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posted by richard
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

* ONSLAUGHT MAKE FIRST EVER UK FESTIVAL APPEARANCE AT ONLY UK SHOW OF 2010 * * M2TM WINNER SNAKEBITE TO PLAY MAINSTAGE *

Legendary British thrashers ONSLAUGHT have confirmed that their first ever UK festival appearance will take place at the 10th anniversary BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR. After forming in 1983, ONSLAUGHT burst onto the burgeoning Thrash Metal scene, releasing 3 albums before disbanding in 1990 – but not before securing their place as one of the forefathers of British Thrash. Reforming in 2005 after seeing a huge resurgence of interest on the reissuing of their back catalogue, the band returned with a new album in 2007, rapturously received across the metal world.

Now, as they prepare for album number five, the band will take time out for their only UK show of the year. States founding member and drummer Steve Grice:

“We are very excited and to be playing Bloodstock 2010. Not only will it be the ONLY UK show Onslaught play this year, but the very first outdoor show we have played in the UK. We look forward to bringing some real Flesh Melting -Thrash Metal to the Guys and Gals of BLOODSTOCK. See you all there!”

Joining them will be METAL 2 THE MASSES winners SNAKEBITE. The four piece heavy metal band from South-East London won over BLOODSTOCK’s M2TM judges with their heart-stopping cocktail of classic rock groove, hell-for-leather thrash and a seemingly endless torrent of gargantuan riffs, earning them a slot on the bill of this prestigious festival.

“Metal 2 The Masses has been the ultimate experience for us” says the band. “To be sitting here now, knowing that we're set to play the Wacken alongside having played (and about to play AGAIN) the only true Metal Festival in England just doesn’t feel real! We appreciate this opportunity loads, and want to work our balls off to make the effects of all this last, as this is the easily the best chance an unsigned band could ever be given…..”

The BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL 2010 will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from 13th – 15th August.

Weekend tickets are on sale now at www.bloodstock.uk.com

BAND LINE UP SO FAR
HEAVEN & HELL : CHILDREN OF BODOM : FEAR FACTORY : TWISTED SISTER
OBITUARY : ROSS THE BOSS : RAGE : ANDROMEDA : BEHEMOTH : DEVIN TOWNSEND : DORO : LEAVES EYES : SUFFOCATION : CANNIBAL CORPSE : KORPIKLAANI : GWAR : AMORPHIS : GOJIRA : SONATA ARCTICA : GORGOROTH : BLOODBATH : BLACK SPIDERS : EDGUY : ENSIFERUM : ONSLAUGHT : SNAKEBITE

www.bloodstock.uk.com

Sponsored by Metal Hammer www.metalhammer.co.uk and Scuzz TV www.scuzz.tv

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