• final poster - M2TM 2019 - Newcastle is on! M2TM 2019 – Newcastle is on!

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    We’re pleased to announce that we will be running a Metal 2 The Masses competition for 2019, our 4th year running.

    Over the past 3 years we’ve been able to send 5 bands to Bloodstock. We are looking forward to sending more local talent to play the festival.

    There have already been some applications come through from some great bands already. Some new names alongside those who’ve been in before.  We’re still in the early stages of plotting the 2019 competition, so there are plenty of spaces still available. read more

  • Tragedy Trillians - Tragedy Go to the Movies Tragedy Go to the Movies

    Tragedy Trillians 225x300 - Tragedy Go to the MoviesWe’re pleased to announce : Tragedy : The All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond will be making their regular pilgrimage to Newcastle

    Yes folks

    February 25th – live at Trillians Rock Bar

    Tragedy: Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond
    Tragedy Goes to the Movies – World Tour

    with very special guests : Hot Sex For Boys


    In a world suffering under decades of tyranny, emerges a band of warriors, endowed with superior powers – carnal and spiritual. Fighting fire with even hotter fire. And at last, liberating humanity from the limp fist of false Disco-Metal. read more

  • IMG 4877 - Hands off Gretel get SASS - new interview and video Hands off Gretel get SASS – new interview and video

    With only a week to go until the fantastic Hands off Gretel Newcastle show at the Globe, it’s a good time to share some news regarding the band.

    First off – click here – to read an interview they’ve done recently with Devolution Magazine.

    And – see below for another new music video – this time for S.A.S.S.

    Hands off Gretel play the Globe in Newcastle on 26th October 2018 – support from PussyWillowFurryVenus and Fallen Mafia.   Tickets are £7 in advance or £10 on the door.  Tickets available from seetickets.com. read more

  • 35364355 1983391205064441 73581384010039296 o - Fallen Mafia release debut video Fallen Mafia release debut video

    You may be no strangers to local act Fallen Mafia – they’ve been around a little while and have done many great shows with us over the years.

    Well.  They’ve debut album ‘Awaken’ due out.  To celebrate, they’ve released a video clip for ‘Breathe’ which you can see below.

    ‘Breathe’ was filmed at the Stonedeaf festival.  There they shared the stage with bands like Skid Row, Anvil, Wolfbane and The Quireboys.   With literally just 9 bands, it was great to see them represented. read more

  • 38633661 1838543179561794 6408717892900093952 n - Auger and deadfilmstar join Lord of the Lost tour Auger and deadfilmstar join Lord of the Lost tour

    We’re pleased to announce that joining Lord Of The Lost on their UK Tour – and therefore kicking us off in Newcastle is some old friends of ours, deadfilmstar and some very new friends of ours, Auger

    The show is at The Cluny on November 21st – tickets from www.seetickets.com

    Auger have been making great strides for theirselves in the past year or so, impressing many audiences and receiving amazing reviews and publicity.

    Check out their video for My Guardian below

    deadfilmstar have a lot wider history – they’ve been up here before with shows including Combichrist, Mortiis and Jayce Lewis. read more

  • 36923470 2252509714977070 399497950700503040 n 770x375 - Hands off Gretel - Kiss Me Girl video Hands off Gretel – Kiss Me Girl video

    Hands off Gretel - Kiss Me GirlYorkshire grunge punk pop 4-piece Hands Off Gretel unveil new storming single ‘Kiss Me Girl’ ahead of a September/October UK headline run, of shows swiftly followed with a support tour with the VirginMarys in November (all dates below). In songwriter and front-woman Lauren Tate, there’s a force of nature driving the band forwards, on and off stage (Lauren also does all the videos, merch and artwork) that won’t stop until Hands Off Gretel hit the top.

    ​Lauren says, ‘We have been off the radar for a few months, but we have a lot of new songs under our belt now and we are just revving the engine ready to go full throttle. Kiss Me Girl is gives you a flavour of what’s to come! You are going to be hearing a lot more from us over the next few months!’ read more

  • M88A9310 - Hands off Gretel - October show Hands off Gretel – October show

    Hands off Gretel - Newcastle show on October 26th

    We are delighted to welcome Hands off Gretel to Newcastle as part of their October tour.

    Fronted by scream-queen Lauren Tate, the South Yorkshire four-piece bring their mix of garage rock, grunge and pop-rock to the Globe on October 26th.

    Energy, chaos, nihilism and debauchery abound, a trip with Hands Off Gretel will leave you spent. A beautifully polished ballet of chaos, costume and drama presenting lyrics that echoes the angst and vulnerability of growing up in 21st century Britain.” – Northern Exposure read more

  • final copy - All you need to know about the 2018 M2TM Final All you need to know about the 2018 M2TM Final

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    Everything you need to know about the M2TM Final.

    This Saturday marks 2018 final of the Newcastle M2TM.

    A winning band will gain a slot playing on the New Blood stage at Bloodstock.

    This is the third year we’ve been doing this and so a little reminder of how things work.


    The final takes place this Saturday, June 23rd, at Trillians Rock Bar.


    For the second year running, we’ve been able to keep entry to the final (along with all previous rounds) free of charge.


    Trillians will be open all day and fans can come and go as they please. We expect the first band to take to the stage at 7.15pm. read more

  • M2TM – Heat 3 write up

    Heat 3, already?

    We’re half way through the heats? This is flying over.

    A horribly close evening where every judge carried a different opinion. Chucking in the crowd reactions and applying to the calculations and formula (there is a process to this, honest. It’s probably more straight forward than I make out).

    So, first up we have Creature.
    I’ve a lot of time for Creature, they’re a fun grunge band and very enjoyable. I kinda hate thinking of stuff like this in any way retro. It certainly feels fresh and relevant.
    They were one of my pre-contest tips to do well, especially as they made the play offs last year – but the opening slot in a tough heat works against them a bit. read more