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Roadhouse Manchester to close.

Another UK venue bites the dust: The Roadhouse Manchester. While it hasn’t been confirm yet as to the exact reason, profitability and / or changes to planning laws are surely the cause. The Roadhouse Manchester, in the cities Northern Quarter, which has been open for 22 years, confirmed rumours yesterday that the venue is to …

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Metal Bee Gees tribute camp it up in Manchester

 The ‘all metal tribute to the Bee Gees’ Tragedy camped up Mother’s Day at Manchester Academy last night. Spandex may be routine on a metal stage, but not quite like this!    Post by Tragedy, the #1 All-Metal Tribute to the Beegees in the Tri-state Area.   Metal Bee Gees tribute camp it up in …

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Tragedy, metal Bee Gees tribute hit UK

Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees, land in the UK today for their 13 date tour of our shores. The genre bending band describe themselves as an “all Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees and Beyond. Tragedy has changed the face of music forever. This band of flamboyant men dressed in spandex, leather …

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Yarmageddon tribute fest kicks off

Yarmageddon tribute fest kicked off last night. The Tribute to the Legends of Rock festival is held annually in Great Yarmouth as part of Classic Rock Tours. 50 bands play the ‘Vauxhall 5 Star Holiday Park’, from the 5th to the 8th of March. This years bands include Jef Leppard, The Scopyons, Rainbow in Rock, …

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Download day tickets on sale

Day tickets have now been released for Download Festival 2015. Day tickets had been available for a short period at the end of last year, but that was before most of the bands had been announced.  Fridays special guests cliched it for me, as so far its looking like the only UK date for Judas …

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The ‘metal revolution’ is here, allegedly

After some attempts to tease via social media yesterday, Metal Hammer declared a metal revolution. With hash tags and headlines like #‎TheRevolutionHasBegun and ‘[three metalcore bands] …lead the new metal revolution’, Metal Hammer ‘redefined metal‘.   To redefine something you must give new meaning to a thing that’s previously defined. Core is what metal is about? …

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Anti ticket tout campaign claim victory

Put Fans First, the anti ticket tout campaign, has announced that the government are now backing the requested amendments to a consumer rights bill.  Arguably a little premature, they have posted to social media to say “This will be our final post. The Government is now supporting the amendments, which will help protect fans from ticket …

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UK metal gigs this month

UK metal gigs in the Metal Veins gigs calendar for the rest of February and all of March.  Rounding off this month we have Turbowolf playing Glasgow, Manchester, Brixton and Birmingham from the 23rd to 26th respectively. The AC/DC Experience playing the Marton Institute Blackpool, on Thursday the 26th Feb. Followed by Hellbent Forever (Judas Priest …

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Godflesh and Onslaught for Bloodstock 2015

Godflesh and Onslaught are among the latest announcements for Bloodstock 2015. Also added to the bill are Conan, Planet of Zeus and Bast.  All five are playing the Sophie Lancaster stage throughout the 3 day weekend. Both Godflesh and Onslaught are on Sundays bill, Godflesh headlining. Conan and Bast play Friday, and Planet of Zeus on …

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UK metal gigs this week + events needed

Playing across the UK this week are Black Label Society, Sodom, 36 Crazy Fists and Turbowolf. See the Metal Veins metal gigs calendar for more info.  We also want to include more local UK metal bands on the calendar, so we are asking promoters, venues, bands and punters to get in touch with upcoming dates. …

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