As promised, next year’s Breaking Bands Festival will be the biggest to date. Held at the Stoke Prior Sports & Country Club in Bromsgrove, on the late May Bank Holiday, 2017’s event will house the best new and up-and-coming Metal, Punk and Rock bands to the general public.
TBFM and head organiser Mucka Jay have just added the final five bands to The Session Studio Main Stage; Die No More, Gang, Hell’s Gazelles, iDestroy, and Sinnergod all complete a 27 band main stage line-up. With headliners Forgotten Remains, Massive Wagons, Acid Reign, Metasoma, Falling Red, and Seething Akira already previously slated, next year’s festival will be something truly special.
But just when you thought nothing further could be announced, Breaking Bands Festival have teamed up with The Rock Den, a music venue based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, to bring an exclusive third stage. This will be an outdoor full electric stage in the main arena area on both Saturday and Sunday and will feature bands that have played The Rock Den. Dean Archer, organiser of The Rock Den said “It is a great honour to be on board with such a fantastic event. Being able to bring along our Rock Den fans to something on a bigger scale helps the bands and gives them that bigger platform they have been working so hard to get.”
Dealer UK and Neverworld will be the headline bands, and the stage will also host six more bands including: Kaine, Scream Serenity, Southbound, Still Remains, The Filth Hounds, and The Smokin’ Prophets. Even with the announcement of this new stage, there is a guarantee that there will be NO BAND CLASHES throughout the whole weekend.
With 50% of tickets already booked and with only a very limited number of glamping tents left, next year’s event will definitely sell out. All details on tickets and bands are on the website http://www.breakingbandsfestival.com and to purchase your tickets, visit http://breakingbandsfestival.com/shop .
BAND PROFILES – The Session Studio Main Stage:
If you like your rock’n’roll short, sharp and spiky, then Bristol grrrl rockers IDestroy might just be your favourite new band. They snap, they crackle, they pop, and they wear studded leather jackets with a feisty punk sneer.
IDestroy – https://www.facebook.com/Idestroyband
Sinnergod have released 2 albums and numerous EPs to date which have topped the Amazon download charts. They have also been featured in Metal Hammer Magazine. Sinnergod have recorded with artists including Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden) and Tobias Keast (Eso). Their fanbase is global. The dark lords have also supported Deathstars, Misfits, KMFDM, Orgy, CKY (Bam Margera), and The Defiled.
Sinnergod – https://www.facebook.com/sinnergod
Hell’s Gazelles are a dedicated, fierce, energetic live band. Their set is incredibly interactive, and they expect every crowd to shout themselves hoarse. Last year, the band won Oxford’s Metal 2 the Masses competition, earning a spot at Bloodstock Open Air 2015. More recently, the band were runners up in the National HRH Highway 2 Hell competition in Sheffield, earning themselves a place at Hard Rock Hell and the Ibiza Road Trip.
Hell’s Gazelles – https://www.facebook.com/HELLSGAZELLES
Die No More have been on the live circuit both in the UK and mainland Europe for the past 4 years and have developed a live show that engages and ignites any audience they play to. From playing Festivals to smaller indoor shows, they pride themselves on their live reputation and are constantly working to improve and take their shows to even higher levels.
Die No More – https://www.facebook.com/DieNoMore
Born from the ashes of Gush X on the edge of the 90’s, GanG evolved into an oscillating register between thrash and hardcore and released several demos, albums and videos. GanG are the only international band of the festival hailing from Northern France. With eight albums already released and several requested trips back to the UK by their fans, GanG may be French, but they have a home in England!
BAND PROFILES – The Rock Den Stage:
Dealer, producing original Heavy Metal as it should be played, give fans a high octane performance that will have the whole crowd energized and engaged. From the infectious front man to the face melter on lead guitar, DEALER won’t let you down!
Kaine are a leading force in the British Metal Revival formed in 2009 by Rage Sadler (rhythm guitars & vocals). The band are a NWOBHM inspired four-piece who offer a highly engrossing tri-guitar attack.
After forming five years ago, Neverworld have set their sights high, releasing a three track EP and full length album, featuring outstanding reviews in reputable metal magazines. Over the years they have developed an exciting live set, playing at the forefront of the UK underground metal scene and Europe.
Neverworld – https://www.facebook.com/NeverworldMetal
Scream Serenity were originally formed by front man Jordan Fennell in 2007. Hailing from Lowestoft, it didn’t take Fennell long to gather other band members to form the band’s engaging line up. Their original songs and energy based stage show will always leave the crowd begging for more.
Scream Serenity – https://www.facebook.com/screamserenityband
Southband are a young entertaining professional band who love to put on an entertaining show. Their music is a mix of Blues/Blues Rock with a little something in between. The band have supported The Blockheads and will appeal to a widespread audience.
Southbound – https://www.facebook.com/southboundbandblues
Still Remains were originally formed around 1993, born out of boredom for the Grunge trend—think Metallica meets Thin Lizzy, Saxon & Manowar. After some time out, original band member Andy Green reformed the band with a new line up & began writing and recording again. If you like songs that make you bang your head and shout the chorus, then you won’t want to miss Still Remains!
Still Remains – https://www.facebook.com/still-remains-uk-97968996323
The Filth Hounds have the melody of pop and classic rock and the power of metal and thrash. They don’t just stand and play, they perform from start to finish. The band are the entertainers of melodic heavy metal.
The Filth Hounds – https://www.facebook.com/TheFilthHounds
The Smokin’ Prophets are an English Rock n’ Roll band formed in Southampton, in 2013. With an edge and a hair raising image from the 80’s fused with a solid punk foundation, they are in your face, and possess a sense of danger that other bands lack.
The Smokin’ Prophets – https://www.facebook.com/TheSmokinProphets