A new metal night is set to take the North East by storm after one of the region’s leading rock DJs revealed plans to kickstart the local live scene.

Wayne Madden, who presents The Graveyard Shift on internet station YRadio, is the brains behind back-to-back Friday night shows.

And fans on North Tyneside will be treated to headline sets from rising stars Reflections In Exile and Arcite (pictured) at North Shields YMCA. 

“On May 25 and June 1 we’re holding our first ever metal gigs in the venue,” said Madden.

“The aim is to both raise YRadio.co.uk‘s profile and raise money for charity.

“Due to the fact that this event is being held in a Youth Centre the gigs will be quite unique with doors at 6.30pm on both nights and the first act performing at 7pm.

“The shows will end at 9pm because, most importantly, people then have the option of still getting public transport home.”

The concert venue within the YMCA holds 100 people and tickets are just £4.

“I know that YMCA North Tyneside isn’t the first place you think of when it comes to metal in North Shields,” added Madden.

“But we want to really help promote these gigs and see if people want to have fun and build on that and see where we go.”

Review of Arcite’s latest EP here: http://rushonrock.com/2011/08/28/reviews-new-music-51/


Details of the gigs are as follows:

Friday May 25 2012

Reflections In Exile plus support

Fresh from supporting Chimaira the Durham natives are looking to Shred at the YMCA

£4 both in advance and on the door, 6:30pm – 9pm

Y Studios, Church Way, North Shields, NE29 0AB



Friday June 1st 2012

Arcite plus Support

One of the fastest rising Metal bands in the North East show you how it’s done

£4 in advance and on door, 6:30pm – 9pm

YMCA North Tyneside, Church Way, North Shields, NE29 0AB