LONDON TATTOO CONVENTION
***ZODIAC MINDWARP CONFIRMED TO HEADLINE VOODOO CRYPT STAGE AND SYLOSIS TO HEADLINE MARSHALL AMPS STAGE AT 5TH LONDON INTERNATIONAL TATTOO CONVENTION 25/26/27 SEPTEMBER 2009***
A whole mouth watering feast of rock and metal bands have been lined up to appear on two stages at the London International Tattoo Convention over the weekend of September 25/26/27, at Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Wapping, London E1W 2SF.
The Vince Ray Rock ‘N’ Roll Voodoo Crypt Stage
The Voodoo Crypt stage will host live music from 7.00pm onwards, interspersed with performances from ‘Twisted Burlesque and Blood’ model Esme, and ‘Cabaret Freakshow Queen of Alternative performance’ Vivid Angel, courtesy of curators Torture Garden.
Zodiac Mindwarp who burst out of the starting blocks with their top 20 hit single ‘Prime Mover’, from the top 20 ‘Tattooed Beat Messiah’ album in 1988, have been confirmed to headline the Voodoo Crypt Stage on Saturday September 26th at 11.00pm. Zodiac Mindwarp will be playing select tracks from their brilliant, just recorded, upcoming new Viking-mythology-inspired studio album, ‘We Are Volsung’, a much harder and heavier opus than any of their previous recordings, set for release in late Autumn. Also expect crowd pleasing old favourites such as ‘Feed My Frankenstein’ a Zodiac Mindwarp penned original song covered by Alice Cooper on his 1991 ‘Hey Stoopid’ album, which also featured in the classic ‘Wayne’s World’ movie.
Crazy Gang, ‘Europe’s favourite jump jive and boogie band’, featuring Greggie G and Boogie Boy H from Matchbox, are set to wow the audience with their infectious, foot tapping blend of ‘vintage 40’s swing to 80’s rockabilly’ on the Voodoo Crypt stage at 11.00pm on Friday, September 25th.
Vince Ray and The Boneshakers will perform on the Voodoo Crypt stage at 7.00pm and 9.00pm on Friday and Saturday, and finally 4.00pm on Sunday. Described as “If Carl Perkins, Screaming Jay Hawkins and Lemmy jammed together, it would sound like this” by The Metro, Vince Ray and The Boneshakers roll Rockabilly, Psychobilly and Punk into their own inimitable style. Their songs are ‘an aural equivalent of Vince’s artwork with tales of hellbent hot rods, foxy femme fatales and B movie horror themes.’
The Marshall Amps & Glorybound Ink Stage, will showcase some of the hottest new metal, rock, and indie bands around over the whole weekend. Explosive British metal band Sylosis, signed to Nuclear Blast Records, will co-headline on Saturday September 26th with Beyond The Grave, while Forever Never, top the bill on Friday September 26th and Brighton three piece The Rocket Dolls, (Ben Knopfler’s group) close the show on the afternoon of Sunday September 27th. The full line-up of acts on the Marshall Amps & Glorybound Ink Stage is:-
Friday September 25th
Forever Never – Insanely heavy and complex metal band with a melodic edge who played both Download and Sonisphere Festivals this year, and have already toured the USA twice with Stuck Mojo.
Codejak – New alternative hard rockers from the North West who have already supported The Buzzcocks, Holloways & Futureheads.
Kamikaze Test Pilots – Hard driving metal band, formed by mostly Ex- Zimbabweans, who infuse their music with African rhythms.
The Duel – DIY Female fronted new wave punk rockers from London whose explosive energetic live shows and talented songs have won them over a million hits on their myspace page, Myspace.com/theduel.
The Lost Souls Club – Southampton based glam rock trio formed out of the ashes of Plastic Toys.
The Superkings – 4 piece indie rockers from Burnley, Lancs.
Reality Killed Us – Brand new 5 piece female fronted punk poppers from Glasgow.
Saturday September 26th
Sylosis – Young thrash / death metal band signed to Nuclear Blast Records, who released debut album ‘Confusion Of An Age’ in October 2008. Played both Download & Sonisphere Festivals 2009.
Beyond The Grave – 5 piece ‘shit kicking’ new heavy metal juggernaut from North East England who have supported the likes of Cradle of Filth and Dry Kill Logic and starred at Hard Rock Hell last year.
Liberty Lies – Melodic Hard Rock band from the West Midlands who have toured with Gun and Heavens Basement.
From The Ashes – Intense Nu-thrash metal band who promise a brutal live show.
Raider – Noisy crunchy metal band from Devon who sound like the bastard child of Ozzy and Pantera circa “Mouth For War”.
No Quarter Given – Visceral Cornish thrash metal band with a blood-boiling epic sound.
Sworn To Oath – Midlands based old school rock and metal band who fuse massive guitar riffs with swaggering vocals.
Zuprowski Connection – North West based metal / grunge infused hard rockers who have already toured with Hatebreed & Testament.
Brass Neck – brand new band working on debut EP due for December release.
Sinocence – 4 piece Northern Irish vicious, hook laden melodic metal band, who released their debut album ‘Scar Obscura’ in May 2009.
Sunday September 27th
The Rocket Dolls – Blistering 3 piece post-grunge metal outfit from Brighton with huge crunching riffs who have just recorded their debut ‘The Frame EP’ with Skunk Anansie’s Ace.
New Device – New young classic hard rockers from South East England who have just been nominated for ‘Best New Band’ at Classic Rock’s 2009 Awards in November.
(NB more bands are tbc on Sunday).
* Tickets for the convention are priced at £20 per day or £50 for a three day pass.
* Opening Times are – 12.00 – 02.00am Friday and Saturday, 12.00 – 19.30 on Sunday.
* For more info online & advance tickets check www.thelondontattooconvention.com