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.

Kicks off at 7pm and entry is just £3

Across the heats we have some utter amazing talent – some re-entries from last year including finalists I’ll Play the Villain and some strong contenders – but many first time applicants who I’m looking forward to welcoming.

As said, each heat is £3 which gives a good chance to see some local talent for less than th
e price of a pint.

Heat 1, ooh, this is going to be a tough one.  Four competing bands…

The running order of these will be decided on the night….

So….

Yersin  – local grind/punk/thrash

Kraken Waker – loud… ex Ten Ton Friday… riffs riffs riffs… beards

Stoner Witch – stoner/doom/pyschodeliac

Blood Moon Bandits – rock n roll from Middlesbrough

Annnnd… as a special treat

Last years runners up Dirty King will be playing a set as headliners, they won’t be competing – don’t vote for them cos your vote won’t count and we’ll still charge you the same phone bill. Or something.

I dunno.

Let’s do this! See you in Trillians on Thursday!!!

 

A full break down of all the heats below

February 16th – M2TM Heat 1

Yersin, Kraken Waker, Stoner Witch, Blood Moon Bandits + Dirty King*
February 22nd – M2TM Heat 2

Trendkill, Razorjack, I’ll Play the Villain, Dead By Dawn
March 9th – M2TM Heat 3

Saints of War, Sworn to Secrecy, Unholy Concotation, Snakes Don’t Belong in Alaska, Decripit Monolith
March 23rd – M2TM Heat 4

Altostratus, Odin’s Revenge, Autoimmune, Vigil + Souls of Jack Ketch*
April 6th – M2TM Heat 5

Vindicter, Molasses, Coma Violet, Pretty Livid Imps, Wild Fire
April 20th – M2TM Heat 6

Erebor, The Distorted, October Ends, Creature, Blackjack

 

*Non-Competing