Key gigs for Matlock band

Matlock-based metal band 3:Second:Fuse are going from strength to strength, preparing for their biggest gigs to date.

On Friday, March 2, the band will be supporting Beholder at the Intake Club in Mansfield.

Beholder, former Bloodstock festival headliners, are set to tour the UK promoting their new album Black Flag and have chosen to utilise the best bands from the UK’s underground metal scene as support. Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has described Beholder as “well worth checking out.”

3:Second:Fuse will then set their sights on Nottingham, supporting Skeletal Damage at the Pit and Pendulum on March 22. Skeletal Damage, signed to Rising Records, are making some real noise in the metal scene and played Download Festival last year.

Alongside these dates 3:S:F are maintaining a local profile with a four-band gig at the Late Lounge in Chesterfield on March 30, plus future performances in Heage and Marehay.

Frontman Mike Richardson explained: “The timing couldn’t be any better, these gigs are leading up to the release of our debut single, Worldbreaker. We want as many new faces at these gigs as possible”.

Worldbreaker is set to be released in May by Medius Music.

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