Manchester Academy Heavy Rock & Metal Festival, 18th January 2013

MANCHESTER ACADEMY HEAVY ROCK & METAL FESTIVALDusty Pop Entertainment presents a special event featuring 10 Manchester bands over two stages at the Manchester Club Academy on the 18th January 2013:


Featuring 10 of the North West’s most vibrant bands. Each ticket gains access to the two venues!

Doors : 7pm  and tickets a bargain price of  £6adv Tickets On Sale Now click here
Bands Include:


Formed in early 2010, MADISON STATE have taken audiences by storm with their pounding riffs, catchy melodies and a powerful high octane live show which has earned them the reputation of being one of the UK’s must see bands.

Determined and ferocious the Chester quintet’s music is the product of both modern day influences such as Devildriver, Chimaira and Arch Enemy but also the old-school of Metallica, Pantera, Sabbath and Maiden.

Combining a turbo-charged twin guitar attack with earthshaking bass, ballistic blast-beats and the kind of throat-shredding screams that cause nightmares, the band have developed a mature modern metal sound which switches between aggression and melody effortlessly, making Severenth’s music not only intense but also catchy.


Candid Iniquity formed in 2007 in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Manchester. Four like minded yet individually unique people came together, each with their own distinctive approach towards the same goal. Since receiving great reviews and lots of interest since playing Bloodstock Festival 2011, they are now on course to begin spreading our unrelenting form of Metal to towns and cities across the UK.

Powerful messages coupled with strong, dynamic music and an intense live performance, Candid Iniquity leave people with impressionable memories and a lust for more.

Female fronted metal band with progressive elements. Recently reformed and starting to make things happen. After getting back on track a new album is currently underway and they promise that their first outing will be an extremely heavy one!

A four-piece metal band from Manchester. Coming from complete opposite sides of the metal spectrum, the current members of Seracrusis look to infuse all of their separate tastes in metal into one, jaw-crushing sound.

The new reformed Seracrusis has since released a 7 track EP titled – “The Downfall”.

Another Dead Hero are a grunge band which formed in 2003 with one primary goal, war against the music industry and its cloning of recycled pop music. Another Dead Hero made a pact to make music with passion in the way they wanted to make it without conforming to the commerical requirements of the mainstream music industry.

In 2004 the band released their debut album ‘Locked Up’ which was a success in their local area. Two years later the band released their second album ‘Call Me What You Like’ and their success grew furthermore with the world wide release in both CD and MP3 format. ‘Generation Zero’, the band’s third album was released in 2009 and was the band’s most ambitious album to date.

A four piece band based in Manchester, mixing together Punk and Metal producing a sound that can only sounds like ‘Giants of the West’.

2012 saw a new Aftermath Eternal line up come out of hiding, with Kris Price being added to the band on rhythm guitar. With MORE new songs, the band are fully committed to getting our sound to the public. They recorded an EP in April, headlined Manchester Club Academy in June and are continuously looking for more gigs and more ways to get our music noticed.

Revival, a Metal band from around the Tameside area having been together as a band for a while now and after a number of lineup changes they are more than ready to give the metal world a kick in the teeth.
The job of these songs are to stick in your head…permanently! Catchy riffs mixed with shredding Solos.

Their eagerly awaited Debut Release, The Darkest Days EP, is out and on sale now!

A Manchester metal band formed in 2012, currently writing music, playing gigs and soon to be recording an EP which should hopefully be out during 2013.





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