Bands

We want to bring you the best metal bands that the UK has to offer, so we spend our time outside of putting together our gigs, seeking out the next top quality acts that you have to see.

Below, you will find some of the acts we have had the fortune to have grace the Pandemonium Club stage, as well as some of the bands that we think are well worth a listen.

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Warlord UK

Warlord UK, a Death/Thrash Metal band, were formed in Kings Norton, Birmingham in 1993 with original members Mark White, Mick Gorst and Andrew Stone.

This potent threesome, very early on in their career, managed to grab the attention of a national musical management company during a session in a local recording studio. Their ground shaking performance resulted in them being signed up before their 3 hour stint was over.

Neil Hutton joined the band on drums before taking up the sticks for Benediction, and was replaced by a huge personality in Neil Farrington. The band then enjoyed much success, supporting the likes of Napalm Death, Entombed, Cancer and At The Gates, not to mention numerous headlining slots at UK venues.

Their first album, Maximum Carnage, was released in 1996 and a European tour followed with Benediction, but due to the stresses and strains of full time employment and the lack of appetite for the Metal scene in the UK, Warlord decided to call it a day in 1998.

Ten years later, Mark and Neil felt ready to resume their Metal crusade, resulting in the resurrection of the Warlord UK name. Support slots with Napalm Death, Obituary and Evile ensued and headlining spots at Inferno Fest in Norway and Terrorizer Grindhouse have seen the Kings Norton war machine back at its best.

Neil left the band in August 2009, but alas in December 2010, Neil chose to leave this world, leaving many friends, loved ones and fans lamenting his loss. Warlord UK marked his passing with a set dedicated to him whilst supporting Napalm Death, a month later.

The present day Warlord UK's 4 piece line up with Mark on bass, Ben Dunn on drums and guitarists Gaz Thomas and Brooksie. This powehouse quartet are currently working on their third album with none other than Sy Keeler of Thrash legends Onslaught producing, but are still committed to bringing their brand of blistering Thrash Metal out to every corner of the UK.

Like the mighty Centurion tank, the behemoth that is Warlord UK is continuing its assault on the mainstream; miss them at your peril.

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Wretched Soul

Wretched Soul was formed in late 2008 amid the mist-veiled marshes and ruined medieval ramparts of Kent, Southern England. As of May 2012 the band has just finished recording their debut album with producer legend Chris Tsangarides (Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, King Diamond etc.).

Taking their brand of Heavy Metal to the masses, Wretched Soul never fails to wreck-necks and evoke the true spirit of Metal supporting the likes of Anihilated, Blaze Bayley, Beholder, Eastern Front and Sarah Jezebel Deva among others.

"Wretched Soul supply an all-encompassing Metal assault of unparalleled proportions. When we talk about bands to watch and who are going to make a big impact on the metal scene, you've got to mention Wretched Soul". - DJ Beerman, Top Rock Radio - May 2012'

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