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Bloodstock 2012

Bloodstock Open Air 2012: Interviews, Photos, Setlists – it’s all here

August 18th, 2012

Bloodstock Open Air 2012 Thrash Hits

Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here. All our work from Bloodstock Open 2012 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Interviews, photos, setlists, rumours, and who knows? – maybe even some tiny reviews – it’s all here. [Read more →]

Bloodstock Open Air 2012: Anaal Nathrakh @ Sophie Lancaster Stage – 12 August 2012

August 15th, 2012

Anaal Nathrakh at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 by Jenn McCambridge Thrash Hits

And here it is – our final gallery from Bloodstock Open Air 2012. This year that honour goes to the almighty Anaal Nathrakh – we’ll be publishing a killer interview with Dave Hunt (aka V.I.T.R.I.O.L.) from the band in the very near future, but right now, just go gorge yourselves on Jenn McCambridge’s photos.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2012: Rising Dream @ Sophie Lancaster Stage – 11 August 2012

August 15th, 2012

Rising Dream at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 by Jenn McCambridge Thrash Hits

We can’t claim anything other than ignorance when it comes to describing Croatia’s Rising Dream, so we’ll just let the Bloodstock Open Air website do it for us: “Rising Dream could be described as a female fronted power/death band, but their music and stage interpretation incorporates many musical genres”. Well then.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2012: DripBack @ Sophie Lancaster Stage – 11 August 2012

August 15th, 2012

DripBack at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 by Jenn McCambridge Thrash Hits

They might’ve started as a doss-about band for various members of a whole host of noisy London-based bands of bastards, but DripBack meant serious business at Bloodstock Open Air 2012. With a new album due before the end of the year, and at least one of the band finding the energy to keep drinking until 5am on Saturday, DripBack are looking more and more like they’ve got the legs to turn into a tasty long-term prospect.

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Bands

Bloodstock Open Air 2012: Death Valley Knights @ Sophie Lancaster Stage – 11 August 2012

August 15th, 2012

Death Valley Knights at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 by Jenn McCambridge Thrash Hits

Death Valley Knights technically come from London, even though one of them is originally from Texas. According to their blurb over on the Bloodstock Open Air website, they’re very keen on beer. Our keenness for beer is why our memories of certain parts of this year’s festival are a little bit hazy.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2012: Orange Goblin @ Sophie Lancaster Stage – 11 August 2012

August 15th, 2012

Orange Goblin at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 by Jenn McCambridge Thrash Hits

Ben Ward from Orange Goblin is still the tallest man we have ever stood next to, and we’ve stood next to James Monteith. And unlike that skinny bag of bones from TesseracT, Ben Ward also has the air of a strategically-shaved wookie – i.e., you get the impression he could quite easily pull your arms off. What any of these observations have to do with our gallery of photos from their set at Bloodstock Open Air 2012, we don’t know.

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