Over the past few weeks, 25 great bands have graced the stage in the first ever Newcastle round of the Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses.
The Newcastle winner will go on to play Bloodstock Festival in August.
There have been some high quality and extremely tight battles in the heat stages, but now only 10 bands remain.
"I knew there was a lot of talent in Newcastle," says promoter Kev Morris of RFTK Promotions, "Though I hadn't expected some of the heats to be so tight."
"I'm genuinely gutted for some of the bands that didn't go through - but - that only goes to show the bands we've got to be all the better"
There are two semi finals which will reduce the field from 10 down to 5. The semi finals take place in Think Tank on Time Square on May 15th and May 29th.
This Sunday, 5 bands battle it out - they are;
Entry is just £4 with doors opening around 6.45pm and first band at 7.15pm. At the time of writing the running order is to be decided, but coming down anytime is a sure fire way to see some excellent local talent.
"Fans have got behind the competition, which has really pleased me," enthuses Kev, "I'd like to hope at the very worst every band picks up some new fans. Certainly a lot of new friends have been made and I'd like to hope this helps the local scene a little"
"This region has a lot to offer musically - and I'm really excited. If the bands are on top form the semi finals are going to be really tight..."
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