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Ikillya

Aggressive metal from the New York City band as they tour their second album Vae Victis.

Exchange Arts Centre, Keighley

Sun 4 May

Phone for prices / 01535 661 591

  • 14:00

Alunah

Psychedelic stoner rock and doom metal with a paganistic sound performed by the Birmingham-based four-piece.

The Asylum, Birmingham

Sat 10 May

Phone for prices / 0121 233 1109

With Purson, Witchsorrow, Goatess, Sigiriya and Serpent Venomsaturday.

  • 15:00

Bank Holiday Metal Madness

The death metal and hardcore band For We Are Many headline.

The Riverside, Selby

Mon 5 May

£2 / 01757 700756

  • 15:00

Black Sabbath

The founders of heavy metal are back with a new album – 13, their first since 1978 – and tour featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.

Hyde Park, London W2

Fri 4 Jul

Prices to be confirmed

With Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motorhead, Soulfly and Wolfmother.

Bloodstock Open Air

A four-day celebration of all things heavy metal and hard rock with Down, Hatebreed, Prong and Flotsam And Jetsam on Friday, Saturday performances from Emperor, Carcass, Lacuna Coil and Children Of Bodom, and to close the event on Sunday are headliners Megadeth with Amon Amarth, Saxon and Obituary.

Catton Hall, Swadlincote

Thu 7 Aug

£115 weekend ticket (Children £35) / 01332 666370

  • 17:00
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Boris

The Tokyo-based, experimental metal trio combines elements from a variety of genres such as rock, pop, ambient and psychedelia. With support from Church Of Misery, Elder, Radio Moscow, Lonely Kamel, Black Rainbows.

Electric Ballroom, London NW1

Sun 27 Apr

£25–£30 1 day pass; £60 2 day pass; £85 weekend pass / 020 7485 9006

  • 14:00 – 23:00

Bury Tomorrow

Screamo from Southampton.

Banquet Records, Kingston upon Thames

Sun 1 Jun

£8.99 / 020 8549 5871

  • 17:00

The Hordes of Belial Festival

One-day festival of underground metal and hard rock.

Beat Generator Live, Dundee

Sat 27 Sep

£11 / 01382 229226

The fifth festival features 15 bands, including Threshold Sicks, Agonyst, Party Cannon, Dog Tired, Atragon and Danny, Champion Of Nothing.

Kvelertak

Heavy metal with rock and hardcore elements by the six-piece unit who are currently based in Oslo. With support from Weedeater, Blues Pills, Samsara Blues Exp, Asg, Ancients.

Electric Ballroom, London NW1

Sat 26 Apr

£30 1 day pass; £60 2 day pass; £85 weekend pass / 020 7485 9006

  • 14:00 – 23:00

The Massacre Festival

A one-day metal event featuring appearances by We Define A Martyr, Fallen From Grace, Oakhaart, Awake The Wounded, Virtue In Vain and many more.

Guildhall, Gloucester

Sat 28 Jun

£6.50 / 01452 503050

  • 13:30
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Merthyr Rock

Independent rock, punk and metal festival featuring Taking Back Sunday, Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag and The Blackout.

Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil

Sun 17 Aug

£25 / 02920 230130

  • 14:00

Midland Metals Crusade

A one day event featuring Balls Deep, Eyes Of The Raven, Husk, Left For Red, Our World Below, Upon Descent and XVII.

Little Civic, Wolverhampton

Sat 3 May

£7 / 0870 320 7000

  • 15:00

Nexilva

The five-piece from Sunderland performs progressive death metal. With support from Carcer City.

Corporation, Sheffield

Sun 7 Sep

£6 adv / 0114 276 0262

  • 17:00

Noize Level Critical – Racpa UK

A two-day event playing host to rock and metal bands.

The Maze, Nottingham

Sat 3 May

£12 early bird / 0115 947 5650

  • 12:00

Ouch My Generator

An all day mash up of progressive and heavy live bands ready to blow the ampage.

The Underworld, London NW1

Sat 18 Oct

£12; £10 Early Bird / 020 7482 1932

  • 15:00 – 22:15

Scotland Calling

Daytime gig featuring The Damned, Angelic Upstarts, Penetration, GBH, The Business, Henry Cluney, Crashed Out, The Fiend, The Red Eyes and Fire Exit.

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

£25 / 0141 332 2232

Sonisphere Festival

Boasting not only Metallica, but also Iron Maiden – both of them playing their only 2014 UK shows at the festival – Sonisphere is back with a bang. Celebrating 40 years of concerts at Knebworth, Metallica fans can also vote on which songs the band play at their official website. Joining this magnificent line-up are The…

Knebworth House

Fri 4 Jul

£55–£182 / 01438 812661

With Iron Maiden, Metallica, The Prodigy, Airbourne, Alice in Chains, Ghost, Gojira, Karnivool, Mastodon, Slayer, Dropkick Murphys, The Sisters of Mercy, Voodoo Six, Chas & Dave, Carnifex, The Virginmarys, Silverstein, Devin Townsend Project, Anthrax, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Reel Big Fish, Protest The Hero, Alestorm, Truckfighters, Kerbdog, Only Crime, Blitz Kids, Itch, Max Raptor, Hounds, Wilko Johnson, Electric Wizard, Dog Eat Dog (playing All Boro Kings), Anti-Flag, Black Spiders, Brutality Will, Prevail, Emp!Re, Krokodil, Raging Speedhorn, Reckless Love, Stampin’ Ground, Tesseract, The Defiled, The Hell, The Hype Theory and The Safety Fire.

Sat 5 Jul

£55–£182 / 01438 812661

With Iron Maiden, Metallica, The Prodigy, Airbourne, Alice in Chains, Ghost, Gojira, Karnivool, Mastodon, Slayer, Dropkick Murphys, The Sisters of Mercy, Voodoo Six, Chas & Dave, Carnifex, The Virginmarys, Silverstein, Devin Townsend Project, Anthrax, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Reel Big Fish, Protest The Hero, Alestorm, Truckfighters, Kerbdog, Only Crime, Blitz Kids, Itch, Max Raptor, Hounds, Wilko Johnson, Electric Wizard, Dog Eat Dog (playing All Boro Kings), Anti-Flag, Black Spiders, Brutality Will, Prevail, Emp!Re, Krokodil, Raging Speedhorn, Reckless Love, Stampin’ Ground, Tesseract, The Defiled, The Hell, The Hype Theory and The Safety Fire.

Sun 6 Jul

£55–£182 / 01438 812661

With Iron Maiden, Metallica, The Prodigy, Airbourne, Alice in Chains, Ghost, Gojira, Karnivool, Mastodon, Slayer, Dropkick Murphys, The Sisters of Mercy, Voodoo Six, Chas & Dave, Carnifex, The Virginmarys, Silverstein, Devin Townsend Project, Anthrax, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Reel Big Fish, Protest The Hero, Alestorm, Truckfighters, Kerbdog, Only Crime, Blitz Kids, Itch, Max Raptor, Hounds, Wilko Johnson, Electric Wizard, Dog Eat Dog (playing All Boro Kings), Anti-Flag, Black Spiders, Brutality Will, Prevail, Emp!Re, Krokodil, Raging Speedhorn, Reckless Love, Stampin’ Ground, Tesseract, The Defiled, The Hell, The Hype Theory and The Safety Fire.

Spirit Caravan

Doom and stoner metal by the band from Maryland, featuring the guitarist and vocalist Scott Weinrich. With support from Ed Mundells Uemg, Sixty Watt Shaman, Monkey 3.

Electric Ballroom, London NW1

Fri 25 Apr

£25 / 020 7485 9006

  • 14:00 – 23:00

Taake

Norwegian black metal five-piece.

The Garage, London N5

Sat 10 May

£25 adv / 0844 847 1678

With Anaal Nathrakh.

  • 14:00