Bloodstock 2024 – Band Feature: DeathCollector

Bloodstock Open Air 2024 is right around the corner. Taking place August 8th to August 11th, the UK’s premier metal festival has, once again, delivered a stellar line-up. Featuring four stages of music and a litany of bands from within the rock and metal world, alongside numerous other forms of entertainment (such as official bin jousting)! You don’t want to miss out, so get off that fence, and pick up your tickets now!

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There are a lot of bands on the bill, and some you may not be that familiar with, which is where we come in. As is our yearly custom, we will be running features on many of the bands playing, aiming to give you some insight into who they are, what they do, and why they are a must see at the festival.

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Formed in 2021, slap bang in pandemic period, and spawned from the grisly depths of England and Ireland, DeathCollector’s ambition was clear from the start with their debut EP, ‘Time’s Up’.

Featuring a wealth of heavy talent including Andy Whale (Darkened, Ex-Memoriam, Ex-Bolt Thrower) on Drums, Mick Carey (Zealot Cult) on Guitar, Lee Cummings (Severe Lacerations) on bass and Kieran Scott (Ashen Crown, Grimorte) on vocals.



Get in, smash shit up, get out. It’s a simple mantra but one that worked to DeathCollector’s favour on this debut release. Mentally draining, but an experience well worth having over and over again. It got a lot of attention, in particular the ear of Prosthetic Records, who scooped them up and released their debut album, Death’s Toll in June 2023.

Nine tracks of nasty and guttural death metal that fuses old-school and modern death metal. A wicked slab of chunky and horrible heaviness. Everyone who heard it, loved it, and it helped push DeathCollector to even greater heights. Especially when combined with their rabid and ruthless live show. Everywhere they go, they are lauded as the UK just can’t get enough of their head banging inducing ways.

So, it’s no surprise that Bloodstock came calling, and while death metal and BOA are great bedfellows, many may not be prepared for the intensity that DeathCollector bring. Are you? Playing the Sophie Lancaster stage on the Friday of the festival, it is going to be a brutal showing. Don’t take our word for it though. We spoke to DeathCollector about what it means to play Bloodstock 2024, what the festival means overall, and what attendees can expect from their show.

Since we formed over the lockdown period we had no idea we’d be asked to play the Sophie stage this soon! Being on that stage and seeing our friends in the crowd having fun will make our hard work pay off.

It’s like playing the safest gig of our careers but also important. your mates and family will support you no matter what, we will just make sure to make them proud.

Attendees can expect raw and earnest old-school death metal. This one will be a special one.


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