Ghosts Of Atlantis And 18 More Acts Join Bloodstock Festival 2021

Bloodstock Open Air Festival have confirmed a further 19 acts to their 2021 line-up, which sees headline sets from Devin Townsend, Kreator, and Judas Priest.

The latest batch of names to join the festival bill include Ghosts Of Atlantis, This Is Endless and more.

Check out the full line-up so far below.

Bloodstock Open Air Festival will take place on August 11th – 15th at Catton Park, Derbyshire.

Tickets are available via festivals the official website.

Rob Halford: New Judas Priest Will “Capture The Emotion Of What We’re Going Through Together”

In a recent interview with the Phoenix New Times, Rob Halford has revealed that the trauma and emotion of the coronavirus pandemic will filter through to the new Judas Priest material when the band reassemble to continue songwriting sessions from earlier this year.

“The music we make has always been strong and full of optimism, Priest has been dealing with that as long as I remember.”

Speaking just a month after the publication of Confess: The Autobiography, Rob says that while Judas Priest should, by rights, be on tour right now to celebrate their 50th anniversary, they’re aiming to be onstage again by May or June 2021.

“I think the most profound thing for me with this pandemic has been the level of human consciousness,” he says. “The way that we’re all connecting in a way that we’re probably never aware about. That someone in Japan or South America is feeling the same way I do – that is a really important analysis.”

The band had been writing together at the beginning of the year, continuing the momentum of their 15-month Firepower world tour which finished in June 2019 at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in Las Vegas.

As the pandemic has continued, Rob has been strict and “super careful” to observe distancing guidelines at his home in Paradise Valley, Arizona. He says that he misses his immediate family, and if he had the chance would fly to the United Kingdom.

“All of the bands that I know are going nuts trying to get through this disconnection, mentally as much as anything else,” he continues. “All the musicians I know are writing at home and getting through day to day.”

In addition to Rob’s autobiography, Judas Priest recently announced the publication of the band’s first official book, Judas Priest – 50 Heavy Metal Years, compiled by David Silver, Ross Halfin and Jayne Andrews.

Bloodstock 2021 Adds More Names

More bands have been added to the 2021 Bloodstock Open Air Festival with the addition of King Goat, Exhumed, Idle Hands and more.

The full lineup can be found below.

Acid Reign
Agrona *
The Black Dahlia Murder
Black Tongue
Bury Tomorrow
Butcher Babies
Cattle Decapitation
The Crawling
Dark Tranquillity
Deified *
Devin Townsend
Diamond Head
Dimmu Borgir
Dog Tired
Exhumed *
Garganjua *
Grave Lines
Green Lung
Idle Hands *
Judas Priest
King Goat *
Liberty Lies
Life Of Agony
Lost Society
Mercyful Fate
Necrot *
The Night Flight Orchestra
Orange Goblin
Paradise Lost
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
Raised By Owls
Ramage, Inc.
Sacred Reich
Savage Master *
Sharks In Your Mouth
Toxic Holocaust
Unleash The Archers
Video Nasties
Viscera *
Wolf Jaw

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2021 will take place August 11th – 15th 2021 at Catton Park, Derbyshire.

Judas Priest Detail New Record, ‘Firepower’.

They’ve done it again. The long-running metal outfit known as Judas Priest have been around for about five decades now and the band have just revealed details of their new studio record, their eighteenth overall and the follow up to ‘Redeemer Of Souls’.

It’s called ‘Firepower’ and set to drop on March 9th, 2018 via Columbia Records.

Here are the artwork and tracklisting.



1. Firepower
2. Lightning Strike
3. Evil Never Dies
4. Never The Heroes
5. Necromancer
6. Children Of The Sun
7. Guardians
8. Rising From Ruins
9. Flame Thrower
10. Spectre
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea Of Red


The title track, ‘Firepower’ is available to listen to below.


You can pre-order the record now via the band’s official webstore, Itunes, Amazon and Google Play.

Bloodstock 2018 Announce More Bands

The UK’s No.1 Metal Festival just got even bigger as Bloodstock Open Air Festival has announced that At the Gates, Exhorder, Weight of the Tide and Sangre will join headliners Gojira, Judas Priest, Suicidal Tendencies and more in Derbyshire from the 9th to the 12th August.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now for £145 and can be purchased at the following link.


Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Shares Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Rejection Letter

Judas Preist’s frontman Rob Harford has shared the rejection letter his band received after being overlooked for next year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Responding to the snub, Halford told Phoenix radio station 100.7 KSLX that he would have loved to have been picked. We’ve put over 10,000 hours in and more.

You can watch the video below of  Halford speaking about it below.


And here is the band’s rejection letter

Thank you for embracing your nomination for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. While you didn’t garner enough votes for induction this year, you were part of a very select group of Hall of Fame nominees. Artists are frequently on the ballot multiple times before they are inducted. For example, Black Sabbath were nominated eight times before their induction, Patti Smith seven times, Solomon Burke nine times, and both the Beastie Boys and The Yardbirds were on the ballot three times before their respective inductions.

If you are touring or simply traveling nearby, please visit our museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Our six floors of exhibitions tell the remarkable history of rock and roll and how it changed the world. You’re part of that story and we’d love to share it with you. Again, congratulations on your nomination.

My best,

Greg Harris, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame