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Ten scarily good gigs happening this Halloween weekend

Like rock and metal? Like Halloween? Then you’ll love this round-up of gigs happening this weekend.

Metal blogger Dan Hudson shares his guide to the most spook-tacular gigs to hit this Halloween. Ahem.

1. Alice CooperOasis Leisure Centre, Swindon, Friday 30th

The second of two intimate dates before Alice heads out with Motley Crue on their last ever tour. Is there anyone better to see on Halloween weekend?

2. Bring Me The Horizon, Southampton Guildhall, Friday 30th

A tiny warm-up date just ahead of the most important rock arena tour in years. We’re betting this is one of the last times BMTH will play a venue this intimate!

3. SkindredTramshed, Cardiff, Friday 30th

A homecoming show of sorts for one of the finest live bands in the UK. Is Cardiff ready for the Newport Helicopter? 

4. Knotslip02 Islington Academy,Friday 30th

While we’re eagerly anticipating the 18 legged monster’s return to these shores in 2016, why not check out the next best thing? Wearing the same red boiler suits and masks that Slipknot did on their debut album, you’ll easily convince yourself it’s 1999.

5. The Nightmare Before Halloween and Halloween HootenannyWolverhampton Slade Rooms, Friday 30th and Saturday 31st

Following a successful launch last year, Legendary rocker Ginger Wildheart rolls into the Midlands with performances from his own Hey! Hello and Ginger Wildheart Band, as well as Heck, The Ga Ga’s, Eureka Machines and much more. The dress code is ‘Dress to Distress’ and a two-day pass is a bargain at just £35.

6. Deathcrusher Tour 201502 Ritz, Manchester, Fri 30th

If you’re not into theatrics, and just like your metal really heavy, head to Manchester for a grindcore/death/prog metal triple bill of legendary groups. Carcass, Obituary and Voivod all on one line-up.

7. Nothing But ThievesLondon Electric Ballroom, Friday 30th, 

Much hyped five-piece from Essex tour their promising self-titled debut. Also catch them at Brighton Patterns on Saturday 31st and at Manchester Victoria Warehouse on Sunday 1st.

8. The ComputersCarlisle Brickyard, Friday 30th 

If you crave a mix of Elvis Costello and The Hives wrapped up in the spirit of blues, soul and punk on Halloween, get your dancing shoes on and check out The Computers! You can also see them at Nottingham’s Bodega on Saturday 31st.

9. Wednesday 13Highbury Garage, Friday 30th and Sat 31st Oct

Still going strong and playing sizeable venues, check out the one-time Murderdolls frontman perform a one-off, two-night Halloween spectacular in the capital.

10. Voodoo Rock Halloween Ball 2015, Electrowerkz, Friday 30th

Catch Fightstar, Krokodil, Devil Sold His Soul and more live bands alongside DJs, performances artists and more Voodoo mayhem.

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