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O2 Academy Newcastle
Saturday 22nd August 2015

Metal Moth  ©Joanne Oliver for Jowheretogo

Four great local rock bands rocked the Academy. Headliners Metal Moth blew away new fans with their heavy chunky riffs keeping the friendly mosh pit happy. They played the tracks from their Rise EP and upon that basis their next EP will be a must buy. Natalie Gaines’ intricate rhythms coupled with Kurt Hudson’s engaging vocal style wrapped in a sea of guitars make for a great outfit.
We Rise Tomorrow ©Joanne Oliver for Jowheretogo

Support came from the musical juggernaut that is We Rise Tomorrow. Richard Clayton is a superb frontman who commands attention. The performance would put metalcore legends Killswitch Engage to shame. Stand in drummer Josh Dunn fitted in well in a vibrant performance.

The Distorted ©Joanne Oliver for Jowheretogo

Also on the bill were The Distorted whose Circus of Power-style slabs of riffs that are heavily influence by classic early 70s metal bands. The opening band, Blackjack, worked hard and did a great job with their blues soaked songs.
Blackjack ©Joanne Oliver for Jowheretogo
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Words by Stephen Oliver. 

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