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Bloodstock Festival

Announces GraViL + watch ‘Detonate’ new music video

“Pure metal delivered with maximum vitriol. This band rules harder than Josef Stalin.” – Dom Lawson! The latest announcement by Bloodstock Open Air sees the London melodeath group Gravil confirmed for the prestigious Sophie Lancaster stage on Sunday 14th August. This new addition to the bill once again demonstrates Bloodstock’s commitment to championing new bands in the metal community. Get tickets to see your favourite metal bands perform live at Bloodstock Open Air Festival.

Grant Stacey commented:

We are honoured to be a part of Bloodstock Open Air 2017” says Gravil vocalist Grant Stacey. “Each year this spiritual home of heavy metal somehow betters the year before. We have each spent a lot of time on the hallowed ground of Catton Park, witnessing stunning new bands, the earth shattering veterans of the main stage and embracing the metal music community that we have come to call our family. Now we are privileged to grace the Sophie stage, whose very name represents the strength and pride of our brotherhood. See you there!”

2017 has seen a resurgence for GraViL. Their sophomore album ‘No More Forgiveness‘ was released in May and has being going down a storm with media and the band’s fanbase. With various premieres by the likes of Metal Hammer, Scuzz TV, Terrorizer and more, GraViL have now unleashed the music video for elite track ‘Detonate‘.

This new video clip shows the group in a high-octane performance which also features three versions of the mysterious woman, ‘Obliti’… the present broken self, a lost dream of grandeur and the self-loathing dark entity which destroyed it.

Watch the new music video ‘Detonate’.

“‘Detonate’ is a personal song drawn from a negative situation”, explains Stacey, “The video captures the lyrics perfectly… it tackles loss, taking charge and using the anger, rage and sadness to triumph over the overwhelming paint that the loss entails… hence detonating.”

Whilst the song and video reflect important issues in our society, it didn’t stop the band from taking time out to have fun on set and inflict ‘crabcore’ on non-believers.

On the way to the video shoot we discussed how low our guitarists get to the floor during live shows. Sparx (bass) mentioned it was called crabcore and a confused Charlie (Webster, guitar) refused point blank to believe there was such a thing. Like a red rag to a bull this spurred us onto mischief, leading to the band shouting “crab it” during the performance sections and band members having to get as low as physically possible to the floor without taking the soles of their feet off the ground.”

Gravil’s new albumNo More Forgivenessorder now!

Track list:

1. Detonate
2. Are We Alive
3. I Am The Blood
4. Plagues, Thieves And Murderers
5. Locate The Traitor
6. Choke In Silence
7. Fractured, Divided
8. Decommissioned
9. Forever Is A Prison
10. One Eyed King

Gravil live dates:

23rd June – Coventry, Arches (w/ Metaprism)
8th July – Burnley, Sanctuary Rock Bar (w/ Metaprism, Today, They Are Older)
14th Aug – Bloodstock Open Air (Sophie Lancaster Stage)

More dates to be announced.

For more information visit Gravilband.com

Bloodstock M2TM 2016

The UK’s Premier Metal Festival Launches M2TM 2016.

METAL 2 THE MASSES is back; offering venues, promoters and bands a chance to be part of the Bloodstock Festival experience.

Amust4music Ltd, along with Hobgoblin Ale, are bringing the biggest initiative possible to track down the best breaking metal bands along with upping the ante on some of the biggest ever prizes up for grabs.

Bloodstock's Metal 2 The Masses

Metal 2 the Masses Co-ordinator Simon Hall said “Year on year the M2TM has proven itself to be a platform that provides Metal bands with an opportunity to be seen. Not only to network at a club level, but also on a Nationwide scale as short tours are often emerging on the strength of the experience. This is great for the bands, but also we’re looking for this to be support to venues up and down the UK who desperately need it at a smaller club level. The 2015/2016 initiative is already proving to be a success with regions filling up shows at a rapid rate”

Venues up and down mainland UK, along with countries such as Romania, Latvia, Norway and more will be running the METAL 2 THE MASSES in order to seek out the best in self signed and unsigned and give them the opportunity to play Bloodstock’s ‘New Blood’ stage in front of two thousand people. Could that be your band or a band from your venue?

So if you’re in a DIY, self signed or unsigned band and want to try out for Bloodstock Festival 2016; then get in touch with a promoter near you.

Bloodstock takes place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from 11th to 14th August 2016. Already announced for next years festival are Mastodon, Twisted Sister, Behmoth, DragonForce, Venom, Paradise Lost and Rotting Christ.

M2TM regional details:

KENT – Contact ADAM – Cockycracker@gmail.com
– Final @ THE RED LION – MAY 1ST
BELFAST – Contact JAMES – the_distortion_project@hotmail.com
– Final @ VOODOO – MAY 6TH
DUBLIN – Contact Oran – oran@overdrive.ie
– Final @ FIBBER MAGEES – MAY 7TH
NORWAY – Contact John – john_magne@hotmail.com
– Final @ THE TRIBUTE SANDNES – MAY 14TH
WOLVERHAMPTON – Dan & Matt – m2tmwolves@gmail.com
– Final @ THE SLADE ROOMS – MAY 20TH
LONDON – Contact Mick – m2tmlondon@yahoo.co.uk
– Final @ NAMBUCCA – MAY 21ST
BRIGHTON – Contact Mark – mark764wood@googlemail.com
– Final @ THE GREEN DOOR STORE – MAY 22ND
GLASGOW – Kelvin/Fede – ivoryblacksglasgow@googlemail.com or fede@achren.com
– Final @ IVORY BLACKS – MAY 27TH
INVERNESS – Contact Huggy – huggy@hootananny.co.uk
– Final @ MAD HATTERS – MAY 28TH
CARLISLE – Contact Stephen – clubrockcarlisle@gmail.com
– Final @ Club Rock – MAY 29TH
EAST ANGLIA – Contact Errol/Kim – plug2000@live.co.uk
– Final @ THE BRICKMAKERS – JUNE 2ND
LUTON – Contact Paul – paul.mercer1984@gmail.com
– Final @ THE CASTLE – JUNE 3RD
LEICESTER – Contact Simon – resinonline@hotmail.co.uk
– Final @ LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL – JUNE 4TH
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE – Skye – Deadsetmanagement@gmail.com
– Final @ ROADMENDER – JUNE 18
SOUTH WALES – Contact Pete – m2tmwales@gmail.com
– Final @ FUEL CLUB – JUNE 18TH
MANCHESTER – Contact Mark – gc@mwaweb.com
– Final @ GRAND CENTRAL – JUNE 19TH
SWINDON – Contact Michael – dvpmikki@gmail.com
– Final @ THE VICTORIA – JUNE 24TH
DEWSBURY – Contact Rebecca – events@beerhouses.co.uk
– Final @ THE OLD TURK – JUNE 24TH
LIVERPOOL – T.B.A
– Final @ MAGUIRES PIZZA BAR – JUNE 25TH
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE – Contact Phil – phil@theintake.co.uk
– Final @ THE INTAKE CLUB – JUNE 25TH
READING – Contact Ivor – ivoredwards1982@gmail.com
– Final @ FACEBAR – JULY 2ND
BURNLEY – Contact Lisa – meridian_2011@yahoo.co.uk
– Final @ SANCTUARY – JULY 9TH
POLAND – Wojchiech – bloodstockm2tm.poland@gmail.com
– Final @ THE RUDE BOY CLUB – JULY 9TH
BOURNEMOUTH – Contact Bear – anvilbookings@hotmail.com
– Final @ THE ANVIL – JULY 9TH
BIRMINGHAM – Prok – prok@theroadhousebirmingham.com
– Final @ THE ROADHOUSE – JULY 10TH

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