Birmingham, the home of Heavy Metal, will have a new independent Hardcore Metal venue. Devil’s Dog opens on Friday, 24th February, with a free-entry public launch featuring Oceans Ate Alaska and A Titan And A Deity performing live.
The 300-capacity venue promises a fantastic selection of national and local talent with a particular emphasis on heavier and more fierce genres, offering a new, and needed experience on the local music scene. Danish Metal band Siamese are set to play a headline gig at the venue later this year.
“Birmingham is the city that gave us Heavy Metal and later became the birthplace of industrial Metal and grindcore,” Asad, Director at Devil’s Dog, told MetalTalk. “We are so proud of our history and the cultural impact of bands like Judas Priest, Napalm Death and Godflesh, and we want to build on that legacy and bring it into the 21st Century. Metal is ever-evolving, and we want to broadcast that fact.”
The team at Devil’s Dog have placed a clear emphasis on inclusivity and wants to celebrate the diversity seen in the genre. They are also ensuring that it will be a safe space for all Metal fans and have policies in place to make sure everyone feels comfortable and supported.
The venue will cater to those looking for “a late-night bar and hangout space… or for those just popping in for a pint and a bite to eat with the most savage soundtrack possible.”
Devil’s Dog will provide an immersive experience. The conceptual venue is themed around a post-apocalyptic future. In this dystopian age, a self-replicating computer virus has given rise to Artificial General Intelligence which has taken over the world.
The Devils of the future are hyper-intelligent machines, and their figurehead, the ‘Devil’s Dog’, patrols the globe, encouraging all things Metal. In this future world, you will still be able to get some of the best beers and ales from Wychwood Brewery, the official beer of Bloodstock.
Devil’s Dog can be found at 148 Adderley Street, Deritend, B9 4ED, opposite the Dead Wax pub.