While it’s still all quiet on the Download and Sonisphere fronts, Team Bloodstock are ploughing ahead adding quality bands as the line-up for Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2015 continues to take shape in impressive fashion.
This time around, three more bands have been confirmed for the main Ronnie James Dio stage. First up are Death DTA, keeping alive the music of metal pioneers Death for a new generation. The 2015 version of Death DTA will take shape with the following personnel: Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament, Sadus), Gene Hoglan (Death, Dark Angel, Testament), Bobby Koelble (Death) and Max Phelps (Cynic). Below is a very interesting mini-documentary shot by the band and their manager whilst at Hellfest in France about the band and upholding the legacy of Death frontman Chuck Schuldiner. Death DTA are already being hailed as a most welcome addition to the BOA festivities.
In a double dose of classic thrash, the other two bands to join the line up are Dark Angel and Nuclear Assault. Dark Angel reformed last year after an extended hiatus, and have been performing very select shows since reforming so their appearance is something of a coup for the BOA team for 2015. Nuclear Assault are celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band and have announced plans for a new album and a final batch of live shows and Bloodstock is going to be one of the first of those. These three bands join Saturday night headliners Within Temptation and their special guests Opeth, as well as Ihsahn, Cannibal Corpse and Sepultura on the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2015.
The early bird tickets for BOA 2015 are still available in increasingly limited amounts so if you want to guarantee your spot at Catton Hall on the cheap act now and get the early bird price of £120. Tickets can be obtained from the official Bloodstock ticket shop at See Tickets on the following link – https://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956.
With the pace of Bloodstock 2015 announcements off to a rapid start, we wouldn’t be surprised to see more bands announced very soon – so stay tuned for further additions to what is already a very promising line up.