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  • 13508982 10154294855022658 6172614200545771755 n - KMFDM - Date Moved to September KMFDM – Date Moved to September

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    Regretably, the KMFDM show scheduled for May 22nd has been postponed… however… due to fast work with the band, agents and venues, the rescheduled date is already confirmed and announced as September 5th at Think Tank.

    Tickets are on sale from www.seetickets.com (clicky)

    All tickets are still valid, however if you cannot make the new date, refunds available from point of purchase – online customers should have already received info.

    We can also at this time announce very special guests on all dates to be Lord of the Lost. read more


  • 15741267 1502505793110395 3716011780434825247 n - Souls of Jack Ketch : Special Guests in M2TM Souls of Jack Ketch : Special Guests in M2TM

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    M2TM 2017 begins next week.  We have 26 confirmed bands, including 4 re-entries from 2016 plus 22 entering for the first time this year.

    We have just two slots left, so email kev@twfmagazine.com if you want to bag one.

    We’ll be presenting details of the heats from next week.

    We mentioned last week that Dirty King would be a special guest at the first heat, well, we’re pleased to report SOULS OF JACK KETCH, the 2016 winners, will be special guests on March 23rd.

    They’ll be non-competing – but a good chance to show off last years winners alongside some of this years hopefuls. read more


  • unnamed - New Tragedy video & album ahead of tour New Tragedy video & album ahead of tour

    In an upside down world being torn at the seams, Tragedy brings us all together by uniting two warring factions – Disco and Metal.

    The video stars comedian/musician/author Dave Hill in a role reminiscent of Tony Manero in the classic film, Saturday Night Fever, except with a little less success on the dance floor. He admires a handsome and talented disco-dancer (Nobuya Nagahama) at the club, but every time our Tony takes to the dance floor, he gets caught up in metal mayhem. Eventually, Tony finds salvation in a Disco-Metal transformation, inspired by his favorite band, Tragedy. read more


  • dk - Dirty King : Special Guests at M2TM 2017 Launch Dirty King : Special Guests at M2TM 2017 Launch

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    M2TM 2017 is almost upon us.  We have 26 confirmed bands, including 4 re-entries from 2016 plus 22 entering for the first time this year.

    We literally only have a couple of slots left, so email kev@twfmagazine.com if you want to bag one.

    We’ll be presenting details of the heats very soon – but – pleased to announce the first event at Trillians on February 16th will have special, non-competing, headliners Dirty King – they played Bloodstock in 2016 on the Jagermeister Stage and so it’s good to show off one of the talents from last year. read more


  • 13508982 10154294855022658 6172614200545771755 n - KMFDM - first ever Newcastle show! KMFDM – first ever Newcastle show!

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    Celebrating their KMFDM ROCKS album, we’re pleased to announce… for the first time in their 33 year history…

    MAY 22nd 2017
    KMFDM
    Live at Think Tank

    With some very special guests to be added.

    Tickets on sale here from www.seetickets.com

    I’m sure many are familiar with KMFDM – they are widely regarded as music pioneers, fusing the industrial and electronics of the early 80s with heavy metal of the time – and progressing and evolving with each albums.  They were a major influence on many of the industrial-metal and cross-over bands of the late 80s, 90s and beyond. read more


  • image1 - Mortiis / PIG - Double Headline Tour & Free Single Mortiis / PIG – Double Headline Tour & Free Single

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    SWINE & PUNISHMENT UK TOUR 2017
    Mortiis + PIG Double Headliner
    with special guests Seraph Sin

    Sun 12/3: NEWCASTLE Think Tank 6:30pm 14+ (under 16’s mbabaa)

    Tickets on Sale here from www.seetickets.com

    After last year’s storming MORTIIS tour and the release of their critically acclaimed 9th Studio release ‘The Great Deceiver’ Norway’s finest industrial metal ghouls are back with a new remix album and another even larger U.K. Tour!

    This time with US allies PIG who return to the UK for the first time in decades, bringing their form of old school Industrial rock infused with a highly energised performance, PIG will provide the ‘awe’ to MORTIIS’ ‘shock’ keeping the audience enthralled and inspired with a rotating headline to keep fans guessing and on their toes! read more


  • SilenThieves band1 - Silent Thieves join Marco Mendoza tour Silent Thieves join Marco Mendoza tour

    We’re pleased to announce that Silent Thieves are the first confirmed touring band to join the Marco Mendoza tour.

    The tour hits Newcastle on February 11th at Think Tank Underground (The Head of Steam) tickets are already flying out – you can secure yours from this link here

    More info on Silent Thieves below

    SILENT THIEVES are three musicians that have spent many years forging their own paths in the music scene and
    have found their way to the same point to form an entity that they can release their own kind of music onto the world.
    The three members started writing, rehearsing and recording in the Spring of 2015. The end result would be
    ‘Silent Thieves’.
    Andy Murray heavily influenced by the first band he saw live, Thin Lizzy, played in various heavy rock acts from youth
    including an outfit poised to sign for a big future including drummer Adam Parsons (who ironically now manages the
    ‘new’ Thin Lizzy, ‘Black Star Riders’), until circumstances took a different turn. He then found himself touring Europe
    and Canada for the next few years as lead guitarist for celebrated Scottish Celtic Rock band ‘Wolfstone’.
    Since then he has established himself as a writer and session player for various artists, working with acts like
    Coast and Smokie among many others.
    Dave McIntosh was crowned ‘World Champion’ drummer in his once alternative guise as a pipe band drummer many
    moons ago, at a time that would see him travel to places like New York and Europe. In his other role, he was the solid
    beat behind Scottish rock band The Kut for nearly 25 years that would see him support many legendary acts as well as
    playing the famous Marquee Club in London twice.
    Mark Allison started in garage bands in his teens playing guitar and bass in whichever guise was needed. In his
    twenties a host of his bands supported well know acts like Big Country and The Quireboys before he decided to go in to
    a forced early retirement from music. Nearly 12 years later after suppressing the urge to fulfil his teenage dreams he
    entered the musical path once more supporting artists like Nik Kershaw and finding recognition as a songwriter. read more


  • Marco pic2 - New show : Marco Mendoza New show : Marco Mendoza

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    MARCO MENDOZA TO RETURN IN FEBRUARY

    With the sweat still fresh on his bass guitar after the most successful run of sold-out dates yet for The Dead Daisies, Marco Mendoza will return to the UK for an eight date tour stretching from Aberdeen to Southampton.

    The multi-talented musician who has played with a list of some of the biggest names in rock music including Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Neal Schon of Journey and Ted Nugent to name a few, brings his eclectic show back to these shores.

    With a background that bridges the gap between contemporary music in rock and pop, along with jazz, fusion and soul, Marco has a tonal quality to his voice, not unlike some of the greatest jazz and blues singers of the past that can easily memorise a crowd. read more


  • NEWCASTLE final ad copy - Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses returns for 2017 Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses returns for 2017

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    After a very successful debut year in Newcastle, we’re thrilled to announce we will be running the Newcastle leg of the Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition.

    The winners receive a slot on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock.  There’s no national finals to navigate, one band from the region will get a slot.

    For 2016, the winners were The Souls of Jack Ketch, who woo’d crowds with their technical death metal.

    However, in the final, Dirty King also impressed Bloodstock booker Simon Hall and so they received a slot on the Jagermeister stage. read more


  • Tragedy UK tour 2017 local - Tragedy : March 2017 Return Tragedy : March 2017 Return

    Be afraid, be very afraid – assume the position, your fun overload for 2017 is confirmed!

    Tragedy – the band that was born out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal are back!
    Hitting up Think Tank on March 1st, 2017, they provide the most fun you can have with, or without, your clothes on.

    If you’ve been under a rock and missed their amazingness – they were originally a heavy metal tribute to the Bee Gees but have grown into something much much more, a bigger beast and the ultimate disco-metal party band. read more