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  MEGADETH'S BLOODSTOCK SHOW IS TO EVERYONE
Bloodstock Open Air 2017, Sunday

15th August 2017
Pictures: John Inglis and Will Tudor

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Having experienced Megadeth at Wacken last weekend, we were in absolutely no doubt that a real treat was in store this Sunday evening, the last day of Bloodstock 2017.

And so it proved with Dave Mustaine's newly fired up machine putting on a very special performance that proved they are still one of the biggest beasts in the Heavy Metal jungle.

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Mustaine's new facial hair garnered comment aplenty but it was the music that really did the talking when this latest, and greatest, carnation of Megadeth hit the stage and that is because the 2017 version has one big difference and his name is Kiko.

Megadeth's new, young guitarist has given the band a real shot in the arm and while he will never overshadow mainman Mustaine, his appointment has been a real masterstroke and has ensured the future for one of Metal's grand masters.

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Dave Ellefson belongs in Megadeth too and some years after he re-joined the band he made his name in, his position now looks ultra secure but it's gutarist Loureiro who makes this line-up stand out above all others.

Megadeth played a career retrospective set that delighted the crowd and confirmed them as more than worthy holders of the prestigious Sunday night headliner slot. Long live Mustaine and long live Megadeth.

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So Bloodstock 2017 drew to a close with memories of four days of the best Metal on offer in the UK and some amazing memories that will remain for a lengthy period.

But although the festival is over, we still have more to come, including news of a new Bloodstock record and photos of most of the bands we somehow managed to miss during our live coverage. Here's more of the best from Bloodstock Sunday.

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Kiko Loureiro

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One of these men has had a drink and it's not Dave Mustaine...

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Blood Thread

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Black Moth

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Iron Rat

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K Lacuna

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Mantra

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Seasons End

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Seek Solace In The Ruin

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Shrapnel

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Lionize

Early bird tickets for Bloodstock 2018 are now on sale. Click here to get yours.



BLOODSTOCK 2017

NEW BLOODSTOCK PHOTO RECORD SET
"Sean is already plotting taking this record away from me next year..."

MEGADETH'S BLOODSTOCK SHOW IS TO EVERYONE
Long live Mustaine and long live Megadeth...

ARCH ENEMY SET FLAME TO THE BLOODSTOCK NIGHT AS ARTHEMIS' BLACK SUN SHINES BRIGHT
'The 'Will To Power' tour is an absolute must-see...'

GHOST BEWITCH BLOODSTOCK WITH HAUNTING PERFORMANCE
There was more tropes than you could shake an incense dispenser over...

KREATOR IS REAL AT BLOODSTOCK WHILE ENDEAVOUR DISPENSE WITH THE GIMMICKS
The Gods of violence smiled down at Mille Petrozza and his colleagues...

GOJIRA AND NIGHTWISH TO HEADLINE BLOODSTOCK 2018
"We are excited and honoured to headline Bloodstock festival in 2018..."

KING 810 LEAVE BLOODSTOCK GRANDE MORT AS MALUM SKY PLAY THE GIG OF THEIR LIVES
That was awesome, especially as the weather was sunny...

BLOODSTOCK FRIDAY COMES SPEEDING TOWARDS A CLOSE AS BLIND GUARDIAN AND TESTAMENT PREPARE THE WAY
Hobbits, dwarves and men congregate in the dark roots of Derbyshire...

BLOODSTOCK DRINKS TO AMON AMARTH GLORY
Viking ships came out of the mist...

DEVILMENT DANCE A MEPHISTO WALTZ OVER BLOODSTOCK AS BLACK MOTH IMPRESS
The twilight of the thunder God approaches...

FOREVER STILL OPEN BLOODSTOCK'S MAIN STAGE WHILE THE NEW BLOOD QUALITY IS EXCEPTIONAL
Internal Conflict made an assured statement of intent...

BATTLE BEAST BLITZ BLOODSTOCK
The Finnish sensations made Bloodstock their own...

MetalTalk GIG OF THE WEEK
BLOODSTOCK - BRITAIN'S BEST METAL FESTIVAL

Britain's best Heavy Metal festival...





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MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.



 


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