The Crawling and others join Bloodstock 2020’s Thursday night party lineup

Northern Irish death/doom merchants The Crawling have been added to Thursday’s Bloodstock lineup. Claiming influences including Paradise Lost, Marduk, Katatonia, and Bolt Thrower, this stripped back, dark three-piece should cast a welcome (metaphorical, hopefully) dark cloud over the first day. You can watch the video for the track ‘Still No Sun’, taken from their Wolves And The Hideous White album.

Along with The Crawling, December saw the announcement that Swedish hard rockers The Night Flight Orchestra are set to headline Thursday’s opening night party. The Nuclear Blast-signed band, featuring members of Soilwork and Arch Enemy in their ranks, are promising new songs in 2020, but in the meantime, you can check out ‘This Time’  from their current release, Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough.

Giving Evil Scarecrow a run for their money maybe, California’s Nekrogoblikon will be performing material from their latest album – Welcome To Bonkers  – although dressing up isn’t mandatory we reckon there’ll be a few who go in for a bit of fancy dress so get your camera’s to the ready.  

Derby-based grind squad Raised By Owls are reportedly looking forward to adding their brand of extreme metal to Thursday’s headbangin’ shenanigans, promising a no-holds-barred aural assault with a hefty dose of sardonic humour. You only have to check out the video for their Christmas charity single ‘The Santanist’ here (proceeds go to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation), to get a flavour of what’s in store.

But it’s not all daft antics, some are taking it all a bit more seriously, and joining the fray are last year’s Bournemouth Metal 2 The Masses victors Anakim who play a blend of progressive black/death metal. Their album, Monuments To Departed Worlds, is out now.

Essential info
Bloodstock 2020 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 6th-9th August 2020. Standard weekend tickets, VIP tickets, child tickets, and car parking tickets are available now at the ticket store. A limited number of day tickets will go on sale later this year – sign up for a free reminder here. Campervan tickets for 2020 are sold out. For more info, click to www.bloodstock.uk.com

For all those travelling without their own transport – or who want to leave their vehicles behind – it’s worth remembering that the BIG GREEN COACH picks up from 33 different locations across the country (with new cities added), conveniently dropping you, your mates and all your camping gear, right inside the festival grounds. For more info or to book your spot, head over to their site here.

For those who might be interested in working at Bloodstock as your means to attend, FESTAFF began their volunteer recruitment drive on February 1st. More info here.

In further ticketing news, Bloodstock’s popular ticket deposit scheme is now up and running, allowing you to spread your standard weekend ticket purchase over 5 installments. You can sign up at any time until February 28th and will make your first payment of £29 + booking fees straight away. After that, payments break down as follows: Payment 2 – £29 (debited on 27/03/20), Payment 3 – £29 (debited on 27/04/20), Payment 4 – £29 (debited on 26/05/20), and then your Final Payment – £29 + postage (debited on 26/06/20). Please note VIP and child tickets are not eligible for the deposit scheme. Get tickets at the ticket store.

BLOODSTOCK’s 2020 main stage headliners are DEVIN TOWNSEND (Friday), BEHEMOTH (Saturday), and JUDAS PRIEST (Sunday). The festival also welcomes HATEBREED, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, SKINDRED, PARADISE LOST, LIFE OF AGONY, BURY TOMORROW, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DIAMOND HEAD, JINJER, VIO-LENCE, SACRED REICH, GLORYHAMMER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, BUTCHER BABIES, CATTLE DECAPITATION, BLOODYWOOD, MEMORIAM, RAMAGE INC, GREEN LUNG, BOSSK, CONJURER, ORANGE GOBLIN, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, SAXON, SYLOSIS, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, NECTOR, WINTERFYLLETH, & EXHUMED so far.

Many more bands performing over the weekend are still to be announced. We’ll add them to the site as more info becomes available.

 

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