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LIVE: Bloodstock Open Air @ Catton Hall, Derby – Thursday (11/08/2011)

Date: August 11th, 2011
Venue: Catton Hall, Derby

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Note: As only two members of the site were able to review the festival weekend, we were sadly unable to cover every band performing throughout the festival.

Reaching the 10th anniversary of this festival, it has come a long way from its humble beginnings at the Derby Assembly Rooms as a one day event. Being the only underground metal festival in England, it has earned an infamy on par with the metal bands it has playing. With this being only a half day with many people yet to turn out, only the Sophie Lancaster Stage is open before the weekend truly begins.

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GALLERY: Bloodstock Open Air – Thursday (11/08/2011)

In the UK, Bloodstock Open Air Festival in Derby is the festival you have to go to if you want a weekend full of relentless heavy metal, and the 2011 line-up maintains the high quality that the festival has always been known to uphold. Even with a few bands performing on the Thursday, our photographer Jon Andrews managed to go along to their sets for a few cheeky shots:

Featuring: Achren, Revoker and Beholder.

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ALBUM: Achren – The Forgotten King

Release Date: August 11th, 2011
Label: Unsigned


For a band that has been going since 2003, it seems this debut album has been a long time coming. Achren however haven’t been stood around doing nothing though, with two demo EPs, plenty of tours and forging themselves as a ‘blood metal’ band composing some of their career milestone. If you, like me, do not instantly know what to expect with a term like ‘blood metal’, it falls somewhere close to blackened death metal, though with extra progressive/technical influence, along with some other stuff. Essentially if heavy, fast or technical things impress your grey matter, ‘The Forgotten King’ will be right up your street.

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