You know what you’re going to get when you head along to a show like this. To be fair to both bands, while they might not have delivered anything ground-breaking for the genre, Finnish shredders Lost Society and Yorkshire thrashers RipTide both gave everything that this long-haired, black t-shirt clad crowd wanted. Our photographer Sabrina put on the body armour and waded her way into the pit to bring back these photos from a sweaty, bruising night of headbanging metal in Manchester. Enjoy!

Sick of pop music? Well, “I Am The Antidote” claim Finnish thrashers Lost Society: