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LIVE: Glamour Of The Kill @ Sound Control, Manchester (26/02/15)

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Date: February 26th, 2015
Venue: Sound Control, Manchester
Support: Ashes, E of E, The Hype Theory
Website: none available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/glamourofthekill
Twitter: www.twitter.com/gotk

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A sizeable line of dedicated fans are braving the typically dreary and cold Manchester weather queuing outside of Sound Control eager to see the hard rock boys of Glamour Of The Kill. The band are still going strong into their 8th year of creating music and show no signs of slowing down. This After Hours tour gives them the opportunity to showcase eagerly anticipated material from their new EP of the same name to their dedicated fanbase who will be expecting a top performance after waiting out in the rain for tonight’s events.

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LIVE: Kerrang! Tour 2015 @ Y Plas, Cardiff (13/02/15)

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Date: February 13th, 2015
Venue: Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union, Cardiff
Support: We Are the In Crowd, Young Guns, Bury Tomorrow, Beartooth
Website: www.donbroco.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/donbroco
Twitter: www.twitter.com/donbroco

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The Kerrang! Tour is an annual extravaganza featuring rocks rising stars, with a bill more varied than any other – except maybe Warped Tour. While this year’s tour may not match up to last year which hosted legends Limp Bizkit, it instead showcased the best new talent from both the UK and the States.

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LIVE: Neck Deep @ O2 Academy, Bristol (03/02/2015)

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Date: February 3rd, 2015
Venue: O2 Academy, Bristol
Support: Knuckle Puck, Seaway, Trophy Eyes
Website: www.neckdeepuk.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/neckdeepuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/neckdeepuk

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The past year for Wrexham’s Neck Deep has been unprecedented. Their popularity has risen more rapidly than the amount of kids at Disneyland infected with measles. The ‘Intercontinental Championships’ is their second full length UK tour and comes off the back of a tremendous summer playing Warped Tour in the US. A strong undercard of pop punk means that the O2 Academy may burst into pizza at any moment.

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LIVE: Lights @ The Deaf Institute, Manchester (31/01/2015)

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Date: January 31st, 2015
Venue: The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Support: K.Flay
Website: www.iamlights.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lights
Twitter: www.twitter.com/lights

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An awful lot can happen in the space of three years. For Canadian electro-pop vixen Lights, in the three years since she last came to Manchester, she married blessthefall frontman Beau Bokan, became a mother to their child Rocket Bokan, and released her third studio album, ‘Little Machines’. Now, with this wealth of knowledge and life experience under her belt, Lights has returned to the UK.

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LIVE: Moose Blood @ The Star And Garter, Manchester (24/01/2015)

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Date: January 24th, 2015
Venue: The Star And Garter, Manchester
Support: Simmer / Boston Manor / Choir Vandals
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mooseblood
Twitter: www.twitter.com/mooseblooduk

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With a major expansion and redesign to Manchester’s Piccadilly Station just across the road in some serious talks at the moment, the future of The Star And Garter venue at the time of writing is a little uncertain. However, should the worst come to fruition, which would be the pub being forced to shut for approximately three years and, as a result, effectively put it out of business, at least it can claim it hosted some up-and-coming big names just before they broke, and tonight’s headliners Moose Blood are likely to slide right into that category.

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LIVE: Slipknot @ Arena, Manchester (20/01/2015)

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Date: January 20th, 2015
Venue: Arena, Manchester
Support: King 810 / Korn
Website: www.slipknot1.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/slipknot
Twitter: www.twitter.com/slipknot

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Following the tragic death of bassist and founding member Paul Gray back in 2010 and drummer and principle songwriter Joey Jordison leaving the fold in 2013, it seemed for a while that a fifth album or any notable continuation for Slipknot would only remain as a figment of imagination. Yet, fast-forward 5 years of mourning and grief for the loss of such a pinnacle member of the band along with recruiting some (currently) temporary, and not only do we have a fifth album, but now a huge touring campaign, and here in the UK it is our turn to prepare for hell.

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LIVE: Funeral For A Friend @ Gorilla, Manchester (17/01/2015)

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Date: January 17th, 2015
Venue: Gorilla, Manchester
Support: Creeper / No Bragging Rights
Website: www.funeralforafriend.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/funeralforafriend
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ffaf

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Running 14 years deep into their career, Welsh outfit Funeral For A Friend may no longer be revelling in the dizzy heights they saw with their first two records, but with the release of album number seven ‘Chapter And Verse’ only a mere two days away, the quintet haven’t sounded so vibrant or excited to be doing what they do in a while.

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LIVE: A Day To Remember @ Pavilions, Plymouth (14/11/2014)

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Date: November 14th, 2014
Venue: Pavilions, Plymouth
Line-up: Decade / Lower Than Atlantis
Website: www.adtr.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/adtr
Twitter: www.twitter.com/whereisadtr

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Seeing a familiar band in an unfamiliar place is always a great feeling. Just having that sense of being in a place you love as well as feeling like you’re in the outskirts of nowhere. A Day To Remember are recently doing a tour to explore some more of the UK. So, with the stage set for mayhem, the crowd all excited and extra security on the balcony sections, it’s going to be one of those nights.

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LIVE: Impericon Never Say Die! Tour @ Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton (01/11/2014)

Date: November 1st, 2014
Venue: Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Line-up: Terror / Stick To Your Guns / Comeback Kid / Obey The Brave / More Than A Thousand / No Bragging Rights / Capsize
Website: www.impericon.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/neversaydietour
Twitter: www.twitter.com/neversaydietour

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The air is full of band t-shirts, Air Max Nikes and the sense that carnage is about to unfold in the best way possible. Yes, it’s that time of year where Impericon puts on another yearly tour which blows fans away. This year’s line-up is no exception, but holds a lot more of a hardcore flavour than in previous years. Having had headliners such as Emmure, Suicide Silence and even Parkway Drive lead the march before, this tour has taken a more stripped down approach, but for the better.

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LIVE: Asking Alexandria @ Academy, Manchester (31/10/2014)

Date: October 31st, 2014
Venue: Academy, Manchester
Support: Secrets / Crown The Empire / The Ghost Inside
Website: www.askingalexandria.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/askingalexandria
Twitter: www.twitter.com/aaofficial

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Still reigning as the number #1 poster boys in modern metalcore/post-hardcore, Asking Alexandria are a band who are still subject to a lot of hate, both from fans in the scene and their peers, even despite their clear success and loyal fanbase since dropping their debut ‘Stand Up And Scream’ in 2009. Now three albums into their career and a fourth undoubtedly expected for 2015, the band have taken great strides on the UK circuit, on this occassion bringing along with them a bunch of American friends to support.

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