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3Teeth

With support from <Pig> at The Rescue Rooms Nottingham 1st February 2020.

In all honesty, before tonight I knew very little about 3teeth, or <PIG>, their support band but as I’m a fan of industrial metal and bands such like Korn and Marilyn Manson, I jumped at the chance to cover them on their Nottingham date, here at the Rescue Rooms.

Thankfully this gig was at the beginning of February, meaning we could wave goodbye to a very lonnnngggg January, as is usually the case and we could get back to doing what we love to do! Looking at the many faces, in attendance tonight, we can only assume that they all felt the same way as us!

Although doors were advertised for 18.30, they actually opened at 19.30, so we can only assume this was down to the fact 3teeth had a meet and greet session organised. However, once inside, it didn’t take long for the 450 capacity Rescue Rooms to fill to bursting and for tonight’s entertainment to kick off with UK based, post-industrialists <PIG> who were founded way back in 1988! Despite their many years of service, they still have lots of energy to share, helping us all get motivated and into the swing of things! Lead singer Raymond Watts, has a very seductive stage persona, which works well with the songs and the written lyrics, saucy! <PIG> have to be one of this genres best kept secrets and deserve greater exposure, as they are a very creative and individual band, indeed!

Many of the songs on tonight’s set list came courtesy of the bands new album ‘Candy’ which was released in 2019. The album is available in a variety of different sleeve options, for both CD and vinyl formats, as well as being available on all major streaming sites where you can also find all the bands previous releases – extending way back to their debut album ‘Genuine American Monster’ released back in 2002!

After a quick stage change over, we were straight back at it with tonight’s headliners, 3teeth! It’s a great honour to photograph any band but to do so on the opening night of a new tour, is always a little bit more special, as no one else has seen this particular show! By the time this review gets released into the wild, 3teeth will most likely be rocking out in venues over in Europe before these guys then head off onto North America. This tour is scheduled to last until April, which is a grueling undertaking but also a lot of fun – alas, we can only imagine!

Originally from Los Angeles, these post-apocalyptic metallers are outspoken on all things socio-political and do so whilst clad in leather, well lead singer Alexis is anyway! After grabbing the attentions of bands like Tool and Rammstein, fans such as those certainly pays off, as it gave them the opportunity to support both bands on and exposing them to a much wider audience! The current tour is in support of the bands latest third album ‘Metawar’, which was produced by Sean Beavan (NiN and Marilyn Manson) and released by Century Media.

Tonight was a powerful display of raw energy, that had probably been building up in anticipation of this tour and finally to be released for all of us to appreciate! Although it’s been a while since 3teeth last visited the UK, after the nights performance, I don’t think it’ll be long before they return here again, maybe in a field over the summer?

This was a great show and highlighted an album well worthy of gracing any metal heads collection!

Here’s an interesting fact that I read recently – did you know…. people who regularly attend a live gig, live an extra 15 years longer! I’m sure this is bollox but any excuse to get out and go to a gig like this one tonight, is good enough for me!

Realistically, I should have written this live review by now, to enable people the opportunity to read my thoughts on how I felt the gig went but this time I chose to promote this gig and tour visually, which, for both me and the band, appears to have worked better as it gave them an opportunity to share something new, out into social media land and enabled their follower to do the rest – the results of which have been astronomical in today’s standards, all be it a small (non-profitable) victory.

Until next time, be good and take care of each other!

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

Review and Photography by Jay Hawkins (JJ Photography UK)

Call Of The Wild Festival

Announce further additions to the line-up and it’s MASSIVE!

Organisers have sneaked a much loved addition in the shape of Aussie rockers Massive. The band have been added to the Kilmister Stage and will follow Bootyard Bandits.

COTW are also happy to announce that Thursday night will host a warm-up party in the Exhibition Hall & feature Stevie R. Pearce & The Hooligans. Two further support bands will also be added to the night. This is bolstered by the news of a FREE bar each day from 11am – 1pm in the VIP area, provided by Motörhead Beer!

What’s more, Call of the Wild lager & cider will be available from all bars. There will also be a pop-up off-sales shop to buy cases of beer, lager & cider, so folks won’t need to cart loads of extra weight in their cars to the festival – which will contribute to reduced carbon footprints.

After raising hell at last years festival, the rabble rousing sinners from Cloven Hoof Rum are back bigger and badder. Cloven Hoof are proud sponsors of the second stage, where many of the bands they endorse will be performing and quite literally raising Th Hoof! The main Hoof bar will be selling a fairly priced range of devilish rum cocktails and shots of Cloven Hoof 37.5% and Over Hoof 66.6%. The scary news is that the mixologists at Hoof HQ have concocted a wicked new flammable cocktail to launch at the festival. Aptly named ‘Wild Hoof’ and served exclusively in the VIP area and is guaranteed to blow your socks off and cause some carnage. The Hoof crew will also be bringing a few crazy surprises to get the party started.

N.B. Organisers are also trialling a new feature which will be called TUNDRA. This is an area of pitched tents with basic sleeping needs installed. Prices and availability will be posted on the website very soon.

They will also offer excellent Glamping & Hotel packages; also, a transfer bus from Lincoln Central, if the demand is there.

Call of the Wild Festival were not just nominated but shortlisted at the UK Festival Awards 2019 for the BEST NEW FESTIVAL of 2019 This festival is already becoming legend, featuring prominently in a new novel, which will be launched at Call of the Wild 2020!

The multi-talented Pete K Mally – rock compere/DJ/comedian and author -will be launching his brand-new novel ‘The Call’ at this year’s festival. It couldn’t be more apt as the novel – a comedy set in the world of rock and roll – follows Dom Young (frontman of classic rock band Raven Black Whiskey Stone) along the path to success, and features our very own festival in the last third of the tale!

As Pete puts it, “With the resurgence of British Rock and Rock festivals, we’re going through such exciting times so I thought these loyal music fans and musicians deserve a novel based in this world.”

The Call’ is set in this ever-changing world of rock music and includes cameos from real bands riding the wave: star bands like Ryders Creed, The Rocket Dolls, Wayward Sons and Tomorrow is Lost all make an appearance, to name but a few.

Pete will be doing a special signing session each day of the festival. Pete K Mally is well-known on the gig circuit, having toured with Wayward Sons & Last Great Dreamers. Pete also hosts his own breakfast show on MMH -The Home Of Rock Radio, who are also playing an important part in COTW as our official media partners.”

If you’ve ever wanted to meet your idol, MMH — The Home Of Rock Radio will be running a signing tent where they hope to have many bands down for signings & photographs!

“MMH – The Home Of Rock Radio are proud to be Call of the Wild’s official media partner for this festival!” says Adam Till — owner and director of MMH – The Home Of Rock Radio , “COTW is one of the rising stars in the UK festival scene. We see bright and amazing prospects for this festival and are delighted to bring MMH to the party! We’ll be running the signing tent all weekend. All of our team will be on site, bringing you the latest coverage, interviews from the bands, along with a chance to meet the stars, buy merch and get autographs.”

After its triumphant 2019 debut, Call of the Wild Festival will return in 2020, rising to new heights. COTW’s next cycle takes place between 29th-31st May 2020 at the Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln LN2 2NA

N.B With the festival already outselling last year’s numbers, Call of the Wild Festival is expected to bring in large numbers from across the UK and Europe. Tickets already sold to both USA & Canada confirm that the word has spread internationally.

Check the website for further details and updates – a further 50 VIP upgrades to be released on Monday 27th January. Book soon to avoid disappointment!

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.