Following the announcement that Opeth and Within Temptation are appearing at the 2015 Bloodstock Festival, today see's the addition of Ihsahn, Cannibal Corpse and Sepultura to the line-up.
Ihsahn, with their 2013 release of Das Seelenbrechen, took a musical twist into the realms of experimental symphonic prog-infused black metal are looking forward to Bloodstock being a one-off UK exlusive. Following frontman Ihsahn's headlining set with Emperor at 2014's Bloodstock, Ihsahn has the following to say about the whole affair:
At this year's BLOODSTOCK I had the great pleasure of finishing off our 20th Anniversary Tour of ‘In The Nightside Eclipse’, and next year, I am really looking forward to returning with a whole new IHSAHN set. Nostalgic. Contemporary. I get to do both! See you all there!
Cannibal Corpse are returning to the festival citing this as their only UK festival appearance of 2015 - so if you want to grab abit of CC sickness on a huge stage, Bloodstock will be your only opportunity! The band released the following words to encourage you all to be there..
We are proud to announce we will be playing BLOODSTOCK 2015! We wanna see all you sick fans there. This will be our only UK festival show for all of 2015. Nowhere better to celebrate metal than at BLOODSTOCK. Be there
And last but by no means least, Brazilian Metal titans, Sepultura are announced... With a career spanning 3 decades and thirteen albums, this should be a legendary performance. Their latest work, 'The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart' was released last October and hailed as some of the bands finest music to date, and there is a lot to choose from in that comparison. Guitarist Andreas Kisser says:
We are very happy to come to the UK’s Bloodstock Festival again! We had one of the best experiences last time and we cannot wait to bring the songs from the Mediator live! See you all soon!! DESTROY!!!
Check out their recently released video for the track 'The Vatican', which is a heartfelt warning to avoid being shouted at by the band at all costs!
BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2015. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com.