Following on from the first batch of Metal 2 The Masses winners, we’re giving you the lowdown on the second instalment of bands playing the Hobgoblin New Blood stage at Bloodstock this year. It’s gonna be a noisy ol’ weekend at Catton Hall that’s for sure.
Hard-hitting and riff heavy, these Geordies deliver a hefty slab of thrashed-up death metal designed to send any room into a circle pit frenzy.
Bludgeoning black metal from Cardiff, there’s more than a whiff of the fjords about this furious corpse-painted five-piece. Claws at the ready.
Intense and moving at 100mph, the high octane metallers build in layers of deathcore and tech metal into their pyramid of heaviness.
Brutalising death metal from Manchester, there’s no room to breathe amongst the battering blast beats and throat-curling vocals.
Slamming metal full of groove and power verging on the melodeath side, this frantic four-piece have their sights set firmly on destruction.
Short sharp shocks of UK hardcore backed up by headbanging riffs and a crusty edge. One for the pitters to break bones to.
Progressive metal that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The unicorn-obsessed Leeds lads create something that treads the line between punishing and expansive.
Old school death metal from Liverpool with tons of chug to sink your rotten teeth into. Expect brutality at Bloodstock.
Guttural death metal jammed with slam and pig squeals, the Manchester maniacs have captured the sound of hell opening.
Bloodstock takes place August 8-10 at Catton Park, Derbyshire. Tickets are available now.