HRH Metal


In addition to the 28 bands already confirmed for HRH Metal IV this coming February – which includes headliners Rhapsody of Fire and Equilibrium – we are ecstatic to announce an additional 14 bands to the lineup!

Added to the weekend’s schedule are:

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The Three Tremors – featuring Judas Priest legend Tim Ripper Owens, Sean Peck of Cage and Harry Conklin of Jag Panzer and Titan Force – are a unique force in metal, with as their name suggests, a 3 pronged vocal attack that will rip the O2 Academy Birmingham apart.

From Newcastle come the legendary Blitzkrieg. Formed in Leicester in 1980, the band are as strong as ever having released their latest album, “Judge Not” in 2018, and an EP “Loud and Proud” in 2019. It’s a true honour for us to welcome them to the HRH family, in what will be their 40th anniversary year!

We welcome King Kraken to HRH Metal IV – after their powerful performance at the HRH Highway to Hell Final in August where they finished a very creditable 3rd, the Welsh five-piece were clearly the perfect fit for our metal showcase in February.

Birmingham based Valous have been installed as our 2nd Stage headliners for Sunday after taking a short break from the scene. Now back with their new drummer Sam Evans, this is the band’s first gig back with the new line-up and they are raring to go. The five-piece metal band joined us in Ibiza for HRH Roadtrip 2018 and went down a storm, it seemed only right to bring them back to the HRH fold!

Another local band joining us in Birmingham will be Secrets of Mariana, who will bring their unique blend of alternative rock and melodic metal, which has been honed to perfection since their formation in 2012.

Hailing from the industrial wastelands of Teesside (their own words!) circa 1982, Dogsflesh are a thrash / metal / punk crossover and a damn fine one at that. With influences including GBH, Discharge, Metallica, early Iron Maiden and Motorhead, they will tear the roof off the O2 Academy in Birmingham.

Completing the incredible HRH Metal IV line-up are Witchsorrow, Enquire Within, Eagles vs Drones, Dead Label, Death Valley Knights, Avarus, Metasoma, and Ashborn.

The lineup in full : Ashborn / Avarus / Blitzkrieg / Damaj / Dead Label / Death Valley Knights / Dendera / Dialekt / Die Kur / Dogsflesh / Eagles vs Drones / Enquire Within / Equilibrium / Ethereal Sin / Evil Scarecrow / Flex Bison / Forgotten Remains / Frozen In Shadows / Helgrind / Impavidus / King Corpse / King Kraken / Krysthla / Kyrbgrinder / Lord Of The Lost / Lulliby For A Unicorn / Metasoma / Promethium / Raised By Owls / Recall The Remains / Rhapsody Of Fire / Secrets of Mariana / Seprevation / Skiltron / Skull Fox / The Three Tremors / Transients / Valafar / Valous / WitchSorrow / Xentrix.

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