Bloodstock has become an annual pilgrimage for death metal
disciples, but never before has the three-day event attracted a headliner of the stature of Motorhead.
This is death metal
in its purest form - a thunderous scream echoing loud and long in the darkness.
And Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme will bring his side project, Eagles Of Death Metal
, to the Radio 1/NME Stage on Sunday.
There are some not very convincing attempts to persuade us that metal is a descendent of Richard Wagner's classical music, plus a look at how the early work of Led Zeppelin spawned death metal
, power metal, black metal, new black metal, thrash, grindcore and the cock rock that fills stadiums - and trousers - around the world.
There's some great Brendan Klein photos in there, and plenty of other skate stuff, mixed with funny writing in some font I've never seen before, except perhaps on death metal
bands' records, like the ones who go way too deep into the thesaurus for their name, as if fonts mattered.
Alesana weaves the discordant sensibilities of emo and death metal
in some of the weirdest ways imaginable.
They'd been inspired by the music of death metal
bands such as Deicide, which means, for all you non-Latin speakers out there, Murder of God.
Thanks to our sponsors Activision and Boost Mobile, as well as Scandinavian rock gods Turbonegro, Eagles of Death Metal
, Tony Trujillo's band USSR (United Scumbags of Santa Rosa), and DJ Ted Shred (who un-coincidentally DJ'd the party in '91).
Singer Jonas Renske and Akerfeldt will be brothers in arms when their joint death metal
side project Bloodbath make their debut UK performance at Bloodstock at Catton Hall, near Lichfield, in August.
There's something about Worcester that, as Halloween draws closer, draws the absolute top-of-the-shelf death metal
acts to the city.
The rockers - who won a following after gigging with Eagles Of Death Metal
, Editors, The Enemy and The Automatic - are in talks with Us management and are set to release an album in October.
heavyweights Deicide will return to Dublin for one night only at the Temple Bar Music Centre in Dublin on Sunday October 23.