Metal Mayhem comes to Grantham

Grantham band Overdrive.
Grantham band Overdrive.
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Rock your night away at Infernos in Grantham High Street on Saturday, November 24, as Metal Mayhem V hits the town.

The event, starting at 7.15pm, will feature Overdrive, Dirty Harry, Wrecklass Necklass and Saxonised.

Tracey Abbott from Overdrive said: “If you like rock music it’s aimed at you.”

The band, which originally formed in the ‘70s, has a new line-up featuring lead singer David Poulter, the original bass player Ian Hamilton, Tim Hall on keyboards, Ian ‘Scratch’ Padgett on drums and guitarist Tracey.

Tracey said: “It has been good getting our old bass player back. It’s 35 years this year that we’ve been at it.”

They are currently in the process of recording their final album, which is being produced by Chris Tsangarides, who has worked with the likes of Black Sabbath. The album will be called The Final Nightmare and features tracks, which the band wrote years ago but have never previously been recorded.

Overdrive is used to playing to crowds of thousands especially where the following is strongest, in Eastern Europe, but they are looking forward to playing to their home crowd with the bands.

He added: “It’s nice when young bands come up, it’s like watching us 30 years ago, they’ve got a lot more energy than we’ve got.”

Tickets are £5 in advance from East Midlands Sound and Lighting, Fox UK Music, Piggott and Hall or