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13th July 2017


The Bass Assassin #2, Alan Davey, will headline Sunday night of this year's Beermageddon and will play a full-on dedicated Motörhead set.

The Festival organisers told us:

"Like any lover of heavy music, a huge hole was left in our hearts when Lemmy passed in 2015 and here at Beermageddon we have always wanted to pay tribute to the legend, but it had to be done right, and at the right time.

"This is where Alan 'Boomer' Davey steps in. He is the only bassist Lemmy ever credited as a fellow 'Bass Assassin', on Motorhead's 'Orgasmatron' album, and he is bringing a very special show to Beermageddon..."

Alan will be playing under the Ace Of Spades name, an act he began back in 1999, and at the Brixton Academy Hawkestra gig in 2000 he was endorsed by Lemmy himself. The festival organisers added:

"If Ace of Spades is good enough for Lemmy, it's damn well what we want at Beermageddon!"

Joining Boomer in Ace Of Spades will be Magpie on drums, who has played with Wurzel, Ex-Iron Maiden and Lionheart guitarist Dennis Stratton and ex-Gillan/Ozzy guitarist Bernie Torme. He was also asked to replace Philthy Animal Taylor after he left Motörhead for the second time and recorded four demo tracks for the 'March Or Die' album.

On guitar will be Neil Archer, formerly of Motörheadache and who has toured with Chicken Shack and formed a band with Robert Plant for a charity event.

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Also announced for Beermageddon today are Countless Skies who burst onto the modern Metal scene with their debut self-titled EP in late 2014 and played a flood of shows up and down the UK including a slot at Bloodstock Festival in 2015.

They continue their conquest of the UK with a trip to Beermageddon in support of their debut full-length release, 'New Dawn', and promise an unrivalled live show this August Bank Holiday.

Isarnos are a seven-piece Metal outfit who combine thrash, melodic death and atmospherc black Metal riffs with traditional instrumentation and esoteric melodies. They feature both clean and harsh vocals, two guitars, bass and drums alongside flutes, bagpipes, a hurdy gurdy and an award-winning violinist, creating a sound unlike any other UK band and you can experience them live at Beermageddon this August Bank Holiday.

Groove laden death Metal born on the grim biscuit odoured streets in the northern town of Carlisle comes courtesy of Triverse Massacre and also on the bill are a band we debuted last year wwho are maybe one of the most fun bands on the live circuit at this point in time and the only band Beermageddon have ever booked in a Portaloo. It's the one and only Footprints In The Custard.

Bloodyard, Deep Throat Trauma and Fallen Titan have also been added to the Beermageddon bill.

It all takes place on 25th, 26th, 27th August 2017 at Stoke Prior Sports & Country Club. Tickets are available at a superb price of £40 and that includes free parking and camping.



Since its first outing in 2012 Beermageddon has been a big supporter of the charity Rock Against Child Pornograpy & Abuse, and they are regular attendees at the festival raising awareness, providing support, and of course raising funds to continue in their good work.

Over the years Beermageddon have had a close bond with the charity and this year they decided to record a charity single with all proceeds going direct to RACPA.

In true Beermgeddon style the song, which bears a passing resemblance to the 70s hit 'Day Trip To Bangor', came about after Beermageddon head honcho Jim Beerman was chatting with friends over a few beers and jokingly put together some comedy lyrics tied to the festival, the idea being a fun singalong song with no real plans to take it any further. However 'Big' Ricky Kerr, who will be appearing at this year's festival with the band Acid Trial. had different ideas.

Kerr went into BR Studios and laid down the instrumentation and the song had the foundation to become something a little special and raise some funds for a charity close to Beermageddon's heart, made even more special that one of the volunteers for the charity, Maria Curtis, played a part in the writing process.


The song is available on Bandcamp, who have kindly given Beermageddon their lowest rates so as much of the money raised as possible goes directly to the charity. The single can be purchased right here.

There is also a video accompanying the single that was kindly produced by Adam Harris at Seventh Sky Media. This video really encompasses the Beermageddon ethos and here it is:

Beermageddon takes place on 25th, 26th, 27th August 2017 at Stoke Prior Sports & Country Club. Tickets are available at a superb price of £40 and that includes free parking and camping.


When RACPA UK began in 2006, it was in response to the lack of awareness, understanding, support and help that surrounds the whole subject of child pornography and childhood sexual abuse. It is almost a taboo subject, not one that can be openly discussed, not one that people know how to respond to, a subject so horrifying that it is easier to believe that it doesn't happen that often and certainly not to anyone that we may know personally. It happens in other places, to other people, never on our streets, our estates, in our suburbs. And when you come across the stories in the media, they are distant, removed. And of course, the victims remain nameless, faceless statistics.

We asked... what about those victims? What is being done for them? Are they being found, rescued, protected... being given the help and support that they need to heal? We know what happens to the abusers, that there is therapy, support; help with moving back into society... surely the victims get that as well? Sadly, we found that the answer to that question is no.

So, we decided to start asking the difficult questions, to take the matter into the public arena and say:

"Do you know how hard it is for a victim of sexual abuse to come forward? How much damage is done to a whole life if no-one listens when a child cries out for help? If no-one hears that cry or believes what happened, what then?"

In the years we have been doing this work, we hear about the "what then", from the victims and survivors themselves, many of whom have never been able to speak out, who have carried their scars trapped behind the wall of silence. The wall that we have begun to take down, a brick at a time, as we stand up and shout "No more!".

Why are the rights of victims not given priority over the rights of abusers... why are the resources not there to provide the help they so desperately need... why do victims feel that they cannot speak up?

So our goal became to speak up for them, to make people aware of how devastating it is to be a victim of child pornography or sexual abuse, how it can destroy a life completely, or at the very least leave scars that may never heal.

We took our work out into the world, and found musicians, bands, venues, promoters, all willing to stand with us, to offer what they have in support of those victims, to stand on a stage and say that they are behind us, that they are standing with us and those victims, to let them know that they are not alone, that we are all here for them, and we will all stand up and shout for them.

We know what that means to those victims and survivors, because they come to us in many different ways, and let us know how important it is that this generation and the ones to follow don't have to deal with their fear alone.

So, together, all standing strong, we WILL make a difference for the children of today and tomorrow, and make sure yesterday's children are not forgotten.

Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse
Registered Charity Number 1151556


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