CODA is set to return with a popular metal competition which sees metal bands from around Essex battling it out for a place in the finals.

Metal 2 The Masses is set to hold its second semi-finals on May 17 after Blackwater Kings moved forward to the grand final after the previous semis. 

This time metalheads will see Fallen Relic, Draugrheim, Reverent Son and Dude Smell battle it out for a place in the finals. 

Each of them will be hoping to win a spot on the line-up for the New Blood stage at this year's Bloodstock, which has been held annually Catton Hall, in Walton-on-Trent, since 2005.

Doors open at 7pm an tickets cost £6 on the door.