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Metal United World Wide / Royal Blood / The Creepers back on stage


Metal United World Wide is making a comeback

Metal United World Wide is making a triumphant return in 2023! After several successful years, except for a temporary setback during the pandemic, Metal United World Wide is once again on a mission to unite metalheads worldwide.

On September 30th this year, metal bands and fans from all corners of the globe will come together at venues to celebrate the extraordinary genre of music that is metal. In case you're not familiar with this incredible concept, let me bring you up to speed.

Metal United World Wide is an initiative that aims to bridge the gap between diverse metal communities across the world. The event involves simultaneous shows on the same date, all under the united banner of Metal United World Wide.

Back in 2014, Michael Lüders brought Metal United Down Under to life. This involved 14 shows taking place simultaneously across Australia under the Metal United banner. Nine years later, the event has become a staple in the Australian heavy music scene. Year after year, bands and fans come together on a designated date to deliver a dose of metal.

If this project wasn't ambitious enough, Michael set his sights on an even grander scale. If metal could unite Australia, why not the entire world? And thus, Metal United World Wide was born. In 2018, Metal United World Wide made its debut, hosting shows in an astounding 43 countries, with 64 cities showcasing their metal scenes and nearly 400 bands participating.

MUWW 2023 is gearing up to be just as monumental as its predecessors, steadfast in its mission to bridge the gap between metal communities spread across the globe. On September 30, 2023, metalheads worldwide will come together to celebrate the essence of metal, with bands representing a wide range of metal subgenres showcasing their talents.


In Malta MUWW is represented by Shellshock Events, and MUWW Malta this year will feature performances by Angelcrypt (Malta), All Will Know (Germany), Desdemonia (Luxembourg), Desecrate (Italy), and Sonic Storm (Malta). Event is happening at The Garage, Zebbug, with doors opening at 7.30pm, and the first band starts promptly at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for €10.

Running order:

Sonic Storm 8.00 - 8.30

Desecrate 8.45 - 9.25

Desdemonia 9.40 - 10.20

All Will Know 10.35 - 11.15

Angelcrypt 11.30 - 00.10



Checkmate debuts with Royal Blood

Checkmate, a band featuring three generations of musicians launched their first EP in 2021 which included their first three tracks “Tonight”, “Standing in My Way” and their first power-ballad, “Move On”, which are available to listen to on all platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc…) – these also included music videos which have been uploaded to the band’s Youtube channel.

On the 2nd September, the band launched their debut full length album on all main platforms. The album features seven new songs alongside the three featured in their 2021 EP.


Track list:

1. Genocide

2. Tonight

3. Move On

4. Standing In My Way

5. You And I

6. Checkmate

7. Cold As Ice

8. The Reaper

9. Live And Loud

10. Lost In Darkness



The Creepers reunite for one night only show

Established in 2010, The Creepers bring the timeless essence of vintage American blues to Malta, encompassing a wide range of styles from the early pioneers of amplified Chicago blues to contemporary acts of today.

Their live performances are a sonic journey that evokes the rich tones of traditional tube amps, infusing the electrified Delta blues. They follow the historic pathways from the deep South, traversing through the South Side of Chicago, and venturing all the way to California and back.

The Creepers draw inspiration from a diverse array of influences, including legendary figures like Junior Parker and Little Walter, as well as modern luminaries such as Ronnie Earl and Mark Hummel. This blend of influences culminates in a high-energy, house-rocking spectacle every time The Creepers grace the stage.

Undoubtedly, they hold the distinction of being one of the first popular blues bands on the island of Malta. Their live performances are a dynamic showcase of pulsating melodies and infectious rhythmic flow that never fails to get the audience up on their feet, grooving to the music.

Over the years, The Creepers have graced numerous festivals and shared the stage with various artists, including an opening act for the Blues-rock band The Brew and former Dire Straits member and co-founder, David Knopfler, during their performances in Malta.

Yet, beyond all these accomplishments, it's their genuine passion for the raw, vintage American blues and the sheer excitement of creating an electrifying atmosphere during live performances that have endeared them to their audience.

On the 13th of October, original members Antoine Tonna, Patrick J Camilleri, and Steven Van Der Nat will reunite on stage to celebrate the memory of their former harmonica player and vocalist, Gilberto, who passed away three years ago.

Joining the band on this special occasion are Dutch harmonica virtuoso Thomas Touissaint, guitarist and vocalist Ben Bailey (known from Vinyl Paradise), and Mark Kram on keyboards.

This memorable event will take place at Aria Complex in San Gwann, with doors opening at 9pm. Tickets can be purchased here


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