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  NEW BLOODSTOCK PHOTO RECORD SET
19th August 2017
Pictures: John Inglis and Will Tudor




bloodstock 2017

So as Bloodstock 2017 drew to a close, a new record was set.

Freelance photographer Will Tudor, shooting Bloodstock for MetalTalk last weekend, set out to beat Sean Larkin's previous best of most band pictures from the whole festival and had the new record in the bag by late Saturday.

Will himself takes up the story:

"Let me explain; this isn't really any kind of official thing. A few years back, as a group we decided to challenge ourselves, just to see how many bands we could shoot on our own.

"For years it's been Sean Larkin who's just made everyone else look silly, so when this year rolled around I kinda thought it would be fun to take his record of eighty-eight bands in one weekend and rip it to shreds.

"You see, being a photographer at a festival can often be the loneliest job in the world. Everyone gets to see your work, but you don't really get to spend a lot of time with friends and family, bands and fans so you have to keep your mind occupied. There can be gaps between bands and you have to fill your time or you'll get bored or tired so we keep moving.

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Record breaker

"Sean and I chatted before this year's BOA and agreed that ninety-three to ninety-five was achievable. Little did I know that that wouldn't even come close. So, with head down and mission in mind, I set out to shoot as many as I could.

"The bands deserve it. They've worked hard to get to play here and the least I as a photographer can do is show up, take some images and spend a little of my time watching and listening. It's not a big deal really, just a bit of fun but our competitive nature is what it is and Sean is already plotting taking this record away from me next year.

"I hope he, or someone else, can. It's hard work, it's a challenge, but boy, did my weekend fly by."

MetalTalk's other photographer, John Inglis, had no chance of competing with Will for this record as he was designated main stage photographer and you can see his work, along wth Will's, in our collection of Bloodstock 2017 articles which are indexed at the bottom of this page.

We'll be back next year and looking to create new records, as well as take old ones down, in our quest to deliver the best possible coverage of Britain's best Heavy Metal festival.

Gojira and Nightwish have already been announced as two of the four headliners for next year and we're expecting more line-up announcements in the not-too-distant. Early bird tickets for Bloodstock 2018 are now on sale. Click here to get yours.

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Baal

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Battalions

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Blind River

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Criminal

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Dakesis

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Eradikator

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Florence Black

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Gods

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Hatebreed

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Hoofknuckle

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Hundred Year Old Man

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Infected Dead

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Kroh

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Mist

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Na Cruithne

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Netherall

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Ohhms

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ONI

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Prognosis

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Puppy

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Reaper

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Seething Akira

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Sentinence

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Shrouded

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Silver Child

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Switchblade City

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Titan Breed

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Torqued

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Vorbid

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Wintersun

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Xentrix

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Zhora



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...





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

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is stricylt 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.







NOW AEROSMITH FANS CAN HAVE THEIR NAME IN FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.

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As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:



Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.







 


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