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 …

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 …