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Metallic bruisers Hatebreed head up the latest round of announcements for Bloodstock Festival. Check out who else will be joining them in August.



With only eight months to go, Bloodstock have dropped a killer announcement which sees Connecticut bruisers Hatebreed close out the festival when they headline the Sophie Lancaster Stage on the Sunday night. Jasta’s metalcore heavyweights head up an announcement of 7 new acts for the line-up.

UK metallers Bury Tomorrow make their Bloodstock debut following the release of their new album, Cannibal via Music For Nations in April. They said, “We’re really excited! BLOODSTOCK are known for showcasing the best bands in the genre, so we’re genuinely honoured to be involved in 2020, see you in August!” The group will be appearing on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Saturday, promoting the previously announced Paradise Lost with their Draconian Times set to Special Guests that day.

Here’s some new Bury Tomorrow music in the form of new album title track “Cannibal”:

Also landing a spot on the main stage on Saturday, are home-grown, heavy metal beasts Sylosis, who last set foot on Bloodstock’s ground way back in 2010. The Nuclear Blast signed group drop their long awaited new album Cycle Of Suffering next month.

To prepare you for their new album, Sylosis have dropped the new track “Calcified”:

Elsewhere, joining the line-up are Portland, Oregon thrashers Toxic Holocaust who released their with new album Primal Future: 2019 last October.

Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage on Saturday, don’t miss the return of atmospheric black metal squad Winterfylleth. While they’ve been working on new material, in September they released live CD/DVD The Siege Of Mercia, for which the DVD footage was filmed at Bloodstock in 2017! They add, “We have been fortunate enough to have been asked back to perform at the festival on a number of occasions since our early days, and it has always felt like ‘coming home’ when we do.”

Here’s a clip of the band performing “The Swart Raven (Live At Bloodstock)” here:

Californian deathgrind merchants Exhumed will also appear on Sophie Lancaster stage this year. Expect some filthy grindcore from the band who have an impressive eight albums to pull their set list from.

The best way to watch their set? “Naked, Screaming, And Covered In Blood” obviously:

Finally, Californian three-piece Necrot will be bringing their blend of death metal/punk to the Sophie stage and spent the latter weeks of 2019 on a 6-week tour of the USA with Exhumed.

Not familiar with Necrot? Courtesy of record label Tankcrimes, you can play their latest album ‘Blood Offerings’ in its entirety here:

Just for a bit of fun to help any of you with January gym resolutions, Bloodstock alumni Venom Prison have created BLOODSTOCK and Heavy Metal Lifting Club a special workout playlist on Spotify. Blast it out here.

Bloodstock will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2020. Get info on ticket packages and additional information over at

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