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Bloodstock 2012

Bloodstock Open Air 2012: Gonoreas @ Sophie Lancaster Stage – 10 August 2012

August 15th, 2012

Gonoreas at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 by Jenn McCambridge Thrash Hits

We know nothing about Gonoreas other than they have the silliest name of all the bands playing Bloodstock Open Air 2012. It’s so silly in fact, we can’t even be bothered to Google them for any kind of spurious fact to go in this introductory paragraph to the gallery of photos Jenn McCambridge shot of them over on the Sophie Lancaster stage.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2012: Freedom Call @ Ronnie James Dio Stage – 10 August 2012

August 13th, 2012

Freedom Call at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

Thrash Hits has been going to Bloodstock Open Air since 2008, so we feel fairly qualified to suggest that 2012 had a greater percentage of female attendees than any year we’ve been previously. The fact that Freedom Call were the only real power metal band on the main stage this year is, of course, an entirely unconnected co-incidence to this fact. #TrollingTomDare

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Bloodstock Open Air 2012: Benediction @ Ronnie James Dio Stage – 11 August 2012

August 13th, 2012

Benediction at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

If playing Bloodstock Open Air on crutches wasn’t an impressive enough feat all on its own, Dave Hunt went one better. He didn’t just play one set on crutches at Bloodstock Open Air 2012, but two – the first of which being fronting Benediction opening the main stage on Saturday morning. We’d have to wait till Sunday night before he returned with Anaal Nathrakh….

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