||Bro(UK) Promotions, Beatdown Records, High Roller Records, Unsilent Tombs Records, Gabriel Management, Iron Fist Magazine, Rock Hard Magazine, Renegade Rock Radio… proudly present a weekend of legendary NWOBHM!
Bands in alphabetical order:
ASCALON(UK) – Hailing from the worldwide capital of heavy metal, Preston(UK), newcomers to the scene ASCALON are coming to smash the bros and sis’s from all over the world with their heavy metal thunder, expect mullets and spandex with a full steam headbanging!
ATOMKRAFT(UK) – A band best known for its bassist/vocalist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan. Tony, Steve and Payre will be playing the cult classic “future warriors”in its entirity for the first time ever!!
BERLYN(UK) – After splitting and going their separate ways back in 1983, BERLYN will be returning back to the stage 31 years later to rock Newcastle like never before! With only a demo released in their time together, these guys should have gone a lot further. Luckily 2 LPs worth of live material were released in the 00’s, which is just all exceptionally well written rockers! Featuring Maurice Coyne and Alan Levitt of URCHIN fame.
DAMASCUS(UK) – Underground Scouse legends DAMASCUS started their venture into the NWOBHM circuit back in 1982, releasing 1 demo tape and the rare and absolutely thundering “Open Your Eyes” 12″. Thankfully making a return to the stage after 3 decades, you know this is gonna be one for all you Dreamers out there!
DARK FOREST(UK) – Over a decade of riffs from these Black Country boys, playing traditional classic metal with extreme prowess and fantastic melodies, DARK FOREST are a force to be reckoned with in the metal world. 2013 we will hopefully see a new album from the guys to!
DARK HEART(UK) – Northallerton’s DARK HEART started life as Tokyo Rose, and after releasing a 7″ they changed to the more original moniker of DARK HEART. In 1984 they released the absolutely fantastic “Shadows of the Night” 12″ on Roadrunner Records. They are returning for a special one-off performance for all the fans at BROFEST!
ELIMINATOR(UK) – Massive UK spandex bros all the way from big curly haired country, aka Lancaster. This will be the band’s debut gig in the northern wastelands of NWOBHM upon Tyne. Young(HAH!) lads playing classic heavy metal, drowned in rum! Outlaws on the Highway all over the M1!
EVIL BLOOD(CRO/UK) – Coming to being in Croatia and relocating to the UK in the late 80’s, EVIL BLOOD spurred on by UK bands MOTORHEAD and local legends VENOM, in late 1983 they delivered their MIDNIGHT IN SODOM demo which was 9 tracks of total speed metal, influenced by the likes of very early Metallica and Slayer. Strap your wig on tight for this one as your neck is gonna become lose! UURGHHH!
FAST KUTZ(UK) – Formed way back in 1984 up in the North of England, Cleveland to be precise by Kenny “BLACK ROSE” Nicholson. FAST KUTZ released only one LP, the fantastic Burnin LP in 1987, they also recorded a Friday Night Rock Show session on Radio 1. FAST KUTZ will also be making a special set up of unheard/unreleased tracks aswell as performing HOLLAND and HAMMER tracks!!
GASKIN(UK) – After a short hiatus, Mr Gaskin and his cohorts will be returning to the stage at BROFEST. One of the most well known underground NWOBHM bands will be swinging its way all over the festival – tear off your capes and get Ready For Love!
HOLLOW GROUND(UK) – Local NWOBHM legends HOLLOW GROUND make a welcome return to the live scene. Formed in 1979 and releasing the now insanely rare “Warlord” 7″ in 1980, the lads are back and Flying High once more!
JAGUAR(UK) – One of the most influential NWOBHM bands ever make a very rare appearance in the North East. Releasing the absolutely unforgettable, and raging, AXE CRAZY single on Newcastle’s very own NEAT RECORDS all the way back in 1982. Brofest(UK) #2 is going to be a welcome return to the North East for the guys in JAGUAR and all the fans alike, let’s hear that BATTLE CRY!
PAGAN ALTAR(UK) – Brockley town cult heroes make their first ever appearance on a northern stage! Formed way back in 1978, the lads in PAGAN ALTAR cranked out some of, what turned into, the most influential Heavy Metal in the underground. The distinct combination of relatives Terry and Alan is unmistakable, prepare to bang your head and swing those hips like it’s 1978 all over again!
RITUAL(UK) – The word “cult” cant be used to describe just any old band, but a word has never been so fitting when it comes to RITUAL. Gypsy Re Bethe is the mastermind behind this unique NWOBHM cult, returning to the stage for the first time in decades at BROFEST(UK) #2, get ready for a night filled with hypnotic riffs and classic NWOBHM obscurity.
RULER(UK) – Honorary UK bros from the London borough of Milan(UK)! One of the freshest, most traditional sounding Heavy Metal acts out in the scene today. Paying homage to all the great bands of the NWOBHM era, while giving it a twist of their own. RULER truly are one of the forerunners of the current Traditional Heavy Metal revival!
SOLDIER(UK) – Rejuvenated NWOBHM greats SOLDIER are gonna be a force to be reckoned with, a new, excellent, album under their collective belts “DOGS OF WAR”, released on the legendary HEAVY METAL RECORDS imprint. SOLDIERS are making the trek up to Newcastle to rock you until you can’t find your bumbag anymore!
SPARTA(UK) – Mansfield’s SPARTA hit the circuit around 1979, initially under the name Xerox, they released 2 singles and 1 split record (with Savage and Panza Division) despite only being together for a decade, breaking up around 1990. The “Fast Lane” and “Tonight” singles are some of the catchiest and rocking releases from that period, its a pleasure to bring these guys back for everyone!
SPARTAN WARRIOR(UK) – Penshaw’s Finest make a welcome return to the Brofest stage after a bromotional and powerhouse performance at this year’s UK #1 fest. We’re thrilled to welcome these bros back again – THE complete metal master class, complete with the latest silk scarf fashions and a… piece of meat!
TOLEDO STEEL(UK) – The youngest band on the bill, southern UK based bros TOLEDO STEEL have been working hard over the past year to make waves in the underground, busting with razor sharp riffs and soaring vocals, these guys sound as if they were rocking the Marquee back in 1981 – they weren’t even born until a decade later! For fans of Judas Priest/Iron Maiden/Grim Reaper – true traditional British Heavy Metal!
TRAPPAZAT(UK) – A special one off reunion from Mr Disgusting Trousers himself, Paul Britton! TRAPPAZAT actually only released one record back in the forgotten era of 2012, a true gem in a sea of junk! Filled with fantastic dual guitars, slick solos and soaring squeals, TRAPPAZAT are back to rock one final time!
TRUFFLE(UK) – Portsmouth’s own “GODS OF WAR” well be making a very rare appearance on stage for all you crazy NWOBHMERS out there. A true underrated gem are TRUFFLE, get ready for THE RETURN OF THE BACON SLICER!!!
WARRIOR(UK) – WARRIOR ARE BACK!!!!! Newcastle cult hero’s are returning for a special one off reunion for all the Brofest(UK) maniacs! Nothing else needs to be said, this is going to be nuts!!!! DEAD WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!
VARDIS(UK) – One of the most legendary power trios of the 80’s, with insane live shows still talked about to this day. Steve Zodiac, Gary Perason and Terry Horbury make their live return 27 years in the making at BROFEST(UK) #2, this is not to be missed by any fans of classic rock and the NWOBHM. LETS GO!!!
MORE BANDS SOON!
ALL AGES – Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.
Friday 28th February 2014