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Behemoth (2017 Exclusive)

Behemoth (2017 Exclusive)

Behemoth’s dangerous and brutally violent music combined with the best performances of their lives make them an unmissable force. Poland’s blackened death metal titans may be at the peak of their careers but they are not stopping now. With a new album on the way the band are going from strength to strength. Their sinister stage…

Arch Enemy

Arch Enemy

Any band that has had a nineteen year career and is still going as strong as our headliners, ARCH ENEMY, are definitely a band we want to see. Sweden’s melodic death metal titans welcomed two new members in 2014, former The Agonist singer, Alissa White-Gluz and former Nevermore guitarist, Jeff Loomis, and have continued to…

Finntroll

Finntroll

What a pleasure to welcome the Finnish trolls back to Scotland to get this party kicked into overdrive with their enjoyable folk metal. The show will be the bands only Scottish appearance and one of a few shows they will do in 2017. We will definitely be in the pit for this one.

Grave

Grave

One of the longest-running Swedish death metal bands, GRAVE has created a sound and style which has been an inspiration on a number of the genre’s more promising younger outfits. Their relentlessly brutal yet catchy material leave a lasting impression and captivate old and new fans alike.  Their appearance at Heavy Scotland will be the band’s…

Destruction

Destruction

Harder. Faster. Tighter. Thrash straight from Hell. One of Teutonic thrash’s Big Three have joined the line up to deliver their “forceful, aggressive and urgent” live set. Having a 3 decade spanning career, the band have honed their craft and will undoubtedly all hell will break loose in the pit when they get to the stage. Bring your…

Fleshgod Apocalypse

Fleshgod Apocalypse

Having risen to kings of their craft, symphonic death metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse will annihilate with their “loud, brutal and crazy” live show full of “death metal energy and power with sophisticated composition”. Having mastered their art the band continue to create mind-blowing riffs and perfectly structured songs which translate to epic live performances. Bring on April!

Havok

Havok

Colorado’s thrash kings will undoubtedly have the entire 2500 strong crowd banging their heads from the start to finish of their set. Havok are one of the best young thrash bands around today and will deliver a set so powerful it will blow the crowd away- their energy and stage presence never fail to impress. With their fast-energized…

Warbringer

Warbringer

American thrashers Warbringer continue to deliver gob-smacking albums and we have no doubt their upcoming release, Woe to the Vanquished, will be no different. Their “catchy, intriguing” and expertly executed thrash is “about as catchy as thrash gets and it will stick in your skull like a battle axe”. Their live sets leave no prisoners…

Blaze Bayley

Blaze Bayley

It is hard to mention British heavy metal vocalist, Blaze Bayley, without referring to Iron Maiden, as Bayley was the lead singer for Iron Maiden from 1994 to 1999. Blaze was the vocalist with Iron Maiden for 1995’s “The X Factor” 1998’s and “Virtual XI”. Since embarking on his solo career Bayley has delivered a number of solo albums,…

Ingested

Ingested

Mancunian slam kings Ingested return to Scotland after too long of an absence. “Punishing beat-downs, epic riffage, guttural vocals and blistering speed are just some of the weapons in Ingested’s musical arsenal.” Their brutal sound will likely incite the biggest mosh pits the Corn Exchange has ever seen. These lads will unleash hell. 

Evil Invaders

Evil Invaders

“If you ask me, I really don’t think there has ever been a band like Evil Invaders. Their music? Well, it definitely sounds like Speed Metal, because of its fast and technical riffs and all… On the other hand, you definitely can hear some Heavy Metal and Thrash Metal influences too. It’s difficult to put…

Dyscarnate

Dyscarnate

Dyscarnate are going to tear the venue apart with their devastatingly heavy sound. 2017 ushers in a new dawn for the UK’s favourite metal power trio. After a period of silence spent writing and dealing with lineup changes due to the loss of longtime member Henry Bates, Metal Hammer’s “New Kings Of UK Death” are set…

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