By Nico Grimm Davidson
Calling all metalheads! We’re looking for the rockers, the freaks, the goths and the geeks. Hey, you. Yeah, you. I’ve got a recipe for you. Take 12 amazing, undiscovered metal bands. Add a dash of raffles. Mix in a throbbing crowd of 16+ music fans. Garnish with a generous sprinkling of goodwill and charitable spirit, then pour into the marvelous ‘Ringside’ in Kinston-upon-Hull. Allow to set for nine hours and then serve to the Macmillan Nurses.
On a cool Autum’s evening the Hull music scene will be taken by storm as 12 amazing acts grace the Ringside’s stage in aid of the Macmillan Nurses. At a door charge of only £3 for nine hours (2:00pm-11:00pm) of live performances, it’s an offer any self-respecting metalhead cannot refuse! Also, all money earned from the door charges goes to Macmillan Cancer Support, a phenomenal organisation that offers invaluable support to people in their darkest hours.
The all-day event has something for all music fans. Ranging from melodic musicians ( ‘Cryptic Age’, ‘Alice in Thunderland’, ‘Verona’, ‘Skarlett Riot’ and ‘Aonia’), to heavier hues (‘XIII’, ‘Farewell Atlantis’ and ‘Entity’), to progressive powerhouses (‘Dry Pilot’ and ‘Pastel Jack’) and intriguing indie-punkers (‘The Autons’), the variety in this showcase ensures that every music fan will go home satisfied.
Owner of the website ‘ValkyrianMusic.com’, Nico Grymn Davidson (Real name, Nick Taylor) has organised the mini festival. He commented, ‘My uncle died in June from lung cancer and he was helped by the Macmillan nurses, so I decided I’d try do something as a thank you for Macmillan. So, I got in touch with bands I’ve reviewed on my site and a local promoter in Hull about the prospect of a festival. They were all up for it so after a few days of organising, the event came together’.
Mel, ‘the dark mistress of metal’ – vocalist from ‘Aonia’ remarked, ‘I am so excited to be a part of this project. The line-up is absolutely amazing. Also, Macmillan really helped my friend’s mum when she was diagnosed with cancer – so it’s nice to be able to give something back to an organisation that has given so much to us.’
So, metalheads – on 27 November, help create a frenzied, frenetic, fabulous day of metal and mayhem in support of a great cause.
Search ‘Valkyrian Festival’ on Facebook for more details.