Crusading For Blood: Saxon announced for UK metal fest

Guitarist visited this year's

Bloodstock festival

and can't recommend it enough for those who follow the true path of true metal. It showcased so many great metal bands from around the world that we rarely get the chance to see in this country. If you missed it then console yourself - because next year's three-day event is already looking like it could be even better with the news that


are playing.

Biff Byford

's boys always deliver the metal goods - and seem to be enjoying a resurgence of late as younger fans discover the power and the glory.

Bloodstock 2009 will run from Friday 14 August to Sunday 16 at Catton Hall, Derbyshire and so far the line-up is looking strong with the following bands also confirmed:


Die Apokalyptischen Reiter

Katatonia (Excellent band BTW - we strongly recommend you check these Swedes out)



The Haunted



To purchase your 2009 Early bird ticket before 15th December for the bargain price of £85 (this includes camping) after which time prices will increase. To buy your ticket now go to the secure Bloodstock online store at