Paradise Lost for Bloodstock Open Air 2012 line up
Watain to make their debut at the metal bash
It will be the first time the metal pioneers have played the event in seven years.
Guitarist Greg Mackintosh said: "We had the pleasure of playing the first ever Bloodstock Open Air way back in 2005, when it was quite an intimate affair.
“It's an honour to be asked back to BOA 2012, which looks to be shaping up to be a blinding festival. Since we last played, we have seen BOA grow into the Great British metal festival it is today. We look forward to seeing you all down the front."
Black metallers Watain have also been confirmed, making the Catton Hall, Derbyshire date their only UK festival show of the summer.
Orange Goblin and Anvil have already been confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air line up with the music festival set to return from 9-12 August.
More bands and acts are expected to be announced soon.
Bloodstock Open Air 2012 tickets are on sale now priced at £95 (including booking fee) for an adult weekend ticket with camping.
Bloodstock tickets for car parking are also available with day tickets, VIP tickets, campervan tickets, child tickets and Rock Society tickets to go on sale at a later date.
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