Bloodstock 2023: Fury Outstanding on High-octane Heavy Metal Friday

It’s Friday, and Bloodstock 2023 is well underway. From face-melting guitar solos to thunderous drum beats that reverberate through your very being, Bloodstock delivers a sensory overload that leaves us craving more. Fury are up on the Sophie Lancaster Stage. 

Bloodstock Festival 2023 – Fury 

Fury - Bloodstock Festival 2023.
Fury – Bloodstock Festival 2023. Photo: Paul Hutchings/MetalTalk

They are almost the house band at Bloodstock, but it wouldn’t be the same without them. High-octane blasts of Heavy Metal is their trademark, and they do it bloody well. 

Fury - Bloodstock Festival 2023.
Fury – Bloodstock Festival 2023. Photo: Paul Hutchings/MetalTalk

The tent is the busiest it’s been on Friday as Fury hits the stage. They’ve had a couple of changes since they last played in 2021, with Nyah Ifill bringing her powerful vocals more to the front and new guitarist Tom Atkinson firmly ensconced in the line-up. 

Fury - Bloodstock Festival 2023.
Fury – Bloodstock Festival 2023. Photo: Paul Hutchings/MetalTalk

We get the full show, complete with a fire-twirling she-demon, who makes several appearances throughout the show. Fury doesn’t do bad shows, and today is another stellar performance. 

Fury - Bloodstock Festival 2023.
Fury – Bloodstock Festival 2023. Photo: Paul Hutchings/MetalTalk

Becky Baldwin, back on the site where she got the Mercyful Fate invite a year ago [Read the interview here and here], is in playful mood, taking advantage of the larger stage to move around more than is often possible. 

Fury - Bloodstock Festival 2023.
Fury – Bloodstock Festival 2023. Photo: Paul Hutchings/MetalTalk

Atkinson provides to be a fine addition. His guitar work is fluid and incisive. Up front Julian Jenkins is as cheery as always, his stage banter endearing and sincere. 

Few in here are Fury newbies, and it’s no wonder that they get a great reception at the finish.

Fury - Bloodstock Festival 2023.
Fury – Bloodstock Festival 2023. Photo: Paul Hutchings/MetalTalk
Fury - Bloodstock Festival 2023.
Fury – Bloodstock Festival 2023. Photo: Paul Hutchings/MetalTalk

Bloodstock Festival 2023 is held over the weekend of 10-13 August 2023. MetalTalk’s Paul Hutchings and Adrian Stonley report from Catton Park.

All Photography: John Inglis and Paul Hutchings

All MetalTalk Bloodstock Festival 2023 coverage can be found at  MetalTalk.net/tag/bloodstock-2023.

Weekend early bird tickets for Bloodstock 2024 will be available to purchase at the box office on-site for £165. This is the cheapest way to buy a 2024 ticket, minus any online booking or admin fees.

Bloodstock 2022 can be relived at MetalTalk.net/tag/bloodstock-2022.

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