The O2 Academy in Newcastle (United Kingdom) featured a rousing night of metal just recently on February 9th, 2014. It was a chilly and windy night in Newcastle; high-energy grinding metal is just what was needed to drive back the winter weather.

Crowds of hungry fans piled in to the venue for a chance to sate their hunger for the anticipated ass-kicking performances of The Defiled, Butcher Babies, and The Killing Lights. Anyone present at the show will tell you: they were not disappointed!

The Defiled is an industrial metal band from the UK. They formed in 2005 in London and quickly made a name for themselves creating a unique mix of hardcore metal and electronica. The have received such accolades as Kerrang! magazine calling them, “The saviours of UK Metal”. Metal Hammer magazine referred to them as one of the leaders in a new wave of British metal.

Their first release, 1888, was an EP in 2008. The was followed by two studio albums, Grave Times in 2011 and Daggers in 2013, and a live album, Grave Times Live, also 2013.

The Defiled is:
Stitch D
The AvD
Aaron Curse
Vincent Hyde

The Defiled online:

Butcher Babies is a metal band from Los Angeles, California. The band is fronted by Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey. Their debut album, Goliath, released in July 2013 via Century Media Records sold 3,300 copies during its first week in the US, charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseeker chart, and charted No. 107 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Butcher Babies is:
Heidi Shepherd- VOX
Carla Harvey- VOX
Henry Flury- GUITAR
Jason Klein- BASS
Chrissy Warner- DRUMS

Butcher Babies online:

The Killing Lights, formerly Vampires Everywhere!, is an American metal band from Los Angeles, California best known for their 2010 EP Lost in the Shadows. They are currently signed to Century Media and Hollywood Waste Records.

The Killing Lights is:
Michael Orlando – Vocals
DJ Black – Guitar
Josh Ingram – Drums
Frankie Sil – Bass

The Killing Lights online:

About The Author

Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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