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Metal 2 The Masses semi-final in Colchester goes right down to the wire

Metal 2 The Masses - Semi-Final One. @regicideuk @officiallytinkmusic @collected_uk @bloodstockopenairSome of Essex and Suffolk's most promising Metal acts have been battling it out at the CODA bar in Colchester for a spot on the Bloodstock open-air festival this summer.

Metal Memories From The Pit / John Inglis, Bloodstock 2017

The opportunity of my life was offered to me to shoot my first open-air Metal festival, Bloodstock, in 2017. @DethproofMedia @inglisnomad

King Creature / “Bloodstock was fantastic, it’s good to be back”

King Creature were one of our highlights at this year's Bloodstock Festival. They had the packed tent moving in a fist-pumping and headbanging delight, ensuring a growing collection of new fans.Photography: John InglisBloodstock...

Bloodstock 2021 / Sunday, Judas Priest deliver an “I was there” moment

Bloodstock Open Air, the biggest of Metal salutes to you. You kept the faith and endured more uncertainty than has been experienced before, and a constant shifting and swapping of the lineup...

Bloodstock 2021 / Sunday, A good day when Diamond Head are in the house

All Hail To The Priest! 50 Heavy Metal Years! That’s later on, though. The bill for today is an embarrassment of riches. We are diving in headfirst, only stopping to come up...

Bloodstock 2021 / A heavy Saturday night, exactly as it ought to be

We are settled in for a very heavy Saturday night, exactly as it ought to be.Words: Liz MedhurstPhotography: John InglisFirst of the evening bands is Paradise Lost, who are revisiting Draconian Times,...

Bloodstock 2021 / Saturday, Wargasm and Malevolence blast the rain clouds away

We are on a bit of a high here this afternoon. Bloodstock Friday topped us up with all of the natural happy chemicals that only live Metal in abundance can provide.Words: Liz...

Bloodstock 2021 / Rock and Metal Museum – The RAM Gallery

Another Bloodstock institution is the Rock and Metal museum, aka The RAM Gallery. It’s a beautiful opportunity to see the sublime fantasy artwork of festival founder Paul Gregory alongside a selection of...

Bloodstock 2021 / Friday evening – Devin Townsend a completely worthy headliner

Things are hotting up here. There's a lot of talk about headliner Devin Townsend and what his set will comprise. Devin had to put together a completely new band to get around...

Bloodstock 2022 / Seventeen bands announced for next years BOA

Lamb Of God and Mercyful Fate are two headliners announced for next years Bloodstock festival, to be held between the 11th and 14th August 2022 at Catton Park.VAT remains at 5% on...

Bloodstock 2021 / Friday afternoon, a giant canvas in this open-air theatre

The main stage is holding out well under the battering it is taking from this afternoon’s bands. Svalbard, under the direction of Serena Cherry, cut through the sunshine with direct brutality.Words: Liz...

Bloodstock 2021 / Lawnmower Deth, sleep, breakfast, King Creature and Friday PM

No lie-ins here. It’s a super early start but worth it. There are a few creaking muscles in the media tent as everyone discovers that our festival legs haven’t sustained the long...

Bloodstock 2021 / Thursday afternoon and The Crawling were intense and severe

It’s a beautiful summer evening, and where could be better than a field in Derbyshire with thousands of Metallers. We are fortified by a pig in a bun and hanging out with...

Bloodstock 2021 / Wednesday and Thursday afternoon

It's here, it's true, it's real. We are standing in the hallowed ground of Bloodstock, with freshly glittered nails, our entrance has been secured, and the heart in mouth feeling of the...

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