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  • M2TM – Heat 3 write up

    Heat 3, already?

    We’re half way through the heats? This is flying over.

    A horribly close evening where every judge carried a different opinion. Chucking in the crowd reactions and applying to the calculations and formula (there is a process to this, honest. It’s probably more straight forward than I make out).

    So, first up we have Creature.
    I’ve a lot of time for Creature, they’re a fun grunge band and very enjoyable. I kinda hate thinking of stuff like this in any way retro. It certainly feels fresh and relevant.
    They were one of my pre-contest tips to do well, especially as they made the play offs last year – but the opening slot in a tough heat works against them a bit. read more


  • BANNER - M2TM - Heat 1 - Write Up M2TM – Heat 1 – Write Up

    desolation at m2tm newcastle in trillians
    Photo by Newcastle Live Bands

    It feels strange starting M2TM so late.
    Normally we’re about half way through the comp by now – but we opted for a later start with weekly, rather than fortnightly, heats.

    Mind – with the recent grotty weather we thought an April start may be more pleasant…

    And yet it STILL snowed.

    However – that didn’t stop the bands, nor a respectable crowd.

    Sadly, we are down to 4 bands. The first heat suffered two drop outs and we were able to replace one, but a little too short notice for the second. read more


  • M2TM Semi Final 2 – This Sunday

    Last weekend we had six of the best and it was Decrepit Monolith and Vigil who secured places in the final, with play offs secured for Erebor and Blood Moon Bandits

    Semi Final 2 is this Sunday at Trillians, with 6 competing bands.  Remember, entry to this and every heat is FREE entry. Kicking off from 6pm (first band 6.30pm)

    Two bands will go straight to the final in June, while two bands will be given entry into a wild-card play off…

    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


  • Bloodstock M2TM Final

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    25 bands started… we’re down to 5

    1 of which will be playing Bloodstock in August.

    But which one?

    The 5 finalists are….

    Hellion Rising
    Arcite
    Dirty King
    Souls of Jack Ketch
    I’ll play the Villain

    It’s undoubtedly going to be close – very close!

    The final is at The Cluny on June 17th. It is just £5 entry to see 5 amazing bands – a night of sure fire entertainment and of course being able to see which band will be representing the region at Bloodstock in August.

    The running order will be randomised closer to the time – and this time the decision is judges only, which is a panel including reps from Bloodstock. read more


  • 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