August is a month UK metal fans look forward to as Bloodstock returns to the familiar grounds of Catton Hall in Derbyshire. The first day of the 2016 event saw the biggest crowd in the history of the festival as US glam legends Twisted Sister played their last ever show in the UK and were joined by a supporting bill that included Venom, Corrosion Of Conformity and Behemoth. Here is a selection of shots from the first day of the 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.