“When we received the call inviting us to return to Bloodstock, we were naturally absolutely delighted! To be given the opportunity to tread the hallowed boards of the Ronnie James Dio main stage is a huge honour for us, and we can’t wait to hit the festival, armed with not only the fan favourites from the first two albums, but a whole fresh arsenal of material from the forthcoming new album. Bloodstock Open Air remains one of the most important metal festivals in Europe, and has been the heartbeat of the UK metal festival scene for many years now. The reaction to our 2016 performance on the Sophie Lancaster stage was phenomenal, and we are really looking forward to seeing the BOA masses again in the summer! Expect heaviness…”
Carl, Neil, Adi, Noel, Liam (Krysthla)
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019. Get tickets and additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Hailed by Metal Hammer Magazine (UK) as “setting 2016 on fire” (alongside Dream Theater, Anthrax, and Devin Townsend) one of the finest underground UK extreme metal acts released their sophomore album in April 2017.
Titled ‘Peace In Our Time’, the latest studio offering from Krysthla sees the British five-piece producing something extremely special. Part metal, part extreme, part technical, part progressive… Aurally this is a metal fan’s nirvana.
There’s an abundance of aggression on offer, and yet the power of the band is amplified even more with melodic tinges and lighter musical landscapes, which never detract from the powerhouse delivery Krysthla is renowned for.
Following the announcement of their debut album ‘A War Of Souls And Desires’ in July 2015, Krysthla broke into Amazon UK’s pre-release Top 10 album chart (alongside the likes of Iron Maiden and Disturbed), featured in-store nationwide at HMV as a “recommended buy” and lead music video ‘Luminosity’ was playlisted on Scuzz TV.
Krysthla’s debut album received extremely positive reviews from the music press, setting the band up for an exceptional 2016. From their extensive European tour with Decapitated to a prestigious slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock Open Air, and main support to Textures at Mammothfest, Krysthla has crafted their music and live shows to such a high standard, that they can’t be ignored.
With the album ‘Peace In Our Time’ Krysthla broke into Amazon’s Top 10, charting at number two between the likes of Deep Purple, Mastodon, and While She Sleeps, with the music video ‘The Minor Mystery Of Death’ premiered by Scuzz TV and Metal Hammer.
Krysthla went on to tour extensively in the UK, including headline shows, festival appearances including Hammerfest, Amplified, Uprising, a third appearance at Mammothfest as guests to Decapitated, and tour supports with the likes of Obituary and Vader.
‘Peace In Our Time’ is out now via PHD, online at Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and available in-store at HMV nationwide.
Adi Mayes – Vocals
Neil Hudson – Guitars
Carl Davis – Bass
Noel Davis – Guitars
Liam Turland – Drums