Metal Montag: Win Tickets to Progression Tour 2014!

by Guest Blogger

By Mike T. West.

[EDIT: this competition is now closed. Click here to see if we’re running any open competitions]


HIYYAAAAA! The last time we attended an evening of disgusting contemporary metal was Bonecrusher Fest way back in 2012, when we had slightly less dramatic facial hair but were no less incontinent. Now it is time once again to prepare thy underwear as one of Germany’s best metal bands Caliban are dragging four of their brutal peers across the nation. Next week they land in Neukölln – the centre of metal and Instagram in Berlin.


Formed in the forest of Hattingen, Germany in the late 90s, Caliban have released an epic nine albums before confidently creeping their way into their native top 10 music charts this year with current record, Ghost Empire. A formidable live act that comes with almost two decades of playing live – I predict 10.5 circle pits per riff.

I Killed the Prom Queen Copyright Tom Barnes Photography

Copyright Tom Barnes Photography

Joining them is one of Australia’s best metal exports, I Killed The Prom Queen, who recently returned from a lengthy hiatus with vicious sounding third LP, Beloved. One track of which features guest vocals from John of The Ghost Inside, cause you know they’re mates innit. Here is the video for epic choon “Thirty One & Sevens”:

Also appearing at the United Colours of Riffaton Bazaar™ are the aforementioned Ghost Inside and The Devil Wears Prada – which is indeed the new sludge super-group featuring cast members from the 2006 smash hit film of the same name. Honest.

Foreplay comes from Switzerland’s only metalcore act Breakdown Of Sanity, which is exactly what you will suffer if you manage to survive the evening.

COMPETITION TIME! The cool cats at Trinity Music are giving YOU a pair of tickets to the Berlin leg of Progression Tour 2014 this Thursday. Just tell us, in the comments below:

What is your favourite German metal band? Boners points if you tell us why.

Answers by 6pm tomorrow (May 6th) please.

The Boring Bit (yawn, RULES):

1. You must be at least 18 years old to enter.
3. We will keep a record of each comment in a database and then a random number generator picks the winner.
4. Remember to include your full (real) name or we won’t be able to put you on the guestlist!
5. We will announced the winners via our Facebook page on Wednesday May 7th.

Meanwhile, tickets are still available by typing Progression Tour 2014 into Google and parting with your well deserved Euro pounds.The gig itself kicks off at the mighty Huxleys Neue Welt, 107-113 Hasenheide, on May 8th from half past six in the evening. MOSH!