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The Moshville Times

Metal 2 The Masses Coventry – Heat 1 update

The first ever Metal 2 The Masses Coventry kicks off on Thursday, 26th January at the Arches Venue in Coventry.

The scene throughout the UK is electric with excitement for the next few months of Metal 2 The Masses heats, semis and finals. Every region represented in the UK will have a grand final winning band that will go on to play the New Blood stage at Bloodstock Festival.

The bands performing Coventry’s first ever heat are a testament to the diversity of the Midlands metal scene:

Kirikai are a punk infused grunge outfit that have been a regular on the Coventry scene for a number of years.

Abandoned Life, relative newcomers to the local scene are a death doom band from Leamington Spa.

Pelugion are a Coventry three-piece with heavy Sabbath influenced groove.

Wounded Cross from Rugby describe themselves as Groovy Stoner Thrash Doom Metal!

With everything to gain and nothing to lose, these four bands, plus all the rest of the competing bands will be giving everything they have to secure not only the main prize of playing the UK’s number one metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air, but also a whole host of other great prizes and offers.

These prizes include recording and merch discounts, a host of guaranteed gigs, a photoshoot, studio recording time, PR and booking agent representation to name but a few.



The winning band gets to play the New Blood stage at Bloodstock Festival 2017



  • A host of guaranteed shows around the UK
  • PR representation & press agent for the winning band’s Bloodstock appearance
  • 3 track EP recorded, mixed and mastered at Shredder Live Lounge Studios
  • Pre-production recording from Scott Allen
  • Music video from Jay Shredder Media
  • Photoshoot from Tony Gaskin at Stagedive Photography
  • £150 discount on banners / scrims from Band Skrims UK
  • 3 month PR & management from Bearded Monkey
  • Custom guitar spray from Johnny Guitar
  • 4ft x 10ft PVC banner from Unbroken Print
  • 20 custom made stainless steel keyrings from

All entrants will receive:

  • £25 discount on banners / scrims from Band Skrims UK
  • 30% discount from Shredder Live Lounge & Jay Shredder Media

All finalists will receive:

  • 20% extra free from Unbroken Print

Every heat winner will receive:

  • Band feature on

Further updates on M2tM Coventry’s facebook page and the associated event page for the heat.


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