Bloodstock 2022 Band Feature: Novacrow

Bloodstock Open Air 2022 takes place from August 11th and August 14th with a line-up that might be one of the best the festival has ever put on. A wide array of rock and metal acts spread across four stages, it’s looking likely to be a weekend not to be missed. Pick up tickets here.

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Active on the scene since around 2013, Novacrow are a well-known and beloved name in the alt-metal world, not just in their hometown of Liverpool, but across the entire UK. A major part of that comes from their notorious high-energy sets. People who have seen Novacrow play live, remember seeing Novacrow play live!

To date, the band have released several records. Beginning with the single ‘Fight the Horde’ (plus a B-side called The Mantra) in 2014, followed then by the 2016 EP ‘Black Syrup’, which featured the aforementioned single. The EP ‘Criminal Mastermind’ came next, released in 2018, a record that we were a bit more familiar with seeing as we reviewed it back then. Describing it and Novacrow as follows:

There’s a slickness to Novacrow’s sound and each track is a foot-tapper in their own right. The title track in particular has so much rocking groove about it. Exciting and fun. It’s over far too quickly but certainly leave an impression here. A band worth keeping a close eye on.

In 2019, the band would release a full album called ‘Volume 1’, which featured everything the band had put out to date, as well as two new tracks.

Of course, along comes a certain pandemic to shut the music industry down. Yet, Novacrow kept at it and will release their long-awaited new album, ‘Look at Me Now’ at the end of September. That, in itself, is an incredible accomplishment but that wasn’t enough for Novacrow. They entered the Merseyside Metal 2 the Masses, saw off stiff competition and walked out the winners. Earning a slot at Bloodstock 2022 on the New Blood stage.

You won’t want to miss this show, they play the Saturday of the festival and had this to say when asked about playing the festival:

We’re really excited to be playing Bloodstock! It’s been a fun and exciting journey to get here and we’re going to make the most of this opportunity. We’ve been working super hard on a brand new album and cannot wait to share some of our new material. Expect a hyper energetic set, that’ll get your booty shaking. Come along and enjoy the party.


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