Fancy going to Bloodstock Festival but are too skint? Well why not come down to the next edition of Nottingham’s best metal clubnight, Perdition vs. Violated on May 31st at The Maze. They’re giving away two weekend tickets to the fest, and all you have to do… is win a game of Twister. Easy right?
Just make sure you limber up before you come down! More details about the night here.
Psycho-Tech-Death-Neg Beat-Industrial-Lunatics Meta-stasis have just been confirmed for a show at The Maze on July 14th. Get your tickets here.
META-STASIS formed in 2012 through the Zygotic union of two of the vilest genetic mutations around, Sikth & Ted Maul.
Originally started as a studio project, META-STASIS have swiftly developed into one of the most ground breaking extreme metal bands in the UK. Combining psycho-extreme-tech-death metal and industrial/jungle, instantaneously you will find yourself lowered into the darkest depths of madness.
With incredible reviews from Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Kerrang! and such personal endorsement from people like the legendary Kerry King (Slayer) and Steve Asheim (Deicide) rating Meta-stasis ‘the next best extreme metal band to come out of UK’, Meta-stasis debut album, ‘When the Mind Departs the Flesh’ has set the tone for a new era in extreme metal.
Meta-stasis are due to record their second album with the mighty Scott Atkins (Grindstone Studio) in April 2013. In addition Meta-stasis are in the flows of producing 2 new music videos and with a string of headline shows across the UK in the coming months and an ever increasing number of festival bookings across Europe throughout the summer, it is already written in blood that the world is about to bare witness to the most refreshing new extreme metal bands around.
Tuesday’s are now Free Jukebox Day at The Maze – our jukebox has everything from folk to metal and covers pretty much every song you can think of. So come down, have a nice pint of Castle Rock real ale or a bourbon on the rocks and play us some bangin’ choons!
The Hummingbirds are a 6 piece acoustic outfit from Liverpool, influenced by music from the 50s/60s era. The Hummingbirds capture that “Liverpool” sound as well as putting an interesting twist on conventional folk and blues music, bringing it to a more mainstream audience providing what they describe as modern skiffle.(21st Century Merseybeat)
The band formed in early 2011 with members Jamie Davies (Vocals/Guitar), Matthew Brougham (Guitar), Michael Kountis (Lead Guitar/Vocals) and Richard Smith (Cajon/Vocals) and Ryan Lewis (Bass/Vocals). The band started writing and playing local gigs immediately and after a few months released their 1st EP “Talking Of Tomorrow”. With a sell out show at The Kazimier Liverpool under their belts the band propelled onto bigger things embarking on a small UK tour and grabbing some support slots with artists such as Pete Doherty, Sandi Thom, Status Quo, The Christians, Babyshambles, The Alarm and Liverpool favourites ‘Cast’.
The band were invited in May 2012 to perform in front of HRH The Queen for her Jubilee at the Albert Dock in Liverpool. May was a busy month for the Band, as they played a number of pop up shows across Liverpool Sound City 2012, with street performances in the days, surprise roof top shows and their own headline sold out show in Bumper.
As summer arrived the band were booked to play a few festivals across the UK the highlight being Kendal Calling on the Calling Out Stage. The band packed the tent out and stormed through their set as a group of proud Scousers ready to hit the main stage in 2013.
The band performed at Liverpool’s famous ‘Mathew Street’ festival. They started the day with a performance to 3000 music lovers in Williamson Square, and finished by playing to a sold out crowd in the Zanzibar Club! They also played an intimate pop up show inside Tavern On The Green for a select few twitter followers.
The band have now recorded their final EP entitled “Break Your Heart”. Released on 10th September 2012, exactly a year to the day they released ‘Talking Of Tomorrow’
2012 was truly a prosperous year for the band, However the train in now up and running for 2013, With a number of sold out shows now under the belt and over 20,000 social media followers the lads are making the most of their time travelling around the country introducing more people into their grasp.
Songs of lonesomeness, heart-break, drinking and loss telling it straight from the mountains with little more than a banjo, guitar and a washboard.
This is music from the green hills and valleys of ‘Lawrence country’.
Mean and moody, they can break your heart or skiffle you to submission with their moonshine fuelled drinking songs. It’s a kind of “Up-Noirthicana”…Psycho skiffle through to lo-fi Country/Folk. Light a candle, sip some moonshine and enjoy.
“A raucous debut … Fiddles, banjos, raggedy choruses, accordions … There is a feeling of the Felice brothers here… the future looks bright” Americana-UK
No depression quite liked it too… They said …“Quality Folk enriched Americana from the British heartlands … a remarkable debut” No Depression
Having done laps round Nottingham’s gig circuit in various bands as a session musician, Ben Haynes has appeared almost suddenly as a solo artist. With regular slots at the Acoustic Rooms and his recent NUSIC session there is no denying Ben has made his mark quickly. His track ‘Do You Think I’m Able?’ is tangible proof that he’s a musician not letting anything get in his way of his ambition to perform and write his own music.
Playing metal/rock/industrial in the main room, death/doom/black/goth/grind/melodeath in room 2 AND classic rock/prog/hard rock in room 3!
Cheap drinks, good music and open until 3am. What more could you ask for?
PERDITON with DJ MALLEUS MASSACRE and DJ APOCALYPSE
Playing the likes of…
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/MACHINE HEAD/CHIMAIRA/SEPULTURA/SUNNA
LAMB OF GOD/MESHUGGAH/KILLSWITCH ENGAGE/SOULFLY/MEGADETH
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINEANTHRAX/CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
ALICE IN CHAINS/PEARL JAM/IN FLAMES/DEFTONES/METALLICA/CLUTCH
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH/ WHITE ZOMBIE/PANTERA/DOWN/SLIPKNOT
DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN/RAMMSTEIN/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & loads more
CLASSIC ROCK/HARD ROCK/PROG with DJ DUKE LAVAGE
Playing the likes of…
IRON MAIDEN/BLACK SABBATH/BOSTON/KISS/DEF LEPPARD/ALICE COOPER/LYNRD SKYNRD/MEAT LOAF/THE WHO/FLEETWOOD MAC/THE SCORPIONS/SKID ROW/WHITESNAKE/THIN LIZZY/MOTORHEAD/JIMI HENDRIX/ZZ TOP/PINK FLOYD/BLUE OYSTER CULT/CREAM/VAN HALEN and loads more
We’ve closed for a few days for a bit of a spruce up in the bar (and to test some exciting new booze for you all!) but rest assured we’ll be back open tomorrow (Thursday) from 6pm as usual, for F’Up multi-genre clubnight (and £2 Jagerbombs! Hurrah!)
If you want to make sure you get to see Goldblade when they play here at The Maze on Friday 19th April, make sure you get your tickets for the super-cheap price of £8.50 soon as they’re selling fast and last time we had these guys play it was a sell-0ut show!
Tickets can be purchased online HERE or over the bar at The Maze or Foremans.
Here at Nottingham’s best independent music venue, we like to keep you, our punters, happy. In that spirit, let us know who YOU would like to see play at The Maze, either by commenting here, on our Facebook page or Twitter. If enough people are interested we will endeavor to book the show for you!