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  • NEWCASTLE heat 2 copy - Metal 2 The Masses : Heat 2 - This Wednesday Metal 2 The Masses : Heat 2 – This Wednesday

    iptv 300x300 - Metal 2 The Masses : Heat 2 - This Wednesday After an exciting first round in which Kraken Waken and Blood Moon Bandits progressed, Heat 2 is this Wednesday, February 22nd, at Trillians.dbd 300x300 - Metal 2 The Masses : Heat 2 - This Wednesday

    A late decision was made on Thursday to make the launch night free entry and that offer will continue for the remainder of the heats, so, each night you’ll get to sample 4 or 5 local bands with no cover charge.

    Nice.
    So, who have we got for you this time – in no particular order (as running order decided on the night) we will be welcoming… read more


  • FB IMG 1487328273879 - M2TM Newcastle : Heat 1 Write Up M2TM Newcastle : Heat 1 Write Up

    After the excitement of the 2016 competition, I was very excitied to see what 2017 would bring.

    Last year we had 5 heats and there was a mixture of applications and me nudging a few bands asking if they might like to apply.
    This time round we’ve filled 6 heats without me having to nudge anyone, as we had more than enough applications.

    Now, when I took on the 2016 competition – I hoped that most of the bands would get some form of benefit from it – the general feedback being many had, some seeing it as a good networking opportunity, playing with bands they wouldn’t normally play with, making new friends, showcasing themselves to the venues, other promoters, etc and while there can only be one prize winner, getting as many to benefit as possible is a plus. read more


  • NEWCASTLE heat 1 copy - M2TM Newcastle begins this Thursday! M2TM Newcastle begins this Thursday!

    kraken waker 300x200 - M2TM Newcastle begins this Thursday!And so… the road to Bloodstock for one North-East band starts here… it’s like the Rock/Metal version of the World Cup, except without Fifa corruption… ooh…

    If you don’t know how it works it is quite simple – all the rounds are at Trillians this time – the very first heat being February 16th – that’s this Thursday.  Each heat, 4 or 5 competing bands will, err, compete, with two going through to the semi finals in May.

    It’s a mixture of fan votes (that’s cheers to you and I) and judge votes scores the band who progresses – and last time there were some swung by the fans, some swung by the judges and some unanimous. read more


  • lotl - Introducing : Lord of the Lost Introducing : Lord of the Lost

    lotltour 300x300 - Introducing : Lord of the LostA few days ago, when we announced the reschedulement of the KMFDM tour, we also announced that special guests would be Lord of the Lost.

    It may well be that you already know the band – and if you like them you are probably quite excited about their appearance, it is their first time in the UK since three small dates in 2010.

    They’ve had 4 more studio albums out since then… plus a live album, an acoustic album and an album with an Orchestra.

    They’ve been busy.

    Before we continue – the Newcastle show is September 5th at Think Tank read more


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

    sept dates 208x300 - KMFDM - Date Moved to September
    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

    NEWCASTLE final ad copy 212x300 - Souls of Jack Ketch : Special Guests in M2TMM2TM 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

    NEWCASTLE final ad copy 212x300 - Dirty King : Special Guests at M2TM 2017 LaunchM2TM 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!

    kmfdm copy 212x300 - KMFDM - first ever Newcastle show!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

    pig band 300x300 - Mortiis / PIG - Double Headline Tour & Free Single
    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