Date(s) - 31/01/2019
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre
As part of Independent Venue Week, we bring you a night of metal, featuring Allfather, To The Nines, and M$rder.
The light is dying and if you’re going to rage against it, you’ll need all the furious volume you can muster. Dealing out titanic riffs and lacerating vocals since 2014, Allfather combine sludge metal nihilism with hardcore punk aggression to forge a harsh yet defiant soundtrack to the darkest of times.
From humble beginnings, Allfather have honed their line-up into a hard-hitting five piece, channelling heavyweight songcraft through a classic dual guitar assault. Allfather’s members come from a variety of musical backgrounds and draw on a range of influences, but the band’s sound coalesces around riff-driven metal, with the likes of Down, High On Fire, Nails, Black Breath, Iron Monkey and Electric Wizard forming musical touchstones. Lyrically the band’s concerns spring from a burning frustration at the times we live in, with occasional forays into the tortured minds of Dostoevskian madmen and vengeful gods.
When they’re not locked in the Allfather practice bunker summoning up riffs, the band’s members work day-jobs and raise families, but have still found time to share stages with the likes of Cold World, Venom Prison, Title Fight and The Moth. The mix of punk and metal encapsulated by those bands informed the sound of their EP ‘Bless the Earth With Fire’. This EP, the follow-up to Allfather’s debut release ‘No Gods. No Masters’, signifies a significant step up in intensity and ambition, marking the next step in the band’s journey into the gathering darkness. Since then they have also released ‘And All Will Be Desolation’ earlier this year. Read the review on angrymetalguy.com
To The Nines – UKHC formed in 2013 by Ray ‘El Roacho’ Mitchell (Skinticket/Fight with Honour) – guitar and Barney ‘Buzz’ Monger (Extreme Noise Terror/The King Is Blind) – drums, with the vision of creating a Hardcore band to represent the Suffolk scene. Joined by Ant Pring (Vividus/Count Your Friends) on guitar, Billy Brace (Lunar Viscra/Dark Era) on bass and Stu ‘Beef’ Bridges (Thames Burial) on vocals, TTN laid waste to the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket supporting Arise.
2014 saw TTN releasing their debut EP ‘DOGS’ recorded at HVR Studios by Danny B (Criminal/Lock Up/Annihilated) and produced and featuring John Loughlin of the mighty Raging Speedhorn. It was also the year to see them impress crowds supporting prominent figures of the UK and European Hardcore scene such as Proven, Ninebar, Fallbrawl, and Grove Street Families.
In 2015 Ant parted ways with TTN and replaced with Billy’s brother, Charles ‘Teach’ Brace (Lunar Viscra). After almost a year of gigging and writing new material, TTN entered back into HVR Studios to record their full length album ‘THE STRUGGLE’ featuring guest spots from Pierre (Knuckledust), John Audio (Broken Chakra) and AK (Fallbrawl).
At the beginning of 2017 TTN parted ways with Billy and soon after Ray had to leave due to personal circumstances so a major line up change happened.
Armed with a completely crushing new line up of Matt (vocals), Teach (guitar), Beef (guitar), Dave (bass), and Buzz (drums) and whole load of new material, TTN were well received at IVW18.
M$rder describe themselves as Blackened Crust Hardcore. Featuring Stafford Glover (ex Extreme Noise Terror) bass, Paul Ryan (ex Cradle of Filth) and Chris Naughton (Winterfylleth) guitars, Mark F (Freebase) vocals, and Barney Monger (The King Is Blind) drums.
This gig is part of Independent Venue Week, 28th January to 3rd February 2019.
Tickets are £8 in advance, available from the Box Office on 01449 774678 (10am-2pm weekdays) or online through our ticket partner, WeGotTickets (10% booking fee applies). Also available on the door for £10.
Licensed bar will be open from 7.30pm.