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LIVE: Nordic Giants @ The Lantern, Bristol (10/05/2015)

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Date: May 10th, 2015
Venue: The Lantern, Bristol
Support: Athousandfurs
Website: www.nordicgiants.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nordicgiants
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nordicgiants

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Without a doubt one of the best live acts that may have flown under your radar are the mysterious duo known as Nordic Giants. Now, finally, with a full-length to their name, ‘A Séance Of Dark Delusions’ et al is on tour across the UK for the first time.

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LIVE: Impericon Festival @ Academy, Manchester (04/05/2015)

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Date: May 4th, 2015
Venue: Academy, Manchester
Website: www.impericon.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/impericonfestivaluk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/impericon_uk

Following its debut in the UK last year, the mighty Impericon Festival has made a return to Manchester. After starting as a modest festival in Leipzig, Germany, Impericon has rightfully achieved worldwide notoriety and has secured a reputation as one of the most promising hardcore and metal festivals around today. This year sees a diverse bill, consisting of deathcore titans Whitechapel and hardcore punks Stick To Your Guns, to name a few.

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LIVE: Hit The Deck Festival @ Nottingham (26/04/2015)

Date: April 26th, 2015
Venue: Various Venues, Nottingham
Website: www.hitthedeckfestival.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hitthedeckfestival
Twitter: www.twitter.com/hitthedeckfest

After a stint at its second home in Bristol yesterday, Hit The Deck Festival has returned for yet another year in its original home of Nottingham, though has been cut down from seven stages to just four over the twelve months since it last came about. Still, with a headline slot from Skindred on the cards, the smaller dose could still carry the same punch.

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LIVE: Hit The Deck Festival @ Bristol (25/04/2015)

Date: April 25th, 2015
Venue: Various Venues, Bristol
Website: www.hitthedeckfestival.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hitthedeckfestival
Twitter: www.twitter.com/hitthedeckfest

Bristol has a great music scene, and it plays host to many great live spectacles across the year. This weekend, it’s the turn of rock & metal in the form of Hit The Deck Festival, an extravaganza held across four venues from noon ’til midnight. Downsizing from the seven stages of 2014, HTD has a somewhat underwhelming line-up this year, but the backdrop of a fantastic city promises to hold its own against any other.

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LIVE: Gnarwolves @ The Fleece, Bristol (23/04/2015)

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Date: April 23rd, 2015
Venue: The Fleece, Bristol
Support: Drug Church / The Smith Street Band
Website: www.gnarwolves.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gnarwolves
Twitter: www.twitter.com/gnarwolves

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Punk rock seems to live in Bristol in the year 2015 thanks to some excellent promoter work, and tonight’s it’s Deadpunk Promotions that have gathered together one of the UK’s brightest hopes along with an intriguing supporting cast.

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LIVE: Suburban Legends @ The Joiners, Southampton (06/04/2015)

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Date: April 6th, 2015
Venue: The Joiners, Southampton
Support: We Deny / The Bottom Line / MC Lars
Website: www.suburbanlegends.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/suburbanlegends
Twitter: www.twitter.com/suburbanlegends

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With the spring Southampton sun blazing away, a bustling crowd gathers outside The Joiners, eagerly awaiting the four different takes on the punk genre. Having gone through four years of an intense physics degree, I often see the world as sets of numbers and equations. Take tonight’s gig for example: the genres on the bill tonight can be summarised with the following equation Punk(Rock + Pop + Rap + Ska). Don’t judge me, I can’t control it.

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LIVE: The Blackout @ Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil (28/03/2015)

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Date: March 28th, 2015
Venue: Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil
Support: The Arcadia Verses
Website: www.theblackout.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/theblackoutband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/theblackout

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After twelve years of non-stop touring, four full-length albums and two EPs, Wales’ finest rockers The Blackout are sadly deciding to call it a day. But, before they bid their last goodbye, the band return to play one final show in their hometown of Merthyr Tydfil, with a set filled with career spanning hits, which they also film for their first (and last) live DVD.

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LIVE: Lagwagon @ Club Academy, Manchester (25/03/2015)

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Date: March 25th, 2015
Venue: Great Hall, Cardiff
Support: Western Addiction / The Flatliners
Website: www.lagwagon.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lagwagon
Twitter: www.twitter.com/lagwagon

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25 years into their rollercoaster career, and California’s Lagwagon display no signs of weakness. It’s clear that their popularity hasn’t taken a bump in recent years, as they currently set out on a monster 21-date headline tour across the UK and Europe in support of latest release, ‘Hang’. Tonight sees support from fellow label buddies, Western Addiction and The Flatliners, providing a diverse bill of stateside punk rock.

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LIVE: Halestorm @ Great Hall, Cardiff (13/03/2015)

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Date: March 13th, 2015
Venue: Great Hall, Cardiff
Support: Wilson / Nothing More
Website: www.halestormrocks.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/halestormrocks
Twitter: www.twitter.com/halestorm

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On March 10th 2013, Halestorm played a gig in one of the smaller rooms at Cardiff Students Union. Two years and three days later, they return in the biggest room the venue has to offer, and they sell it out. This alone is proof of how much the band have grown these past two years since they were here last as an army of the band’s ‘freaks’ fill the venue for a night of hard hitting rock ‘n’ roll.

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LIVE: Muse @ Newport Centre, Newport (19/03/2015)

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Date: March 19th, 2015
Venue: Newport Centre, Newport
Support: Marmozets
Website: www.muse.mu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/muse
Twitter: www.twitter.com/muse

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There’s only a handful of bands who can play a 2000 capacity venue and call it an intimate show. Muse are one of those bands. Not only are the shows tiny in comparison to the venues that they normally play, but the tour was announced just four days before the first show took place. Muse actually played this venue 14 years ago, and that’s where they take us tonight with a collection of rarities and favourites in a show for the fans.

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