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  • GAON main promo - The Golden Age of Nothing join Cold in Berlin show The Golden Age of Nothing join Cold in Berlin show

    Another welcome addition to the Cold in Berlin show in The Head of Steam on May 30th.

    We’d already announced Mausoleums and now we’re thrilled to announce that Teeside Psychedelia act The Golden Age of Nothing will also be performing as part of the bill.

    Tickets are available here and priced just £6 in advance (£8 door).

    TGAON describe themselves as “Gothic psychedelia from Stockton on Tees. Drum machine, distortion pedals, viola gone mad and throbbing bass churning out songs of dead Russian spacemen, the end of the world and polar expeditions gone wrong, all sung with an echo of the blackest humour.” read more


  • m band - Mausoleums to support Cold in Berlin Mausoleums to support Cold in Berlin

    mos marbleWe’ve got a new support announcement for you, Mausoleums are to support Cold in Berlin at Head of Steam on May 30th.

    Combining heavy synths, atmospheric sounds and reverberant vocals to create a haunting industrial soundscape, the duo are influenced  by 80s minimal wave, witch house and Industrial.

    I’m sure they will be well welcomed.  Hopefully another to be added soon 🙂

    Get tickets here.

    Check em out on Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/mausoleums


  • bloodstockheader - Bloodstock M2TM Semi Finals Bloodstock M2TM Semi Finals

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    We’ve now completed the heat stages of the Bloodstock M2TM Competition. 25 bands took to the stage in Trillians and there’s been some amazing performances. And some Donk. But mostly, amazing performances.

    As well as being the first time for the Bloodstock M2TM Competition is Newcastle, it’s also my first time at running a Battle of the Bands style competition. 10 years of this and it’s the first time I’ve really done it – and fuck – there’s been so many so so good bands who didn’t get through, it was heartbreaking. read more


  • tbmband - The Birthday Massacre - October Tour The Birthday Massacre – October Tour

    tbmlocalCanadian Synth-Goth Sextet The Birthday Massacre have announced a tour for this October.

    The band, famed for hits such as ‘Video Kid’, ‘In the Dark and ‘Blue’ have not played in Newcastle since 2010 so we’re very pleased to announce they will be playing at Think Tank on October 5th.

    They’re a band who’ve got real strength in the UK, having headlined Whitby Goth Weekend twice, including just last year, they’ve also released some killer tracks and albums since their last visit. read more


  • Mortiis 2016 - Mortiis - New Album, Video and Tour Mortiis – New Album, Video and Tour

    unnamed (2)MORTIIS’ ‘THE GREAT DECEIVER’ ALBUM AND ‘DEMONS ARE BACK’ VIDEO OUT NOW
    The Great Deceiver, the long-awaited ninth album from Norway’s Mortiis will officially was released on March 4 via Omnipresence, and a video for the album’s “Demons are Back” has been revealed in conjunction.

    The Great Deceiver‘s long and tortured state of evolution took its toll equally on the band and its namesake, leading Mortiis to so much as state that the record killed the band. “As important as is it to myself and who I have become, I haven’t been able to think about it in any way other than ‘I need to just get this thing out of my life and behind me before I lose my mind,’” he said. read more


  • mega local - Combichrist and Filter on MEGA Tour Combichrist and Filter on MEGA Tour

    CCH photo 300x200Newcastle Riverside – June 29th

    Tickets already selling very fast – secure yours from www.seetickets.com

    This summer, we will be bringing the ultimate Industrial-Rock-line-up on the road, the likes of which Europe has not seen before. With the double-headliner dream team Combichrist and Filter, the German high-flyers Lord Of The Lost and Mexican Industro-Punks Rabia Sorda, the scene’s greatest team of super heroes is setting out to rock Europe’s stages to the ground: read more


  • Dorje CENTRED AND ONE Tour 2016 VENUE Poster A3 copy - Dorje Return set for Sunderland Show Dorje Return set for Sunderland Show

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    live at Sunderland Independent

    May 27th 2016

    After two great shows last year, Dorje return to the region – this time hitting up Sunderland Independent – in order to be closer to fans who couldn’t quite make it last time and close enough for those who could.

    If you’re unfamiliar with Dorje, they’re a great modern technical band – not too dissimilar to Alter Bridge or Incubus, they are also really well connected to their fans – harnessing social media and holding many clinics and Q+A sessions. Dave “Chappers” Chapman is a complete guru when it comes to guitars and gear (and even built a custom range based on fan feedback!) and this really helps turn them into an approachable, professional and quality band. read more


  • cib300x200 - Cold in Berlin return for bank holiday gloom 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 read more


  • ayriaposter e1523086795404 - Ayria / Inertia return for co-headline show with special local guests 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. read more


  • combideath - Combichrist announce This is Where Death Begins... 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! read more