Evile, Cerebral Bore and Savage Messiah For A Night Of Metal Mayhem
This stop of the HMV's Next Big Thing tour will take place on Saturday, 11th February at the HMV Ritz in Manchester.
The event will also be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the bands' record label, Earache Records, and an after-show party will be held at Satan's Hollow, featuring a guest DJ set by Evile lead guitarist OL DRAKE.
The bands have issued the following statements:
Ol Drake - Evile: "I'm sat in a bus in Germany about to go on stage, but a little part of me can't wait to get back to the UK fans and play the HMV Ritz in February with Cerebral Bore and Savage Messiah. We're all really looking forward to the show, and we can promise a very special set on the night. We HAVE to make it special as a part of celebrating Earache Records' 25th Anniversary, of which it is an honour to be included in! Long live metal! See you in Manchester!"
David Silver - Savage Messiah: "We're really psyched up for this show! Manchester is a great metal city and we can't wait to slam into some new tunes from Plague of Conscience for our metal brethren!! HMV is a British institution too, so we're proud to have been invited to join in and help fly the flag for heavy music. We're going to dedicate this performance to our fallen metal comrade David Gold of Woods of Ypres, who was supposed to be sharing the stage with us at this event; fate had other ideas, so we're gonna raise the roof!"
Simone "Som" Pluijmers - Cerebral Bore: "HMV Next Big Thing is gonna be a rare thing to play. We are absolutely honoured to support our label in this and that they've picked us out from all the Earache bands to play this festival with some of our label colleagues. Of course our thoughts go out to Woods of Ypres who have lost their great frontman at an unexpected time. They were also going to play this festival. We will rock our hearts out for them, this gig should be a literal blast!"