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A Day of Rock
Saturday, November 11th, 2017
7:00 PM
This years festival A DAY OF ROCK FESTIVAL is to be held at The Hut, Rockingham Road, Corby, Northants.

It is a charity festival with all proceeds going to the same two charities as the previous years.

The British Bikers Relief Foundation (BBRF) and the Warwickshire And Northants Air Ambulance (WNAA).

It will consist of two stages - THE LEGENDS OF ROCK STAGE and THE WILDFIRE SESSIONS ACOUSTIC STAGE (Hosted by the legendary STEVIE JONES).

THE LEGENDS OF ROCK STAGE

CHRIS HOLMES' MEAN MAN

Christopher John Holmes, born June 23, 1958 in Glendale,
California, is a heavy metal guitarist and songwriter who
grew up in La Canada, California.

Holmes started his musical career in the Pasadena, California
area in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He is best
known as the lead guitarist of heavy-metal band W.A.S.P.

Together with Blackie Lawless and Randy Piper, he was
one of the founding members of the band. Holmes was a
member of W.A.S.P. first from 1982 to 1990, and again
from 1996 to 2002.

Holmes was contacted by friend and former bandmate
Randy Piper to join Piper's new project, Animal. Holmes
quickly relocated to Ohio to prepare for Animal's upcoming
"900 lb Steam" tour. The tour was considered successful,
and after its conclusion, Animal recorded tracks
for a new album.

After Holmes returned to Los Angeles in late 2003, he
began working with several Southern California-based metal
groups, producing and contributing guitar tracks. In
2007, Holmes was involved with the filming of a Randy
Rhoads documentary directed by Peter M. Margolis,
which has yet to be released. Holmes appears briefly in a
2009 episode of VH1's Rock Docs, "Do It For The Band:
The Women of Sunset Strip." In the Summer of 2009
Holmes released Secret Society's "Death by Misadventure

In 2010, he joined Where Angels Suffer with Randy
Piper on guitar, Steve Unger (Metal Church) on bass,
Rich Lewis (Animal), on vocals, and Stet Howland on
drums (Blackfoot, Lita Ford, Killing Machine, Belladonna,
Impellitteri, Sister and W.A.S.P.). Ira Black has
since replaced Piper. The band toured Europe for the
first time in 2011.

On November 26, 2012, Chris released his first solo
album Nothing to Lose and decided to produce, manage
and distribute it himself along with his wife Catherine
Sarah Holmes. After the success of his first
album, Chris started recording his second solo album,
Shitting Bricks.

On May 2nd, 2015, Chris Holmes released his second
album worldwide and had his first concert in Nantes,
France with his new band 'Mean Man' which consists
of Thomas Cesario Guitar, Pascal Bei Bass and Folkert
Beukers on the drums. Two of the songs were filmed
live, and uploaded to his YouTube channel. Chris
Holmes is currently just finished with MEAN MAN
his scandinavia and Uk tour and starting working on
his next album who will be the first album with
his band MEAN MAN

HOUSE OF X (Special Guests)

The two-up, two down, features, on the Ground Floor, the powerhouse foundation of Clive Edwards and Rocky Newton.
On the First Floor, there’s the magic of Laurence Archer and the seemingly unstoppable drive of Danny Peyronel.

As most of you already know, all the materials used in the construction were forged in some of England’s best, toughest and most demanding quarries and foundries: Wild Horses, Lionheart, Phil Lynott’s Grand Slam, Def Leppard, Tarzen, and of course, MSG and UFO, to name a few.

They spent two years honing their sound live in Britain and Europe, in front of a steadily growing band of enthusiastic fans, whilst performing a set consisting of re-worked, high-octane versions of songs from their previous lives, many of which they wrote.

After showcasing their new material with hyper-encouraging results during the last few months, Clive, Rocky, Laurence & Danny went into the studio in London to complete their first album, and the X is now a reality.

The “X” Going forward:

We feel that there is plenty of room in the known Universe for great rock bands and great music, and we hope to be judged on our music and our stage show. Nothing more. Where our alternate reality takes The "X" is a fresh, blank slate and we plan to fill it up with new, exciting songs, starting with our first studio album early 2014.

SYTERIA

SYTERIA are a female fronted rock band that was born in 2015 and although we rehearse in Leeds we live all over South Yorkshire, England. Syteria is Jackie (Guitar, Vocals), Julia (Vocals), Keira (Bass Guitar, Vocals) and Pablo (Drums, Vocals).

SACRILEGE

Founder member Bill Beadle Lead Vocalist/Guitarist and band songwriter formed Sacrilege in 1982/83 with best friend Alex Cookson. After advertising in Melody Maker they were joined by Rick Burgess on Drums and Steve Barrs on Bass.

The Band Recorded 4 tracks for a Demo in 1983. Bill’s dad sent off the Demo without the band knowing and it was picked out off many thousand of tapes and Records as one 6 bands to be the best new band of 1983 and appear on Television on the 6 episode David Jensen show which on their week also featured The Stranglers and U2. From the TV appearance followed a UK tour of smaller venues finishing with a gig at London’s Marquee. The band were then asked to play on John Glovers independent compilation album which was to feature Saxon, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and a few more bands that were being Billed under the banner “New Wave Of British Heavy metal”. Unfortunately this got cancelled at the last moment when one of John Glovers other bands, Go West, got a Number one hit and all monies were put into promoting them and the album was sadly put on the back burner. The band were also in line to support Iron Maiden but the day before the band were to play in front of Neil Harris, the drummer split his hand open so bad he couldn’t play the gig. In 1983 Sacrilege Recorded the Gates Of Hell Album, which at the time was classed as a Demo. Sacrilege had a line up change Late in 1984 and were joined by Max Chan (Bass) and Steve On (Drums) In that year they made their second Demo.

Sacrilege ended when Bill stopped playing for about 25 years between 1987 and 2012 after getting disillusioned with a number of things and decided to raise a family.


In 2007 Bill decided to rerecord the old Sacrilege songs and write and record new material. After meeting guitarist Pekka Loikkenan online and living in Finland, Pekka put the solo’s to Bills new work. In 2009 the album Sacrilege was released. Sacrilege were back and sounding great. Due to the distance between Bill and Pekka Bill sort after a more local guitarist and Met Terry Steward. Terry and Pekka can be heard on the bands 3rd album The Unknown soldier which came out in 2011. Late 2011 Bill wrote The Album The Wraith which is based on the TV Series Stargate Atlantis, he also asked friend Neil Abnett to play on this album. Neil was so impressed with all the Sacrilege music he persuaded Bill to play Live again.

In The 80s Sacrilege always had a theatrical stage show no matter whether they were playing a pub, club or festival and fans loved it. You will be pleased to know that the band still put on the show they were renown for. Sacrilege made their return to the stage on 25th October 2012 with new band members. In 2013 Sacrilege released Sacrosanct. After a few member changes trying to find the right combination Bill met with Neil Turnbull who was in NWOBHM band Dervish in the 80s and struck up a great relationship and both had the same vision to take Sacrilege forward. Now joined by Jeff Roland on Bass and Tony Vanner on Lead Guitar Sacrilege are back and about to Release six6six their latest and in the bands view best Sacrilege album yet.

ERADIKATOR

Eradikator are a 4 Piece Thrash Metal Band from Birmingham UK, the birthplace of heavy metal monsters such as Black Sabbath, Napalm Death and Judas Priest. Drawing on all their life and musical influences, Eradikator set out to create face melting, ear shredding Thrash metal that would make even the most hardened metal heads ears hemorrhage liquid steel.

After releasing their debut album Dystopia to rave reviews Eradikator hit the road and have been playing everywhere they can ever since, later securing a re-release of Dystopia through U.S based label Divebomb Records.

Eradikator then went on to win Metal to the Masses in 2014, playing to a sold out crowd and securing a spot on the new Blood stage at Bloodstock 2014.

Eager to keep the momentum going they went straight into the studio to record their second full length Album with Legendary Producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Exploited) at Parlour Studios.

With a new release coming soon Eradikator are ready to take it up a notch and get out to play more gigs, have more party's and melt more faces.

See you down the front!!!

RESIN

With their music style initially derived from heavy influences from such bands as Alice in Chains, Stone Temples Pilots, Seether and similar, once you have listened to Resin for a short while, you soon realise that there is so much more going on. The band give the 90’s Grunge movement a modern twist mixing the obvious with Rock and Metal to bring a very unique quality, yet still maintaining a very thoughtful approach to song writing, bringing at times a real emotional journey and constantly pushing the boundaries whilst encouraging the listener to turn the sound up indulge in pure passion - listening to Resin leaves you wanting to hear more.

FUELED HATE

Fueled Hate are a Corby based five piece metal band which start journey in January 2012. With a plethora of musical tastes and backgrounds ranging from rock to groove to hip hop to metal and hardcore the band "FUELED HATE" shows no limitations with their writing ability and style. After few line up changes we can say we are now complete. Fueled Hate have played with bands such as Krysthla, TRC, Nervosa, Whorion, “The Darkhorse, Stormbringer, Vendetta, Our World Below?, Black Ink Sun. We don’t really fit into a genere of metal because we have so many influences. We call it “Dirty” because that’s how it sounds.

In 2016 they were chosen by Simon Hall to play at Bloodstock Festival with great response from crowd smashing the barriers, which was later changed and on core which is unheard of that kind of venues.

On 25th of February they release their album called “March of the Pigs”

MAXDMYZ

Maxdmyz are: Vocalist Twister, Skizzy on Guitar, Drummer Jamie Tatnell, Vortex on Keys and Bassist A'Zedd. Their new album The Hate Plane is out on 27 July 2014 – we believe it’s the band’s best offering yet. Visit www.maxdmyz.uk for more. completely swipe your face off, but allow you to attempt facial reconstruction in slightly more ambient sections.

Signed to Renegade Records - renegaderecordslondon@hotmail..co.uk

DEIFIED

Deified are a five-piece metal band from just outside Liverpool in the Northwest of England, UK. The band formed in late 2013 and as early as May 2014, Deified headlined their debut gig at The Lomax in Liverpool and soon after went on to play many more gigs, one of the highlights of the year being a slot on mainstage at Out Of The Ashes Festival.

2015 was a busy year for Deified; in April, they released a video for their track ‘No Solitude’ and then later on won the Liverpool final of the Metal 2 The Masses competition to win a coveted slot at Bloodstock Festival in August. This festival appearance immediately catapulted the band into a summer / autumn UK tour where they played over 30 shows all over the country.
December 2015, Deified released their debut album ‘Ascension’ which was entirely self-produced, the album gained some fantastic reviews which helped keep the band on everyone’s radar, eventually securing themselves a slot in 2016 supporting Exodus.

2016 was a very exciting year for the band. Deified came third out of 425 bands across the globe in the TBFM factor. They also secured themselves the last available slot for SOPHIE Fest Coventry due to winning the public vote and also played a showcase at MMC Manchester, once more due to winning a public vote.

SHADOWS OF VIOLENCE

Forged in 2007, Shadows of Violence have grown to become a force of nature. Using driving beats, pounding riffs and powerful vocals, Shadows of Violence fuse these elements to create Metal in its purest form.

Chris Moules has been shouting since birth. Performing for the last decade, Chris joined us in 2013, evolving our sound to new heights. Incorporating a blend of melodic tones with screams from the depths of hell, Chris's ability continues to wow crowds.

George Watts handles an axe with incredible speed and precision. Playing with Shadows of Violence since 2012, George brings incredible neck-snapping riffs and impressive lead work which combined with his presence of pure Metal leaves you in awe.

Martin Haigh is a founding member of Shadows of Violence whose ability on the guitar has grown to a standard very few can reach. The centre of the band's creative process, Martin has been the forefront of the band's evolution over the years.

Michael Burrows founded Shadows of Violence with Martin and has been destroying the drums ever since. Complementing the band with driving beats that creates an aura of Metal where listeners have no choice but to snap their necks.

THE DARKHORSE

Up into the cosmos beyond the ether,
a dying star is upon its final days.

A fading light. On the final hours of its life the deity's hand reaches down and touches the star imploding it into itself spreading four pieces of debris hurtling towards the earth.

The debris enters the earth's atmosphere and penetrates the earth down to its core with mammoth force and pressure it erupts flying chunks of lava and magma as if the gods are angry that It seems that the apocalypse is upon the blue planet.

Locals who witness this "out of this world" phenomenon said they'd seen a glowing beast arise from this mayhem and chaos.
A beast with a mane of fire hooves of thunder and breath of sulphur.

Its heart of clockwork beating always on time never stopping forever pulsing.

Darkhorse was conceived

May God have mercy on our souls

SWITCHBLADE CITY

4 piece Hard Rock outfit from Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Delivering hard hitting original rock and roll, continuously turning heads with every show!

SPIRAL DIVE

More Rock Than a stoning.....Loud, just as rock should be.as meaty as a butchers shoe.....

if it aint loud... it aint rock!


THE WILDFIRE SESSIONS ACOUSTIC STAGE

THE MIDNIGHT DOGS

Formed in 2013 this Leicester based band has evolved into a formidable, hard working rock outfit, delivering their own brand of down n dirty rock n roll. Their no frills approach to their songs, gives their sound a retro 70s edge when combined with their tight rhythms, catchy guitar riffs, killer bass lines and lyrical stories.

Ever the crowd pleasers, The Midnight Dogs have supported some amazing artists, including The Dogs D’Amour, Stacie Collins, The Quireboys, Gypsy Pistoleros, Spear of Destiny and Dan Baird.

But don't just take our word for it, Live In Leicester recently wrote:
The Midnight Dogs – ‘Rock with Rhythm – one of the best stage performances I’ve seen in a while – great to see the lead singer putting 110% into his performance- hip swaggering rock.’

STORMBRINGER

Stormbringer first came together in the summer of 2011 After a couple of Sunday afternoon beers between Dom and Ash. Both had just come away from their longterm projects, Deadeye and Nekkrosis respectively, and were looking to embark on a new journey. Dom was also a member of the critically acclaimed Viking Skull, who were between tours at this point so it seemed like the perfect time to start on something new. Dom then made the decision to contact Jon Quantrill, a lifelong friend and fellow musician (well, a drummer) to see if he would be interested in becoming involved in the new project. After a bit of thought Jon joined the band, followed by Darren McCullagh after hours of trawling the internet for a suitable and competent bass player.

Now the band had its musical core and powerhouse, the guys locked themselves away in a rehearsal room and started to jam out the first drafts of what were to become truly great songs.

At first, it was all about the music. The four members very quickly had a full albums worth of material and inspiration was at a high so they booked some studio time. There was now just one place left to fill - they needed a singer.

After about a year and with the music for the album already recorded, Stormbringer added the finishing touch to their line-up. Mike Stockley joined the band in the winter of 2012 after a mutual friend said “you have got to check this guy out”, and laid down the vocal for their debut album ‘MMXIII’. Mike was exactly what the band were looking for, a classic rock voice with a contemporary edge and a lyrical ability that was perfect for the sound the band had created.

With the full line-up in place it was time to go out and cut their teeth on the road. Traveling to all four corners of the country the band received rave reviews and played to rocking crowds. With the bands reputation growing stronger with every gig and the crowds getting bigger all the time, it became clear that Stormbringer was living up to its name.

After successful years of gigging, including shows at Download Festival and the main stage at Bloodstock, Mike sadly had other commitments and had to part ways with the band. Stormbringer faced yet another challenge, having another full album recorded, they needed to find someone who had the ability and talent to step up to the mark for the next stage in the Stormbringer journey.
After auditioning relentlessly they found Jimi Brown - formerly of Burn City Burn, and it was clear, even after the first audition, that this was the guy for the job. Jimi has proved himself as both a natural talent, a stand-out stage performer, and a stunning recording artist which was made evident with his performance on Stormbringer’s second release ‘Blood and Rust’, due out in late 2015.

The band live by their mission statement - “To rock as hard as we can, wherever we can and have a good time doing it”.

A must-see live show, which will absolutely not disappoint.

STEVIE JONE & THE WILDFIRES

Stevie Jones and The Wildfires belong to Northamptonshire and have carved out a collection of down to earth, infectious self-penned songs. With a blend of rock, folk and americana think maybe John Butler Trio, New Model Army, The Clash, Counting Crows, Ryan Adams.

Delivered in full band or stripped down acoustic, Stevie's songs are layers of honesty and urgency and draw on experiences ranging from to living life in both the modern-day music industry and as a professional archaeologist, abandoning alcohol and becoming “Straight Edge” to political angst, sex and love . ‘Stratigraphic Heart’, their debut album was recorded at Parlour Studios, Kettering with acclaimed producers Neil Haynes & Russ Russell and features an array of guests including New Model Army’ lead guitarist, Marshall Gill. In a live setting the songs come to life and after a busy year promoting the album with radio, gigs and festivals much more is planned for 2017, including European gigs.The band consist of Stevie Jones (guitar/vocals), Vassilis Damitriadis (guitar), and Jake Patrick (drums) with Bob Dabrowski now replacing Lou Short on bass.

'A tremendously enjoyable debut album, Stratigraphic Heart is a complex layering of human endeavour captured simply and with absolute care‘
8.5/10 Ian D. Hall Liverpool Sound and Vision

**** Maverick Country Music Magazine

HOLLY PERKINS

An original blend of Folk, Roots, Americana with heartfelt lyrics and soulful vocals self-penned by singer/songwriter Holly Perkins.
Intricate folk style finger picking, reflective of the Ralph Mctell influence, not at all unlike Suzanne Vega and vocals walking a line somewhere between KT Tunstall, Sarah Mclachlan and canadian singer-songwriter Brandy Zdan make for a captivating combination.

"First experience of seeing you perform today, thoroughly enjoyed it. I was the one who told you your version of Boys of Summer was better than the original. And I stand by that. Keep up the good work!" - Teddy Ashby 22/06/14

MYJAIKE

MyJaike has played throughout the UK at many venues and festivals alongside some of the best up and coming acoustic and folk artists of today.

They have a reputation as an entertaining live acoustic duo whose prolific song writing skills have seen them become one of their home town of Northampton's leading acoustic acts. 2013 saw the release of their debut EP "Bouquets & Rhymes" and they are currently spending time in between live shows working on their extensive catalogue of tracks to produce a follow up album for release in 2014.

MyJaike's catchy and melodic songs twinned with a truely entertaining, light-hearted approach to performance, make for a truly unique sound. They are continuously appearing as feature artists at a number of some of Northampton's most popular acoustic nights.

These guy's are truely talented...a must see act...always leave me wanting more!!!
The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth.

BOUQUET OF DEAD CROWS

Formed in 2013, Bouquet of Dead Crows are a female-fronted alternative Rock/Pop band from Cambridge that combines big riffs with big melodies. The Band released their debut album ‘Of The Night’ at the end of 2015, which was recorded at the Parlour Recording Studio (Evil Scarecrow, Napalm Death, Evile, Stevie Jones and the Wildfires) in Kettering.

The album is available from German Shepherd Records https://germanshepherdrecords.bandcamp.com/album/of-the-night as well as playing high energy rock shows, the band also enjoy playing stripped down acoustic sets.

ONE TOWN OVER

OTO were formed in one way or another over the years by Mike and Brett jamming over the years with such influences as Counting Crows,Matchbox 20,Coalplay,and all things from folk to rock, until a working title of '40 lites' was born with the addition of Ian on the bass.

A while after (honest,I will ask the lads of a more accurate timeline to this...!) Vinnie was added bringing another guitar to the mix....We then laboured under the title of 'Mollys yard' but it was not really received to well, so after much consultation with ourselves, we settled upon'One Town Over'.

We started gigging beginning,and throughout 2007/08 doing lots of open mic sessions and even had a small slot at the Summer Sundae festival in 2008.

Up until August 2009 we continued doing various gigs and a bit of studio work, but due to other commitments in life a 'sabbatical' has been taken...until now!

SEASONS HOLLOW (Acoustic Set)

Having recently recorded their debut EP, Hereford based five piece hard rockers 'Seasons Hollow' are showing everyone that they are here to stay. The band formed a year ago and if their first EP is anything to go by, they mean business!

The band was co-founded by Steve Turner (Guitar) and Marc Jones (Bass) in January last year, from there they recruited Joe Dawson (Vocals), Brian Reason (Guitar) and Matt Jones (Drums).

The EP initially consisted of seven songs that the band whittled down to the four tracks that they felt were strongest. The EP was recorded at KJM Studios in Hereford and they brought Corin Myatt in for recording and production.

Joe Dawson comments "The whole band is essentially a melting pot of various influences, we just came together as friends and threw in our best bits. After being together for 8 months and constantly writing, we felt ready and we decided it was time to record some of our material and officially make our introduction to the scene."