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  • Cold in Berlin return for bank holiday gloom

    Certainly one of our favourite shows from 2015 was Cold in Berlin – well – all of our shows are our favourites, but you know what we mean.

    Cold in Berlin were dark, moody, bleak and left us begging for more.

    Well, they’re back – darker, moodier, bleaker and giving us more.

    We’re in the city centre this time, The Head of Steam on Neville Street providing the perfect backdrop. 30th May 2016, a great way to celebrate a bank holiday.

    Tickets are just £6 in advance and available from www.seetickets.com

    This is a co-promotion with SSD Concerts.

    “ A voice that could fell oaks at 100 meters… razor-sharp guitar wizardry” Q

    “ Get sucked into their dark whirlpool of noise” Mojo

    “ A mesmerising set of doomy, goth-infused tracks” Metal Hammer

    “ Translators for our imploding society” ArtRocker

    “ Taut punk anxiety and sizable hooks… tied together by an inherent darkness” Rock-A-Rolla

    “ Maya‘s voice breathes heavy stories of volatile sexuality” Rock Sound


  • Ayria / Inertia return for co-headline show with special local guests

    ayriaposterIn 2014 we hosted a double-header of two great electro bands, Ayria and Inertia. It was very well received and a good fun night.

    Well… we’re doing it again.

    June 9th we welcome back Ayria and Inertia for their joint 2016 tour. It’s in support of new material from both bands and is dubbed the ‘Paper Dolls’ tour.

    Ayria recently released an EP, ‘Feed Her to the Wolves’, which contained two new songs – you can stream or buy it here – her new album Paperdolls is out this Friday, April 22nd.

    The most recent video from Inertia is for ‘Dark Valentine’ – you can view that here

    They will be joined by local synth duo Eurasianeyes – check them out here

    Tickets are just £10 in advance – you can purchase from www.seetickets.com or locally from Reflex Records


  • Combichrist announce This is Where Death Begins…

    CCH photo 300x200Norwegian-American group Combichrist returns with an unapologetic masterpiece. The new long player “This Is Where Death Begins“ is an apocalyptic behemoth of guitars, electronica, infernal drums and dark elemental force.

    The album is released on June 3rd on CD, Deluxe 2CD, Double LP and Special Fan Box.

    Thudding tribal drums, guitars slammed in your face like a 20-ton-weight, chopped up synth-attacks and in the midst of it Andy LaPlegua rampaging like an unrestrained demon of wrath: on their new album, “This Is Where Death Begins”, Combichrist are conjuring up a proverbial hellfire. A black monolith of unbridled aggression. Produced by Oumi Kapila (Filter) and Andy LaPlegua, with guest vocals from Chris Motionless (Motionless In White) and Ariel Levitan (MXMS) and mastered by the legendary Vlado Meller (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot, to name just a few), Combichrist have created a milestone of their career. “This Is Where Death Begins” is released as a regular album CD, as a lavish colored gatefold double vinyl, incl. the album CD and as a deluxe 2-CD-Digipak-version which contains the bonus disc “History Of Madness: Old School And Rarities Live At Complex, LA” (a fine selection of the group’s early Industrial classics.) The album is also released as a strictly limited fan set in a deluxe A5-Digipak containing the double-CD plus the complete recording of the group’s energetic live show at Summer Breeze Festival 2015 on CD and DVD (Combichrist’s first ever official live release) as an exclusive bonus. The party is over, the world is on the brink of disaster… but we stand tall and face it, guns cocked: My Life, My Rules!

    Combichrist play Newcastle Riverside on June 29th as part of their European tour with Filter and Rabia Sorda.  Tickets are available from www.seetickets.com


  • Show Round Up

    We’ll get individual posts up for each show back up over the next couple of weeks, but, here’s how things stand right now.

    Shows marked with a * are co-promoted shows with SSD Concerts – ** are shows that are SSD Concerts only, but we think people who like shows we do would like.
    April 28th – Bloodstock Metal 2 Masses Heat 5 @ Trillians (The Fury Remains, I’ll Play the Villain, Rusted Hero, Juratory, Ball of Mayhem)
    **May 3rd – Milk Teeth + Black Foxxes + Eat Me @ Think Tank
    **May 5th – Chameleons Vox @ Think Tank
    **May 14th – Chasity Belt @ Think Tank
    May 15th – Bloodstock Metal 2 Masses Semi-Final 1 @ Think Tank (Hellion Rising, Arcite, Guardian, Devil’s Night + 1 more)
    May 23rd – Mortiis + Seraph Sin + deadfilmstar @ Cluny
    *May 27th – Dorje @ Independent (Sunderland)
    May 29th – Bloodstock Metal 2 Masses Semi-Final 2 @ Think Tank (Guilt City, The Distorted, Dirty King, Souls of Jack Ketch + 1 more)
    *May 30th – Cold in Berlin @ Head of Steam
    June 9th – Ayria + Inertia + EurasianeyeS @ Think Tank
    June 17th – Bloodstock Metal 2 Masses Final @ Cluny (5 bands from the Semi Finals)
    *June 29th – Combchrist + Filter + Rabia Sorda @ Riverside
    *October 5th – The Birthday Massacre @ Think Tank

    Tickets for all bar the Bloodstock M2TM shows are available from www.seetickets.com – Reflex Records, RPM and Beatdown

    Tickets for shows at The Cluny can be purchased over the bar.


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