The Skinny: Day one of Bloodstock Festival 2015 saw fans treated to a stack of great bands including Emperor frontman Ihsahn, UK sludge-metal boys Raging Speedhorn, Swedish metallers Sabbaton and headliners Trivium. Our photographer was on site all weekend so here’s a selection of shots from day one of this three day metal extraveganza.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.