Before 3am, Music, Metal

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Semperfi

Pounding basslines and explosive lyrics from the granite city.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Sat 24 May

£6.60 / 01224 642230

With Ten Tonne Dozer, The Lorelei and Turning Thirteen.

Polaris EP launch.

  • 20:30

Swans

Michael Gira's influential no wave band return with their harsh mix of proto-industrial rock and atmospheric acoustica.

The Arches, Glasgow

Sat 24 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 565 1000

With Jenny Hval.

The Cockpit, Leeds

Sun 1 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0113 244 1573

Concorde 2, Brighton

Mon 2 Jun

£22.50 / 01273 673311

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Bon Scott Fest

Fans from all over the world descend on the sleepy Angus town of Kirriemuir for a celebration of its most rock'n'roll son, AC/DC front man Bon Scott.

Kirriemuir Town Hall

Fri 15 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 16 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

Sun 17 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

The Bunker

Alternative/metal/skate social with ping pong, stalls, ramps and live music.

Studio 24, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Apr

£2 / 0131 558 3758

  • 20:00

Wed 7 May

£2 / 0131 558 3758

  • 20:00

Wed 14 May

£2 / 0131 558 3758

  • 20:00
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Despite My Deepest Fear

Deathcore, heavy metal and energetic performances from the six-piece.

Sound Control, Manchester

Sat 24 May

£4 / 0161 236 0340

  • 19:00 – 22:15

Agnostic Front

Fast-paced thrash metal courtesy of the American five-piece.

Fibbers, York

Sat 16 Aug

£5 / 01904 651250

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

£16.50 / 0131 225 2564

With Oi Polloi, Certain Death and Happy Spastics.

Tivoli, Buckley

Wed 13 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 543 4830

Bon Jovi Forever: Bon Jovi Tribute

Classic rock and metal covers in tribute to the American band, including the hits Livin' On A Prayer and Always.

Three Tuns, Gateshead

Fri 2 May

£3 / 0191 487 0666

  • 21:00

Fri 22 Aug

£3 / 0191 487 0666

  • 21:00

Sat 25 Oct

£3 / 0191 487 0666

  • 21:00

Fri 21 Nov

£3 / 0191 487 0666

  • 21:00

The Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe

Sat 21 Jun

Free / 01325 313034

  • 21:00

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 01325 313034

  • 21:00

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 01325 313034

  • 21:00

Demdike State & Nate Young

Double experimental music line up with Demdike State playing sounds inspired by everything from industrial music to free jazz to house and Nate Young (founding member of Detroit band Wolf Eyes) performing his unquiet blend of avant-garde electronics and trip metal.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 14 Jun

£8–£10

Disposable

Heavy thrash metal from Edinburgh

Opium, Edinburgh

Fri 16 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 8382

With The Weight Of Atlas, Ale Shores and Lost In Echos.

  • 20:00
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Excellent Cadaver

Metalcore line-up headed by the thrash and groove sounds of EC.

Opium, Edinburgh

Sat 24 May

£4 / 0131 225 8382

With Disposable, The Falling Rain and Our Sun is Dead.

  • 19:00 – 22:30

For We Are Many

Five piece metal band combining mind bending riffs and brutal breakdowns.

Opium, Edinburgh

Sun 4 May

£5 / 0131 225 8382

With The Ocean Floor.

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Funeral for a Friend

Taking the emotional drive and melodic heart of emo, the gut-driven power of rock and the hardworking ethic of hardcore.

Cardiff University

Sun 27 Apr

Great Hall 2

£16 / 029 2078 1458

With Boysetsfire.

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Cardiff University Student Union

Sun 27 Apr

£16

The Cockpit, Leeds

Sat 26 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0113 244 1573

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The Ghost Inside

Melodic hardcore five-piece from Los Angeles With support from Devil Wears Prada, I Killed The Prom Queen and Caliban

53 Degrees, Preston

Fri 23 May

£16.50 / 01772 893000

Mo'Club, Southampton

Wed 21 May

£16.50 adv / 023 8022 6439

With Devil Wears Prada, I Killed The Prom Queen and Caliban.

  • 19:00 – 23:00

White Rabbit, Plymouth

Thu 22 May

£16.50 / 07916 127298

With The Devil Wears Prada and Supports.

Gnaw

Noise-metal quintet from New York.

The 13th Note Café/Bar, Glasgow

Sat 3 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 553 1638

With OvO.

  • 19:00

The Victoria, London E8

Thu 1 May

Phone for prices / 020 7275 1711

  • 19:45
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I Killed The Prom Queen

Metalcore band from Adelaide, South Australia.

Mo'Club, Southampton

Wed 21 May

Prices to be confirmed / 023 8022 6439

  • 19:00

White Rabbit, Plymouth

Thu 22 May

Prices to be confirmed / 07916 127298

  • 19:00

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

Opium, Edinburgh

Mon 5 May

£5 / 0131 225 8382

  • 20:00 – 22:30

The Lift Shaft Incident

Rock covers of everything from AC/DC to Katy Perry.

Twa Corbies, Cumbernauld

Fri 16 May

£3 / 01236 727415

  • 21:00

Machine Head

Bay Area metal stalwarts that helped usher in a new wave of thrash on classic album Burn My Eyes (1991).

Concorde 2, Brighton

Mon 4 Aug

Over-14s only

£25 / 01273 673311

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

£25 / 0131 225 2564

Special intimate tour.

Newcastle University Students' Union, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 2 Aug

£25

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The Mighty Wraith

The Birmingham-based four-piece performs metal. With support from Toledo Steel, Watch Us Fade.

Scruffy Murphy's, Birmingham

Sat 26 Apr

£3 / 0121 236 2035

  • 19:30
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Road to Manila

Punishing Danish metal.

Opium, Edinburgh

Sat 10 May

£5 / 0131 225 8382

  • 19:00 – 22:30

Scold's Bridle

Melodic metal performed by the Wisconsin group.

Brent's Tavern, Faversham

Wed 14 May

£7 ( £6) / 01795 532 282

  • 20:00

Slam Cartel

Hard rock quintet from London.

Corporation, Sheffield

Fri 5 Sep

£9 / 0114 276 0262

  • 19:00

Ten Tonne Dozer

Groove metal from Shetland.

Bannerman's, Edinburgh

Thu 8 May

£5 / 0131 556 3254

With Bound By the Sea.

  • 20:00

Independent, Sunderland

Sun 11 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 564 8830

  • 19:00

Mad Hatters (upstairs at Hootananny Ceilidh Cafe Bar), Inverness

Thu 22 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01463 233651

  • 19:00

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Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees and Beyond

Your favourite Bee Gees and other soft rock classics given the full metal workout by a group of be-spandexed rockers.

SPA Bridlington

Sat 18 Oct

£18 (Children £5; £17) / 01262 678258

  • 19:30
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