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20 November 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: FREEDOM CALL (Germany)

20 December 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

TICKETSALE:
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A night of Power Metal!!

FREEDOM CALL (Germany);
Freedom Call's balance sheet is certainly something to be proud of: the group surrounding vocalist/guitarist Chris Bay have released a total of seven studio albums (including their sensational debut Stairway To Fairyland) and two haunting live releases. Freedom Call are also ever-present live on the stage, having toured not only with the likes of Saxon, Edguy, Blind Guardian and Hammerfall, but also having played successful tours in their own right since 2010. The band performed more than 60 shows to support the release of their 2012 album Land Of The Crimson Dawn, among them 25 headliner shows all over Europe. Its a once in a lifetime to see this band is such an unique place as Little Devil so if you're into German Power Metal; BE THERE!!!!!!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Sunday 20 December 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 15,--

TICKETSALE:
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29 October 2015

MMM Presents; HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH (Australia), INTERMENT (Sweden), & LUCIFERICON (NL)

4 December 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH (Australia):
In the late 80s, memorable group TYRUS were spreading death & evil to live venues around Australia. Led by PETER HOBBS, TYRUS quickly became a household name & a leader in Demonic Metal Direction. The band is one of the first Australian groups to perform European style Thrash Metal. With the impressive writing skills of PETER HOBBS, the Australian Metal Scene came to light led by tunes like Marie Antoinette & Chainsaw Massacre amongst others of heavy-handed metal. The name of TYRUS... soon changed into the SLAYER-inspired "ANGEL OF DEATH" which was lengthened soon after to become the now classic name HOBBS' ANGEL OF DEATH. HOBBS teamed up with some of the best musicians in town, who then went to Melbourne's Doug Saunders Studios and recorded their first 6-track demo simply titled "ANGEL OF DEATH". This demo was produced at extremely low costs, within only a few short hours & with sustained supreme quality. This demo achieved sales of over 1200 copies in a very short space of time and attracted the attention of international record labels. With many new compositions complete, a new demo superseded the first effort and immediately secured a record deal with SPV/Steamhammer. HOBBS' ANGEL OF DEATH left for Berlin to HARRIS JOHNS (famous producer for VOIVOD, KREATOR, HELLOWEEN a.o.) to record their self-titled album whilst the cover-art was painted by SEBASTIAN KRUGER (who produced the covers for bands like TANKARD, DESTRUCTION and numerous other super groups). The band released two studio albums, Hobb's Angel of Death (1988) and Inheritance (1995). Reformed in 2002, the band releases a compilation album, Hobbs' Satan's Crusade (2003 – which are the 2 re-mastered demo's "Virgin Metal Invasion from Down Under" & "Angel of Death"). The band played a European tour including an appearance at Wacken Open Air, and shows with German thrash group Destruction and black metallers Mayhem. The band is back, plays numerous live shows in Australia and went on a European club- and festival tour in 2012. The band was in European in the Summer of 2013 and in Christmas for the Blaspheme Killing for Christmas tour. Now the world tour is ready for start, from june 2014 to november with a new lineup and finally the band is ready for recorder the new album in july 2014. HOBBS' ANGEL OF DEATH remains one of the most important metal phenomenon from the Oz metal scene and is one of the most influential Australian metal artist the world has ever heard.

INTERMENT (Sweden):
For fans of early Dismember/Carnage/Entombed old school death metal and playing it the right way. Interment cut short their career in the 90's with a demo called "The Final Chapter"... but just like the Friday the 13th of the same name, you know that couldn't really be the end! Interment is swedish death metal instant gratification, this band simply plays what every true death metal fan wants to hear. The huge fucking sound feels like a flame-throwing holocaust that's gonna burn your stereo to a crisp! Scrumptious and twisted downtuned riffing bathed in Boss HM2 style distortion, powerful vocals, crunchy riffs, destructive drumming and lyrics written about death, death, death! or sometimes undeath... It's just re-assuring to know bad-ass death metal is still being played out there, here's hoping they will keep this re-animated corpse of a band going for a while still! Check these guys out!!!

LUCIFERICON (NL):
While the Dutch have solidified their death metal style with bands like Pestilence and Asphyx being the hallmark of Dutch death metal, Lucifericon instead presents a rather different style of extremity with their debut EP, The Occult Waters. Originally released independently, the release has caught the ears of the excellent Blood Harvest, and ditching the rather cheesy original album artwork, Blood Harvest reissues The Occult Waters with a new artwork, yet retaining the feel and theme of the original. The somewhat blackened touches that the band includes in their writing also helps to reinforce the entire atmosphere and mood of the album. On The Occult Waters, Lucifericon fully displays their ability to go from fast and chaotic to slower and more melancholic moments, all the while not losing any of their intensity at all, making this a nice EP to draw all fans of death metal in. Check them out!!!!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Friday 4 December 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 7,50
Reservations: hobbs@mariosmetalmania.com

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29 October 2015

MMM Presents; LICH KING (USA), SILENXCE (NL), BRUTAL OBSCENITY (NL) & THUIG (NL)

22 November 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Reservations: lichking@mariosmetalmania.com

LICH KING (USA):
They're not named after a World of Warcraft character and their 4th album cover has nothing to do with Adventure Time. The point was to create new old-school thrash metal in the vein of EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, S.O.D., SLAYER and others. Lots of bands in the new wave of thrash these days are doing just that, but where Lich King stand out is that they admit it. Tom Martin started Lich King as a one-man project around 2004, as a goof. People seemed to like the music. Our first two albums were released as a solo project posing as an actual band. In 2009 Tom cannibalized a local thrash act called AGES AGO and formed Lich King as a true band for the first time. The sound of thrash was perfected in the 80's and they're not trying to add anything to the mix……. just coming up with riffs and songs that the old masters didn't. Despite that fact and their best efforts, they seem to be developing a signature sound. They've had four full-length albums since 2007. Each features fast, headbangable riffs in modern stomp anthems, a sometimes comedic yet always violent songwriting sensibility, art and design from the guy that writes the songs and does vocals, a marked step up in quality from the previous release, an awesome logo and a mascot. THEIR FIRST EUROPEAN TOUR EVER SO DONT MISS THESE GUYS!!!!!

SILENXCE (NL):
In the early eighties a new thrash-metal band entered the Dutch metal-scene. Originally founded by three school friends and ...later completed with a singer and second guitar player the band called itself INFERNO. The line-up was: Arno van Duin – Vocals, Hans de Vreugd – Drums, robert-Jan v/d Geest – Bass, Aart-Jan Schakenbos – Guitars & Hans Bizot – Guitars. After several years of rehearsing they recorded their first demo-tape "Terror Strike" in 1986. Having recorded that tape the band got its first gig in a local youth centre. More gigs followed and the music evolved to a higher level, which led to better songs, so Inferno planned to record a new demo-tape. During that time a German punk band also called Inferno wanted them to change their name, so the band name was changed into SILENXCE, after a song of the new demo. In 1987 "Infernal Ending" was recorded and with that tape Silenxce became very popular in the metal-scene. Several gigs followed all around Holland and also in Belgium, and they played with some well-known bands such as Thanatos, Mandator, L.W.S., Sodom, The Hard-Ons, and many others. Having recorded Infernal Ending, Silenxce tried to make contact with some record companies. They made a special promo version of Infernal Ending with three songs, but they never got any reactions. By that time (we're talking late eighties now) the bands popularity became less and they began to lose their faith. In 1990 they gave it another try with a two-track demo "Say What?!!", but by then the band began to fall apart. First Aart-Jan left the band and Silenxce became a four piece band. They played a few gigs and even tried to look for a new guitar player, but the spirit was gone and Silenxce died a slow death... And then in 2002 the former members were contacted by a Portuguese record company with the question to release the demo-tapes on cd. Surprised by this offer they gladly accepted, and finally in june 2003 the cd was released. All the songs were remastered by Mike Hall at the Remasters Studios in Iowa - USA. This cd also contains three songs that were recorded during rehearsels, and was available via Heretic Sound Records - Portugal. In 2007 Silenxce reunited for 2 shows at local festivals with (long time friend of the band) Herman Verhoef replacing Aart-Jan who had no interest in performing again. The band already played Mario's Metal Meeting 9 in 2014 together with headliner M:Pire of Evil (ex-Venom) and everybody in the audience was impressed!!!

BRUTAL OBSCENITY (NL):
After 25 years, the Dutch crossover/thrash metal band Brutal Obscenity will give a reunion gig in Patronaat, Haarlem! The band was founded in 1987 in Haarlem and released two albums: 'It's because of the Birds and the Flowers' and 'Dream Out Loud'. Their last gig with the original line-up was in 1990. They band lately reunited for the gig in Haarlem and is doing a few shows under the B.O. as try out shows! Check these guys out!!!

THUIG (NL):
Thuig is a local crossover thrash band. They dont exist that long but with their humor they will satisfy a lot of people!  Lately the band announced that this show will be there last show ever because they quit! Check them out and you will not regret it! Influences: Slayer, Agnostic Front, Anthrax, Evile, Exodus, Equilibrium, Iron Maiden, Gama Bomb, Municipal Waste, Morbid Angel, Entombed

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Sunday 22 November 2015
Doors: 18:30
Entrance; € 7,50

Reservations: lichking@mariosmetalmania.com

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15 September 2015

MMM Presents; SLAUGHTBBATH (Chile), TURBOCHARGED (Sweden), & VIOLENTOR (Italy)

30 September 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

SLAUGHTBBATH (Chile):
Slaughtbbath was formed in mid 2002 by SkullShredder (guitar) and SelfDesecrator (vocals) in San Vicente de Tagua Tagua, being one of the first real Black/Death Metal bands within the regional scene. By the next year some rehearsals were recorded with a complete line up with C.M. Butcher in bass and Apolyun in drums. Nevertheless, those recordings where not edited until a year later, when Shredder and Desecrator became a duo once more due to the lack of interest of the last 2 members. Thus by mid 2004 a primitive homemade rehearsal recording is released, simply entitled “Rehearsal 2003”, of which about 30 copies where spread. During a new search for members, Negro arrives to the band in early 2005, remaining as the drummer till nowadays. Briefly Slaughtbbath started to sporadically play live with a session bass player. In July of the same year the first official demo was recorded in a studio in Santiago, entitled “The Unholy Wrath of the Sacrilegious Reprisal”. In the year 2006 Slaughtbbath records a new rehearsal called “Raising the Chalice of Blasphemy”, released again as a tape with a very low distribution. At the same time, some of the tracks of the same recording session were used as part of a split tape with Et Verbi Sathanus. In early 2007 the new demo “Pest of Execration” was recorded, released in tape by the end of the same year. The same recording was re-released in early 2008 as a Split with Unholy Temple. Almost at the same time a new demo rehearsal is recorded which was released in tape and as a Split CD with Demonic Rage, entitled “Furious as the Black Flames of Hell”. By the time, SelfDesecrator takes charge of the bass duties. In the end of the same year ('08) the EP “Total Warlust” was recorded, released as a 7” in mid 2010. At the same time the band releases a split tape with Vultur. By the end of the year 2011, Slaughtbbath records the first full length entitled “Hail to Fire”, released both in CD and vinyl. In 2013 the band records "Antichristos Thanatos", an EP released as a split LP/CD with the chilean band Hades Archer.

TURBOCHARGED (Sweden):
Three piece outfit from the deep woods of Sweden that will always do what the hell they please. Featuring members from: Nekrokült, Domination, Decapitate, (ex-) Vomitory and Gehennah. Turbocharged was formed back in March 2000 as a trio during a few drunken binges at the local hangout. The idea took shape in a bar but soon moved to a cellar nearby to complete the mayhem. Two months later the first demo was recorded but never released officially. As the years went by the band added members, replaced members and kicked out members and from the original trio the band had as much as five steady members at some points and eventually the lineup ended up being a trio again holding the strongest wills ever to be called Turbocharged. In 2008 all plans on finding replacements for the lost members were abandoned and the recording of the first officially released demo, “Branded Forever”, was a fact. Not much happened in the camp for a while but the band for the first time had a focus and an edge they never had experienced before. In 2009 the second demo, “Arrogantus Metallus”, saw the light of day at basically the same time as Turbocharged was asked to play at a german festival, Thunders over Miriquidi, in Elterlein near the Czech border. Things were starting to look up for the guys and as the year came to an end they had been approached by brand new Polish label Hellrocker Records about releasing the demo as a 12 inch vinyl but since Turbocharged has their own studio the question was raised if it wasn't time to record a full length album instead. Said and done, “AntiXtian” was written and recorded in the spring of 2010, it was scheduled to be released in August the same year but due to the mandatory delays and all it was finally released on Lemmy's birthday, December 24 in 2010. Chaos Records also approached the band a few months before the release and offered to seal the deal of a CD-version of the forementioned album and after some talks back and forth Chaos Records and Turbocharged joined forces …

VIOLENTOR (Italy):
Violentor project was born in early 2009 in Lucca (italy) with intent to produce a sound that want to bring out the impact generated on the stage also on disco, inspired by an old school metal and punk/crust from 80's. The first full lenght, 'VIOLENTOR' was out on march/april 2011 under the Mexican EBM records shows off this wish to express this raw sound. A true masterpiece for the lover of this the genre. Pure fuckin' attitude in 29 minutes! The band promote the first work on various stages around the Italy and confirms as one of the bands more active italian underground scene. The full lenght has enjoyed of a good support from the web and from some zine, and now the first press are sold out! On march 2012 was out on 100 limited edition tapes also sold out! Violentor returnrd with another full lenght out on september 2012 Prepare to die!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Wednesday 30 September 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; 5,--
Reservations:  mario@mariosmetalmania.com

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15 August 2015

Mario's Metal Mania & Bidi Bookings Presents: VANDERBUYST (NL, FINAL SHOWS!!!) & supports (NL/Belgium)

25 & 26 September 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

TICKETS;   final@vanderbuyst.com

THE FINAL 2 SHOWS OF VANDERBUYST!!

Two evenings in a row with special support acts, DJ's & guestmusicians!
When: 25 & 26 September 2015
Entrance € 10,-- (for 1 night)
Presale starts this Saturday @ Sounds Tilburg CD's DVD's & LP's after the Acoustic Vanderbuyst gig and later on behind the bar of the LittleDevil Bar!
Or sent an email to: final@vanderbuyst.com

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: 25 & 26 September 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 10,--

Reservations;   final@vanderbuyst.com

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5 September 2015

MMM & INCUBATE Present; PICTURE (NL), IZEGRIM (NL), RAIN (Italy), BLOODROCUTED (Belgium) & SYSTEM OVERTHROW (NL)

19 September 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

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PICTURE (NL):
Picture is one of the first Dutch heavy metal bands. Formed in 1979, they were especially popular in the Netherlands, Germany and Italy for their live performances, and still have a fan base in South America, Mexico and Japan.

IZEGRIM (NL):
Dutch thrash metal band, with death metal influences. Growling front girl Marloes has proved to be a convincing and commanding vocalist, and helped along with her band fellows tight and frenzy delivery, Izegrim played numerous live performances across Europe along with bands like Kreator, Annihilator and Onslaught

RAIN (Italy):
Italian heavy metal band active since 1980. Three generations of musicians have passed beneath this name and they have ridden the rock influences of their respective periods, turning Rain in a veritable team of the Italian rock.

BLOODROCUTED (Belgium):
A very young, but highly talented thrash metal band. Bloodrecuted are inspired by their biggest influence, Suicidal Angels, and bands such as Havok and Fueled by Fire. Their music is mature, has variation and kicks ass hard!

SYSTEM OVERTHROW (NL):
Lightning charged, high pitched metal with thundering riffs and scorching solo's. 'Thrash... as it was meant to be!' is the slogan of System Overthrow. They bring speed metal from hell in the vein of Agent Steel and Helstar, moving around the fields of speed, thrash and heavy metal sound.'

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Saturday 19 September 2015
Doors: 16:00
Entrance; € 10,--

TICKETSALE: https://shop.ikbenaanwezig.nl/tickets/event/incubate-2015-at-little-devil-saturday-tic

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16 August 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: NATTAS (Sweden) & MISANTHROPIA (NL)

11 September 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

FREE show!!

NATTAS (Sweden);
The story about Nattas began a long, long time ago. Somewhere in the southern suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden, Ed (bass) and Mouth (vocals...surprise!) wanted to create something dark and evil, but yet with a humorous touch. They began writing songs, some just for fun, and some in a more serious way. The band appeared on some compilations and released some demo-tapes, members came and went but slowly things started to stabilize. For the recordings of their debut album "At Ease With The Beast" in 2005, drummer Demonizer joined the group. Shortly after the release, guitarist Meanos entered and the fourpiece was complete. In 2005 and 2006 the band did some minor touring in Sweden while writing songs for the follow-up, and in January 2007 they entered the studio with producers/engineers Mike Wead (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate) and Simon Johansson (Wolf, Memory Garden, Abstrakt Algebra) to record "Inde Deus Abest". Inde Deus Abest has been released in two versions, the first one (physically) in 2007/2008 Mixed and Mastered by Mike Wead and then in 2010 (digitally) Mixed by Fredrik Groth and Mastered by Göran Finnberg.
Todays line up consist of;
Mouth – Vocals (also Bibleblack, Hexenhaus),
Engine – Bass (also Bibleblack),
The Steel – Drums (also Grave,  Centinex, ex--Demonical, ex-Amaran, etc)  &  
Mike Wead (the Adaptive Satanist) – Guitar (also Bibleblack, Hexenhaus, Kamlath, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, ex-Warchild, ex-Memento Mori, ex-Candlemass, ex-Maninnya Blade, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Warning, ex-Hemisfear, ex-Kryptillusion).

MISANTHROPIA (NL):
Established in 2005, MISANTHROPIA has risen from the ashes of multiple bands around Nijmegen by Dennis, Bram and Maurice. Th...ijs and Sarban soon joined the legion. Misanthropia recorded their debut album “RISE OF NECROPOLIS” in Double Noise Studio Tilburg/ Netherlands. MISANTHROPIA sails a heavy melodic dark/black metal course. In the meantime, the band shared the stage with Mayhem (NO), played on festivals such as Boschkilde and to Hellfest and played on stages like 013, Metropool and Willem 2. The abundant inspiration is never ending and the band continuously works on new songs. In 2009 MISANTHROPIA hooked up with Mike Wead (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate and Bibleblack) to mix and master their second album “SLANG DES DOODS”. The release is due in September 2010 through the Snakebite label of Rock Inc. The band gigs a lot, and teams up with Beliar and Fenris, both from the Netherlands. During the summer in 2013 the band parts ways with bassplayer Maurice Aalders, and gets quickly replaced by Pepijn Heilbron. Late 2012, the collaboration between drummer Sarban Grimminck and MISANTHROPIA comes to an end. Romeo Gerrits quickly takes over the drum-seat. Unfortunatly due to medical complaints, Romeo was forced to stop all his musical activities and MISANTHROPIA quickly replaced him. His successor Hugo de Waal kept the band on track until this very day. Currently, the band writes new material for the upcoming full - length, and will continue working together with Mike Wead.

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Friday 11 September 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; FREE SHOW !!!

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15 August 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: STEELWING (Sweden) & NOCTUM (Sweden)

3 September 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Reservations;   steelwing@mariosmetalmania.com

A night of Swedish Metal!!

STEELWING (Sweden);
Out of the union of five zealous headbangers, the post-apocalyptic metal outfit Steelwing was established in 2009 and quickl...y joined the vanguard of the rising Swedish traditional heavy metal scene. Within months of releasing the first demo, a management and record deal had already been secured. The following years Steelwing honed their skills in a trial by fire on a crusade across Europe. Touring in support of giants such as Accept, Blind Guardian and Sabaton, the young Swedes conquered new grounds with their energetic live shows and punk attitude. From massive arenas to small club stages, Steelwing would soon come to prove themselves a worthy headliner name in their own right during the following tours of Europe and South America. The vocal acrobatics, synchronized twin-guitar blitzkrieg and fierce rhythm section proved to be a winning combination in the studio as well: from the critically acclaimed debut album “Lord of the Wasteland” (2010) to the hit-packed sophomore release “Zone of Alienation” (2012) and the highly anticipated reinvention due for release in 2015, dystopian visions and uncompromised quality have always been reliable constants in the Steelwing doctrine. Be there!!

NOCTUM (Sweden):
Uppsala, Sweden, 2009: Tobias, David, and Gustaf form a brand new band called Séance. The band moved incredibly fast – they formed in September, recorded a two song demo after adding guitarist Per Wikström to the lineup in October, and by November had changed their name to Noctum. Within those three months, the band signed an LP deal with High-Roller Records, and a CD deal with Stormspell Records. Noctum's debut album, The Séance, was released in September 2010 via High-Roller and in December by Stormspell. The band finally embarked on their first European tour in July of 2011, and followed that up with a new EP, The Fiddler. By August of 2011, Noctum created enough buzz in the underground to gain the attention of Metal Blade Records, which led to a new worldwide record deal. It was also during this time that Per Wikström left the band and Daniel Johansson took his place. With a new record deal in place with a global label, Noctum spent the majority of 2012 refining their sound and writing new songs. Their search for original and interesting material led them to a heavier and darker sound. The progression came very naturally for the band and differs from the typical 70's vibe. The new material successfully evokes a heaviness and emotion one might not expect from a “retro” sounding band. Noctum toured Europe again in 2012, and then welcomed the addition of drummer Fredrik Jansson after Gustaf's departure. Jansson, who spent time in Witchcraft, Count Raven, and Abramis Brama, was added to the lineup in time to record Final Sacrifice in April 2013. In 2014 Daniel Johansson decided to leave the band and was shortly after replaced by Christoffer Löfgren from Swedish metal act BLADE. Noctum toured Europe in the fall and kept writing material for their next album. By May of 2015, Noctum recorded a new single for a 7" and digital release called "Until then...Until the end" and in support of their upcoming release they will tour Europe once again.

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Thursday 3 September 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 8,50

Reservations;   steelwing@mariosmetalmania.com

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29 July 2015

MMM Presents; MORDRED (USA), SEETHING AKIRA (UK) & METRUM (Austria)

13 August 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

TICKETSALE: https://shop.ikbenaanwezig.nl/tickets/event/mordred-usa-supports

MORDRED (USA):
Before Anthrax collaborated with Public Enemy, before Rage Against The Machine tore up the DNC convention, and before Limp Bizkit shredded Woodstock, there was a band called Mordred from the Bay Area of San Francisco, California that started it all. Mordred were formed back in 1984 in the San Francisco Bay Area during the era that gave us the big 4: Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax & Megadeth. One of the first bands in the cross over thrash metal genre, They released their debut album Fools Game back in 1989. Fool's Game gave birth to the hit single Everyday's A Holiday, a huge crowd pleaser at the live shows; it also yielded a video which played in heavy rotation on MTV & other music stations internationally in addition to helping secure a successful American/European tour supporting the likes of Sacred Reich, Overkill, Nuclear Assault and Celtic Frost. In 1991 came their second album, In This Life, which garnered 5 star reviews like Kerrang magazine's. This album spawned 2 hit singles, Falling Away & Esse Quam Videri. Both videos for the singles enjoyed heavy rotation on MTV and worldwide. Touring for support of In This Life produced a live home video, In This LIVE, from one of their amazing headlining shows at the Marquee club in London which sold out both nights. 1992 arrived & Mordred release the 6 track EP that was Vision. The EP included a wide variety of the crossover thrash sound & again enjoyed lots of radio exposure. The band are pleased to announce that it is the line-up that is responsible for the In This Life & Vision records that has reformed. On October 20, 2013, Mordred created their official Facebook page and a few days later, they announced a reunion with the "In This Life" lineup. They plan to tour in the summer 2015 and release new material as a number of great new tracks have been written. THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE DUTCH SHOW!!!!! The line-up comprises of: Scott Holderby—vocals, James Sanguinetti—guitars, Danny White—guitars, Art Liboon—bass, Aaron (Pause) Vaughn--keyboards, vocals, turntables & Jeff Gomes--drums.

SEETHING AKIRA (UK):
Seething Akira is a 5 piece band from Portsmouth in the south of the UK. Combining elements of Hip-Hop, Hardcore & Dubstep; not really an easy listening kind of band. But most of Mordred fans will be open minded enough for their music!

METRUM (Austria):
Metrum is a modern rock band formed in 2008/09. Their progressive elements in the rhythm section, combined with a dark & deep voice and grooving guitar riffs make them unique. The musicians' roots are diverse, coming from the USA, Austria and Germany.

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: thursday 13 August 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 12,50

TICKETSALE: https://shop.ikbenaanwezig.nl/tickets/event/mordred-usa-supports

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28 July 2015

MMM Presents; NERVOSA (Brasil), CRISIX (Spain), & DESOLATOR (UK)

8 August 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

NERVOSA (Brasil):
NERVOSA is an all female thrash metal power trio from São Paulo, Brazil, formed by Fernanda Lira (Bass and Vocals), Prika Amaral (Guitars and Backing Vocals) and Pitchu Ferraz (Drums). Even joining bands from different styles previously, such as death metal and crossover, all the band members see in Nervosa's songs the same passion: thrash metal. With strong influences coming from bands of the style's classic school, the girls seek to bring up what is best on heavy music. Prika Amaral started the band in February 2010, but only in July 2011 Fernanda Lira took over the bass and lead vocals in NERVOSA. In March 2012 the band released their first video clip for the song 'Masked Betrayer', which reached the incredible remark of 20 thousand views in only a week, which lead them to receive and Honorable Mention from youtube, placing the video on the 17th week's most viewed music video and 55th March's most viewed. Thanks to the notoriety accomplished through their hard work, NERVOSA, on the following months, were able to get two other great achievements. The first one was the management deal with the American Jeff Keller, who also represents other great bands on the musical scene such as destruction and Hirax. The other good news was the record deal with Austrian record label Napalm Records, which has in its roster great names such as Grave Digger, Hate, Tiamat, Huntress, among many other ones. After a line-up change on the drums, who took over the drumsticks and came to join forces with the band in February 2013 was the competent Pitchu Ferraz, who carries along a 20-year career on her instrument. Check these girls out! They know how to play THRASH!!!

CRISIX (Spain):
Formed in Barcelona in 2008, CRISIX have gone from the young talented thrash metallers, winning by majority the worldwide Metal Battle contest from the legendary German festival Wacken Open Air in 2009, and being the Best Spanish Newcomers by Rockzone Magazine in 2011, to one of the most representative metal bands in Spain and its music acclaimed in every corner of the world. 2013 has been a busy year for the Barcelonian five piece, touring all over the Spanish territory and playing in some of the best music festivals of the country since their second studio album 'Rise...Then Rest' came out in 30th April. The album was a great success and it peaked at #63 on the Spanish Album Charts. 'Rise...Then Rest' was recorded over a two month period in Moontower Studios (ES) and mixed & mastered by American death metal genius Erik Rutan (Ex-Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal) at Mana Recording Studios in Flordia, USA (Agnostic Front, Cannibal Corpse, Madball...).  Crisix ended 2013 on a high note, headlining Barcelona's Boveda Club as part of "Tour Then Rest" selling out the tickets, and being elected 'Artist of the week' this Christmas in the prestigious TV show MTV Iggy from USA. They have signed with the German label Apostasy Records and the Brazilian Urubuz Records to re-release their acclaimed album 'Rise...Then Rest' in Europe /North America, and South America respectively. In addition, the band has extended their Spanish tour after their successful 'Tour...Then Rest 2013' supporting Tankard in their R.I.B Tour. Check these South European thrashers out; you will not be disappointed!!!

DESOLATOR (UK):
Formed in 2010 with Jamie Brooks (guitar/vocals), Felix Dock (bass) and Sam Talbot (drums) in Southampton, UK. After relentless thrashing shows throughout the UK in summer 2011 Desolator recorded and released a demo in October 17th which made its way through the UK underground scene in the following months, helping to secure support slots with international thrash acts and personal influences such as D.R.I. and Sacred Reich, as well as with new wave bands including Rezet, Warbringer and Adrenicide throughout 2012. Towards the end of 2012, writing began for the bands full length debut 'Total Attack' and plans to bring the speed thrashing mania to Europe in 2013 along with bigger shows, and faster, more aggressive speed n' roll assaults. The beginning of 2013 has seen the band continue the ongoing live mania with supports with Ghoul, Cannabis Corpse and Cerebral Bore, as well as the release of TOTAL ATTACK on April 5th 2013, followed immediately by a European minitour in London, Belgium and Netherlands. The rest of 2013 saw Desolator continuing the reckless assault up and down the country. The beginning of 2014 Desolator thrashed the local scene before speeding up to Full Thrash Assault (for the 3rd time), and hitting the studio to record the follow up release ACCELERATOR, and are set for the full UK tour spanning 9 days in August with TERROR DRONE as support. Some very nice UK thrash!!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Saturday 8 August 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; 5,--
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26 June 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: FLOTSAM & JETSAM (USA) & SPELLCASTER (USA)

1 August 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

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A night of US Metal!!

FLOTSAM & JETSAM (USA);
Flotsam And Jetsam is a Thrash Metal band formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1983. Their debut album "Doomsday For The Deceiver" is still considered by many as a milestone in the history of the genre. The record released in 1986 propelled original bass player Jason Newstead to international superstardom as a member of Metallica. Not to be outdone, Flotsam then followed up with what some consider to be the most important thrash record of all time, "No Place For Disgrace". Then it was onward and upward to MCA records for three albums that allowed the band to grow musically while never losing the integrity their fans had come to expect. After their contract was up at MCA, the first and most welcome home for the band, Metal Blade Records, invited Flotsam And Jetsam to rejoin their roster and help carry the banner of true Metal tradition proudly through the dark days of the rise of Nu Metal. The records "High", and "Unnatural Selection" settled the nerves of those fans that wondered what direction the band might go in this new landscape. "My God", produced by the illustrious Bill Metoyer, was hailed as the best, heaviest effort of the band in many years. The band is still up and running and after My God they released several other great albumsand in 2014 tehy even re-recorded “No Place for Disgrace”. The last few years the band is playing a lot of old songs, from their first 2 albums, live so lets hope they will do that @ Little Devil also; their last show of this leg of the tour! So dont miss it!!!

SPELLCASTER (USA):
Hailing from the rain soaked streets of Portland, OR, SPELLCASTER has been hard at work making a name for themselves since the summer of 2009. The online release of their first demo, Spells of Speed, in February 2010 caught the eye of New York label Heavy Artillery Records, leading to their first record deal in April of the same year. With the re-release of Spells of Speed via Heavy Artillery, the band began their first North American tour in October 2010, quickly followed by the release of their debut Under The Spell in 2011. Rigorous touring ensued as the band crossed the country promoting their music for the following 2 years. Sometime in 2012 a wall was hit, and it became apparent that a lineup change was imminent. In early 2013, vocalist Thomas Adams and drummer Shad Covert departed the band, leading guitarist Tyler Loney to assume lead vocals duties. Guitarist Bryce R. VanHoosen and drummer Colin Vranizan were enlisted to complete the lineup. Shortly after, the band began writing their self-titled sophomore album, which – aside from a two-week west coast tour in summer – took up the entirety of 2013. In December of last year, the band entered Falcon & Audiosiege Studios in Portland, with TOXIC HOLOCAUST front man Joel Grind co-producing and engineering. After 3 months of constant tracking and mixing, their entirely self-funded album was completed in February. With their second album now complete, the band is preparing a thorough touring cycle throughout 2015. Check out these newcomers!!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Saturday 1 August 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 15,--

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25 June 2015

MMM Presents; FIREFORCE (Belgium), GUILTY AS CHARGED (Belgium), & DRAKKAR (Belgium)

31 July 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

FREE SHOW!!

FIREFORCE (Belgium):
Fireforce was founded in August 2008 by former Double Diamond members Flype and Erwin. In februari 2009 the band entered the studio to record a 4 song EP which was produced by Mystic Prophecy singer RD Liapakis. The 4 song EP finally led them to a record deal with a label from Germany. The recordings were done under the supervision of RD Liapakis and engineer Christian Schmid in the Music Factory Prophecy Studio's in Kempten/Germany. The result of the recordings, MARCH ON, was released on 25 March 2011...the metal will rage on! In 2013 the recordings of the new album were started with the same team as before...and Deathbringer was released by the mighty Limb Music on 20 june 2014. The Deathbringer will rip your guts out!

GUILTY AS CHARGED (Belgium):
Guilty As Charged is a four piece heavy metalband from Belgium. The present line up was formed in 2008. Heavy metal with thrash influences describes their sound best. In the summer of 2009 Guilty As Charged went in the studio for a demo CD, they came out with 5 decent songs that were successfully released in September of 2009. Over the years they played awesome shows with some great bands like Soulfly, Helloween, Death Angel, Channel Zero, Pro-Pain, UDO,… Alcatraz Metal Festival 2011 and Masters @ Rock 2012 are the biggest shows so far, where a good impression was made. Guilty As Charged plays shows on a regular basis in Belgium, which lead to recognition amongst other bands and fans. In 2013 all members got together in the studio to eternalize their creativity. In 2014 the new album was a fact: LEAP OF FAITH. Check them out!!

DRAKKAR (Belgium):
DRAKKAR is a musical band formed in 1983. After a couple of years the quintet finds its steady line-up as well as its musical direction. During these two years the band composes and evolves into a melodic and technical SPEED METAL that will hit the mark in many live (public) performances. During 1985 DRAKKAR released its first demo tape which included three titles. The band was frequently compared to the best German Heavy Metal / Speed Metal of the moment. That recording lead DRAKKAR to a collaboration with MAUSOLEUM records. In 1987 DRAKKAR recorded a new demo tape still under the artistic direction of Rudy Lenners. The quality of the compositions as well as the power brought out by the songs gave the band the opportunity to sign an artistic contract with N.E.W MUSIDISC. The album called X-RATED was released in 1988. Thanks to that the band got quickly promoted and raised its profile through audience eagerness. Their delivered excellent performances to their public. Even more they were given the chance to support legendary bands like Queensrÿche/Metallica, as well as Overkill/Slayer during their European tours. Despite their increasing success, DRAKKAR decided to separate some years later due to contractual difficulties. All the band performers then decided to try their luck on their own side. In 1998 they decided to reunite in order to resume working on projects they left aside a few years ago. The band starts producing powerful, melodic, precise and technical compositions alike the ones which were so successful on their album X-RATED.In 1999 Drakkar came back with a brand new EP including five pieces which caught record industry's companies. It gave the band the opportunity to get back on the right track. After a successful test performance in front of a fervent Belgian public - in spite of all the years that have passed – the band decided to wait a bit longer in order to properly prepare their return. In the beginning of 2012, X-RATED – the mythical album from the band – is released once again with some new features as a new mastering, a new artwork and two new tracks recorded in a studio. These songs called 'Alone' and 'The Undertaker' are released in early September 2012 announcing the band's return. They are then produced by Simone Mularoni (Producer and guitarist from DGM and Empyrios). In Mars 2013, due to musical divergences, Drakkar parted ways with Silver - singer from the recombination. As a result, Fab “Leny” Vanbellinghen (the original singer) made his come-back. The fans are getting more and more enthusiastic and the band - being passionate and involved more than ever – started working very hard on their new opus that was finalized in December 2013. 2015 will definitely be the climax of the band as they are getting surrounded by a dynamic structure and a solid team. This tour will bring them wath they deserve; recognition!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Friday 31 July 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; FREE !!!!

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25 June 2015

MMM Presents; EXUMER (Germany), STRIKER (Canada), HATEdotCOM (Germany) & SPEED QUEEN (Belgium)

22 July 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

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EXUMER (Germany):
Formed in 1985, by singer/bassist Mem V. Stein and guitarist Ray Mensh, EXUMER went on to release two albums in 1986 (Possessed by Fire), and 1987 (Rising from the Sea), that are regarded as some of the most cult thrash metal releases ever to come out of Germany. EXUMER was also one of the first thrash metal acts to capture exotic, foreign markets like Poland and Brazil, where their albums were domestically released in the 1980s. The subsequent tours that followed those releases secured the band live shows in front of thousands of fans and an unusually large following outside of Germany. Plagued by line-up changes and internal turmoil the band broke up in 1990, and did not perform live, with the exception in 2001 at the prestigious Wacken Open Air Festival, until 2009. Mem and Ray decided to re-activate EXUMER in 2008, and the band embarked on their first tour since 1988, where they played 5 shows in April/May of 2009. The "5 Nights of Fire Tour", took the band through Europe (Germany, Holland, Greece), and the USA. In 2011, EXUMER completed writing and arranging material for their first new album in 24 years. The band chose Waldemar Sorychta (Grip Inc., Therion, Sodom, Moonspell, etc.), to produce their 10- track strong, hard hitting CD; Fire & Damnation. Combining a punishing production with aggressive song writing, EXUMER managed to capture the intensity and feel of the 1980s thrash metal gems and yet sound up to date on their latest output. Fire & Damnation was released via Metal Blade Records worldwide in April, 2012. Fire & Damnation catapulted EXUMER back in the forefront of the international music markets and the following live assaults in 2012 & 2013; only further cemented the band's cult status among the ranks of classic thrash metal acts in the world!
EXUMER line-up: Mem V. Stein- Vocals, Ray Mensh-Guitars, T. Schiavo-Bass, Matthias Kassner-Drums, Marc B.-Guitars

STRIKER (Canada):
In early 2014 Striker recorded City of Gold, their third full-length album, in Gothenburg, Sweden with renowned producer Fredrik Nordstrom embarking Striker on the next level of their career. Inspired by a drive to enhance their live performance, City of Gold brings a new energy and power to the iconic Striker sound that reflects the growth they have experienced since their beginning in 2008.  Over the years, Striker has developed from a whisper in the metal underground into a prominent touring and established metal band competing within the  global market. In 2012, after extensive touring and effort in the industry, the band signed to Austrian label Napalm Records for their first major release Armed to the Teeth. The album propelled the band to new heights and opportunities: opening for metal juggernauts Metallica at Rexall place in their hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, attracting attention from mainstream media, and headlining tours across Canada, the UK, and Europe. Now, Striker has their sights set on unleashing a new sound and attitude across the world with major tours accross North America and Europe. In September of 2014, Striker toured supporting Swedish band Bullet (Nuclear Blast) across  Europe, followed by a complete North American tour in April 2015 supporting Danish thrashers Artillery (Metal Blade Records). This is just the beginning of what is sure to be a promising release for the up and coming Canadian artists. Watch out metal heads of the world...Striker is coming for you!!!

HATEdotCOM (Germany):
HATEdotCOM is located in Germany, in the area called „Ruhrgebiet“, home of countless metal legends like Sodom, Kreator or Bl...ind Guardian. HATEdotCOM's music could be described as a mixture of modern metal with powerful hard rock stuff. Influences come from all directions of the rock and metal highways all over the world.

SPEED QUEEN (Belgium):
Speed Queen from Belgium plays high speed, energetic, bitchin' heavy metal. Call it wha...

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Wednesday 22 July 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 11,-- presale  / € 12,50 doorprice

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25 June 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: DEATH DEALER (USA) & POWERIZED (NL)

17 July 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

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A night of Power Metal!!

DEATH DEALER (USA);
This is the new supergroup from the USA!!!
An unparalleled, awe-inspiring pedigree of pure power!
-Ross the Boss
-Sean Peck
-Stu Marshall
-Mike Davis
-Steve Bolognese
It's hard to argue with the pedigree of a band that includes members that worked with Manowar, the Dictators, Rob Halford, Lizzy Borden, Udo Dirkschneider, and Cage. And that's exactly who the members of the newly launched Death Dealer were previously associated with - vocalist Sean Peck, guitarists Ross the Boss and Stu Marshall, bassist Mike Davis, and drummer Steve Bolognese.As evidenced by their debut album, 'Warmaster,' Death Dealer's mastery of authentic metal has been put to use straight away. "The Death Dealer sound is a mighty combination of five very talented, seasoned musicians," explains Ross. "It's classic power metal with the brutal edge of thrash, speed, and precision."In an era where computer technology is king, it was through the internet that Death Dealer was formed. Ross: "Death Dealer formed early 2012 when Stu Marshall and Sean Peck who had collaborated previously, met Mike Davis when on tour in California. Stu was blown away by Sean's vocal abilities and a bond was formed. Around February, Sean would send me messages on Facebook now and then, and Stu started talking to me as well. The conversation quickly went to, 'Hey Ross, would you like to play on some songs we've done?' I said sure, not knowing what it would sound like.""Well, after they sent the first tune over, I was blown away, then Stu and Sean tell me they want me to join this band, called Death Dealer."As heard on such tunes as "Death Dealer," "Never to Kneel," and "The Devil's Mile," for fans of authentic, no-holds-barred, manly heavy metal, 'Warmaster' is an absolute godsend. And soon, Death Dealer will be converting metalheads worldwide to their cause. "Our future plans? Obviously to put Death Dealer on the worldwide metal map, and to engage large crowds and render them shocked and satisfied."And according to Ross, fans attending Death Dealer performances can expect a set list that will draw upon more than just material from 'Warmaster.' "Death Dealer will play other tunes - especially some classic Manowar tunes that I have written. Also, you never know what cool rock n' roll tune we could deliver. This band is deadly serious, but humor and fun are a big part of our makeup." Make no mistake about it, Ross the Boss has returned with a vengeance, as heard throughout the killer debut release from Death Dealer, 'Warmaster.'

Death Dealer is:
-Ross The Boss: Does this legend require an introduction? While with Manowar, Ross not only influenced legions of aspiring musicians, but he was also part of classic albums that have sold more than four million copies worldwide. In addition to releasing two acclaimed albums with the Ross The Boss band, New Metal Leader and Hailstorm, he recently toured with ex-Dictator band mates as a member of Manitoba.
-Stu Marshall: The Sydney, Australia guitarist/producer achieved fame as the lead guitarist for Dungeon. He is also the mastermind behind Empires of Eden, which led to his working such metal heroes as Udo, Rob Rock, Mike Dimeo, Steve Grimmett, Zak Stevens and many more.
-Mike Davis: Making a name for himself as the 'go to guy' in his days with Lizzy Borden, so when the Metal God himself, Rob Halford, put out a call for bassists, producer Roy Z knew Mike was the perfect fit. Known for both his abilities and killer live stage presence, Mike was also Death Dealer's first and only choice.
-Sean Peck: One of metal's most illustrious voices, Peck recently celebrated his band Cage's 20th anniversary. Referred to as “The man of a thousand voices,” he has been compared to such names as Halford and Dickinson, and this assemblage of talent allows him to show off every part of his God-given instrument.
-Steve Bolognese: Acclaimed metal drumming sensation Steve Bolognese began making waves in the hard rock/heavy metal music scene in 2005, playing with some high profile acts including Beyond the Embrace (Metal Blade Records), Into Eternity (Century Media Records) and Baptized in Blood (Roadrunner Records). Steve quickly became well known for his extreme versatility and technical ability on the drumset. Steve's relentless touring schedule has taken him across the globe, making him increasingly popular among fans and musicians alike.

POWERIZED (NL):
Powerized is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Nick Holleman (Vicious Rumors). Influenced by the likes of... Edguy, Powerwolf and Avantasia, these five musicians from Breda (NL) bring you prog/power metal with intense clean vocals and an overwhelming melodic metal sound. They have been playing extensively throughout the Netherlands and the rest of Europe, embarking on their first European tour in September of 2014. In doing so, Powerized have gained a formidable live reputation. From full-on headbanging extravaganza to breathtakingly beautiful songs, Powerized shows are captivating from start to finish.

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Friday 17 July 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 10,--

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25 June 2015

MMM Presents; SODOMIZER (Brasil), RELENTLESS (USA), OVERRULED (NL) & INCINERATE (Belgium)

12 July 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

FREE SHOW!!

SODOMIZER (Brasil):
The band Sodomizer was formed in 1999 by Warlock (guitars) and Leatherface (bass) with the purpose to difuse and give sequen...ce to the 80..s kind of sound,mixed with actual bands. Influencied by styles such as Power/Black/Speed and Heavy Metal, the band add horros movies themes,pornography and occultism in their lyrics, thus being self titled "Heavy Speed Devil Metal"!! In March 2002 ,the band recorded 7 obscure compositions containing intros and horror movie samplers in a demo tape (K7) namely "Hellkult and Sodomy".Due the fact that they didn..t had a permanent drummer that time,Warlock recorded the lead guitars and voices along with the drum and bass parts also.Leatherface took care of the rhythm guitars, arrangement and backing vocals..On this period ,the band divulged its demo tape in Brasil and outside,getting favorable reviews around. In November 2002, the line up was stablished with the addiction of Ripper(vocals) and Adramelec. With this new line up, Sodomizer was concentrated to rehearse and to compose newest songs.. In March 2003 ,they entered the studio to record their debut LP/CD by Dark Sun Rec.(Rio de Janeiro - Brazil)"Tales of the Reaper" was recorded at Fast Foward studio, and the production was at L.Pagani..s hands as well as the band itself..This metallic record of evilness and lust includes 6 new songs in the best old 80..s spirit. The graphic art was done by Marcelo H. Vasco and the vinil version is limited in 500 copies..It..s a luxurious production in gatefold cover and green vinil!! In middle 2003 Ripper left the band to dedicate himself to his personal projects , so Warlock took the vocals!!In late 2004 ,Adrameleck left the band also after months of rehersals and Zombie take his place, concretizing the line up in a power trio!! In 2005, a tape was re-released by Horror Records, this stuff contains the demo "Hellkult and Sodomy" on A side and a Rehearsal on B side. This tape was named "The Dead Walk". the Holokaostor Recs. re-released "Tales of the Reaper" in CD format. In 2007 Marquee rec. realesed the second work The Dead Shall Rise To Kill ( cd format ). In beggin of 2008 Iron Bone Head rec. realesed "The Horror Can..t Stop" 7" Split-EP ( with Farscape ), the cult label Horror rec. realesed the Vinyl version of The Dead Shall Rise To Kill ( lp, and picture version ). In 15 June 2008 the underground japanese label Deathrash Armageddon rec realesed the cd " More Horror And Death Again... ", one compilation with Track 1-3 are pre-production/rehearsal version of songs for upcoming 3rd album. Recorded in 2007 May.Tracks 4-8 are re-recording/rehearsal version of songs from "The Dead Walk" demo ( side B of Tape ).Tracks 9-15 are taken from Sodomizer's first release "Hellkult and Sodomy" demo. The German label Iron Bone Head, realesed one vinyl version of More Horror And Death Again... ( two versions black and splatter version ) in 2011, in the same year Deathrash Armageddon rec. realesed the third album from band, Jesus is Not Here Today ( cd Version ) and the Brazilian Label Morbid Tales realesed the split ( With Hellkommander band ) Making The Devil Work . The Portuguese label Heavy Steel realesed tapes version from The Dead Shall Rise To Kill and Jesus is Not Here Today albuns. In October of 2011 Sodomizer played in Europe, spread the horror in Finland, UK, Sweden, Denmark and Germany, before zombie leave the band and Papa Jupiter played this tour with Sodomizer, back in Brasil Guilherme Incitatus join the Sodomizer on the drums like a new dead freak maniac member. Now the band still working in news songs for your fourth album and Label Horror rec. will realese 2 splits in 7'ep format ( with Hands of Orlac and Nightmare ), Sodomizer will bring more horror and undead noises for all black freaks maniacs !!!!!!

RELENTLESS (USA):
Relentless is a very unpolished doom metal band with clean reverberated female vocals that lend a slight occult rock vibe. The band has a rather doomy overall flavor and approach and the guitar riffs and solos are frequently in the traditional metal vein with song structures that are also a bit rock influenced. According a lot of fans; Awesome Doom Metal!!! Other fans name it as a mix of Doom with NWOBHM! Music for fans of bands like The Devils Blood and Gold.

OVERRULED (NL):
Overruled brings you a strong combination of 80's heavy, speed and thrash metal.  This young four men formation from The Netherlands was established in January 2012 and has since rapidly grown into a solid and energetic live experience. With many performances on their name this band delivers high quality every time. Overruled stands for an experience with lots of interaction with the crowd and an enthousiastic performance. Headbanging and giving it all on stage, entertaining and playing the crowd! Bringing metal as it's supposed to is what Overruled is all about. Claiming the stage with a strong mix from catchy heavy metal 'till aggressive thrash metal makes this young formation an amazing experience in which old-school metal is brought in a refreshing way.   

INCINERATE (Belgium):
Old School Death/Thrash Metal from Antwerp, Belgium. Founded early 2008 and after a few line up changes again ready to rage!!! Check these guys out!!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Sunday 12 July 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; FREE !!!!

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26 May 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: TYGERS OF PAN TANG (UK, NWOBHM) & JACKALL (NL)

5 June 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

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A night of Oldschool Heavy Metal!!

TYGERS OF PAN TANG (UK, NWOBHM);
The Tygers of Pan Tang were an essential part of the movement that became known as New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM). Signed to M.C.A records they recorded 4 albums in 3 years, toured the UK and Europe extensively, outsold 'name' bands in Japan and had an 'almost' hit single with their outstanding arrangement of The Clovers 'Love Potion Number 9'. They weathered the mini storm of their first vocalist leaving after one album and replaced him with the towering figure of Jon Deverill. Against their record companies wishes they employed an additional guitarist, the mercurial John Sykes, who……well that's another story. On the brink of following Def Leppard and Iron Maiden who had softened up the USA, the band imploded spectacularly when the Las Angeles based MCA refused to provide the support necessary to cross the pond and, without a doubt, cement their growing reputation stateside. And that could well have been the end of the story had it not been for Robb Weir, who had founded the original Tygers and continued to 'believe'. Recruiting a set of musicians who could not only perform the old tunes with the necessary reverence, but who could also carry the Tygers torch forward and make new music suitably fitting of the name Tygers of Pan Tang, he set about rebuilding their reputation. And the results? Well, employing the vocal talents of a singer from Italy (Iacopo Jack Meille) who has been able to command the respect of Tygers fans old and new (and there are plenty of new ones) a rhythm section (Gav Gray and Craig Ellis bass and drums respectively) who are schooled in providing the necessary propulsion to drive the music from stage to audience and yet another guitarist of unnerving ability and an intuitive feel for the Tygers music (Micky Crystal) , the Tygers star has begun to rise again. It began with the release of their album Animal Instinct – which Classic Rock's Geoff Barton (the man who coined the term NWOBHM) reckoned was not only an album deserving of 8 out of 10 but he confessed it to be preferable to offerings from Whitesnake and Def Leppard. Following this the band found themselves in demand at festivals across Europe and now are set to play more European and UK dates in support of their most recent album (Ambush) which saw them reunited with their original producer Chris Tangerines, the go-to producer for many hard rock acts. So, the band have returned in a form which not only pays homage to the past but sets the compass for growing success.

JACKALL (NL):
JACKAL started in 1985 by the brothers Terry en Stephan Pechler (both from STRUCK). John Bouman, Rick Waalewijn (both from STAINLESS) and Erwin Siereveld made the band complete and in 1989 the CD “Cry Of The Jackal” was recorded. This CD received good reviews in metal magazines as “AARDSCHOK”, was played at radio stations such as Vara's Vuurwerk and Radio Octaaf, and got great response from several countries in the world especially from Germany. Jackal did shows with bands as Vexation, Angus, Hot Legs, Baby's Breath, Chalice, etc. In 1992 the band went dormant. In January of 2007 the original members John and Rick kick-started the band again. New bandmemebers where found, rehearsals started and after their ball breaking debut on 12-12-08 in de Kade in Zaandam the band is playing full force again! In 2010 original singer Erwin Siereveld joined the band again. Since then the guys have worked hard on old and new songs and played with bands like o.a. Martyr, Vanderbuyst, Iron Fist, Custard and Lizzy Borden. JACKAL is making preparations to record a new CD. JACKAL guaranties powerful Old School Metal. Melodic and powerful, slow and fast songs all made to last and kick ass.

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Friday 5 June 2015
Doors: 19:30
Entrance; € 10,-- (pre-sale)

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20 April 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: SHE'S GOT BALLS (all female AC/DC tribute)

31 May 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

AFTERNOON SHOW!!!!  15:00
Reservations;  sgb@mariosmetalmania.com

SHE'S GOT BALLS (Germany):
Europe's best AC/DC Tribute Band with an exclusive female Line-Up and the ultimate authentic AC/DC-Sound!!! Five professional and exceptional musicians who know how to rock their stuff live! Iris' unique voice, that granted her the award of the „Best German Female Metal Singer 2013“, can look back on many years of international live experience. The solid rhythm section based on Anja (drums), Conny (bass guitar) and Jani (rhythm guitar) presents likewise a wide range of live experience in the international rock- and metal business. Their AC/DC sound is perfectly completed by the brillant lead guitarist Lady Catman to win the hearts of the Angus Young fans with her authentic solo parts. Once you've seem them live on stage, you'll definitely know why they are Europe's most outstanding All-Girl-AC/DC tribute band – it's the maximum groove and power crowned with the exceptional voice that makes them unique !!!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Sunday 31 May 2015
Doors: 15:00  (AFTERNOON SHOW!!)
Entrance; € 7,50

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20 April 2015

Mario's Metal Mania & Thrashbangers Present: VICIOUS RUMORS (USA) & FIREFORCE (Belgium) (IN DUTTCH ONLY!!)

29 May 2015 @ Mezz, Breda, The Netherlands

Voor kaartjes: http://www.mezz.nl/programma/Vicious-Rumors-(US)/28880

VICIOUS RUMORS (USA):
Eind jaren '70 zag de heavy metal band Vicious Rumors het licht. De band uit San Francisco staat vooral bekend om hun gitaarwerk, harmonieën en de diversiteit van hun tracks. In 2013 belde Geoff Thorpe, gitarist van de band, het jonge Nederlandse talent Nick Holleman van de Bredase powermetalband Powerized. Thorpe vroeg hem of hij misschien mee wilde op tour. En zo geschiedde, twee jaar later staat Holleman met zijn grote Amerikaanse avontuur op het podium in zijn thuisstad Breda.

FIREFORCE (Belgium):
Metal komt overal vandaan dus ook uit België. De mannen van FireForce spelen Power Metal met een randje Heavy Metal. De band bracht in 2009 een EP uit die positieve reactie opwekte. Nu is het tijd voor een volledig studioalbum van FireForce. De bandleden zijn geen onbekenden aangezien er bandleden uit bands als Gwyllion,Grinning Ghoul en Double Diamond afkomstig zijn. Power metal met puur gitaarwerk, gierende solo's waar het tempo over het algemeen niet bijzonder hoog ligt, catchy refreinen. De gitaren zorgen voor de melodie waardoor het geluid af en toe neigt naar een jaren 80-geluid waarbij invloeden van thrash niet uitblijven. De zang is over het algemeen hoog en af en toe zitten er gave Heavy Metal schreeuwen tussen die flink wat omhoog schieten.

Location: Mezz
Keizerstraat 101
4811 HL Breda
www.mezz.nl

20 April 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: ATTIC (Germany), CARONTE (Italy), VILLAINY (NL) & WARCKON (Belgium)

14 May 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

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ATTIC (Germany):
Attic comes from Germany and presents us the very best vocally sound alike of King Diamond ever heard. If there were talent contests where descent music should be possible, this guy, Meister Cagliostro, would easily win, performing a Mercyful Fate track. It's almost unbelievable how much he sounds like the King himself as well in the high as in the low/spoken regions. This great vocalist expresses his stamp on the music by this great performance, so it automatically refers to Mercyful Fate. Well, this in 2010 founded band sounds less technical and gets their influences from classic, old school Heavy Metal like Judas Priest and a lot of early Iron Maiden punctuated with a dark atmosphere to give way to their interest in occultism. It seems that nowadays there's a real revival of occult bands playing traditional Heavy Metal with painted faces and lyrics about worshipping his Royal Evilness. Just think of Ghost and the awesome Hell. Now these bands don't sound musically the same and neither does Attic, so there's room enough for them in the scene. The self- titled demo was brought to the masses in the beginning of 2012 and was received very well by the press. And this debut … well ehm, it's simply damn brilliant. Not many bands are gifted bringing out a debut with only good solid varied metal.

CARONTE (Italy):
Formed in Parma, Italy, in 2010 by the three brothers Bones; Dorian, Henry and Tony and by the eccentric drummer Mike De Chi...rico. Caronte's sound was conceived as an heavy acid doom metal, their songs are inspired by drugs, alcohol abuse, death, black masses, sex, esoterism and misticism. First release came in 2011 with a three tracks Ep called "Ghost Owl", followed after one year by their first full-length "Ascension", released both by LO-FI CREATURES, the independent label of the singer Dorian. 2013 was the year of the split album with the doom metal band DOOMRAISER, released by LO-FI CREATURES and BLOOD ROCK RECORDS and of the first european tour that has seen CARONTE to play throughout Europe. The good feedbacks received have permitted at the band to share the stage with bands like Electric Wizard, Blood Farmers, Cough, Forgotten Tomb, The Devil's Blood, In Solitude, Pagan Altar, Doomraiser, Jarboe, OM, Angel Witch, Grand Magus, Orange Goblin, The Secret, Ufomammut and Abysmal Grief. The band released their new album for the german label VAN RECORDS. The new album is called "CHURCH OF THE SHAMANIC GOETIA" and is a true esoteric trip through 7 tracks that describe the journey of an adept at this new esoteric/philosophical current theorized by the band.

VILLAINY (NL):
Villainy is an unorthodox metal band from the Netherlands with death, doom, black, thrash metal and other musical influences.... With their energetic, thunderous and raw live performance they have left european stages shrouded in darkness for the last 3 years. Debut album ''Villainy I'' was released in early 2014 which was followed by a 7'' EP entitled 'The View From My Ivory Tower''. Check these guys out! You will be surprised!!!!

WARCKON (Belgium):
Warckon originates from the region of Grammont in the province of East-Flanders, Belgium. The band, as they perform on stage to this day, started their mission during the summer of 2009. Warckon's fanbase grew quick and steady, so they decided to record some material during the summer of 2010. What was supposed to become a simple demo, went on to become an EP and eventually turned out as a full length album. “The Madman's Lullaby” was officially self-released for the first time on the first of April 2011. Warckon plays thrash metal which definitely derives its influences from the 80's Bay Area scene. Fans of the technicality of top notch bands like Megadeth, Testament and Annihilator or the attitude that defines bands like Slayer and Exodus, will surely get their kicks at a Warckon gig! The band keeps working hard to maintain the reputation they have built for themselves: skull-crushing shows that are played tight as hell while maintaining interaction with the audience.

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Thursday 14 May 2015 (Ascension Day)
Doors: 18:30
Entrance; € 10,-- (pre-sale) & € 11,50 (door price)

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20 April 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: CASTLE (USA), HELGRIND (UK), FINAL DEPRAVITY (Germany) & STRYDEGOR (Germany)

3 May 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

MMM Presents; A night of newcomers!! ENTRANCE FREE!!

CASTLE (USA):
CASTLE formed in 2009 and released their debut album “In Witch Order” on the German label Van Records (The Devil's Blood) in 2011. The album brought light to the newly-formed band and earned them “Album of the Year” honors from Metal Hammer Norway, as well as Roadburn Festival's “Newcomer of the Year.” Shortly after, the band signed with Prosthetic in North America and released their critically acclaimed sophomore album “Blacklands,” which earned a nomination for “metal/hard music album of the year” at the Juno Awards (Canada's equivalent to the Grammys). The band supported the release playing over 200 shows worldwide alongside acts including The Sword, Intronaut and Witch Mountain in addition to appearing at some of the scene's largest festivals (Roadburn, London Desertfest).  Their latest album, “Under Siege,” was recorded at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, Calif. earlier this year with producer/mixer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Eyehategod) — who also produced their 2012 Juno-nominated release “Blacklands” — “Under Siege” pushes CASTLE's unique sound further with the confluence of punishing riffs and melodic passages of haunted, full-blooded madness. Vocalist/bass guitarist Liz Blackwell gave insight on the new material: “We wrote this album in Los Angeles, San Francisco and in the mountains of Northern California. It's a California record. We drew from the heavy sounds of those places to write electric witch hymns of death and doom.” Check them out!

HELGRIND (UK):
Thrash metal band Helgrind was formed in 2000 and after a few line-up changes have found their feet, settled the line-up and... starting building their worldwide fan base. Each member in Helgrind has brought their own style and influences, from thrash based bands like Sepultura, Pantera, Exodus and Overkill to the more rock/metal influences such as Sabbath, Purple and Rainbow. Helgrind's style of crossing all genres of thrash metal appeals to all metal music fans spread throughout the globe with diverse melodic undertows and an aggressive vocal sound that carry the ethos of the band to higher statures and charge the band with the determination and brutality that was true in Helgrind from the beginning. With four studio releases under their belt, Helgrind have shown a progression in musicianship and maturity in writing, but still in keeping with their goals and thrash influence. With a well-rehearsed set and hundreds of shows under their belt, the band delivers a fast, aggressive sound and has caused mayhem in the pit with their no-nonsense brutal pounding speed not for the faint hearted. If you haven't already got one, now is the time to get a neck brace, you will need it.

FINAL DEPRAVITY (Germany):
FINAL DEPRAVITY from the Ruhr Area of Germany (known as the homebase of legends like Kreator & Sodom and most vital center of the German metal scene) have been founded in December 2007. The band came up with a highly praised 3-track demo in 2008 and shared stages with acts like Sodom, Legion Of The Damned, Artillery and The Very End. The debut album, Nightmare 13, has been released in October 2010. FINAL DEPRAVITY played more than 70 live shows since the album release with the likes of e.g. Arch Enemy, Accu§er and Warrant. The band supported Onslaught and Suidakra on the Scream For Violence European Tour (20 shows) and performed at Metalfest Germany in 2011. In June 2012, FINAL DEPRAVITY have announced Jerome Reil (son of Kreator drummer Jürgen 'Ventor' Reil) as their new drummer.

STRYDEGOR (Germany):
In 2005 Florian Kunde (gui./voc.), Sven Martinek (drums), Slava Giebel (gui.) and David Schenk (bass) founded the Metal band „The Alphes" in Hagenow / Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania. At first everyone started to put his musical influences into music. What followed was a mix of different styles of Metal. In autumn 2006 David decided to left the band because of personal reasons and Clemens Thieke take over the place on bass guitar. They changed their name into „Strydegor" and found their right music style - Viking Metal. The name Strydegor is derived from a nordic warrior. On 15th of March 2008 they released their first demo album titled „Legends of Midgard" on a concert with bavarian Pagan-Metal band Wolfchant. Strydegor is a non-political thinking and acting band and dissociates from political and radical ideologies!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Sunday 3 May 2015
Doors: 18:30
Entrance; FREE!!!

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1 April 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: PRAYING MANTIS (UK, NWOBHM) & SAD IRON (NL)

6 April 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

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A night of Oldschool Heavy Metal!!

PRAYING MANTIS (UK, NWOBHM);
Praying Mantis was formed in London, England, in 1975, by brothers Tino and Chris Troy. The heavy metal scene of the late 70s was widely regarded as stagnant; it had become time for a new breed of British bands to emerge in the wake of a dying punk scene, Neal Kay DJ at THE BANDWAGON North London's premier hard rock disco. Due to Neal's much appreciated support Mantis were given a platform to air their music which featured the classics 'Captured City' & 'Lovers to the Grave'. Along with bands such as Iron Maiden, Angel Witch & Diamond Head, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal was born. Spearheaded by Praying Mantis & Iron Maiden, NWOBHM (as it became known) went on to dominate the Hard Rock scene in the early 80's after the release of 'Metal for Muthas'; a compilation album consisting of bands that had played at 'The Bandwagon'. The debut album "Time Tells No Lies" received much critical acclaim and the single “Cheated” went top 40 in the UK charts in 1980. During this period, Iron Maiden and Praying Mantis were closely paired in many areas and formed a strong musical relationship playing the 'Metal for Muthas' tour and a further successful more extensive UK tour together. Praying Mantis finally made significant headway in 1990 with Dennis Stratton & Paul Di'anno (ex-Iron Maiden) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the NWOBHM in Japan. Since then they have released many successful albums with Pony Canyon in Japan, and thus this became one of Mantis 's major territories. The band have recently joined forces with new Dutch members vocalist John “Jaycee”Cuijpers and drummer Hans in 't Zandt who have a vast experience in their fields having toured with bands such as Toto and many others. This will now add a new and exciting dimension to the band's music and live performances. The current album 'Sanctuary' on the Frontiers label is being hailed as their finest to date and is still receiving stunning reviews. The band are finalizing the next studio album which alongside the valued input and experience of the new members is anticipated to surpass the success of the last studio album Sanctuary. It looks as though Mantis are raising the bar and this may well be the most powerful line up the band have ever had. But don't just take anyone's word for it, just check out the music and the live shows and judge for yourself!

SAD IRON (NL):
Sad Iron is back and already played at Mario's Metal Meeting 9 in 2014! Rooted deep in the 1980's, Sad Iron was founded in Hoorn and reunited in 2012 at the Heavy Metal Maniacs festival. The fans couldn't get enough, so the band decided to continu doing live shows! Sad Iron released two albums of Pure Heavy Metal: “Total Damnation”- 1984 and “The Antichrist” 1985... MMM is very proud to have this cultband back in Little Devil! Be on time because all that saw the band last year where excited!!! And like Sad iron already sung before; "We all praise the devil"!!!!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Monday 6 April 2015 (Easter Monday)
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 12,50 (pre-sale) & € 13,50 (door price)

TICKETSALE:
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1 April 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: THE MENTORS (USA), DAMNED PILOTS (BE/IT) & THE FILTHY EWOKS (NL)

5 April 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

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A night to remember........

THE MENTORS (USA):
The Mentors are an American heavy metal band, who formed in 1976 in Seattle, then moved to Los Angeles in 1979. They billed themselves as “RAPE rock,” playing essentially early 1970s style heavy metal with extremely sexist lyrics. They were a popular live act in Los Angeles in the 1980s, but the chronic, acute alcoholism & 1997 death of singer/drummer Eldon Hoke (better known as El Duce) caused them to slow down in the 1990s and eventually cease activity. After a long hiatus, activity has started up again, and the band has put out new material with a renewed lineup. The Mentors were known outside of West Coast heavy metal and underground rock circles chiefly for their lyrics being cited by Tipper Gore during the Parents Music Resource Center hearings in Congress, and then being used by Frank Zappa on his “Mothers of Prevention” album. El Duce later appeared in Nick Broomfield's documentary about the death of Kurt Cobain, “Kurt and Courtney”. The band also showed up in one of Jerry Springer's shows! The Mentors were notorious for their songs that celebrated depraved sex acts and drug use. While their obscene lyrics ensured that their music would never be played on commercial radio, they gained a cult following due their raunchy, over-the-top live performances in Los Angeles nightclubs such as the Cathey de Grande, Gazzari's and the Whiskey-A-Go-Go. Check these guys out!!

DAMNED PILOTS (BE/IT):
The Damned Pilots relate to a steam punk and post-nuclear cartoon-like scenario. Their sound ranges from classic rock to stoner and doom-metal. Formed in 2013, the Damned Pilots recorded their debut EP “Spaced Out” (Radioactive Records). The band has already collected three European Tours: the SPACED OUT TOUR 2013, the BEATIN' THE ODDS TOUR 2013 and the RIDE THE SKY TOUR 2014. During these tours, the Damned Pilots performed in Lithuania, Slovenia, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and Austria. The Damned Pilots have played with bands such as Candlemass and Lizzy Borden, and their music featured on the compilations “OBSCURE ANTHEMS” (RADIOACTIVE RECORDS – aa.vv.) and “TRIESTE ROCK CITY” (KORNA AL CIELO RECORDS – aa.vv). In the summer of 2014, the band entered the studio to record their first full length, “OVERGALAXY”, produced by Ron Goudie (Stryper, Poison, Social Distortion, Death Angel, GWAR, 45 Serious, TSOL) and mixed and mastered by the legendary producer Bill Metoyer (Slayer, WASP, Corrosion Of Conformity, Trouble, DRI, Lizzy Borden).

THE FILTHY EWOKS (NL):
The Filthy Ewoks are form Katwijk, The Netherlands and are formed in 2013. The band plays endor-core/crossover and is influenced by bands like; Black Flag, Descendents, Bad Religion, Subhumans, Motorhead, Misfits, Superjoint Ritual, Dead Kennedys, T.S.O.L., D.R.I, The germs, Bad Brains, Sick of it all, GG allin, Death, Gorilla Biscuits, Adolescents, Pennywise, The ramones, Reagan youth, Negative approach,MDC, Agent Orange. If you like any of these bands; just check them out! There first demo is released late 2014 and sounds very good! Check out these youngsters!!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Sunday 5 April 2015 (Easter Sunday)
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 10,--

TICKETSALE:
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1 April 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: NIGHT DEMON (USA), ABSOLVA (UK) & AIR RAID (Sweden)

2 April 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

MMM Presents; A night of some great 'newcomers' in heavy metal!!

DOUBLE HEADLINER SHOW!!!

NIGHT DEMON (USA):
Hailing from the city of Ventura an hour north of Los Angeles, Night Demon is a classic metal trio comprising Jarvis Leatherby on bass and vocals, Brent Woodward on guitar and Dusty Squires on drums. The band unites the three members' musical inspirations and influences ranging from old-school metal greats such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Diamond Head, Angel Witch, Riot and Saxon to punk legends The Misfits. But whilst Night Demon's music proudly exhibits these roots, it does so in a manner contemporary with modern times in every aspect, and even in Night Demon's short tenure as an active band since 2012, this quality has compelled first-time listeners to take notice and has made an indelible impact on them. The Europe tour in spring 2014 saw Night Demon successfully sign a record deal with SPV/Steamhammer for Germany and Europe. Night Demon have completed work on their debut full-length album 'Curse Of The Damned', featuring 11 brand new original tracks, and is released lately and receiving great reviews worldwide! MMM booked the band already last tour and all visitors where excited so dont miss these guys!!

ABSOLVA (UK);
Absolva is a classic metal band, based in Manchester, UK, & featuring twin lead guitar in the great British tradition. Formed in May 2012 by Chris Appleton & Martin McNee (both of Fury UK), joined by Dan Bate (Point Blank Fury). Chris & Martin had featured together especially since October 2007 as part of successful classic metal trio Fury UK, a band which clearly established itself at the forefront of the UK scene. From inception to May 2012, Fury UK, signed to Rocksector Records, released 3 albums, 1 EP & 1 DVD. The band also toured UK & Europe extensively as a headline act, played Bloodstock, Hammerfest & PPM Festivals, & toured as guests with Iced Earth, Saxon, Y&T, Michael Schenker & Blaze Bayley. When Fury UK bassist Luke Appleton (brother of Chris) joined American powerhouse metallers Iced Earth, Fury UK was put on hold whilst Chris & Martin decided to form Absolva. At the beginning of August 2014 bassist Dan Bate reluctantly left the band as he felt unable to devote himself 100% ongoing, & once again Luke Appleton stepped in as short term cover. Luke played all Absolva's tour dates from 4th August until the completion of the European Tour on 25th October 2014. On 8th September Absolva announced new permanent bassist Karl Schramm who starts with the band from 26th October onwards. On 17th December 2014 Absolva announced its' first tour of 2015, with Luke Appleton of Iced Earth again guesting, but this time on 2nd lead guitar in a 4-piece line-up. Check this band out; you will be surprised!!!!!

AIR RAID (Sweden):
AIR RAID is a Heavy Metal act from Gothenburg, Sweden. They were originally formed in 2009 by guitarists Andreas Johansson & Johan Karlsson. After releasing the EP "Danger Ahead" & the Full-length album "Night Of The Axe" with former singer Michalis Rinakakis, AIR RAID appeared at the legendary Keep It True-Festival in Germany, early 2013. This was followed by two smaller tours and festival gigs around Europe. In the middle of all success, the personal differences between the band and Michalis had gotten too severe. As a result, AIR RAID decided to part ways with him. Shortly after bringing in new vocalist Arthur W Andersson in July 2013, the band went on a 5-gig Southern European Tour, and also performed two very successful gigs on Japanese Assault Fest in Tokyo, Japan! The current line-up, including Arthur W Andersson (Vocals), Andreas Johansson (Guitars), Johan Karlsson (Guitars), Robin Utbult (Bass) & David Hermansson (Drums) are now back with a brand new killer album entitled "Point Of Impact". With those eight tracks of pure heavy metal, the band has developed their traditional, yet personal sound even further! Check it out, and catch them @ Little Devil!!!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Thursday 2 April 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 7,50

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Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Friday 13 March 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 12,50
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1 March 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: HIRAX (USA), DESECRATOR (Australia), PIRANA (Mexico) & PAST THE FALL (UK)

20 March 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

TICKETSALE:
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HIRAX (USA):
After releasing some demos, Hirax signed with Metal Blade and debuted with their first full-length, Raging Violence in 1985.[1] The band was composed of Katon W. De Pena (vocals), Scott Owen (guitar), Gary Monardo (bass) and John Tabares (drums). In 1986, John Tabares left the band and Eric Brecht (brother of D.R.I.'s vocalist Kurt Brecht) joined. After the change, they released their second album, called Hate, Fear and Power under pressure of the label (only having 16 minutes of length for 8 songs). After this release, the band quit the label and independently released a demo called Blasted In Bangkok in 1987. But with tensions and disillusions in the band, De Pena decided to leave and form a new band with Gene Hoglan (former Dark Angel drummer), and Ron McGovney (former Metallica bassist). They called themselves Phantasm and released a six tracks demo in 1988 (re-issued in 2002 as a CD with the demo and live tracks). After a brief tour with Nuclear Assault, they broke up. In 1989, after De Pena left, the replacement was Paul Baloff (former Exodus frontman). But soon after the band broke up.
De Pena stayed involved in the regional underground music scene and took a job working at a local music store. In 1997, he featured one of his old songs on a split 7" with Spazz, the band of one of his friends. By 1998 De Pena had received enough fan mail and interest which encouraged him to reunite Hirax in 2000. De Pena reunited the band with the original lineup of Scott Owen, Gary Monardo, and John Tabares, releasing the El Diablo Negro EP in 2000. The lineup completely changed, and Hirax released the album Barrage of Noise in 2001 with James Joseph Hubler, Justin Lent (Clusterfux), and Nick Sellinger. This line-up was brief as well. In 2003, De Pena recruited an entirely new lineup again, and released the album The New Age of Terror in 2004 with guitarists Dave Watson and Glenn Rogers (Deliverance former), bassist Angelo Espino, and drummer Jorge Iacobellis. That line-up, due to irreconcilable differences, followed in the trend of the other line-ups and broke up. The band released their fourth studio album El Rostro de la Muerte in the spring of 2009.[6] On February 24, 2014, the band released their newest album titled Immortal Legacy, courtesy of Steamhammer Records. The band is now touring to promote this latest release! Check this out because the band is not touring that much in Europe!!! One of MMM's favorite bands finally @ our own Little Devil bar!!!!

DESECRATOR (Australia):
With a sound that has been compared to early Testament, Death Angel and Sacred Reich - DESECRATOR's twin guitar attack, puni...shing rhythm section and blood soaked vocals have won over the old guard of staunch metal fans as well as recruiting a new wave of young thrashers. DESECRATOR: A Backwards sounding forward movement into THRASH. Fantastic Industry response has seen DESECRATOR rise quickly ...through the masses by capturing and keeping audience's attentions across Australia alongside such METAL greats as Forbidden, Warbringer, Mortal Sin, Hobb's Angel of Death, Macabre and Toxic Holocaust as well as desecrating audiences to devestating effect through South East Asia on the bands first international tour. Following the success of 2011's debut release LIVE TIL DEATH tracked completely live on stage – DESECRATOR have again pushed the boundaries of technical musical simplicity with 4 new tracks of original thrashing metal with their new vinyl LP - "DOWN TO HELL". Limited to 250 copies – DOWN TO HELL is pressed on high quality, heavy-weight 10? diameter wax. Presented in a striking 2-colour splatter effect finish, embossed logos, twin artwork covers and a full art inner sleeve – this is a must have for any fan of thrash. Recorded and mixed by engineer Joel Taylor (Inverloch, In Trenches) in Melbourne – Australia and mastered by Harris Johns (Kreator, Sodom) in Berlin – Germany, DOWN TO HELL sonically boasts all the studio production elements – expected in todays releases – but stays true to the organic roots from which DESECRATOR have grown.

PIRAÑA (Mexico):
PIRAÑA is the fucked up child of Samuel Olvera (ex Disgorge, Genital Retroplasia, Domain, Ravager, Demonized and actual memb...er of Undenied) and César Tarello (ex Antiqua and actually Devil´s Whiskey and session guitarist of Zombiefication), formed in 2003 with the only porpoise of playing raw thrash with any pretentions except to crush all tunes as possible. After a year of work PIRAÑA recorded their first MCD with 6 songs entitled: PIRAÑA ATTACK coproduced with Onslaught Records in February 2004. With great surprise, in very short time the band started to grow with very good critics from zines & websites, and listened in all México thanks to songs.
In January of 2006 the band produced an Split CD called MECHANICAL JAWS INVASION were they played with a local band called The Pit (thrash death) and released two new songs with an intended demo raw mix (Guerrilla War and Broken Cross) and they also played a cover song from Exodus (Piranha). Thanks to this two works and a lot of gigs, the band started to be recognized as one of the best metal acts in México. In December of 2008 the young drummer Fernando Nieto started with the band and the first CD DESTRUCTIVE ANIMAL REVOLUTION is recorded under the label of American Line Prods. The songs got better acceptance and the album got sold out in few months, projecting the band as an icon of mexican thrash. While still promoting the album, PIRAÑA worked as opener acts of many bands as Impaled Nazaren, Pungent Stench, Destruction, Nuclear Assault, Hirax, Onslaugth and also played at many international festivals as the two editions of Metal in the Forest with Vader, Evil Dead, Watain, and many more. In 2013 the band reedited the first record PIRAÑA ATTACK with a new recording of the songs of the MCD and new art, and also started their first European tour to promote the CORRUPTION album along side of the mexican bloodshed act Zombiefication and had an excellent participation in the Barroselas metal festival in Portugal..

PAST THE FALL (UK):
Past The Fall is a 3 Piece Groove Metal band from London England, with Will Wright on Bass/Vocals, Thomas Cope on Guitars, and Mariusz Marecki on Drums.Past The Fall was formed by Tom Cope and Will Wright in 2011, after the dissolution of their previous bands from the UK Thrash Scene, which saw them share the stage with luminaries such as Evile, Fell Silent, Mendeed, Mutant, Pitiful Reign and Headless Cross (the previous incarnation of Savage Messiah), and travel the length and breadth of England and Europe. Soon after the bands inception they joined forces with the young Drummer Marco Antonio, a Bolivian who has not only pursued music from across the globe, but has also cut his teeth on London's session scene. After completing their initial line-up, a demo quickly followed to demonstrate their genesis receiving positive reviews, online airplay as well as featuring a track on the cover CD of Zero Tolerance magazine! After a few shows to polish there performance and songs, the band began work on their debut EP 'Beggars At The Liars Banquet'. Unfortunately it was at this point that the band had to amicably part ways with Drummer Marco due to his personal commitments, Thomas's brother Matt stepped in to complete the recording on Drums which lead to a chemistry from the brothers who had grown up playing together, that produced a greater sound, which has naturally translated in to him performing live with the band. The finished mixes were mastered by Andy 'Hippy' Baldwin (Faith no more/Tesseract) at the world famous Metropolis Mastering Studios in West London. The artwork was produced by the immensely talented Costin Chioreanu (Arch Enemy/Grave) at Twilight 13 Media.The EP was released Summer 2013, and the band spent the rest of the year securing a distribution deal for the record, working with Entec sound and lights (QOTSA/Blur/Tool) to produce a music video for the track 'Injustice' whilst receiving positive reviews from Terrorizer Magazine (as well as a track on there cover CD) and other online metal reviews. Come 2014 and the band hit the road to take message to where it matters most- the fans and metal heads around the globe that keep it heavy! There debut UK and Europe 'Trial by fire Tour' has swept across the country to rave reviews and once again has had all the art and promo design completed by Costin Chioreanu (Arch Enemy/Grave) culminating with a piece in Kerrang Magazine in the autumn! The end of 2014 and Past the Fall have headed into the studio to begin recording their debut album, due for release April 2015, and with the album already showing signs of becoming darker and heavier than ever before a new dynamo behind the drum kit was needed- enter Mariusz Marecki from Poland, a technical firestorm of metal magic helping to continue to push the boundaries of what Past The Fall has accomplished!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Friday 20 March 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 12,50
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1 March 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: OMEN (USA), MASTERS OF DISGUISE (Germany) & FIREFORCE (Belgium)

13 March 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

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OMEN (USA):
Omen is best-known for melodic yet aggressive power metal/fantasy metal along the lines of King Diamond, Queensrÿche, Savatage, Manowar, and Helloween; Omen is forceful and hard-driving, but they're always been musical and melodic. The band was formed in Los Angeles in 1983 by lead guitarist Kenny Powell, who had been a member of an L.A.-based band called Savage Grace. Powell's early influences included Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, UFO, Ronnie James Dio, Black Sabbath, and Rainbow (among others), and Omen's Metal Blade and Enigma recordings of the '80s reflected the guitarist's appreciation of those headbangers. Omen has had its share of lineup changes over the years; in addition to Powell, the band's early members included lead singer J.D. Kimball (R.I.P.), bassist Jody Henry, and drummer Steve Wittig. In 1984, Omen signed with the L.A.-based Metal Blade and recorded their debut album, Battle Cry, which was followed by Warning of Danger in 1985, The Curse in 1986, Nightmares in 1987, and Escape to Nowhere in 1988. Throughout the '80s, glam metal, pop-metal and hair bands were huge on the L.A./Hollywood rock scene -- the Sunset Strip was inundated with bands that hoped to be the next Quiet Riot, Poison, or L.A. Guns. But when other L.A. bands were heavily into the glam scene, Omen was a power metal band first and foremost. Check them out!!

MASTERS OF DISGUISE (Germany):
MASTERS OF DISGUISE have risen from the ashes of the last existing SAVAGE GRACE line-up, standing for the virtues of US spee...d and power metal like back in the old days. With the aim of delivering nothing less than a worthy successor to SAVAGE GRACE's "Master Of Disguise" album from 1985, they put together ten songs with the feeling and the intensity of US metal in its prime. With a vocalist who delivers it all (Alexx Stahl), a rhythm section to break bones (Neudi & Mario Lang) and twin lead guitars with that certain "savoir faire" (Kalli Coldsmith & Roger Dequis), MASTERS OF DISGUISE are ready to hit the stages with their debut album "BACK WITH A VENGEANCE" in fall 2013. Watch out, because Knutson has returned... HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!

FIREFORCE (Belgium):
FIREFORCE started their Battle for Freedom at the end of the year 2008. Very quickly, the band became well-known for their excellent live gigs, and their 2009 EP “Moonlight Lady” succeeded in attracting the attention of the recording industry. As a result, 2010 was a very creative year for the band. Their debut album “March On”, which was released the end of March 2011 throughout Europe, propelled the band out of the underground Metal scene from which it emerged, and into the hearts of the larger public, i.e. Metal fans everywhere.The vocals truly deserve to be described as authentically Metal and never falter once throughout the album. The bands debut album “March On“ is pure Heavy Metal adrenaline. It's an album that is being driven forward relentlessly by its riveting riffs and thundering drums and rhythms that grab you by the throat. The recordings of the new album "Deathbringer", were started in march 2013, again under supervision of R.D.Liapakis and engineer Christian Schmid in the Music Factory Prophecy studio's in Germany. The album was released on 20 June 2014! So some new songs will most likely attract you as well!!! Check out this Belgium Power Metal Masters!!!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Friday 13 March 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 12,50
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1 March 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: HIGH SPIRITS (USA)

12 March 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

THIS IS AN EARLY EVENING SHOW!!!!
Start 18:45  -  Stops 20:00



HIGH SPIRITS (USA): HIGH SPIRITS began in Chicago in early 2009 with a series of fun songwriting sessions and demo recordings. Soon, there were ...10 songs recorded, enough for an album. It was released as a plain white-label LP at the first HIGH SPIRITS live show, which was in August of 2009. Only a handful copies sold that night, but the rest sold quickly through the mail to fans all over the world. The demos compilation album was soon released on digipack CD by Cruz del Sur Music and on gatefold vinyl by High Roller Records. During 2010 the band did a lot of shows around the Midwest USA and self-released a 7” single titled “Let's Rock”. Interest was building for a proper full-length album, and studio sessions began in early 2011. Because the demos collection had been so successful, it was decided that all new songs would go on the album. In May, recordings took a break for the band to do a two-week tour in the USA. Titled 'Another Night', High Roller Records released the album on CD and LP in August of 2011, and the response was sensational. The audiences loved it, and the response from the press was fantastic, with the band named top newcomer of 2011 by Rock Hard Magazine. By 2012, demand was “high” in Europe to see the band live. Keep It True Festival soon was in touch to offer a spot on their 2013 bill, and the band happily accepted. But the Rock Hard crew just could not wait that long, so they asked the band to play the Rock Hard Festival in May of 2012. On the same trip, HIGH SPIRITS also played two club gigs in Germany and also Muskelrock festival in Sweden. In 2013 the band returned to Europe, performing in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, and Belgium before the long-awaited finale at Keep It True. It was all a lot of fun and a big success!
At the end of 2013, HIGH SPIRITS began working on the follow-up album 'You Are Here', with studio sessions wrapping up in early 2014. The album will be released on CD and LP in Europe by High Roller Records (April 25th) and in North America by by Hells Headbangers (May 13th). The band's popular namesake song will also be released as a limited-edition 7” single by both labels, each with a different exclusive B-side. This is an early evening show because the band flies back home soon after the gig…so last time to check them out this tour!!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Thursday 12 March 2015
Doors: 18:00
Entrance; € 6,--
Reservations; hs@mariosmetalmania.com
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5 January 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: CRYPTOPSY (Canada)

16 February 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

CRYPTOPSY (Canada): Cryptopsy is an extreme metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. During the past twenty years, Cryptopsy have wreaked havoc throughout the metal genre by releasing six studio albums (Blasphemy Made Flesh, None So Vile, Whisper Supremacy, And Then You´ll Beg, Once Was Not and The Unspoken King), a live album (None So Live) and an EP (Ungentle Exhumation), which have confronted and invigorated the conventional approach to writing extreme music. In 2012, Cryptopsy returned to their roots in order to craft their newest endeavour entitled CRYPTOPSY. The band has said that CRYPTOPSY is their most brutal, technical and dynamic offering as of yet. Well, check it out and be sure if they are right in this ;-)

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Monday 16 February 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 10,--
Reservations; cryptopsy@mariosmetalmania.com
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5 January 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: WARRIOR SOUL (USA), BULLETRAIN (Sweden) & THE ROADKILL (Norway)

25 January 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

WARRIOR SOUL (USA): Warrior Soul is an American hard rock band formed and mostly known by by lead singer Kory Clarke.  They were signed to Geffen Records from 1989 to 1994. The band hit the scene in New York City in 1987. Coming of age during the presidency of the first George Bush, many of its songs were politically based, from the prescient “In Conclusion” to the call to arms, “Children of the Winter.” The term “Acid Punk” was coined by Clarke to explain the hard driving trippy sound that was Warrior Soul, particularly the Space Age Playboys album. The style once again predicted what was going to break on the American and International rock music scene with the success of Green Day and The Offspring. The critical acclaim that accompanied the band translated to record sales in Europe but there was not enough push or touring to break in the USA. Despite recognition by peers, including Lars Ulrich from Metallica, who had been quoted as saying Space Age Playboys was his favorite album, Warrior Soul disbanded in 1995. Following the re-release of the band's first five albums on in 2006, Clarke reformed Warrior Soul for a UK tour in March 2007, using long time musician friends from England and Sweden. Work has begun on a new Warrior Soul album and a live album taken from the band's October UK tour. (This was released in mid 2007). In 2008, the band played the second incarnation of Hard Rock Hell, in North Wales, with the large room over capacity when the band play, rendering the opposing Hawkwind show on the next stage virtually unattended. Kerrang! magazine reviewed the show as KKKKK (5 Ks)[citation needed]. The band is again on tour and will hit the Little Devil stage for the first time; so be there to witness this!!!! You wont regret it!

BULLETRAIN (Sweden): Bulletrain was founded back in 2006 by guitarist Mattias Persson and drummer Jonas Tillheden in the suburbs of Helsingborg, Sweden. Led by their dreams they found like-minded people with singer Robert Lindell, bassist Tim Svalö and guitarist Adam Börvall who later was replaced by the guitarist Robin Bengtsson. Bulletrain released their first EP "Johnny Gonebad" on their own in 2007. Dedicated to achieve their dreams Bulletrain entered the studio again to record their second EP. "Turn It Up!" was the result and the album was released in the early autumn of 2009. "Turn It Up!" gave the group plenty of speed and gigs followed one another. Several years out of hard work finally started to pay off. Just when the band was about to sign a record contract and have had a dream to come true, singer Robet Lindell chose to leave the band. There and then they tumbled at the finish line. The record deal was lost and the album recording never happened. Bulletrain began to work with their debut album which they decided to produce themselves. Meanwhile they recorded they were looking for a singer and finally found him in the Växjö native Sebastian Sundberg. For fans of Guns N Roses, Skid Row, Crazy Lixx, Firehouse, Bon Jovi, Hardcore Superstar, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Steel Panther and so many more!

THE ROADKILL (Norway); According the bands bio; The perfect cocktail blending essentials of 80's shred, 90's rock and timeless industrial metal. Lyrically and musically the band is genuine, original, provocative and emotionally moving. Just check them out!

Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Sunday 25 January 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance; € 10,--
Reservations; ws@mariosmetalmania.com
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www.littledevil.nl

5 January 2015

Mario's Metal Mania Presents: RED DRAGON (NL, Farewell show) & AFTER CHAOS (NL)

9 January 2015 @ Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands

RED DRAGON (NL): is a local band from Tilburg but these guys already formed in the early 80's!! After years of silence MMM managed to book the band already for a reunion show at the Tilburg Headbangers Fest in 2006 of which MMM was co-organiser during 2006/2007. Later on the band did a few other shows and also played the 7th (SOLD OUT) edition of Mario's Metal Meeting with bands like Tygers of PanTang (UK) and Jaguar (UK). Red Dragon started in 1982 (the eighties) by the Jacobs-brothers René, Kees and Huub. Although the bandmembers where influenced by Saxon, Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Kansas etc.. ...the band has its own sound because everyone wants to put his favourite band-influences in the music. “Keep on rockin', Keep on Dragon” was the slogan in the eighties.
The music is straigt-on and pure hardrock. Not too simple, not too symphonic but it rockes. The message is: don't go worrying about social problems but live your life and enjoy the music. Gigs were given in Nederland (especially Zeeland) en Belgium. They played as support act for Uriah Heep, Bodine and Vengeance and headlining some festivals. Well, now nearly 35 years later the band decided to do a few farewell gigs and stop completely after these shows. One of the few farewell shows had to take place in their hometown Tilburg and as a longtime friend of bassplayer Huub Jacobs, MMM arranged this show @ Little Devil club! So dont miss this show; last time to witness these guys on stage with RED DRAGON!

AFTER CHAOS (NL): is a rock/metal coverband from Waalwijk with in their ranks RED DRAGON guitarplayer Rene Jacobs. The band plays mostly oldschool rock/metal covers and is a perfect band to warm up the audience! And a nice opportunity to wittnes Rene Jacobs in his “new” band!

Date: Friday 9 January 2015
Doors: 19:00
Entrance ; FREE !!!!
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