BIMM bands set to grace the stage at Bloodstock Open Air

21 July, 2021

Bloodstock Open Air (B-O-A) is the UK’s biggest independent festival for metal and all of its glorious subgenres. Since its inception back in 2001, hundreds of metal bands have graced the stage, including TestamenT, Arch Enemy, Helloween, Alice Cooper, and even Motörhead. And now, two BIMM bands will take to the stage.

The festival, now entering its 20th year, is in the beautifully scenic Walton-on-Trent on 11th-15th August. It will see 20,000 metalheads come together for a common cause: to witness over 120 metal acts from all around the globe. Alongside the music festival, there’s an international metal market, late-night entertainment in the Sophie Lancaster tent, fairground rides, ‘Lemmy’s Bar’ serving real ale, full weekend camping, and even a signing tent where you can meet your favourite bands.

This year, we’re super proud of two bands from BIMM Institute who have been announced for the festival.

Meet the bands:

INSURGENT:

Kate Teitge – Vocals
Joe Rowley – Guitar
Jake Brette – Bass
Mike Tabone – Drums

Listen if you’re a fan of TesseracT, Trivium and Jinjer. Birmingham-based four-piece, Insurgent, have been making noise in their city and throughout the UK, particularly since the release of their debut EP, Sentient, which was released on August 6th. Their progressive metal sound and finely crafted songwriting prowess runs through the veins of this foursome, leading to them being booked internationally. They’ll be taking to the Hobgoblin New Blood stage on Friday 13th (oooo, spooky!!)

KINZOKU:

Bobby Didcott – Vocals & Lead Guitar
Jack Morton – Guitar
Laurence Burkitt – Bassist
Alex Tana – Drummer

Listen if you’re a fan of Gojira, Sylosis and Architects Kinzoku are a four-piece progressive metal band based in Brighton. They hope to shake up the metal scene through their carefully crafted sound.

The band was formed in 2016, so they’re no stranger to writing and performing as a unit, effortlessly blending thrash metal, death metal and metalcore, giving listeners plenty of hooks, riffs, breakdowns and leads. This year, the band released their first EP, Monolith, which draws on political and environmental themes. They’ll be taking to the Hobgoblin New Blood stage on Saturday 14th.

Main Photo Credit: JMD Creative


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