Earache Records has checked in with the following announcement about several of the label’s bands performing at the HMV Next Big Thing festival:
“Earache Records is pleased to announce its very own evening of metal mayhem at HMV’s third annual Next Big Thing music festival tour in 2012.
“HMV’s Next Big Thing showcases and celebrates the very best in new and emerging talent, drawn from all genres across the music spectrum, who are tipped to make it big in the coming year. This year’s event saw 140 breakthrough artists performing live, including fast-rising blues-rockers Rival Sons, who returned to the UK later in the year for a completely sold out headlining tour.
“The third HMV Next Big Thing festival will run over 11 days between 2nd and 12th February, 2012, at nine venues across the UK, including for the first time ever, Manchester’s HMV Ritz, where Earache Records will be presenting a night of live music from some of the best new and breakthrough metal bands around.
“The Earache Records HMV Next Big Thing event takes place on Saturday, 11th February, with performances from Evile, Cerebral Bore, Savage Messiah, and Woods of Ypres. Tickets for the event cost just £10 and there is no booking fee. Order your tickets now while they last at this location.
“The event will be Woods of ypres’ first ever UK show and takes place just two days before the release of the band’s highly-anticipated new album, WOODS 5: GREY SKIES & ELECTRIC LIGHT, on 13th February.
“Savage Messiah’s new album, PLAGUE OF CONSCIENCE, is due to be released on CD and LP less than a week before the show, on 6th February. The album is available to download now in its entirety for free here. To find out more about HMV’s Next Big Thing, go to this location.”