Due to unforeseen circumstances the Lincolnshire M2TM has had to move from The Lincoln Imp to The Cafe INDIEpendant.
Heats will be held on
Fri 4th March
Fri 18th March
Sat 23rd April
Fri 29th April
Sat 21st May
SEMI FINAL 1: Sat 18th June
SEMI FINAL 2: Sat 25th June
FINAL: Fri 1st July
For more details for bands and fans alike contact email@example.com
Cafe Indiependant -173 High St, Scunthorpe DN15 6EH
Things are kicking up at Hobgoblin with a raft of initiatives for bands and fans alike.
For bands head on over to www.wychwood.co.uk to enter your bands video and be in with a chance of playing BOA on the Newblood Stage! Plus the top 10 bands will all have their vids played on Scuzz TV!!!!
Or if you’re not in a band but want to show support then get voting and win a stack of stuff! Hobgoblin are giving away stacks of prizes in return for your votes including VIP weekend tickets, Hobgoblin beer, festival flags and over 500 legendary Hobgoblin t-shirts
GET ON IT #BLOODSTOCK16 M2TM
The sanctuary in Burnley are after 3 or 4 more bands to complete the line up for this years M2TM – so if you know any bands in the region that want to be in with a shot at playing #BLOODSTOCK16 then email firstname.lastname@example.org
Metal 2 the Masses Northern Ireland – Heat 1 kicks off this Saturday (30th January). Wardomized + Shrouded + DEATHBUS + Cursed Sun. Limelight Belfast 2.
Doors 5pm – £5.00, which includes 1 voting slip. First band 5.45 SHARP!! Running order drawn at random so get down early and vote for your favourites!
London M2TM is facing up to the quarter final stage already! ALREADY!!!!!
The capital always produces some fine acts so do be shy – To actually say you saw the headliners of tomorrow in a 200 cap venue is something to be proud of!
M2TM UPDATE – Wolverhampton is looking ridiculously good with a raft of shows announced and some extremely tasty line ups.
If you’re in the region then you know what to do!
* Shadows Of Serenity, Edenfalls & Black Forge will be first to set the example on February 25th
* Next up will be HERIOT, Ursus and Rollin Sixes on March 27th which also doubles up as part of the yearly VICFEST!
* April 28th will see a reunion of GHOST OF MACHINES, Spiral Key and Mouri will meet again, only this time it’s war!
* Last but not least will be Sleep Inertia, Homeland and Drip-Fed Empire battling for the last place in the Semi final!!
Only ONE band from each heat will be voted into the Semi-Final on June 9th where one band will be knocked out before the final on June 24th.
All shows will take place at the Victoria on the respective dates.
Entry to all shows will be the usual £4 Advance or £5 On The Door!
Keep your eyes open for Special Guest headliner announcements for these shows also!
…and didn’t we kick off in style? Bloodstock Festival‘s Metal 2 The Masses went off with a huge bang! Congrats to the first three bands that go through,Burning The Dream, Deadly Inscription & GOD DAMN BREWERY and massive kudos to everyone who braved their hangover and made it the busiest opening night ever! We dedicated the evening to Lemmy and nothing but Motörhead was played before and after the bands and during changeovers!
Last night, Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Reading had a warm up show at Readipop, and it was a show to be remembered!
5 bands put out 5 amazing sets, its was brutal! Diabolus, Pensevor, End Of Salvation, Severanceand Sincerely, Yours have all made their mark on the competition already! Firmly planting their feet on the ground of this competition!
It was also great to see members of other bands in the competition supporting the bands, thats basically what Metal 2 The Masses is about, support unsigned metal, support each other!
Here’s the full line up of this years competition, its yet again going to be a good year!
Hailing from Birmingham UK, four-piece progressive power metal band Dakesis have released details of their forthcoming album.
Dakesis are pleased to announce that the title of their new album will be ‘The New Dawn’. The album will be released on March 10th 2016 at their album launch show at The 02 Academy 3, Birmingham. Tickets will be on sale from 11th January 2016, along with album pre-order’s and merch bundles.
‘The New Dawn’ is a concept album based upon a Kingdom in jeopardy, this forms a story around a revolution among the people as they battle to save themselves and restore peace to the land.
Dakesis have made a statement regarding the album:
“After years of hard work and months in the studio we are so proud of the latest album and can not wait to share this with the world. We are so grateful for the continued support and patience with waiting for this release. We’re thrilled to be working with Nino and Sonic Pump Studios who we consider to be one of the best in our genre.”
‘The New Dawn’ has been mixed by Nino Laurenne of Sonic Pump Studios (Wintersun, Thunderstone, Sonata Arctica, Ensiferum).
The album has been mastered by Svante Forsback of Chartmakers (Dragonforce, Apocalyptica, Rammstein, Sonata Arctica).
Tracklisting is as follows:
01. Overture: The Darkest Hour
02. The New Dawn
04. Destined For The Flame
05. The Great Insurrection
06. To Conquer Or Die
07. Intermezzo: Meridian
08. Judgement Day
09. The Sacrifice
11. The Seventh Sky
12. Call To Freedom
13. By The Fading Light
Gemma Lawler – Vocals
Matt Jones – Guitar
Amie Chatterley – Bass / Vocals
Adam Harris – Drums / Vocals