Friday, 3 March 2017

Burr-Fest: The Pre Maiden Party in Support of MS Action

The ultimate pre-Iron Maiden party right here in London!

Legends, Iron Maiden, are returning to the capital in May for two consecutive shows on the 27th and 28th, completing 'The Book Of Souls' UK arena tour.  To gear up for this double event the lads from WatchOut Records have been planning to bring five ex members and their bands together for a special charity event commemorating original drummer Clive Burr the night before on the 26th. 100% of all profits made will go the MS Action fund.  The charity supports those with Multiple Sclerosis, a long term disease which Clive suffered from for many years until his death in 2013.

Bands on the bill are Terry Rance's Lizard, Chris Martin's Rock Dawn, Dennis Willcock and Terry Wapwram's V1, Doug Sampson's Airforce and finally NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) icon Barry Graham Purkis' Thunderstick. Born Again Heavy Metal Soundhouse will be putting on the after show, with the promise of an Iron Maiden orientated set, mixed in with classic rock and NWOBHM.  It can't get much better than that for a pre-Maiden party!

Friday the 26th of May was always going to be a prime spot up for grabs for those wanting to extend their Iron Maiden weekend.  Swedish black metal band Nifelheim took the opportunity to book a one-off UK show at the Underworld in Camden.  The twins of Nifelheim, Eric and Per Gustavsson are well known Iron Maiden fanatics in the scene, playing old school style black metal with a hint of Maiden influence in the arrangements. 

Due to the clashes of these two (albeit different) Iron Maiden orientated shows, there will now be one official after party for both at The Lounge in Archway on the 26th of May.  Ticket holders for Burr-Fest will be eligible for free access to the after party, otherwise it will be a small entrance fee.  Come along and support a great cause whilst listening to some of the finest heavy metal and classic rock around.

Born Again- Heavy Metal Soundhouse After Party

Writer: Michelle Godding

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