Line Up 2018

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Hailing from the Saxon county of Nottinghamshire sails Red Rum; a band of cut-throat pirates, epic vikings and blood-thirsty warriors! An intense six-piece folk metal band that combines a deadly mix of ultra low tuned 7 and 8 string guitars and beautiful bouzouki and keyboard melodies, not to mention epically powerful vocals

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Dendera are one of the UK’s prime underground heavy metal bands. Combining classic metal influences with an aggressive modern edge. The 5 piece comprises of Ashley Edison (Vocals) Stephen Main and David Stanton (lead guitars) Bradley Edison (bass) and Andy Finch (Drums)

2017 saw the release of the first half of a highly anticipated 2 part EP release. Part One – Blood red sky. Having already released two full length albums and another one in the works too, Dendera don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

Having toured with bands like Queensryche, Saxon, Anvil, Fozzy and many more, Dendera have already shared the stage with many great names and continue to do so, 2018 has already seen Dendera embark on a 23 date European tour with Gloryhammer and a UK tour with metal legends Demon to come too.

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NightMare World was originally conceived by guitarist Sam Shuttlewood in 2008 with the sole intention of creating powerful, dynamic and melodic Heavy/Power Metal.

In a genre that is dominated by continental European bands, NightMare Worl d are proud to fly the flag for Great Britain and are looking to take their brand of melodic metal worldwide.

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Intergalactic space crusaders Fury creating music to transport you to the furthest reaches of the galaxies…

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Power Metal Quest Fest 2018 are proud to showcase the debut performance from all female Manowar tribute band WomenOWar.

(Please note: no wimps, poseurs or crackerjack clothes will be permitted inside of the venue for the duration of the set. Offenders will be escorted from the hall)

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Sellsword are a self-described “Mercenary” power metal band hailing from the Viking city of York, UK. Formed in 2013, they have been on a continuous gig campaign; laying siege to many venues across the United Kingdom. During their time, they have shared the stage with bands such as Heidevolk, Blaze Bailey, Moonsorrow, Manegarm & Red Rum, and have undertaken a UK tour with Dakesis. They have also played at several festivals, such as Warhorns 2014 and 2016, Sophie Fest 2015 & 2016, and the annual Jorvik Viking Festival gig in 2015 and 2017, all to great avail.

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Skyward, a melodic power metal band, formed by bassist, Ruben Gardiner in London in 2014, fuses world metal and 90s epic metal. Joined by guitarist, Ben Skingley and keyboardist, Fabio Garau, followed by vocalist, Hector Clark and drummer, Ivo Yordanov, Skyward published their debut EP, Seeking the Heavens in 2018. Already gaining international recognition, Skyward are now securing gigs in the UK.
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Grimgotts is a Symphonic Power Metal band based in London. Started by singer and main composer Andy Barton. The band started getting noticed internationally with the release of 3 EPs in only 2 years, starting in 2016. The lyrics revolved around fantasy and folky themes with an influence from the famous novel Harry Potter. In 2017 Grimgotts released their first Full Length album called Lions of the Sea that focused more on nautical adventures.

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Formed in 2013, the battle-hardened folk metal warriors of East Anglia have become a force to be reckoned with on the live UK metal circuit. Their debut release ‘Seven Tales Of Swords & Ale’ has received praise from many, and the group has been booked on the prestigious HRH Vikings, to appear alongside genre pioneers Tyr and Turisas.

Pairing powerful clean and harsh vocals with fleet guitar work, lush violin and symphonic keyboards, over thundering bass and drumming that runs the gamut from delicate cymbal work to blackened blasting. Work has begun on a new studio album, which will be recorded this year and the first to feature drummer Thor.

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Birmingham Rockschool are pleased to present the Birmingham Rockschool Choir. Delivering a vast variety of all things cheese, steel and metal. The Rockschool Choir will be performing a very special set of metal covers especially for Quest Fest 2018.

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