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Hordes of Belial V – V is for Vile

One-day festival of underground metal and hard rock. The fifth festival features 15 bands, including Threshold Sicks, Agonyst, Party Cannon, Dog Tired, Atragon and Danny, Champion Of Nothing.

Beat Generator Live, Dundee

Sat 27 Sep

£10 / 01382 229226

The Virginmarys

Garage rock from Macclesfield that brings to mind the likes of Wolf Mother, Motorhead and Kings of Leon.

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Fri 26 Sep

£10 / 0141 332 2232

The Ritz, Manchester

Sat 27 Sep

£12 / 0161 236 3234

Alestorm's Piratefest

Pirate metal from Perth Aaaarrrrr!!!! The band are joined on tour by Red Rum, Rainbowdragoneyes and Lagerstein.

The 1865, Southampton

Sat 11 Oct

£14.62 / 023 8021 3705

The Arches, Glasgow

Sun 19 Oct

£14 / 0141 565 1000

Concorde 2, Brighton

Sun 12 Oct

£14.62 / 01273 673311

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Asking Alexandria

Metalcore with a hint of Eurotrance from this York quintet.

Barrowland, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

£16.50 / 0141 552 4601

With The Ghost Inside, Crown the Empire and Secrets.

Mon 27 Oct

£16.50 / 0141 552 4601

With The Ghost Inside, Crown the Empire and Secrets.

Brighton Centre

Sun 9 Nov

£16.50 / 0844 847 1515

With The Ghost Inside, Crown the Empire and Secrets.

Brighton Dome

Sun 9 Nov

£16.50 tickets on sale Dec 13, 9am / 01273 709709

  • 19:00

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Blitzallica Festival

Featuring heavy metal legends Diamond Head and Dumpy's Rusty Nuts.

Shildon Civic Hall

Sat 25 Oct

£20 / 01388 772902

  • 16:00 – 00:00

Darkest Era

Celtic metal from Belfast.

Classic Grand, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£8 / 0141 847 0820

  • 18:30

The Garage, London N5

Wed 1 Oct

£11.50 / 0844 847 1678

The Library, Leeds

Sun 28 Sep

£9 / 0113 244 0794

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A Day To Remember

Florida five-piece who are exponents of 'pop-mosh'.

Brighton Centre

Sat 15 Nov

£22 / 0844 847 1515

Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Nov

£22 / 0131 477 3500

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Wed 12 Nov

£22 / 023 9282 4355

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Dirty Deeds

DJ Joe Darke spins a nasty blend of rock, punk and metal from across the ages.

Opium, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 0131 225 8382

  • 22:00 – 03:00

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 0131 225 8382

  • 22:00 – 03:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0131 225 8382

  • 22:00 – 03:00
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Europe

The Scandinavian poodle rockers best known for the mighty 'Final Countdown' keep the hard rock flag flying.

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£26 / 01223 357851

With Black Star Riders.

Manchester Academy

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£28.60 / 0161 275 2930

With Black Star Riders.

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£26 / 0141 332 2232

With Black Star Riders.

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£26 / 0141 332 2232

With Black Star Riders.

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Kerrang! Tour

Kerrang's regular music tour is headlined this year by Don Broco with support from We Are The In Crowd.

Cardiff University

Fri 6 Feb 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 029 2078 1458

  • 19:00

The Forum, London NW5

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£17.50 / 020 7428 4099

Manchester Academy

Sat 14 Feb 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 275 2930

  • 19:00

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Machine Head

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

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Tue 9 Dec

£25 / 023 9282 4355

With Devil You Know and Darkest Hour.

O2 Academy Birmingham

Thu 18 Dec

£25 / 0121 622 8250

With Devil You Know and Darkest Hour.

O2 Academy Bristol

Wed 10 Dec

£25 / 0844 477 2000

With Devil You Know and Darkest Hour.

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Parkway Drive

Heavy metalcore quartet from Byron Bay, Australia.

Barrowland, Glasgow

Sun 14 Dec

£18.50 / 0141 552 4601

With Heaven Shall Burn, Northlane and Carnifex.

Manchester Academy

Wed 17 Dec

£18.50 / 0161 275 2930

With Heaven Shall Burn, Northlane and Carnifex.

O2 Academy Bristol

Tue 16 Dec

£18.50 / 0844 477 2000

With Heaven Shall Burn, Northlane and Carnifex.

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Pierce The Veil & Sleeping With Sirens

Co-headline world tour from the American metal and post hardcore bands.

The Forum, London NW5

Fri 10 Apr 2015

£22 / 020 7428 4099

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£22 / 020 7428 4099

O2 Academy Birmingham

Wed 8 Apr 2015

£22.50 / 0121 622 8250

O2 Academy Bristol

Tue 31 Mar 2015

£22.50 / 0844 477 2000

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The Pretty Reckless

Growly New York rock band fronted by Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen.

The Institute, Birmingham

Mon 24 Nov

£17.50 / 0844 844 0444

With Heaven's Basement.

Manchester Academy

Wed 19 Nov

£17.50 / 0161 275 2930

With Heaven's Basement.

O2 Academy Bristol

Sun 23 Nov

£17.50 / 0844 477 2000

With Heaven's Basement.

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Sanguine

The Exeter-based foursome performs its hard rock and heavy metal originals.

Cavern Club, Exeter

Thu 25 Sep

£4 / 01392 495370

  • 20:15

Saxon

Classic heavy metal from the Biff Byford version of the NWOBHM stalwarts. With support from Hell.

O2 Academy Bournemouth

Mon 1 Dec

£29.25 / 0844 477 2000

  • 19:00

O2 Academy Bristol

Sun 30 Nov

£26 / 0844 477 2000

  • 19:00 – 23:00

O2 Academy Leeds

Tue 2 Dec

£26 / 0844 477 2000

  • 19:00

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Saxon

One of old school metal's most fondly regarded combos, Yorkshire lads who's chugging riffs and love of 'Denim and Leather' helped spearhead NWOBHM.

The Limelight, Belfast

Sat 6 Dec

£25.50 / 028 9032 7007

With Hell and Stormzone.

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Sun 7 Dec

£26 / 0141 332 2232

With Hell and Stormzone.

O2 Academy Bournemouth

Mon 1 Dec

£29.25 / 0844 477 2000

With Hell and Stormzone.

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Skid Row

Not quite 'Youth Gone Wild' any more but still classic 80s poodle rocker/hair metal all the way, now fronted by Johnny Solinger.

Bierkeller, Bristol

Fri 17 Oct

£17.50 adv / 0117 926 8514

  • 19:00

Cambridge Junction

Sat 18 Oct

J1

£18.50 / 01223 511511

  • 19:00

The Crew And Queens Hall, Nuneaton

Sun 26 Oct

£17.50 / 024 7634 7402

  • 19:30

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The Vibrators

Old school punkers formed way back in 1976.

Beat Generator Live, Dundee

Fri 5 Dec

£8 / 01382 229226

  • 20:00

Citrus Club, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Nov

£10 / 0131 622 7086

With TV Smith.

The Factory, Porth

Thu 13 Nov

£7.95 / 01443 688500

Sat 15 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01443 688500

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101% Pantera

Tribute to thrash metal overlords Pantera.

The Zombie Hut, Corby

Fri 19 Sep

£5; £4 adv

  • 20:00

1349

The four-piece collective from Oslo, Norway perform hardcore black metal in support of the album Massive Cauldron of Chaos.

The Underworld, London NW1

Wed 19 Nov

£14 / 020 7482 1932

  • 19:00 – 23:00

15 Times Dead

Dark metal with boisterous riffs from the Glasgow four-piece.

Pivo Pivo, Glasgow

Sun 19 Oct

£3 / 0141 564 8100

With Bravado and Nicola Madill.

The very first Dead Earnest gig promotion outside Dundee.

  • 20:00 – 23:30
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