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25 July 2014

SOS Festival, in Radcliffe, North Manchester, adds a third day to its 2015 schedule and proudly announces that former Iron Maiden frontman Blaze Bayley is to play an exclusive 'Silicon Messiah' 15th Anniversary Show, headlining the Saturday night on the Dean Hocking Stage (main).

'Silicon Messiah' is Blaze's iconic first post-Maiden album including such fan favourites as 'Identity', 'Stare At The Sun', 'The Brave', the title track and more.

Also confirmed are Avenger, Black Whiskey, Motherload, Die No More, Ten By Ten, as well as Wizz Acoustic from Belgium who will headline the Metal Nation Radio Acoustic Stage on Saturday.

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SOS is an indoor event presented by independent record label Rocksector Records and 2015 will be the 8th such event.

Previous headliners include I Am I, Gun, Black Spiders, Heavens Basement, Absolva and Beholder. The organisers seek to deliver a mixture of Rocksector Records bands, together with UK and international artists, also supporting the Manchester rock and Metal scene with a reasonable number of local bands.

Most people seem to agree the recent 2014 event was the strongest yet.

In 2015, SOS Festival takes place on 17th - 19th July, and tickets which are already on-sale, represent outstanding value once again at Friday £5, Saturday £10, Sunday £10, or £15 for the full weekend.

NWOBHM heroes Avenger have joined the Rocksector label just recently to soon release their first brand new material for many years, whilst London-based Black Whiskey and Motherload have similarly joined the label for new releases.

Black Whiskey includes frontman Simon Gordon who fans will recognise from his former bands Xentrix and Hellfighter.

Meanwhile, Die No More are Cumbrian-based thrash Metallers who are set to make real waves with a full length debut album on Rocksector which will help keep the Metallica/Testament/Megadeth fans happy.

Wizz Acoustic is from Belgium and well-known to SOS audiences. He will headline the Metal Nation Radio Acoustic Stage on Saturday, whilst the excellent groove/grunge rockers TEN BY TEN are the first of our Manchester area bands to be confirmed. The Dean Hocking Stage (main) is so-named after the late bassist of Rocksector band Nightvision - Dean's young life was tragically cut short in a serious car crash on 27th December 2012 and he is forever honoured and remembered by SOS Festival audiences.

During the next few months a further 19 bands will ultimately be announced for the Dean Hocking Stage, whilst an additional 8 artists will be confirmed for the Metal Nation Radio Acoustic Stage.

SOS Festival send thanks to partners Powerplay, Get Your Rock Out and Metal Nation Radio for their kind help.

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