Bloodstock 2021 Band Feature: Video Nasties

Comprised from members from some of Liverpool’s finest heavy exports in The Bendal Interlude, SSS, Magpyes and Iron Witch, the quintet that is Video Nasties mix death metal with punky and thrashy undertones, creating something morbidly macabre and devilishly debauched.

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Forming in 2017, Video Nasties set out to cause some moral panic with a couple of singles in their early years. 2017’s TRANSVOLTUM and 2018’s Viva Deth got the band enough attention to have them added to 2019’s Desertfest in London.

If you hadn’t heard of them before, 2020’s debut full-length Dominion changed that. An absolutely storming debut, it became acutely clear that Video Nasties were something pretty special.

We absolutely loved it. Seeing the band as:

A Mersyside monstrosity (that) will have parents, religious leaders and the Daily Mail tugging at their collars. You’ll scream, cry and beg for it to be over all while deep down loving every single second of the intensity.

Such is life now, COVID brought Video Nasties momentum to a halt and while they were very limited to what they could do, it didn’t stop them doing something. That something was another slab of moral-panic inducing heaviness – the addiction inspired single ‘Draw the Shades’.

Any questions over what would come next from Video Nasties was well and truly answered here. A phenomenal release, it just made their Bloodstock 2021 confirmation all the sweeter.

Get your asses out of bed early, dust off your hangovers and get yourself to the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Saturday morning. The band insist:

We can’t wait to wake everyone from their hangovers come Saturday morning. It’s our first time at Bloodstock and we’ll be serving up mosh for breakfast so make sure you pack your dancing shoes and come get leathered in with us x.


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