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.
When we talk about the variety on show at this year’s Bloodstock, we’re not just referencing the many different genres. We’re also talking about the worldwide aspect that sees bands from all over the world arrive on site to smash heads and break necks.
One such band is one that really should need no introduction, it’s the Swedish death metal band, Orbit Culture! A band with a hardcore fanbase, about to hit their 10th anniversary and what a near decade it has been for the four-piece. Having released 3 albums and 3 EPs to date. The latest of which was 2020’s Nija album and 2021’s Shaman EP.
We described the former:
Distilling their brand of melodic metal through a technical sieve, what comes from Nija is an encapsulation of brutality, memorable rhythm and proficiency.
Whereas we described the latter as:
An EP of fiery, energetic crowd pleasers filled with Orbit Culture’s addictive heavy sound.
This is a band that has grown in strength and stature over the past near-decade and their live show is the perfect complement to their excellent studio output.
While the pandemic might have curtailed a lot of their plans, Orbit Culture have come out the other side raring to go. New music in the works, Bloodstock on the horizon and later in the year, on the road throughout Europe and the UK alongside In Flames, At the Gates and Imminence.
Before that though, you can catch them when they hit the Sophie Lancaster stage on the Sunday of the festival. One of our most anticipated bands of the weekend, they had this to say when asked about playing the festival:
We are incredibly excited to be coming back to the UK for the second time this summer and to finally play the legendary Bloodstock Festival is a dream come true for all of us. You can expect mayhem from us, and in return, we expect even more mayhem from the Bloodstock audience! We can’t wait.