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LIVE: Galactic Empire @ Satan’s Hollow, Manchester (10/02/2017)

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Date: February 10th 2017
Venue: Satan’s Hollow, Manchester
Support: EZXP / Sithu Aye
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/galacticempireofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/galacticempire8

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With Star Wars being one of the most popular franchises, hosting one of the biggest and most dedicated fan followings ever, it was only a matter of time until a band came along with both the talent and the willingness to put enough effort into their aesthetics that they look like they came straight from the films. Enter Galactic Empire; the world’s first professional Star Wars themed metal band.

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LIVE: Chelsea Grin @ Sound Control, Manchester (09/02/2017)

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Date: February 9th 2017
Venue: Sound Control, Manchester
Support: Void Of Vision / Make Them Suffer / Betraying The Martyrs
Website: www.chelseagrinmusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chelseagrinmetal
Twitter: www.twitter.com/chelseagrinut

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It’s been disputed that deathcore as a genre is one that is slowly fading away; recently Scott Lewis of Carnifex even said himself that he feels it’s only them, Whitechapel, and Suicide Silence who are still carrying that flag high in terms of established names. But, what about Utah’s Chelsea Grin? Are they worthy of joining their peers in that same breath?

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LIVE: Black Peaks @ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester (01/02/2017)

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Date: February 1st 2017
Venue: The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Support: Employed To Serve / Tigercub
Website: www.blackpeaks.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blackpeaks
Twitter: www.twitter.com/blackpeaks

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Few British bands over the past couple of years have caused waves as crushing and consuming as that of as Brighton’s own Black Peaks. Their debut album ‘Statues’ crashed its way onto top albums lists aplenty at the end of last year, and what better way to close off that remarkable chapter of their career than their own headline tour, playing the record from start-to-finish.

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LIVE: The King Blues @ Academy 3, Manchester (31/01/2017)

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Date: January 31st 2017
Venue: Academy 3, Manchester
Support: The Blinders / Louise Distras
Website: www.kingbluesofficial.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thekingblues
Twitter: www.twitter.com/kingbluesband

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With the close of 2016 and turn into 2017, it seems like the topic of politics is hot on everyone’s tongues and social media feeds, especially with the turn of Donald Trump entering office as the US President, and the impending trigger of Article 50 for Brexit in just a few weeks. A pro, however, is a surge in politically driven punk rock coming to the forefront. That’s exactly what’s brought us here tonight.

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LIVE: A Day To Remember @ First Direct Arena, Leeds (28/01/2017)

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Date: January 28th 2017
Venue: First Direct Arena, Leeds
Support: Moose Blood / Neck Deep / New Found Glory
Website: www.adtr.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/adtr
Twitter: www.twitter.com/whereisadtr

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Gallery: Here

Let’s be honest here, the past few years for A Day To Remember have admittedly not been all that easy, especially around the time surrounding their fifth record ‘Common Courtesy’, and the public lawsuit with Victory Records that accompanied that. Three years later, and it finally seems like the band are through the thick of it, out the other side on a world tour for their latest LP, ‘Bad Vibrations’.

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LIVE: The Dillinger Escape Plan @ Academy 2, Manchester (20/01/2017)

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Date: January 20th 2017
Venue: Academy 2, Manchester
Support: Primitive Weapons / Ho99o9
Website: www.dillingerescapeplan.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dillingerescapeplan
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tdep_

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Kurt Cobain once said that “It’s better to burn out than to fade away”, and, whilst The Dillinger Escape Plan certainly aren’t burning out (if anything, they’re at their creative peak), they’re definitely not fading away. The New Jersey lot are doing one last round, and with a whole new album in ‘Dissociation’ too, offering one last chance for the fans to say goodbye before the extinguish the flame.

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LIVE: Avenged Sevenfold @ Arena, Manchester (16/01/2017)

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Date: January 16th 2017
Venue: Arena, Manchester
Support: In Flames / Disturbed
Website: www.avengedsevenfold.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/avengedsevenfold
Twitter: www.twitter.com/theofficiala7x

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Gallery: Here

Classic rock as we know it is, whether we like it or not, slowly dying. The bands are getting older, some of them are tragically passing away (thanks, 2016), and the few bands that are still trying to keep the flame alive are either dwindling in relevance as the years go by, or the new generation trying to spur a revival more often than not fall victim to needing someone to revive them.

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LIVE: Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Arena, Manchester (14/12/2016)

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Date: December 14th 2016
Venue: Arena, Manchester
Support: Babymetal
Website: www.redhotchilipeppers.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chilipeppers
Twitter: www.twitter.com/chilipeppers

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Anyone who is over the age of 12 and doesn’t know of Red Hot Chili Peppers, or can at least recognise three or four of their songs at a minimum, needs to seriously give themselves a long hard look in the mirror, then spend the next week at home listening to nothing but. Even though their output of material has been far from their peak for at least a decade, RHCP are iconic. Now, with new album ‘The Getaway’ out, it seems like they’re finally heading in the right direction, and hitting arenas to ensure we know the extent of their impact.

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LIVE: Bullet For My Valentine @ Academy, Manchester (04/12/2016)

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Date: December 4th 2016
Venue: Academy, Manchester
Support: Cane Hill / Killswitch Engage
Website: www.bulletformyvalentine.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bulletformyvalentine
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bfmvofficial

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Back in 2005, Bullet For My Valentine released their debut album ‘The Poison’, a record that, put simply, catapulted them forward several ranks in the scenes of modern British metal, and has changed their lives ever since. As is the trend in recent years, to celebrate milestone releases and to also treat fans of those eras, the Welsh outfit are interchanging dates of their UK tour to hark back to this breakthrough release, and the nostalgia tonight is very much present.

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LIVE: Architects @ Academy, Manchester (12/11/2016)

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Date: November 12th 2016
Venue: Academy, Manchester
Support: Stick To Your Guns / Bury Tomorrow
Website: www.architectsofficial.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/architectsuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/architectsuk

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Anyone who knows the history of Brighton darlings Architects will know that they’ve certainly been through enough trials and tribulations in their career to rightfully earn the pedestal they stand upon today. This year’s output ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’ became the band’s most successful record, and the fruits of their labour see them now on what is their biggest headline tour to date.

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