Internatinal Metalheads Day at Metal Asylum

Headbangers' paradise at Champs Bar

There’s a ‘day’ for everything these days, and lovers of all things noisy across the world come together to celebrate International Metalheads Day on May 16 each year. Headbangers in the UAE need not miss out: two days later, hard rockers’ haven Metal Asylum is hosting its own celebratory gig – and we expect it to get heavy.

The bill spans a wide spectrum of different metal forms, from heavy (Edge of Age) to melodic (Alivia), and progressive (Sigma) to death metal (although you wouldn’t guess it from charmingly-named Billy Bob). What better day to polish your studded collar and dye your hair black?

Dhs60. 9pm-3am, Friday May 18. Champs Bar, Chelsea Plaza Hotel (formally Rydges Plaza), Satwa (04 398 2222).

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It's free to take part and no experience is needed

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