Metal 2 the Masses 2019

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Metal 2 the Masses 2019

Postby Haldamir319 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:50 am

First batch of areas were announced late last week:

NORTHERN IRELAND
VOODOO - BELFAST
Mobile: 07779 729 547
Email: the_distortion_project@hotmail.com

BIRMINGHAM
THE HAMMER & THE ANVIL
MOBILE 07533887413
EMAIL Hammerpromotions@gmail.com or chamberoflostsound@gmail.com

BOURNEMOUTH
THE ANVIL
MOBILE 07845518110
EMAIL anvilbookings@hotmail.com

BRIGHTON
THE GREEN DOOR STORE
MOBILE 07972569961
EMAIL Mark764wood@googlemail.com

BRISTOL
EXCHANGE
MOBILE :07737160708
EMAIL: m2tmbristol@gmail.com

BURNLEY
SANCTUARY ROCK BAR
MOBILE: 07846121918
EMAIL: blackstar_beth@hotmail.com

CHELTENHAM
FROG & FIDDLE
PHONE: 01292 701156
MOBILE: 07885 527303
EMAIL: frogandfiddlegigs@gmail.com

COVENTRY
THE ARCHES & THE EMPIRE
MOBILE : 07521422364
EMAIL: M2tmcov@gmail.com

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
FIBBER MAGEES - DUBLIN
PHONE +353 1 6853549
MOBILE +353 85 8528876
EMAIL oran@overdrive.ie

SCOTLAND
IVORY BLACKS - GLASGOW
MOBILE 07538463752
EMAIL ivoryblacksglasgow@googlemail.com

HITCHIN
CLUB 85
EMAIL m2tmhitchin@gmail.com

LEEDS
WHARF CHAMBERS
MOBILE 07801430268
EMAIL: Matt.talbot@gmail.com or wrathpromotions@gmail.com

LEICESTER
DUFFY’S BAR & FIREBUG
MOBILE 07526560513
EMAIL RESINONLINE@HOTMAIL.CO.UK

LONDON
BIG RED & THE DOME
MOBILE: +44 0 7869 249 706 (text first)
EMAIL: m2tmlondon@yahoo.co.uk

MERSEYSIDE
EBGB’s
MOBILE 07742395985
EMAIL Andy@DeathWave.co.uk

MILTON KEYNES
THE CRAUFORD ARMS
MOBILE 07395830779 / 07813200789
EMAIL deadsetmanagement@gmail.com or bobbienewton97@gmail.com

NEWCASTLE
TRILLIANS ROCK BAR
EMAIL: kev@m2tmnewcastle.com

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
THE BLACK PRINCE
MOBILE 07395830779 / 07813200789
EMAIL deadsetmanagement@gmail.com or bobbienewton97@gmail.com

NOTTINGHAM
THE MAZE
EMAIL info@ikeproductions.co.uk

OXFORD
THE WHEATSHEAF & THE BULLINGDON
MOBILE 07947133651
EMAIL twofacepromotions@gmail.com

SHEFFIELD
MULBERRY BAR & VENUE
MOBILE: 07979881519
EMAIL: jake.mulberryvenue@gmail.com

SOMERSET
THE COBBLESTONES
MOBILE 07779993409
EMAIL Graham@thecobblestonesmusic.co.uk

STOKE
THE UNDERGROUND
MOBILE 07969271283
EMAIL theundergroundstoke@gmail.com

WOLVERHAMPTON
KK’S STEEL MILL
MOBILE 07581438565
EMAIL Mayhem.promo.uk@gmail.com

NORTH WALES
LIVE ROOMS & ATOMIC WREXHAM
PHONE 01244544195
MOBILE 07809185121
EMAIL Fozz4983@gmailcom

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I'm helping Jake with the Sheffield one again. We already have just shy of 30 bands enter so far :). Apparently Wolverhampton have capped theirs at 30 and are already full.

I note that Manchester are absent from the above list. Hopefully they'll be announced this week?
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Re: Metal 2 the Masses 2019

Postby robin8585 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:05 am

Haldamir319 wrote:I note that Manchester are absent from the above list. Hopefully they'll be announced this week?


From the rumours I've heard, at least up until a few weeks back that's bit up in the air. It's friend of a friend type stuff and I'm not sure how accurate any of it is, so I won't mention specifics. Hopefully things got sorted and they'll be announcing something soon.

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Re: Metal 2 the Masses 2019

Postby Haldamir319 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:53 am

robin8585 wrote:
Haldamir319 wrote:I note that Manchester are absent from the above list. Hopefully they'll be announced this week?


From the rumours I've heard, at least up until a few weeks back that's bit up in the air. It's friend of a friend type stuff and I'm not sure how accurate any of it is, so I won't mention specifics. Hopefully things got sorted and they'll be announcing something soon.


Hopefully it's resolved soon. We've already had a few Manchester bands enquire / enter ours because of it - we're already beyond 30 entrants!
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Re: Metal 2 the Masses 2019

Postby robin8585 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:22 am

Haldamir319 wrote:
robin8585 wrote:
Haldamir319 wrote:I note that Manchester are absent from the above list. Hopefully they'll be announced this week?


From the rumours I've heard, at least up until a few weeks back that's bit up in the air. It's friend of a friend type stuff and I'm not sure how accurate any of it is, so I won't mention specifics. Hopefully things got sorted and they'll be announcing something soon.


Hopefully it's resolved soon. We've already had a few Manchester bands enquire / enter ours because of it - we're already beyond 30 entrants!


Was announced yesterday, so all sorted obviously.

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Re: Metal 2 the Masses 2019

Postby Haldamir319 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:09 am

Nice. I think we ended up with two, maybe three bands from Manc in the end. Submissions close at 6pm today - we're at 45 bands! :O
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Re: Metal 2 the Masses 2019

Postby Haldamir319 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:23 am

Our format is pretty much sorted and we'll be drawing and announcing our heats soon. We're going with 9 first round heats (top 2 progress, plus 2 wildcards given to the bands with the highest total judge score). We'll then have 5 Semi-Finals, with only the respective winner progressing to the final.

We have our Semi-Final guest headliners booked too -

April 5th - Luna's Call
April 6th - Ba'al
April 19th - Witch Tripper
April 20th - Seven Hells
April 26th - Underdark

And we have last year's winners Aonia back as guest headliners for the final.
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Re: Metal 2 the Masses 2019

Postby Haldamir319 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:17 am

Our Heats are set:

24th January
Dominion of Ashes
Fear Me December
Killers + Kings
Psython
Sour Tusk

3rd February
Against The Grain
Amnesia
Faeries Understand Cosmic Knowledge
Liberator
Southern Skies

7th February
Death of Man
HUrT AttacK
Realms
Soul Shredder
Thrashsquatch

14th February
Bodach
Dychosis
Sinners Sermon
Vida Wasteman

21st February
Deformation of Man
Empusa
Grandmother Suplex
Le Menhir
Vogons

28th February
Atomic Samurai
Burn Down The District
Shonin
Ninety Nine Mercies
Remus

7th March
Dislocator
Epitaph
IL
Tormenta
PRYZM

14th March
Bluehearts & The Broken Souls
Deltanaut
Lowdrive
Son Of Boar
Zero Point Zero

24th March
Defining Lines
Lost Within
Divine Planet
I, The Mountain
Tidesetter

We've one spare slot on the 14th Feb.
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Re: Metal 2 the Masses 2019

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:15 pm

Haldamir319 wrote:21st February

Vogons



Ooh! Poetry reading! :B

"Oh freddled gruntbuggly,
Thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee.
Groop, I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes,
And hooptiously drangle me with crinkly bindlewurdles,
Or I will rend thee in the gobberwarts
With my blurglecruncheon, see if I don't!"

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Gashee morphousite, thou expungiest quoopisk!
Fripping lyshus wimbgunts, awhilst moongrovenly kormzibs.
Gerond withoutitude form into formless bloit, why not then? Moose."
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Re: Metal 2 the Masses 2019

Postby Haldamir319 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:45 am

A quick write up of our first heat:

https://garethjhunt.wordpress.com/2019/ ... -1-heat-1/
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Re: Metal 2 the Masses 2019

Postby robin8585 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:57 am

Manchester launch event was on Sunday. I ended up being dragged into helping with the drawing since the compère was too hungover to function from the Boss Keloid gig the previous night, it was a fun day. So our bands and how they describe themselves are:

Clashmute - Metalcore
Frozen In Shadows - Melodic Death Metal
Portrayal Of Ruinn - Melodic Deathcore
Scarlet Castles - Progressive Rock/Metal

Cresent Halo - Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
One Godess - No idea, appear to have no online presence whatsoever
Stormrider - Heavy Metal
Twisted Mentality - Shock/Metal Horror

Argesk - Black Metal
Demiurge - Deathcore
God Shaped Devil - Metal
Reptilian Humanoid - Hard Rock with a gothic twang!

Deterrent - Heavy (from their list of influences I'll say that means Deathcore)
Mouth In The South - Hard Rock/New Wave Of Classic Rock
The Royal Blasphemy - Rock-Metal
Saurr - Alternative Metal

Adam's Garden - Metalcore
40,000 Leagues - Melodic Metal
Konom - Another who don't even appear to have a Facebook page
Syntropy - Heavy Metal

Inhabit - Nu Metal
Seven More Days - Hard Melodic Rock/Metal
Stand Alone - Rock
Viral Strain - Hard Rock/Metal

Frozen In Shadows are easily my favourite to win, saw them supporting Akercocke late last year and they were fantastic. The frontman is Russ from Footprints In The Custard and one of the guitarists also plays with Prognosis, both of whom have played the New Blood stage, so they've got some experience. Only band who got any kind of audience reaction when they were drawn too.

Unfortunately all of the heats are on Sunday evenings this year, so I'm probably going to get to even less of them than in 2018.

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Re: Metal 2 the Masses 2019

Postby Haldamir319 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:55 pm

Nice! Yeah, Frozen in Shadows have guys with good pedigree.

Here's my thoughts on our second heat: https://garethjhunt.wordpress.com/2019/ ... 7dTaFHAxiI
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Re: Metal 2 the Masses 2019

Postby Tet » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:53 am

robin8585 wrote:Frozen In Shadows are easily my favourite to win, saw them supporting Akercocke late last year and they were fantastic.

Really? Wow. They were the worst band of the weekend for me at HRH Vikings. Dreadful performance.
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Re: Metal 2 the Masses 2019

Postby Gandalf the Red » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:53 pm

I'm pretty sure I've come across them before, possibly in the Grand Central or Rebellion.

But they clashed with Gymir so I wasn't going to watch them.
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Re: Metal 2 the Masses 2019

Postby kurrupo » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:08 pm

If I remember correctly, they were drafted in as a last minute replacement of another band who pulled out, so maybe that's why they weren't great. Can't comment on them in general though as I've never seen them. Like Gandalf I was watching Gymir instead!