The Scene: Metal stars Furyon grace Stamford stage

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Stamford will play host to one of the most exciting upcoming metal bands Britain has to offer.

Furyon will headline the From A Dark Place show including local support acts in the Voodoo Lounge at Mama Liz’s in North Street from 8.30pm tonight (Friday).

Formed in 2006, the band combine huge radio friendly rock anthems with technically challenging yet infectiously catchy musicianship.

They will be supported on the night by former Stamford Battle of the Bands champions Smokescreen and heavy metal threepiece Wreckless Necklace.

Promoter Ash Rawlinson, who runs From A Dark Place at the Voodoo Lounge every couple of months, thinks tonight’s show could be one of his best.

He said: “I am very excited to have a band like Furyon coming down the Voodoo Lounge.

“They are one of the best upcoming bands in the country, as proven with playing some of the biggest metal festivals in the UK such as Download and Hard Rock Calling among many others.

“To have a band of their calibre want to come to Stamford, I think, gives massive credit to the whole alternative scene we have not only in the town but the whole area.”

The show will be given a local flavour by Smokescreen, from Wisbech, and Wreckless Necklass, from Grantham.

Smokescreen have been a Stamford favourite for over a decade, playing the Riverside Festival in 2007 and 2010. They celebrated their 200th gig with a show at the Voodoo Lounge in November and will command a strong Stamford audience once again.

Wrecklass Necklass mix heavy metal, punk and rock n’ roll and tie the genres together with a dose of groove.

Formed in 2010, they recorded their most recent EP in March last year.

This year they will perform at the Metal Gods festival in Mansfield alongside upcoming UK metal bands Arceye, Beholder and Sondura.

Doors for tonight’s show open at 8.30pm with the first band on at 8.45pm.

Advance tickets are available for £5 until 6pm from WeGotTickets, or for £7 on the door.

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