Witchsorrow, Dripback and Battalion for Bloodstock’s Sophie Stage
Returning to Catton Hall, Witchsorrow threaten the British summer time with downtuned doom and gloom that echoes metal greats such as St Vitus, Candlemass and Trouble. Says mainman Necro Skull: “We are truly honoured to be returning to cast a shadow over Bloodstock once more. We promise you total doom annihilation, a celebration for the damned as the end of the world looms at the end of this wretched annum. To be in the company of such excellent bands as Watain, Alice Cooper, Orange Goblin, Grand Magus and Winterfylleth is a grand thing indeed. God curse us, every one!”
Returning for the second year in a row, London loud-louts Dripback take a break from the studio to come back to the Sophie stage with their seething mix of hardcore and death metal.
“For us it’s all about being intense in tents, so this really is the perfect festival slot for Dripback. We’re all so buzzing about playing with CROWBAR, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT and all the other awesome bands, this really is the best festival.”
Finally, Swiss thrashers Battalion make their UK debut at BOA. The Thrash Maniacs check in to say: “It’s the first time for us to play in England! What a fucking start! We’re looking forward to kick some ass”
Bloodstock Open Air 2012 takes place at Catton Hall August 9th – 12th. Tickets are available from www.bloodstock.uk.com