Four parts Bristol, one part Manchester, progressive metal band Valis Ablaze was born in 2012 with guitarist Ash Cook and drummer Rich New. Six years and some lineup changes later, the final incarnation, in addition to Ash and Rich, is Tom Moore and George Demner on guitar and bass, with Manchester-based vocalist Phil Owen joining …

With the release of their latest album Double Negative on the horizon, steampunk band The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing will be hitting the Exchange stage this March to showcase their frantic new material. Combining music hall with punk, metal, grindcore and a right ol’ knees up, this 4-piece put the ‘punk’ into …

Seattle-based sludge metal group Big Business are jumping across the pond to perform music from their latest album Command Your Weather at Bristol’s Exchange, with support from Hawksmoor. 19 November // 7.30pm – 11pm // £10 // Exchange Facebook event // tickets // exchangebristol.com

Thrash metal duo Jucifer are no strangers to putting on a fearless show. Pioneers of the sludge/doom metal scene since 1993, this band will hook you in with their nutritiously huge amplification. Including support from Hogslayer and Age Decay. 13 September // 8pm – 11pm // £10 // Exchange Facebook event // tickets // exchangebristol.com September highlights are …

Drewsif Stalin’s Musical Endeavors (DSME to their fans) are a metal collective from Baltimore, focused on heavy grooves and emotive melodies; headed up by main man Drewsif Stalin AKA Andrew Reynolds. Joining him at Exchange is Bristol’s own tech-metal group Valis Ablaze, who are treating us to their first show since October, which we’ve been …

Underoath return to the UK for their highly-anticipated Rebirth tour. Performing both Define the Great Line and They’re Only Chasing Safety in their entirety, this reunited line-up features Aaron Gillespie, Grant Brandell, Spencer Chamberlain, Chris Dudley, James Smith and Tim McTague. 11 May // 7pm – 11pm // £20adv // O2 Academy Bristol LINKS: Facebook event …