THAT ominous rumble you’ve been hearing for the last few days is not the pile-driving work continuing at Weymouth harbour.

No, it’s the approaching all-encompassing doom of a four-pronged metallic meltdown heading for Finns in Weymouth next Friday, October 25.

It may be a week away but sludge metal fans already have that familiar grumbling in their innards that comes with another Realms of Wrongness promotion.

A night of four gut-wrenching stoner bands will be headed up by Reading’s Morass of Mollasses who are distressing the good citizens of the UK as part of their Primal Forces tour which kicks off at Finns.

Kerrrang! hails the hugely hirsuite three-piece as ‘having enough bowel-quaking low-end to fill another Sabbath album’ while the band themselves describe their sound as ‘chunky, hearty and satisfying’. So a kind of Cockaleekie soup then.

Also playing next Friday are Cornwall’s foremost doom/pshychedelic/space rock practitioners Cybernetic Witch Cult, Yeovil-based five-piece Duskwood who list ‘drinking until we can’t see’ and ‘venison’ as their interests (Honestly, this page gets like Tinder every day… Swipe right, girls) and Bath trio Doomicidal who could do with a good cheering up, to be frank.

It’s a mere £3 on the door from 7.30pm next Friday which a bargain if you’re looking to having your vital organs sonically adjusted.

Moving on, and the Belvedere in Weymouth continues to bring new bands to the town with a show next Saturday, October 26 from Hawkeye and Hoe.

The bluegrass/rockabilly/farmerfolk duo have spent the last 26 years touring Europe and Scandinavia so must be due a change of pants and socks any decade now.

During that epic adventure, they’ve been through 15 cars, four double basses, nine guitars, five banjos, four cigar cases and a rubber chicken. Probably best not to ask, really…

And finally, last month’s bands reunion featuring Package Deal, Abacus and Eleventh Hour at the Centenary Club in Weymouth raised the incredible sum of just under £3,000.

And two very worthy local charities, the MV Freedom and the Veterans Hub, each received £1,000 in a cheque presentation held at the club yesterday.

Congratulations and high fives galore to the organisers, the bands and all the punters who made the event so special.

So make a date in your diary for the next bands reunion on Friday, Novemeber 27, which will feature Hexagon, Ken Watkins and The Originals.

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Till next time…


Rock’n’Roll Dreams Come True: The Meat Loaf Story (Weymouth Pavilion)

Toxic Fish, Hell Death Fury, Three Dead, Mr Kiplin (Lazy Lizard, Weymouth)

Komakino (Finns, Weymouth)

Bring Me the Pistols (Wyke Smugglers, Weymouth)

The Transitions (John Gregory, Weymouth)

Brian Harris (Weymouth Working Mens Club)

The Katz (Beach and Barnicott, Bridport)

Alexander Soul Man (Gloucester, Weymouth)

The Dolmen (Golden Lion, Weymouth)

Aaron and Karina (Lugger, Chickerell, Weymouth)

Ceri Dupree (Wyke Regis Working Mens Club, Weymouth)

Milk & Two (Royal Portland Arms, Portland)

Jolly Boys Outing (Belvedere, Weymouth)

The Skalatans (Ropemakers, Bridport)

Rock Apes (Club Bambooza, Weymouth)

Gut and Steel (Royal Oak, Weymouth)

Farrago (Waterloo, Weymouth)

Kathy (Duke of Cornwall, Weymouth)

Leanne Jackson (Black Dog, Weymouth)



And Finally… Phil Collins tribute (Weymouth Pavilion)

Slyde Glam Rock UK, Jean Genie:  Slade, Bowie tribute (Weymouth Pavilion Ocean Rooms)

Electric Shakes, Meat Sweats, C-30s (Old Ship, Dorchester)

Tripod (Finns, Weymouth)

Mama Feelgood (Sailors Return, Weymouth)

Adagio (Weymouth Working Mens Club)

Hustle (Gloucester, Weymouth)

Aaron and Karina (Little Ship, Portland)

Compass (Golden Lion, Weymouth)

Steve and Gill (Weymouth Conservative Club)

Icarus (Wyke Regis Working Mens Club, Weymouth)

Matt Lock (Belvedere, Weymouth)

Vanilla Radio (Ropemakers, Bridport)

Gut and Steel (Nag’s Head, Lyme Regis)

John Ramon  (Duke of Cornwall, Weymouth)

Johnny King (Black Dog, Weymouth)



Roger’s Singalong (Gloucester, Weymouth)

Zoe Schwarz and Rob Koral (Royal Portland Arms, Portland)

Jinder (Ropemakers, Bridport)

Country, Blues and Folk (Old Town Hall, Weymouth) 7.30pm

Sunday Jam Session (Belvedere, Weymouth) 4-7pm.

Ricky Solo (Sailor’s Return, Weymouth)  From 3pm.

Du Kane (Park, Weymouth) 3pm.

Sheryl Lee (King’s Arms, Weymouth) 4-7pm

Johnny Mac (Black Dog, Weymouth) 4-7pm.





Sunset Café Stompers (Ropemakers, Bridport)

Acoustic session (Belvedere, Weymouth)

Tim Andrews (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)



Ricky Solo (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)

Open Mic Night (Duke of Cornwall, Weymouth)



Wessex Folk Night (Sailors Return,  Weymouth) Acoustic folk, here every Wednesday.

Tim Andrews (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)



Dire Straits UK (Weymouth Pavilion)

Soapbox Open Mic Night (Belvedere, Weymouth)

Ricky Solo (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)

Traditional Tune Session (Cove House Inn, ChiswelI, Portland

Ukulele Sessions (Sailors Return,  Weymouth) Strum on down from 8pm.



Sixties Gold with Herman’s Hermits, Merseybeats, Marmalade, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders (Weymouth Pavilion)

Morass of Mollasses, Cybernetic Witch Cult, Duskwood, Doomicidal (Finns, Weymouth)

Compass (Wyke Smugglers, Weymouth)

Rock Apes (John Gregory, Weymouth)

Mike Walker (Weymouth Working Mens Club)

Elijah Wolf (Gloucester, Weymouth)

Stereoironics (Golden Lion, Weymouth)

Zoe Schwarz and Rob Koral (Y&Ys, Brewery Sq, Dorchester)

Hardy and the Monuments (Wyke Regis Working Mens Club, Weymouth)

Guitarmadillo (Royal Portland Arms, Portland)

Dr Splink (Ropemakers, Bridport)

Speedway Snails (Club Bambooza, Weymouth)

Dakota (Belvedere, Weymouth)