Bloodstock are very pleased to confirm Finnish metallers Finntroll, Greek Metallers Firewind, UK favorites Head On and Seattle's Nevemore are the latest additions to be announced for this years AWESOME Bloodstock Open Air Festival! The festival is scheduled for August 16 - 18, 2007 at Catton Hall, Derby, UK. They join a festival line up that includes Epica, Lacuna Coil, Dream Evil, In Flames and others. This will be the ONLY UK Festival appearance for Nevermore!
Finntroll who formed back in 1997 class their musical style as hoe down mixed with folky black metal. Their first album The Horrors Of Midnight was a huge success; the band's second album The Time Of The Hunt rocketed straight in the Finnish album charts. The band's latest album From The Depths Of The Earth has been described by the band as "more crushing & better than ever." The band have toured & played at many major European festivals and have been a hugely popular band throughtout Europe & more recently on their UK dates with Amon Amarth. The band are a very welcome addition to the Bloodstock Festival and with a slogan of "So hide your daughters, kegs of rum and men of god, for the trolls from up north are coming to you" we know they will be a fun & lively addition!
Firewind are the powerful, epic & melodic metal band from Greece that formed back in 2001, led by guitar sensation Gus G (ex-Arch Enemy). The band released two albums, the first in 2002 entitled Between Heaven & Hell, their second album in 2003 was entitled Burning Earth. It was not until their 2005 album Forged By Fire that the band really caught the metal communitys eye. Their latest album is Allegiance, which the band class as "traditional heavy metal with more speed, technicality and catchy songwriting." The latest album was mixed at the famed Studio Fredman with the acclaimed Frederick Nordstrom who has worked with Hammerfall, Arch Enemy & Opeth. The album peaked in the Greek album charts at No.10 & spent a further 6 weeks in the top 20. The band have toured many European festivals & have also supported Dragonforce on a four week European Trek!
UK favorites Head On will be a very welcomed addition to the Thursday night of Bloodstock Open Air & will be the first band to kick the weekend off to a great start!! The band formed in 2003 after simply being four friends with a huge passion for Metal, Wrestling & stupidity in general! The band are well known for being one of the most energetic & devastating live acts. The band have been voted previously as Demo of the month by Metal Hammer & have more recently recorded two songs for up & coming movie Colour Me Kubrick. The band have toured with the likes of Fozzy, Stuck Mojo & Skid Row in 2005 and have recently landed a record deal. With such a lively band we can assure you all, these guys are the perfect opener to what is going to be the most memorable weekend of Metal in 2007!!!!
Nevermore formed in 1995 in the midst of Seattle's Grunge movement, but dared to continue their vision at that time for a creative and multi faceted Metal sound. The bands debut self entitled album was produced by Neil Kernon who also produced Queensryche, Judas Priest, Yes, Journey & The Rolling stones. The band have since had several hugely successful albums including In Memory, The Politics Of Esctasy and Enemies Of Reality. In 2005 Nevermore released their latest album The Godless Endeavour & vocalist Warren Dane said "the album has the most rippling guitar work we have ever recorded!"
The band have toured many European festivals & have been one of the MOST requested bands to play Bloodstock Open Air, so it is with great delight for the band and so many of their UK fans we can finally make this happen.
Confirmed Bands are: Arch Enemy, Benediction, Beyond All Reason, Dream Evil, Dark Tranquility, Epica, Firewind, Finntroll, Head On, In Flames, Kiuas, Korpiklaani, Lacuna Coil, Legion Of The Damned, Memfis, Never More, Rise To Addiction, Sabbat, Testament, and Wolf. Bloodstock Unsigned Stage: Mindflow, Kobrakai, Sinnergod, Nephwrack, The Hollow Earth Theory.
Many more bands to be announced soon ..........