the need for Helloween to be both positive and entertaining, Weikath quickly returned the band to the straight and narrow, cutting the more successful ‘Rabbit Don’t Come Easy’ in 2003, and in 2005, the follow-up to their legendary ‘Keeper…’ albums entitled ‘Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy’. This latest ‘Keeper…’ instalment was so well received that a double live CD and DVD were culled from the subsequent tour and it was from this high point that the band once again returned to the studio to lay down their current album ‘Gambling With The Devil’, a scintillating set of classic power metal in the grand Helloween tradition.

From HammerFall to DragonForce and from Sonata Arctica to Blind Guardian, Helloween helped spawn an entire genre and their debut Bloodstock show will be a feast for fans of melodic metal the way it was meant to be.

Click the link below to view the HELLOWEEN Bloodstock profile page .

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HELLOWEEN – Heavy Metal Is The Law – BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2008 at 09:19
OVERKILL CONFIRMED FOR BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008!
OVERKILL CONFIRMED FOR BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008!

The Bloodstock team are pleased to announce that New York thrash veterans OVERKILL have been added to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2008.

Overkill rose to prominence during the 1980s’ thrash boom alongside contemporaries such as Testament, Exodus and the so-called ‘big four’ – Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. After releasing a self-financed EP in 1984, the band – then consisting of vocalist Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth, bassist D.D. Verni, guitarist Bobby Gustafson and drummer Rat Skates - signed to the legendary Megaforce label, releasing their storming debut ‘Feel The Fire’ in 1985. By 1987’s crushing and anthemic ‘Taking Over’ the band had bagged a prestigious deal with Atlantic Records which would last a further seven years. Sid Falck replaced Rat Skates for 1988’s ‘Under The Influence’ and ‘89’s ‘The Years Of Decay’ and this period saw the band enjoy immense success including exposure on MTV.

1991’s ‘Horrorscope’ saw Gustafson replaced by two guitarists, Rob Cannevino and Merritt Gant as the band faced the challenges of the new decade. 1993’s ‘I Hear Black’ and ‘W.F.O.’ from ’94 brought the Atlantic days to a close but as many old-school outfits went to ground or simply gave up during the difficult mid-to-late ‘90s, Overkill persevered, issuing no less than five albums between 1996-’99. Come the new millennium, they took advantage of the nascent metal resurgence and continued their dogged work ethic with regular tours and releases including ‘Bloodletting’, ‘Killbox 13’, ‘ReliXIV’ and finally in 2007 ‘Immortalis’, which saw them sign with Bodog Music and reunite with Jonny and Marsha Zazula, previously owners of Megaforce.

By staying true to their roots for over twenty years and no less than fourteen albums, Overkill have deservedly earned the most difficult prize of all – respect. They’re ready to thrash the old guard and show the new kids how it's done…

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OVERKILL – Wrecking Your Neck - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2008 at 09:20
The Bloodstock team are pleased to announce that Swedish melodic metallers CLOUDSCAPE have been added to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2008.

The band originally formed back in 2001 and spent several years honing their style and cutting demos before finally entering the studio to record their self-titled debut album in 2004. The album garnered many positive reviews and in 2005 the band performed their first gig outside Sweden at Progpower Europe in The Netherlands before commencing work on their sophomore effort ‘Crimson Skies’ in ’06. The album was released in June and was followed by an appearance at the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival. ‘Crimson Skies’ showcased even stronger song writing and performances than their debut and has seen the band begin to break out of the underground and achieve international recognition. Combining elements of melodic, progressive and power metal, Cloudscape are rising stars of the prog-power scene.

Cloudscape will release their third album entitled "Global Drama" during
spring/early summer and according to the band the new album will show
harder, heavier and darker sides of Cloudscape.

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CLOUDSCAPE – Sky High - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2008 at 09:21
The Bloodstock team are pleased to announce that Canadian death metal legends KATAKLYSM have been added to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air Metal Festival 2008.

Kataklysm formed in Montreal in late 1991, releasing a demo entitled ‘Death Gate Cycle Of Reincarnation’ the following year which secured them a deal with Germany's Nuclear Blast records. The demo was issued on CD in ’93 as ‘The Mystical Gate Of Reincarnation’ with the band finally releasing their debut full-length ‘Sorcery’ in 1995. Even amid the burgeoning early ‘90s death metal scene, Kataklysm managed to secure a reputation as one of the fastest, most brutal bands around. ‘Temple Of Knowledge’ followed in ’96 and heralded more rave reviews and successful touring. 1998’s ‘Victims Of This Fallen World’ marked an experimental change of pace but the band were soon back to brutal basics in 2000 with ‘The Prophecy (Stigmata Of The Immaculate)’. A further four albums emerged between 2001 and 2006, including their most recent effort, the crushing ‘In the Arms of Devastation’ which proved that even after fifteen years the band have lost none of their edge or extremity and continue to drive death metal forward. A new album entitled ‘Prevail’ is due in May and Kataklysm’s devastating Bloodstock set will be UK fans’ first chance to check it out.

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KATAKLYSM – Northern Hyperblast - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2008 at 17:04
The Bloodstock team are pleased to announce that Scandinavian melodic metallers SAINT DEAMON have been added to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2008.

The band were formed in 2006 by ex-Dionysus drummer Ronny Milianowicz who subsequently recruited fellow Dionysus member Nobby Noberg on bass, guitarist Toya Johansson and former Highland Glory/Wild Willy’s Gang frontman Jan Thore Grefstad on vocals. With the line-up complete, the band began work on their debut album ‘In Shadows Lost From The Brave’ which was produced by Jens Bogren (Symphony X, HammerFall) and has just been released on Frontiers Records.

Although new to the scene, members of the band have a host of song writing credits to their name including Ronny who has co-written with both Primal Fear and Cans, and Toya who’s worked with Sinner and Ride The Sky. Their wealth of experience has been put to good use on ‘In Shadows Lost From The Brave’ which combines classy melodic hard rock with touches of power metal and is already receiving great reviews.

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SAINT DEAMON – Out Of The Shadows - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2008 at 10:51
Mob Rules Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air 2008!
The Bloodstock team are pleased to announce that German melodic metallers MOB RULES have been added to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2008.

Formed in 1994 by vocalist Klaus Dirks, guitarist Matthias Mineur, bassist Thorsten Plorin and drummer Arved Manott, Mob Rules issued their first demo in 1996 with the addition of second guitarist Oliver Fuhlhage and after a series of well-received gigs, secured a deal with Limb Music for the release of their 1999 debut album ‘Savage Land’. After an appearance at the prestigious Wacken Open Air festival in 2000 and dates with the Scorpions and Overkill, the band released follow-up album ‘Temple Of Two Suns’ which was backed-up by extensive touring. A return to Wacken in 2002 preceded third album ‘Hollowed Be Thy Name’ which saw them tour with both Helloween and Rage. ‘Among The Gods’ emerged in 2004 through SPV before the band took a short break from recording and released a live DVD ‘Signs Of The Time’ in 2005. This period also saw the departure of Plorin and Fuhlhage who were replaced by Markus Brinkmann and Sven Lüdke respectively. A new studio album ‘Ethnolution A.D.’ appeared in late 2006, after which the band hit the road with UFO. Numerous gigs and festival appearances later, the band are currently working on their sixth full-length album which is expected just in time for their debut Bloodstock appearance.

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MOB RULES – Fuel To The Fire - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2008 at 17:10
ICED EARTH EXCLUSIVE UK SHOW AT BLOODSTOCK FOR 2008

The Bloodstock team are delighted to announce that US metal titans ICED EARTH have been added to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2008.

Formed in the early ‘80s as Purgatory by rhythm guitarist and songwriter Jon Schaffer, the band eventually became Iced Earth following Schaffer’s relocation from Indiana to Florida. Combining traditional heavy metal with elements of thrash and power metal, their first demo ‘Enter The Realm’ secured a deal with Century Media Records who issued the band’s self-titled debut album in 1991. Vocalist Gene Adam was replaced by John Greely for the follow-up ‘Night Of The Stormrider’ which emerged the following year, although Greely himself would soon make way for long-time frontman Matt Barlow who began his tenure with 1995’s ‘Burnt Offerings’, an album which saw Iced Earth take a huge leap forward and solidified their characteristic sound. The subsequent albums ‘The Dark Saga’ and breakthrough effort ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ established the band at the forefront of the scene just as metal began to assert its presence once more in the wake of the grunge boom. A live album ‘Alive In Athens’ heralded Barlow’s departure to be replaced by former Judas Priest vocalist Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens who had himself left Priest to make way for the return of Rob Halford. Owens debuted on 2004’s ‘The Glorious Burden’, laying down some of the best work of his career and also appeared on last year’s ‘Framing Armageddon’, a continuation of themes first explored on ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’.

Never one to fight shy of controversy, in December 2007 Schaffer announced the return of Matt Barlow, a move which proved popular with many fans who had never fully embraced the undeniably talented Owens. The band are currently working on a new album tentatively titled ‘Revelation Abomination’ and preparing for their first live shows of 2008.

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ICED EARTH – Burning Times - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2008 at 07:49
AS I LAY DYING CONFIRMED FOR BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008!

The Bloodstock team are pleased to announce that US metalcore outfit AS I LAY DYING have been added to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2008.

Formed in 2001, As I Lay Dying are key players in the metalcore scene which fused the sound of melodic death metal bands such as In Flames, Soilwork and At the Gates with the aggression of hardcore, and which has gone on to become one of the most talked-about developments in metal since the early 2000s. After a well-received debut album ‘Beneath The Encasing Of Ashes’ for Pluto Records in 2001 and a split album with American Tragedy the following year, As I Lay Dying came to the attention of Metal Blade Records who issued their second full-length album ‘Frail Words Collapse’ in 2003. The album went on to be a label best-seller, shifting in excess of 210,000 units. The follow up ‘Shadows Are Security’ arrived in 2005, topping the US independent chart and breaking into the Billboard top 200 at no. 35. Tours with Slipknot and Unearth, amongst others, plus an appearance on the Ozzfest bill increased their popularity substantially and by the time their most recent album ‘An Ocean Between Us’ dropped in 2007, the band were big enough for the release to debut at no.8 on the Billboard top 200, selling 39,000 copies in its first week. The album heralds a re-focussing and refining of the core AILD sound and sees them beginning to transcend the genre that they did so much to define.

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AS I LAY DYING – Blood And Belief - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2008 at 16:48
are YOU the GUITAR HERO 3 CHAMPION of 2008?

If so, you've just got to compete for the title of....………
"Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2008 - Guitar Hero 3"

Ok………..this is your big chance to show the world that Guitar Hero 3 and all that axe wielding talent you have wasn’t just for Christmas. If you’re the next legend just waiting to be discovered and idolised and can answer yes to the following questions then do not hesitate to let us guide you along the path of guitar glory.

• Ever wanted to show what you can do with your guitar?
• Are you an expert exponent of Guitar Hero 3?
• Got what it takes to win a regional heat and earn your place at the final, taking place at the UK’s biggest Metal Festival?
• Think you can be the overall winner and play in front of a crowd of thousands with a real band behind you?
For all budding lead guitarists who just know that they fully deserve the ultimate Rock God prize, a ridiculous bag of related goodies and products PLUS VIP Festival tickets, then this is the competition for you.

Bloodstock Open Air Festivals has joined forces with GUITAR HERO 3 to bring you an unbelievable opportunity to compete for this annual Title and Prize. We already have several hosts lined up to work with us as we put on the mother of all shows at dedicated Guitar Hero 3 events around the country. If your Rock Society, Student Union, Club or venue wants a piece of the action, please get them to contact us at the numbers below .

All bases are covered with official GH3 products and equipment provided at Heats held at locations across the UK in May/ June 2008 as we search for our first Guitar Heroes. We’ve got Ticketing partner tixmob on board who provide a revolutionary, electronic, convenient and green method to enter with a unique ticket reference number purchased via mobile phone. So all we need now is YOU!

Any enthusiastic venues that want to play host to GUITAR HERO 3 in partnership with Bloodstock Festivals should make contact as soon as possible.

From 2 April you can enter the competition and get all the vital details, terms and conditions on http://www.bloodstock.uk.com

For more information

Competition and Venue Details : Jason 07891 399 672 or webmaster@bloodstock.uk.com

Media Enquiries : Clive 07882 352 742 or clive@bloodstock.uk.com


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NIGHTWISH CONFIRMED FOR BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008 !

ONLY UK FESTIVAL APPEARANCE FOR 2008 !!

The Bloodstock team are delighted to announce that Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been confirmed for BOA 2008. Along with fellow headliners Dimmu Borgir and Opeth, the addition of Nightwish is set to help make BOA 2008 the best Bloodstock yet.

From humble beginnings in 1996, Nightwish rapidly rose to prominence and were instrumental in driving the burgeoning popularity of symphonic and gothic metal. Their debut album ‘Angels Fall First’ was an instant success, and was soon followed by ‘Oceanborn’ in 1999 and ‘Wishmaster’ in 2000, which went straight to the top of the Finnish album charts. An EP ‘Over The Hills And Far Away’ – issued in 2001 – bridged the gap to the next album ‘Century Child’, which appeared in 2002 and went gold in Finland within two hours of its release. Extensive touring followed – including their first appearance in the UK at Bloodstock Indoor in 2003 – as the band continued to build their fanbase and rack up impressive sales.

Their increasing international profile led to tensions within the ranks and the recording of 2004’s landmark ‘Once’ album was mentally and physically draining. It was, however, a huge success, selling a million copies, and the ensuing world tour – including their debut trek around the USA - continued right through til the end of 2005. After the final show, singer Tarja Turunen was fired from the band and many feared that the Nightwish fairytale had come to an abrupt end. The rest of the band had other ideas and auditions to find a suitable replacement were carried out in late 2006. Finally, in May 2007, Swedish vocalist Anette Olzon was announced as the new singer for Nightwish, and the band released their latest album ‘Dark Passion Play’ in September.

Far from being the end of the line, the band’s troubled times have given them a new lease of life. ‘Dark Passion Play’ is a worldwide hit and the positive live reviews have already begun to pour in. Female-fronted symphonic metal may now be an entire genre in itself, but nothing beats the original.

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NIGHTWISH – Power And Passion – BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.



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The Bloodstock team are pleased to announce that Scottish folk/power metallers ALESTORM have been added to the bill for BOA 2008.

Alestorm were formed in Perth in 2004 as a two-piece under the name Battleheart playing self-styled ‘True Scottish Pirate Metal’. After releasing an eponymous EP in 2006, they expanded their line-up in order to play live and subsequently issued a second EP ‘Terror on the High Seas’ as a full band later the same year. Increased interest in the band led to a deal with Napalm Records in 2007 and a name change to Alestorm. Their debut album ‘Captain Morgan’s Revenge’ appeared in January this year and was supported by extensive touring including dates with Turisas and appearances at various European festivals.

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ALESTORM – Wenches & Mead – BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.


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Bloodstock team are pleased to announce that German thrash legends DESTRUCTION have been added to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2008.

Destruction were formed in 1982 with a line-up of vocalist/bassist Marcel ‘Schmier’ Schirmer, guitarist Mike Sifringer and drummer Tommy Sandmann. Their first demo ‘Bestial Invasion of Hell’ appeared in 1984 and led to a deal with Steamhammer Records who issued the mini album ‘Sentence of Death’ later the same year. Despite its roughshod production, the record helped the band become an underground phenomenon and their debut full-length ‘Infernal Overkill’ was released in 1985 and saw them tour with Slayer amongst others. ’86 saw the release of what many consider to be the band’s best album ‘Eternal Devastation’ which received widespread praise and allowed them to capitalise on the booming thrash scene, tour extensively and pick up many new fans along the way. 1987’s ‘Mad Butcher’ EP was a welcome stop-gap between albums and paved the way for the slightly more adventurous but no less aggressive ‘Release From Agony’ which was issued in ’88. Tensions within the band led to Schmier’s departure before the recording of 1990’s ‘Cracked Brain’, which was poorly received and heralded a period of instability for the band which led to a long hiatus.

Various remaining members of Destruction toiled on throughout the early ‘90s but it wasn’t until 1999 and the announcement that Schmier and guitarist Mike would re-unite their partnership with Sven Vormann coming in on drums that the band would return to success. Their comeback album ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ was released by Nuclear Blast in 2000 to excellent reviews, and was followed by extensive touring and two further albums – ‘The Antichrist’ in 2001 and 2003’s ‘Metal Discharge’ – before they signed with AFM Records for ‘Inventor of Evil’ in 2005. The band’s most recent album ‘Thrash Anthems’ saw them re-record a selection of their early tracks, and they toured successfully in support of it performing a largely old-school set. A brand new studio album ‘D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.’ is expected in August.

With conviction and without compromise, Destruction have rightly assumed the mantle of one of thrash metal’s greatest ever bands. Bloodstock get ready: Lucifer’s legions of death are ready for attack. They’ve got only one aim. Total destruction!

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DESTRUCTION – The Butcher Strikes Back - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.

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PRAYING MANTIS CONFIRMED FOR BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008!
The Bloodstock team are pleased to announce that NWOBHM legends PRAYING MANTIS have been added to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2008.

Praying Mantis were formed by brothers Tino and Chris Troy in the mid ‘70s and they later became part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement which swept the UK in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, producing bands such as Saxon, Def Leppard, Diamond Head and most famously, Iron Maiden. Pursuing a direction which was more melodic and AOR-orientated than most of their homeland contemporaries, the band issued their debut album ‘Time Tells No Lies’ in 1981 to widespread critical acclaim. Management and line-up instability, however, quickly undermined their success and after two further singles, the band temporarily split and remained inactive until 1991’s comeback album ‘Predator In Disguise’ which featured ex-Iron Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton. Since then, the band have continued to record regularly and play selected live dates and their forthcoming BOA show marks a rare opportunity to witness Praying Mantis perform on home turf.

Speaking out about playing this year's Bloodstock, Praying Mantis has issued the following statement: "We are really looking forward to playing Bloodstock this year. This is our first open air festival in the UK for a number of years but you can be sure that we will give you a set to remember. The stone faced rockers may well recall us from the crazy days of the New wave of British heavy metal, but no doubt will be surprised to hear the vibrance and vitality of the classic heavy rock sound as it is today."

"Look out Bloodstock, the Mantis is coming and will have your head off!!!!!!"

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PRAYING MANTIS – The Journey Goes On – BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.


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June 13th will see the release of a very limited number of VIP tickets for this year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival. VIP ticket holders will be able to enjoy private food and bar facilities, private washrooms and access to the VIP area, with a special access pass - and a limited edition Bloodstock wallet for beer money.

There will be several options available for the Posh Moshers out there:

Camping Package 1
For 2 people
A reserved patch of grass to pitch your tent (and park your car).

Camping Package 2
For 2 people

Arrive on site to find your tent already pitched ready and waiting with air beds and brand new sleeping bags (and park your car).

Tipi Package (sleeps 2, 4 or 6)
For 2 people, 4 people or 6 people
Sleep under canvas in true Indian style! Arrive on site to find your tipi furnished and ready to move into. Worried about the weather? Don’t be! Should the weather prove inclement, rain catchers and porches will be fitted to help with wet weather.
Your Tipi tent will be furnished with:
1 x Organic sheepskin rug per person
Coconut matting
Mexican Blankets
1 x Sleeping mat per person
Tables
Floor chairs
Floor cushions
Moroccan lanterns

Yurts Package
For 2 or 4 people

Based on the traditional design of a Mongolian Ger. They will stay cool when its hot and cosy when its chilli. Yurts are fully furnished, including:

Ground floor covering
Traditional floor blankets
Soft furnishings

All VIP Packages will include the following:

Full 3 day weekend Ticket to Bloodstock
4 nights camping
Car park pass
Private entrance
Access to VIP area
Private restrooms and showers
Private cash food facilities
Private cash bar facilities
access pass and wallet (goody bag)
Event management staff, hostesses and security in attendance

If you want to find out how to make this year’s festival experience that bit classier, log on to http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/vip-camping.html now, or call 020 7399 7079 - VIP packages are extremely limited so don’t delay!

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HEAVEN`S BASEMENT

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Catton Hall Derbyshire

'Born from the five corners of the UK with one sole ambition between them; to reach the summit of their potential and to be regarded alongside the bands that inspired them.

Heaven's Basement are about evolution, growth and reaching new heights. Defiance, risk taking, and self-challenge are their hallmarks.

"We're all about big, energetic, statements of intent", says frontman Richie, "We're the band that will make you fall in love with Rock n' Roll all over again"

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A very limited number of Bloodstock day tickets went on sale on 2nd July due to huge demand from you guys … and we are over the moon to confirm that our media partners ‘Metal Hammer’ who had a allocation of 400 tickets for their dedicated readers – have now SOLD OUT. The overall allocation of day tickets we put on sale through the Bloodstock store are being purchased at record speed….. and we don’t expect to have any left at this rate by middle of July. So please don’t shout that we told you so…. catch yourself a bargain before they all go. Day tickets are priced at just £45. Full weekend tickets with camping are just £85.

This years festival has already been tipped to be THE metal festival of 2008 not to be missed. The campsite opens Thursday at 12 noon to allow you to travel and set up camp in plenty of time for when the festivities begin – This year the Guitar Hero 3 Beer Tent and Lava Stage will be situated within the campsite and all the fun will commence on Thursday evening - Here you will enjoy all the revelry of Metal Karaoke, a couple of surprise bands to warm you up for the weekends metal onslaught and the infamous 4 DJ’s of the Apocolypse …all until the early hours. To follow on from this - Friday, Saturday and Sunday will see the main stage treat you to the most quality metal line up of 2008 …. And that’s a promise !!


We have the cream of the UK unsigned metal acts in the Scuzz Underground Tent ready to shock your senses, and for those of you who just want to catapult yourselves into space we also this year have a variety of fairground rides, plus Guitar hero Champion competition madness and much more – With less than 6 weeks to go – what are you waiting for…... limited day tickets are on sale through our secure online shop http://www.bloodstock.uk.com and selected HMV stores - weekend tickets are also on sale through the bloodstock store as sell as SEE tickets, ticketwebb, Piccadilly, Gigantic, Ticket Factory and Last minute or call the 24 hour ticket hotline: 0871 2200260

Band line up:
Friday: OPETH, HELLOWEEN, SOULFLY, PRIMAL FEAR, DESTRUCTION, AKERCOCKE, TYR, PRAYING MANTIS, EVILE, SAINT DEAMON,

Saturday: DIMMU BORGIR, ICEED EARTH, SOILWORK, NAPLAM DEATH, MOONSORROW, COMMUNIC, SWALLOW THE SUN, ELUVEITIE, MOB RULES, CLOUDSCAPE

Sunday: NIGHTWISH, AT THE GATES, OVERKILL, AS I LAY DYING, KATAKLYSM, GRAND MAGUS, ALESTORM, CROWNING GLORY, HEAVENS BASEMENT


BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

Date – 15th 16th 17th August 2008-07-07

Tickets - Full weekend Tickets with camping - £85
Day tickets - £45
Venue: Catton Hall, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire
Website – http://www.bloodstock.uk.com


Regards

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