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BLOODSTOCK Announces First Winners For New Blood Stage & Jagermeister Stage Additions

As BLOODSTOCK’s regional finals for their grass-roots-artist-supporting METAL 2 THE MASSES scheme thunder through local venues around the country this month, the festival is very excited to announce the first winners who won themselves a slot on 2018’s New Blood stage this August. Joining the bill on Friday are hard-rocking …

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Metal 2 the Masses Bristol: The Grand Final, 02/07/17

So it all comes down to this. After six heats, two semi-finals, covers of ‘You Suffer?’, drummers dabbing mid-set and busts of Theresa May being destroyed, there’s one more hurdle for the six bands affectionately dubbed ‘The Best in the South West’. Tonight it’s all about going harder than ever …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland 2017 – The Grand Final – 13/05/2017

It’s Dublin on a Saturday night in May. There’s more than 350 people rammed into Fibber Magees and that can only mean one thing. It’s time for the Metal 2 The Masses Ireland Final 2017. Throughout the first half of this year thirty five bands have been whittled down to the last …

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Interviews: Voluntas, Mutant-Thoughts, Panic Switch, Metal 2 the Masses Bristol

Eight became eleven at the end of April when Voluntas, Mutant-Thoughts and Panic Switch became the latest additions to the Metal 2 the Masses Bristol semi-finals. I was able to chat with all three bands afterwards and find out a little more about them… Voluntas This is your first time …

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Metal 2 the Masses Bristol: Heats 5 and 6, 23/04/17

Awakening Hyperia. Ylem Darkul. MYST. Auraelis. Embodiment. Kikamora. Franklin Mint. Black Wasp. Above are the names of the eight bands who have successfully made the semi-finals of Bristol’s Metal 2 the Masses, the eventual winner going on to appear at Bloodstock Open Air Festival in August. Tonight sees the heats …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland, Semi-Final C – 29/04/2017

It’s April 29th 2017, the night of the biggest fight of the century. Expectations are high as to who will deliver the goods on the big stage as the combatants touch gloves and the bell rings. Yeah, it’s time for Dublin to decide what two bands will complete the final …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland, Semi-Final B – 22/04/2017

It’s Saturday night again at the den of iniquity that is Fibber Magees and the hordes have gathered for the second semi-final of Metal 2 The Masses Ireland. Whether they are here to have their souls saved and their sins purged remains to be seen, but from the buzz in …

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Metal 2 the Masses Bristol: Heat 4, 12/04/17 and Interviews!

On this day over 2000 years ago, the man credited with being the Son of God was in Jerusalem in the build-up to the events which are generally associated with Easter. But before the four day weekend arrives, there’s the small matter of Heat Four of Metal 2 the Masses: three …

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Bloodstock news!!! 10 bands announced – M2TM Finals begin – The Crawling to play Metaldays

BLOODSTOCK has six more bands lined up for the Sophie Lancaster stage and four lucky bands win slots on the New Blood stage to celebrate the start of the ‘Metal To The Masses’ finals. Landing slots on the Sophie Lancaster stage are Leeds metal trio BLIND HAZE, Italian power/classic metal outfit, …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland, Semi-Final A – 15/04/2017

The rollercoaster ride that has been Metal 2 The Masses Ireland 2017 reached the semi-final stages last weekend and PlanetMosh was strapped into the carriage once again to see which bands could hold on tight enough to secure a place in that one last foray on the way to Bloodstock. …

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Metal 2 the Masses Bristol: Heat 2, 23/02/17

With Storm Doris battering the country and Leicester City sacking title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the UK was descending into madness. Luckily, there’s none of that in Bristol tonight – or at least, not at the Exchange. Instead, it’s time for the second heat of …

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Metal 2 The Masses Ireland – Heat 3 – Summary & Interviews – 18/02/2017

PlanetMosh dropped into Fibber Magees on Saturday night for the latest round of Metal 2 The Masses Ireland. On paper it was an interesting prospect with a few genres being represented, from Black Metal through to Rock n Roll. Drawing the opening slot (by choice) was Horrenda. This extreme metal …

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Interviews: Awakening Hyperia and Ylem Darkul, Metal 2 the Masses Bristol

With Metal 2 the Masses underway in Bristol again – the review of which you can read here – I had a chat with qualifying bands Awakening Hyperia and Ylem Darkul after the show to find out a little bit more about them! Awakening Hyperia For people hearing about Awakening Hyperia …

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Metal 2 the Masses Bristol: Heat 1, 09/02/2017

Just as the Royal Rumble kickstarts the road to Wrestlemania, so Metal 2 the Masses begins the journey to Bloodstock. A microscopic Eurovision Song Contest of sorts, the competition to perform on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Open Air has given exposure to some of the country’s hottest underground …

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