Joining Sophie Stage line-up are ex-Akercocke members, VOICES, who will bring their self-proclaimed ‘whirlwind of psychedelic melancholia and psychotic blast’ to the masses on Sunday.
Power metallers, CONQUEST OF STEEL, who are playing their final ever show will also be performing on the Sophie stage. Bring your swords and shields for one last battle in their honour!
DED ORSE, described by Kerrang! as “the bastard son of Clutch and early Black Sabbath” will be playing the Jagermeister stage, along with Manchester’s TEN FOOT WIZARD. CADENCE NOIR showcase their dark acoustic goth with traditional instruments and Northants based stoner groove band DARKHORSE are also confirmed for the Jagermeister stage.
The 2014 ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ tour has been the most successful to date, with many shows sold out at 350+ capacity and every venue rammed to the rafters. More heats run through July and the final round of additions will be announced then.
In the meantime, the following lucky acts join the New Blood stage in August:
ALONE WITH WOLVES from the Luton event (for fans of Bury Tomorrow, Architects, Alexisonfire)
DOG TIRED from Glasgow’s heat (for fans of Pantera, Black Label Society, Corrosion of Conformity)
JONESTOWN from Brighton (ex-Internal Conflict, delivering their brutal, angry, honest message)
JACKNIFE SEIZURE from London (4-piece prog rock/metal)
BACK DOWN OR DIE from the East of England (for fans of RATM, Hatebreed, Suicidal Tendencies)
REPRISAL from Surrey (Dom Lawson-approved death/thrash)
DARKEYE from London (heavy ass riffs for fans of Gojira and Triptykon)
THE THREAT from Manchester (progressive death metal/brutal jazz)
SYNAPTIK from Norwich’s heat (melodic death/prog metal)
RESIN from the Nuneaton event (for fans of Alice In Chains and Alter Bridge)
KING GOAT from the Brighton event (prog doom with psychedelic and Eastern influences)
UNFORSEEN PROPHECY from Kent (metalcore with unique female backing vox).