Bloodstock Festival : M2TM Wolverhampton - The Bands : Heat 1.
Every year Bloodstock Festival runs the "Metal 2 The Masses" competition with regional heats up and down the country. Ultimately the winner of each competition gets to play on the hallowed grounds of Catton Hall, lining up at the festival alongside the likes of Judas Priest, Behemoth and Devin Townsend.
This year we are taking a deep dive into the Wolverhampton competition, being held at K.K.'s Steel Mill, a venue run by Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing!
With Heat 1 kicking off this Thursday, lets get to know the four bands competing for a place in the regional semi finals!
We are collectively from the Black Country and surrounding areas, encompassing Stourbridge, Kidderminster and Wolverley. We’ve technically been together since 2014 – with vocalist Dylan Asbury and guitarist Samie Sahim being founding members. 2016 was the year our drummer Leigh Sprason joined, followed by second guitarist Charlie Newbury in 2017. 2018 was our official “starting year”, when we released our first single “Divergent” and we’ve been working incredibly hard since then!
All of the bands performing this year are incredibly talented and it will be a challenge to musically compete, but we think that Recall The Remains are our biggest rivals. They have a sound that is within the same “sub-category” of metal as us, so we are keen to see how it plays out!
I’ve seen Second Cities play a few times and they know how to work a crowd. They’ve got a decent shot at it. White Crow are a bunch of awesome guys too. If you haven’t checked them out yet you definitely should.