Well holy moly! What a surprise this is!
Having seen Ihsahn as his solo project three years ago at my first ever Bloodstock, I have always kicked myself for missing out one of the most pioneering Black Metal bands of all time, Emperor. Announcing that in 2018 Emperor will be performing a one off UK show at Bloodstock, honestly, I couldn’t be happier!
Not only that but the band will be performing their opus Anthems To The Welkin at Dusk. The band state :
“We’re finally bringing the 20th Anniversary show for ‘Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk’ to the UK! We’ll be performing the album in its entirety and look forward to celebrating with everyone at BLOODSTOCK!”
Not to mention that Devildriver and Nails will be bringing up the rear, as the two other bands that have been announced. Dominating the headliners are Judas Priest, Gojira and Nightwish. This is sure to be the biggest Bloodstock to date, particularly with this year having entirely sold out the weekend tickets. Yet another thing that I love about Bloodstock is the amount of variance that each of the acts bring to the Extreme Metal table and this one is not to be missed! I cannot wait for Bloodstock now, I bet none of you can either!