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  • 887f7770 7242 4b30 97c2 6fccc1400e21 - M2TM Semi Final 1 : Preview Each Band M2TM Semi Final 1 : Preview Each Band

    Contains video previews of each band in this weekend’s semi…. all video courtesy of Truth Hurts….

     

    It started back in February and we’ve seen 29 great bands on the way so far.  We’re now down to 12.

    Semi Final 1 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…

    Erebor  – Technical Death Metal.

    [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL5x-hQBOMM’]

    Blood Moon Bandits – rock n roll from Middlesbrough

    [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqojaueXKyo’]

    Molasses – Melodic Metalcore

    [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be5-EQmWyyc’]

    Coma Violet – Fuzz Pop

    [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZIl_jJ4YPk&feature=youtu.be’]

    Vigil – Groove/DJent Metal

    [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7dVtfD2CpM&feature=youtu.be’]

    Decrepit Monolith – Newcastle Black Metal

    [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCswEmz50Fg’]

    All of these bands impressed us massively in the heats and we look forward to seeing them again, the  hardest part will be working out who coes through and who goes out!

    We will communicate running order on the Facebook event on the evening after the draw takes place.

    Check out the Facebook Event here

    We hope to see you there for some amazing talent.


  • bloodstockheader - Bloodstock M2TM Semi Finals Bloodstock M2TM Semi Finals

    semi 1 copy


    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.

    But, that in itself, is a big testamanet to the quality of some of the Underground bands in Newcastle and the the Region and I recommend every one of them. (Even the Donk).

    I certainly look forward to working with some of the bands in other capacities in the future.

    So. 10 bands got through to the Semi Finals in May.

    The running orders for these are to be confirmed, as we need to shuffle and randomise, so the order here is the order they appeared in the heats.

    Semi Final 1 : May 15th at Think Tank. £4 Entry.

    Hellion Rising, Arcite, Guardian, Devil’s Night, Rusted Herosemi 2 copy


    Semi Final 2 : May 29th at Think Tank. £4 Entry.

    Guilt City, The Distorted, Dirty King, Souls of Jack Ketch, I’ll Play the Villain

    Progression to the final changes slightly from the Heats. With a stronger focus on judge votes, although fan votes (cheers) do still contribute – we are considering other models also to register fan votes.

    Fans have played a major part in the heat stages – we have had a number of very, very close rounds where the ultimate decision on which band went through and which didn’t had rested on crowd cheers.

    A total of 5 bands will go through the final – this will be the two winners of each heat and the judges decision on strongest 3rd place band.

    These bands were all quality in the heats and it’ll be good to see them battle out in the semis but will be, undoubtedly, ridiculously close.

    £4 for 5 amazing bands each night? Bargain.