While we were off posting some half-baked thoughts about Architects, Bloodstock Open Air added a few new bands to their 2012 line-up. Perhaps they were feeling left out after the world and his wife started dropping festival line-up announcements yesterday?
Anyhow, Evile, Marionette, Furyon and Derision have all been added to the Sophie Lancaster (i.e., second) Stage for this year’s Bloodstock. And when Bloodstock say they’ve added Derision to the stage, it’s the band they’re referring to, rather than that they’ve somehow managed to manifest the existential concept of distate at low-level metal bands cannibalising the offcuts of their forefathers in the genre to meek out some basic level of existence as a physical entity on stage. It’s far too early in the morning (still) to be thinking about philosophical nonsense like that.
That said, we’d definitely pay to see that.
Watch Thrash Hits TV: Evile talking about Five Serpent’s Teeth:
Joining today’s announcements at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 (which once again takes place at Catton Hall, this year from 09 August 2010 to 12 August 2010) are the previously-announced acts of Alice Cooper, Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Hatebreed, Corrosion of Conformity, Deicide, Sepultura, Testament, Iced Earth, Anaal Nathrakh, Watain, Paradise Lost, Nile, Mayhem, Lock Up, Chthonic, Alcest, Winterfylleth, Demonic Resurrection, Headcharger, Eastern Front, Ancient Ascendant, Dio Disciples, Pythia, Primitai, Crimes of Passion and Anvil. Weekend Tickets for the festival are on sale now from £115 (plus fees) over on the official Bloodstock website.
Are there really still more than two months to go before Bloodstock can announce Slayer are their third Main Stage headliner? Obviously we’ve got no proof, no-one’s said anything official yet, and we’re entirely guessing at this point but…y’know…c’mon! 6pm on June 06? Which just happens to be the International Day of Slayer? And conveniently makes a nice 6-6-6 motif to han a marketing angle off of? C’mon!