The Black Hounds

+ Straight For The Sun • Arms To Oblivion • Nameless

16th March 2024

Doors Open - 7pm

The Black Hounds

Hailing from Wolverhampton, The Black Hounds aim to serve up a slice of black country heavy metal to fans across the UK and beyond. Taking influences from a multitude of bands such as Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Tool, Machine head and Iron Maiden, The Black Hounds have developed a sound and style that cannot be easily categorized.


Straight For The Sun

What do you do you do when you hit rock bottom, are struggling to see the light at the end of the tunnel and can’t seem to claw yourself out of the hole you’ve found yourself in? You shoot straight for the sun and hope for the best!Birmingham based alternative metal band STRAIGHT FOR THE SUN waste no time in laying out who they are and what they stand for, with influences ranging from Alter Bridge , Breaking Benjamin, Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour seeing the quintet gel the perfect amalgamation of 80’s heavy metal. 90’s grunge and 00’s metalcore. After first establishing themselves on their local pub and club scene and playing any possible venue that would take them on, the gradual build of their loyal fan base eventually paid off with a sold out crowd in Birmingham’s O2 Institute for the release of their 2019 debut EP, No Tomorrow. Since then SFTS have had the pleasure of supporting the mighty Skindred, Diamond Head and Uriah Heap, as well as shows alongside Mason Hill, Palm Reader and Skarlett Riot.


Arms To Oblivion

Since the cementing of their lineup in 2019, Arms To Oblivion have shown that groove metal is still strong. Hailing from Ipswich, Suffolk, the four piece juggernaut have influences ranging from Metallica, Pantera and Killswitch Engage, through Down, Tool and Crowbar. Featuring the growls, cleans and hearts of Doug Warren on vocals, the ultimate power and big riffs of Peter Finch (guitar), all topped off with a rhythm section of pure class comprising of Brent Brown (bass) and Matt Austen (drums), ATO have carved through the East Anglian metal scene, with their brand of heavy groove riffs and raw energy.



Nameless, a formidable force hailing from the heart of Birmingham, has emerged as a thrilling revelation in the music scene, fusing the raw energy of NU-Metal, the ethereal allure of Shoegaze, and the unrelenting intensity of Hardcore Music. This band is a sonic embodiment of the collision between chaos and beauty, crafting a sound that defies genre constraints and transcends musical boundaries.



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