Launch event - Heavier! Faster! Louder!

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Celebrate the launch of the new audio documentary at an evening with Tyneside heavy metal legends



Thursday 27 February

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Doors 5pm for 5.30-7.30pm 


Advance: £5 plus booking fee
On the door: £10

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Launch event - Heavier! Faster! Louder! The Story of Heavy Metal on Tyneside 

To celebrate the release of Heavier! Faster! Louder! – a new audio documentary series exploring the story of heavy metal on Tyneside – we’re pleased to welcome some of Tyneside’s pioneering heavy metal musicians for a special Q&A and signing session.

Hear stories from and ask your questions to the panel featuring:

  • Abaddon (Venom)
  • Robb Weir (Tygers of Pan Tang)
  • Ged Wolf (Atomkraft and Tysondog)
  • Bernadette Mooney (War Machine) and
  • Harry 'Hiroshima' Hill (Fist)


  • Pay bar
  • Complimentary Heavier! Faster! Louder! poster for attendees

The night will be hosted by music writer John Tucker, author of Neat & Tidy: The Story of Neat Records (available to buy on the night)and Sarah Younas, producer of Heavier! Faster! Louder! 

Immediately following the launch event, fans are encouraged to attend the Witchfynde/Stormzone show at Trillians Rock Bar. This gig is the official pre-show for Brofest at Newcastle University Students’ Union headlined by Heavy Pettin’ (Friday 28 February), and Stormchild (Saturday 29 February).

Heavier! Faster! Louder! The Story of Tyneside Heavy Metal is a six-episode audio documentary narrated by renowned hard rock DJ Alan Robson.

Hear new interviews from Venom, Raven, Tygers of Pan TangAtomkraft and many more. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more from Thursday 27 February 2020.