Archive for East Riding of Yorkshire

Old Corpse Road confirmed to support Hecate Enthroned at Bridlington show

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 13th December 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

British folklore-inspired black metallers Old Corpse Road have been confirmed to support Hecate Enthroned at their first show in East Yorkshire in over three years. The show will take place at Basement in Bridlington on 17th May 2014 with more support acts to be confirmed. Tickets are available for £6 from this location.

Old Corpse Road online:

Hull date of Gone Til Winter’s UK tour changes

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 15th October 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Manchester-based dark power metallers Gone Til Winter will be embarking on their Hiding From The Sun UK tour next month. The first date of the tour which will take place at O’Rileys in Hull has changed date from Friday 1st November to Saturday 2nd November.

Full tour dates are as follow:

Nov 2nd Hull – O’Riley’s
Nov 8th Preston – Roper Hall
Nov 9th Blackpool – The Blue Room
Nov 14th Nottingham – The Old Angel
Nov 15th Sheffield – The Dove & Rainbow
Nov 16th Macclesfield – The Swan With Two Necks
Nov 30th Bridlington – VALKYRIAN FESTIVAL

Gone Til Winter online:

XIII unveil artwork for Deeds Of The Saints: Chapters I – V

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 1st September 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Today Hull thrashers XIII (That’s 13 for those not familiar with Roman numerals) have unveiled the artwork (see above) for their upcoming EP Deeds Of The Saints: Chapters I – V. The EP was recorded at Fruit Trade Studios in Hull and is scheduled for potential release in November. Deeds Of The Saints: Cpaters I – V track list is follows:

1 – We Are Everywhere
2 – Narcotics
3 – Acta Sanctorum
4 – Deliverance
5 – Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted

XIII online:

Yorkshire black metallers Severed Heaven added to Valk-Fest 2013 line-up

Posted in Featured, News with tags , , , , , on 2nd April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Yorkshire-based black metallers Severed Heaven are the latest additions to the line-up for this year’s Valkyrian Festival – And without a doubt, they’re also the heaviest band on the bill so far.

Formed in 2007, the five piece black metal band expertly combine the finest elements of black and death metal to create a powerful and passionate sound which is lacking in today’s male-dominated metal scene. Having shared the stage with the likes of Gorgoroth, Gallhammer, Hecate Enthroned and more in the past, Severed Heaven are more than capable of bringing terror supreme at each show they play. With the follow-up to Incessant Darkness currently in the works, Severed Heaven will no doubt leave a trail of blood, guts and destruction at this year’s Valkyrian Festival.

Valkyrian Festival 2013 is in aid of RapeCrisis and will take place at Shades Nightclub in Bridlington, East Yorkshire between 29th November – 1st December. Weekend tickets are available online at this location for the low price of £5 and anyone who orders tickets before 31st August will be entered into an exclusive raffle draw. Further details for this year’s Valk-Fest can be found here.


Filth Wizard announced for Metieval Winterfest 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , on 19th March 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Infamous sleaze metallers Filth Wizard are the first band to be confirmed for this year’s Metieval Winterfest. The band, who are known for their songs such as Accidental Anal and Potty Mouth, returned to the live stage on 22nd December, last year and Metieval Winterfest will be one of their biggest shows since returning.

Metieval Winterfest will take place on 7th December at The Piper Club in Hull. Further announcements are still to follow, including ticket info. Further details can be found at this location.


Power Quest confirmed to headline revived Metieval festival

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 27th August 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

April last year, Hull saw the last Metieval festival, which boasted acts such as Skyclad and Hecate Enthroned, along with more local acts such as XIII, The Occupier and Pastel Jack. Though a new revived Metieval was meant to happen October of last year, it never came about.

Recently, the festival’s organisers Glyn Beasely and Stig Styles set out to bring Metieval back to life on the metal scene of Hull. Just today, Power Quest have been announced to headline the newly revived Metieval festival. The event will take place on Sunday 16th December at the Piper Club in Hull.

Further details, including ticket prices, full line-up and age limits, to be announced.

Other band son the bill include Infernal CreationAlice In Thunderland and Battalions.

Massacre On Broadway w/Support [Live Review]

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , , , on 15th January 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Bands: Massacre On Broadway, For Love And Hate, The Colour Line
Location: Shades Nightclub, Bridlington
Date: 14th January 2012

For the second time, Massacre On Broadway hit the seaside resort of East Yorkshire that is Bridlington. This time bringing with them female fronted post-hardcore quintet For Love And Hate and The Colour Line, who opened up the show. From where I was stood at the bar, it was near enough impossible to see The Colour Line – aside from the occasional glimpse of frontman Chris’ head – due to the vast gathering of people in front of the stage. They performed a strong sounding set and undoubtedly put on an energetic performance. There was a powerful hint of technical metal influences in their songs. The only issue I really had with TCL’s set was the use of clean vocals during in the first song as they sounded flat and strained.

For Love And Hate took everyone by surprise – including myself. The thought of a female fronted band generally makes people assume that they’ll be either a Nightwish or Paramore sounding band but that wasn’t the case with FL&H. The female dominated band performed a powerful, in your face mixture of songs with a masterful combination of post-hardcore screams (provided by frontwoman Mya) and clean vocals (provided by Jodie). There was a slight technical issue during in one of their songs (I believe it was “I’ve Met The Ocean”) but it was soon sorted out by the pint-sized sound technician. Massacre On Broadway finished the show, with half the crowd left. While their songs are brilliantly composed in terms of the music and have potential to go far, the vocals sounded in dire need of being tweaked. The band lacked stage presence and they didn’t seem to keep the crowd that entertained. In all honesty, they were as bland as they were the last time they played in Bridlington.

In the immortal words of Meatloaf, “two out of three ain’t bad” and that was the case with this show though The Colour Line or For Love And Hate should really have been the ones headlining the show – And in terms of the mini-tour, FL&H should be headlining that as well. Hopefully, MOB will work on their stage presence for the next time they hit Bridlington.

Nico Davidson

Hull Magazine’s First Show

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 1st September 2011 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Hull-based metal webzine Denim and Leather are due to put on their first show later this month. “Rock The Ringside” will feature four bands from Hull and the surrounding areas. The headlining band are none other than XIII with support from the likes of Pastel Jack [August’s Band Of The Month], Lipstick Sunbeam and Self Inflicted Revolution.

”Rock The Ringside” will be held at The Ringside in Hull on 28th September. Entry fee is £2. For more details on “Rock The Ringside”, click here.

Band Of The Month [August, 2011]: Pastel Jack

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags , , , , , , on 3rd August 2011 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Pastel Jack are the Band of the Month for August 2011, following the results of the poll we did on the official Valkyrian Music Facebook page.
Pastel Jack are a four-piece metal band that hail from Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire. They bring in a lot from their influences, which include Trivium, Alterbridge and Queen. Pastel Jack are well known for their aggressive and catchy hooks, technical drum work and powerful vocals.

They’ve shared the stage with the likes of Sworn Amongst, XIII, Clown Corpse, Skyclad and Violent Deception. They will also be playing at Valkyrian Festival and they have their first full-length album [Trojan Horse] due for release soon.

Band History

Pastel Jack was officially formed in 2007 when Neil Bailey took the place as the bands singer. They spent the next two years working on their sound, honing their skills live and writing.
In 2009 they entered the studio at ‘Silent City Studios’ in Leeds to record their first EP “Ghost in the Machine”
2011 Pastel Jack re-enter the studio to record their debut album “Trojan Horse”.

Pastel Jack – Synergy (Official Video)

Rating: 4/5