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LIVE: The Black Dahlia Murder @ Sound Control, Manchester (21/01/2016)

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Date: January 21st 2016
Venue: Sound Control, Manchester
Support: Ingested / Benighted
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bdmmetal
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bdmmetal

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Over-riding word of this gig was fun, every single band delivered an impressive set, and one that will be remembered for a while. Celebrating the release of their latest full-length effort, ‘Abysmal’, heavy metal maniacs The Black Dahlia Murder bring forth the treat of a set in an intimate room with no barrier. That’s exactly what you want from these guys.

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LIVE: Motionless In White @ Club Academy, Manchester (17/01/2016)

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Date: January 17th 2016
Venue: Club Academy, Manchester
Support: Silent Screams / New Years Day
Website: www.motionlessinwhit.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/motionlessinwhite
Twitter: www.twitter.com/miwband

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It’s been over a year since we’ve had Motionless In White on our shores, but finally (after an understandable reschedule from the original dates following the tragic attacks in Paris in November) they’re back. We’re still yet to hear anything on a new album, aside from confirmation that they’re no longer with Fearless Records to put it out, but nevertheless, it’s a good time to finally close the book on 2014’s ‘Reincarnate’, and for what may be the last time witness them in a more intimate setting.

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LIVE: Periphery @ The Waterfront, Norwich (17/11/2015)

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Date: November 17th 2015
Venue: The Waterfront, Norwich
Support: Veil Of Maya / Good Tiger
Website: www.periphery.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/peripheryband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/peripheryband

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Easing us into a night of state-of-the-art brutality are progressive newbies Good Tiger (***), whose super-group status (featuring ex-members of TesseracT, The Safety Fire, The Faceless et al) shines through with an assured display, their sublime instrumental sprawl underpinning the Freddy Mercy-esque theatrics of frontman, Elliot Coleman.

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LIVE: Cradle Of Filth @ Academy 2, Manchester (22/10/2015)

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Date: October 22nd 2015
Venue: Academy 2, Manchester
Support: She Must Burn / Ne Obliviscaris
Website: www.cradleoffilth.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cradleoffilth
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cradleoffilth

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Few bands offer connotations of Satan, Hell, demons, the Occult, witchcraft, and all things of that nature as much as British extreme metal veterans Cradle Of Filth. Even now, more than two decades and eleven albums into their career, they’re still revered as one of the forerunners of the genre today, and still maintain the same level of respect and appreciation as they did in their heyday. With new album ‘Hammer Of The Witches’ still fresh on our ears, a headline tour across the UK is more than justified.

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LIVE: Vans Warped Tour UK @ Alexandra Palace, London (18/10/2015)

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Date: October 18th, 2015
Venue: Alexandra Palace, London
Website: www.vanswarpedtouruk.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vanswarpedtouruk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/warpeduk

North America’s globally famous Vans Warped Tour returns to the UK for another dose of punk, rock, and metalcore at London’s Ally Pally (or, Alexandra Palace). After a year off due to being unable to secure high calibre headliners, the spotlight switches to Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria who top the bill for the third British reincarnated edition of the popular touring festival. We headed to the nation’s capital to see just what Kevin Lyman had in store for us this year.

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LIVE: Deadbolt Festival @ Sound Control, Manchester (08/08/2015)

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Date: August 8th, 2015
Venue: Sound Control, Manchester
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deadboltfestival
Twitter: www.twitter.com/deadboltclub

After a successful debut last year, Manchester one-dayer Deadbolt Festival has returned once again for 2015, this time around bulking up their line-up, which for 2015 sees a headline spot from British metalcore darlings Heart Of A Coward. With the rest of the bill being filled with a further 25 bands on the up and up lately, there’s no place better in Manchester to get your fill of the stars-to-be of alternative music in the coming years.

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LIVE: Download Festival @ Donington Park (Sunday – 14/06/2015)

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Date: June 14th, 2015
Venue: Donington Park, Donington
Website: www.downloadfestival.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/downloadfest
Twitter: www.twitter.com/downloadfest

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Known far and wide for the hallowed grounds on which many of rock’s heroes of the past, present and in time future have walked and played on, Donington’s Download Festival is the UK’s most prestigious rock and metal festival. Back once again, as it is every year, equipped with a line-up that draws in an impressive crowd, we got into the thick of it for the whole weekend for what could arguably be the best weekend in music all year long.

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LIVE: Download Festival @ Donington Park (Saturday – 13/06/2015)

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Date: June 13th, 2015
Venue: Donington Park, Donington
Website: www.downloadfestival.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/downloadfest
Twitter: www.twitter.com/downloadfest

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Known far and wide for the hallowed grounds on which many of rock’s heroes of the past, present and in time future have walked and played on, Donington’s Download Festival is the UK’s most prestigious rock and metal festival. Back once again, as it is every year, equipped with a line-up that draws in an impressive crowd, we got into the thick of it for the whole weekend for what could arguably be the best weekend in music all year long.

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LIVE: Download Festival @ Donington Park (Friday – 12/06/2015)

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Date: June 12th, 2015
Venue: Donington Park, Donington
Website: www.downloadfestival.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/downloadfest
Twitter: www.twitter.com/downloadfest

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Known far and wide for the hallowed grounds on which many of rock’s heroes of the past, present and in time future have walked and played on, Donington’s Download Festival is the UK’s most prestigious rock and metal festival. Back once again, as it is every year, equipped with a line-up that draws in an impressive crowd, we got into the thick of it for the whole weekend for what could arguably be the best weekend in music all year long.

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LIVE: Slam Dunk Festival @ City Centre, Wolverhampton (25/05/2015)

Date: May 25th, 2015
Venue: City Centre, Wolverhampton
Website: www.slamdunkmusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/slamdunkltd
Twitter: www.twitter.com/slamdunkmusic

When it first began a decade ago, no many would’ve thought at the time that Slam Dunk Festival would be still going stronger than ever for it’s 10 year anniversary. Yet, here we are, celebrating just that across what is now three separate locations across the UK, and a headline slot from British pop-rock favourites You Me At Six to boot. To celebrate in all of the festivities, we headed down to the Midlands date in Wolverhampton and got involved with all of the Slam Dunk fun.

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