HRH Metal

KICKS OFF 2020 IN STYLE!

HRH Metal IV – Metal Meltdown – is just less than 3 short weeks away, but the event just gets bigger and bigger, with 3 more bands added to the line-up, and a live pre-festival in-store event confirmed for the Friday evening!

Added to the already impressive roster are German heavy death-metal five-piece Nailed to Obscurity. Known for their melancholic and dynamic brutal sound, the band have been lauded for their ability to mesmerise audiences into profoundly experiencing every note and every word of their set.

Also added to the weekend, Vice are a no-nonsense hard-hitting modern metal outfit from Bury, and are HRH veterans having graced HRH Metal and Hammerfest stages in the past. Influences include Machine Head and Meshuggah, so expect an incendiary set from these guys.

Finally, Mage – hailing from Leicester – step in to replace Saturday’s Stage 3 headliners Dead Label who sadly have had to withdraw from the event. Attendees of HRH Doom vs Stoner IV will testify that Mage are one of the heaviest live acts around.

These bands join Rhapsody of Fire, Equilibrium, The Three Tremors, Evil Scarecrow, Lord of the Lost, Skiltron, Xentrix and 35 other incredible metal bands at Birmingham’s O2 Academy on 15th and 16th of February 2020.

If that wasn’t enough, HRH Metal are proud to announce something brand new – a live pre-festival in-store event at Europe’s largest dedicated entertainment centre – The HMV Vault in Birmingham’s Dale End. Taking up 25,000 square feet, the new flagship HMV store hosts the first ever HRH Metal pre-show with 3 incredible bands.
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Taking the stage for this unique event will be local up and coming stoner-metal trio Flex Bison – Brum based melodic metallers Secrets of Mariana, and headlining the evening will be London metalheads Enquire Within. This is a completely free entry event, but strictly limited to 250 places so make sure to arrive early – Hard Rock Hell Radio DJs will be spinning the tunes from 2pm, and the first band is due on stage at 5pm.

For all packages head to www.hrhmetal.com or call Holly on 0207 193 1845.

3Teeth

RELEASE VIDEO FOR “ALTÆR” FROM LATEST ALBUM “METAWAR”
UK HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF 1ST FEBRUARY.

3TEETH have released a new music video for their track “ALTÆR” off of their latest LP METAWAR (out now on Century Media Records). The video showcases live footage from the post apocalyptic festival Wasteland, set in the middle of the Mojave desert, where the band played for the festival’s 10 year anniversary.

As frontman Alexis Mincolla describes, “The vibe was immersive to say the least and when temperatures dropped to about 40 degrees and the wind speeds kicked up to about 50 mph and it made for a very wild night.” Check out the video HERE.

The band will be on the road again in support of their latest album playing Europe and a co-headlining tour with Carnifex across North America in the spring. The tour kicks off on February 1st in Nottingham, UK and will make its way across Europe before concluding its leg on February 29th in Amsterdam, NL. They will begin their North American co-headlining tour with Carnifex shortly after on March 13th in Santa Ana, CA where it will stop into cities across North America including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Toronto before wrapping up with festival appearances at Epicenter, Rockville, Sonic Temple, and Hellfest in June. See the full itinerary below.

3TEETH 2020 Tour Dates

February 1 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
February 2 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
February 3 – Manchester, UK – Rebellion
February 4 – Leeds, UK – Key Club
February 5 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
February 6 – London, UK – Heaven

Tickets for 3TEETH’s UK tour are available NOW!

February 7 – Antwerp, BE – Kavka
February 8 – Koln, De – MTC
February 10 – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
February 11 – Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
February 12 – Oslo, NO – John Dee
February 14 – Helsinki, FI – On The Rocks
February 15 – Tampere, FI – Olympia
February 17 – Stockholm, SE – Nalen Klubb
February 18 – Malmo, SE – Babel
February 20 – Berlin, DE Cassiopeia
February 21 – Prague, CZ – Underdogs
February 23 – Vienna, AT – Viper Room
February 24 – Munchen, DE – Backstage Club
February 25 – Frankfurt, DE – Nachtleben
February 26 – Milan, IT – Legend
February 27 – Zurich, CH – Werk 21
February 28 – Paris, FR – Les Etoiles
February 29 – Amsterdam, NL – The Paradiso
March 13 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
March 14 – San Jose, CA – The Ritz
March 16 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
March 17 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
March 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Greek Station
March 20 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
March 21 – Merriam, KS – Aftershock
Mach 22 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
March 24 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
March 25 – Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theatre
March 26 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
March 27 – Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
March 28 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
March 30 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
March 31 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
April 1 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
April 2 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
April 3 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater
April 4 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
April 6 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
April 7 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
April 8 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
April 9 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio
April 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
April 11 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
April 15 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
April 16 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
April 17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
April 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
May 1 – Charlotte, NC – Epicenter 2020
May 9 – Daytona, FL – Rockville 2020
May 16 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple 2020
June 21 – Clisson, FR – Hellfest

3TEETH released their self-titled debut album in 2014, seeing the 14-track collection top the iTunes electronic charts and gaining the outfit widespread attention, both amongst music lovers and musicians, leading to the band’s opening slot on two legs of Tool’s 2016 North American tour. Once off the road, 3TEETH locked themselves in the studio, releasing their sophomore album, “<shutdown.exe>”, in the Spring of 2017. The album debuted at #23 on Billboard, and took the band across North America and Europe — headlining, and supporting acts such as Rammstein and Danzig. 3TEETH is Alexis Mincolla (vocals), Xavier Swafford (keyboards), Andrew Means (modular synth/bass), Chase Brawner (guitar) and Justin Hanson (drums).

Visit 3TEETH online!

GWAR

With support from Childrain and Voivod at KK’s Steel Mill Wolverhampton 2nd December 2019.

Tonight, see’s me heading to Wolverhampton to one of the best live music venues around, that being KK’s Steel Mill, for an evening that I anticipate to be one never to be forgotten as this is the night that GWAR come to town!

With doors opening at 6.30pm sharp it was a bit of a rush on a working day but one well worth the effort, as our opening band Childrain, made the perfect start to what was destined to be a great night. I know very little about the metal scene in Spain, but after seeing and experiencing Childrain, this is something that most certainly needs exploring further as not only is their melodic style metalcore in a class of its own, their on stage presence had me gripped and thirty minutes was just not long enough for my liking!

Second on tonight’s bill were Voivod whose long standing musical career has earned them quite a following, not only in their country of origin Canada, but also pretty much world wide. With well over thirty years of progressive metal composition under their belts, tonight’s set list was a one hour whistle stop tour spanning the bands history and included tracks from several of their albums including ‘Post Society’, ‘Overreaction’ and ‘The Unknown Know’. As with any such long standing existence, there has been an evolution within the bands writing composition and it was interesting to hear the varying influences within their music, all of which contained the kind of rich and emotive content that was greatly appreciated by tonight’s considerable sized audience.

On stage, the passion, enjoyment and energy from the band lacked for nothing and it was fantastic to see the band enjoying their time on stage as much as the audience were.

When it comes to seeing a band live, being entertained is as important to me as the music itself and tonight’s headliners GWAR, are most definitely in a league of their own when it comes to doing just that. I can’t think of any other intergalactic aliens who push the universal limits of social decency as far as these guys do but that is GWAR and if you’re someone who is easily offended, then KK’s was the last place you needed to be tonight! That said, all social norms had clearly been parked outside in the real world and tonight’s audience were well and truly ready to be beamed up to another planet.

I have waited a long time to see GWAR and my expectations paled into insignificance compared to the reality of being stood less than two foot away from them in the pit, as these guys had left nothing to the imagination with neither their stage show or costume wise – imagine Predator blissfully crossed with an adults version of the Teletubbies and you’re on the right track! GWAR were most definitely masters of our universe tonight and with their endless array of gore, shock horror and bodily fluids being dispersed across an adoring audience, I don’t think the smile left my face for the entirety of their set.

As for their music, these guys clearly know what they’re doing but the fact that there was so much going on, both on stage and off did distract my attention from it but hell, if I want to focus on their songs there are fourteen albums I can listen to and countless videos I can watch in the relative normality of my home, as tonight was all about the experience and what an experience it was!

To see more photographs from the night, be sure to check out music224 over on Flickr.

Review and Photography by Sue Wardle.

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