This society is for everyone interested in alternative music, whether it is the occasional rock song in your playlist or the darkest black metal from the depths of a Norwegian forest. Together, we attend events, talk about music (and everything else) and most importantly have fun together. We have fortnightly meet-ups at our favourite tiki bar and a range of special events. If you have any questions, join our facebook group or send us an email at

Tuesday, 26th of March - 80s Pub Quiz @ Union Brew, 7 pm

Elphinstone Road, AB24 3TU

Bring out the mullets, spandex‘ and neon gear as we celebrate our favourite decade! For just £2 (£1 for members) you can show off your 80’s knowledge on trivia, music and celebrities and get the chance to grab a sweet prize!


Wednesday, 23rd of January - First meetup @ Krakatoa, 9pm

2 Trinity Quay, Merchant Quarter, AB11 5AA

After too many weeks of painful Karaoke withdrawal we meet up for the first of many times to party this year! If you don‘t know where Krakatoa is, fear not, a group will meet in front of King‘s college at 9pm to show you the way to the quay. Until then, stay heavy!

Wednesday, 31st of October - Halloween madness @ Slains Castle, 9pm

18 The Academy, Belmont Street, AB 10 1JH

We invite you to spend our most treasured holiday with us in the spookiest pub in town to enjoy some sinful cocktails and live music. There will be a costume contest, so fancy dresses are more than welcome!

Wednesday, 17th of October - Karaoke @ Krakatoa, 9pm

2 Trinity Quay, Merchant Quarter, AB11 5AA

It has been two weeks since our last Karaoke night, which means enough time has passed to forget about previous embarrassments and commit some new vocal crimes against beloved classics! If this wasn't enough for you yet, join us in Exodus later that night for some more fun. Party on, Wayne!


Wednesday, 5th of September - Societies Fayre, 11am - 3pm

Come visit us at our wonderful stall at the societies fayre to have a chat with existing members and see for yourself what this is all about. Also, you can make song requests for the Saturday event, so make sure to stop by!

Wednesday, 5th of September - Karaoke @ Krakatoa, 8pm

2 Trinity Quay, Merchant Quarter, AB11 5AA

Let our legendary fortnightly meet-ups commence! This is the perfect opportunity to see all your old friends again or make new ones during our classic Karaoke night. If you´re new and have no idea where Krakatoa is, don´t worry, we´ll meet up in front of King´s college at 7.40 pm and walk down together. 

Saturday, 8th of September - Live music @ Krakatoa, 8pm

followed by - Heavy Resistance @ The Shack, 11.30pm

56 Justice Mill Lane, AB11 6EP

An amazing alternative rock gig at Krakatoa awaits with free entry for all Freshers! If you don´t want to go by yourself, join a group walking into town at 7.40pm from King´s College. After the gig, we´ll head over to the new rock night in town, Heavy Resistance. All society members or soon to be members get in for free before midnight and a special society DJ set will be played with your requests (if you´re lucky). Also: free pizza! No matter if you join us after the gig or for the whole night, we´re looking forward to see you all for an epic night out!


Sunday, 9th of September, 3pm - Metal Unwind @ King´s College, then head to the beach

After partying hard on the Saturday, we invite you to relax, recap the night and whine about your hangovers with us at the beach. Nothing cures the Sunday blues like some nice tunes and a fresh breeze to clear the head. 
We‘ll meet up in front of King‘s College at 3pm and then choose a nice spot on the beach. Feel free to bring your lunch and some tea as well if you like. In the unlikely event of terrible weather, we will agree on a different destination together and just have a chill afternoon indoors.

Join our facebook group for up-to-date listings


Fri 20 - Sat 21 May - RAM It Down Festival @ The Garage Aberdeen


Sat 21 May, RAM It Down Afterpaty - Zeigeist @ UnderDog




Fri 22 Nov - RAM Glam Re-Thrashers @ Tunnels, 7.30pm-3am.



Sat 28 Nov - Rock and Metal Party @ Bos'n, 9pm-1am.

Sat 28 Nov - RAM Rock Night  @ D2 (Drummonds Basement), midnight-3am





Thur 28 Oct - Halloween Extravaganza @ Slains





This year there are also a lot of additional benefits of becoming a paid-up member of the society.


RAM It Down Festival 2015

A new metal Festival for Aberdeen featuring 10 bands over 2 stages.

Aberdeen University Rock and Metal Society are excited to be running a festival in Aberdeen featuring 5 touring bands and 5 local bands. We managed to obtain a grant from the Aberdeen University Student Experience Fund to support the running of this.

More info on the event page:

Like the facebook page to keep up to date wtih announcements:


Check out our main stage headliner, Xerath.




Fri 14 Nov - Rock and Metal Society Night Out @ Slains + Crash/Underground

facebook event:

Meet at the area we have reserved in Slains Castle on Belmont Street at 8pm

We will move onto Crash at Underground on Bridge Street around midnight. We have reserved a booth there.

Wed 19 Nov - Fortnightly Meetup @ The Moorings Bar

facebook event:

Aberdeen University Rock and Metal Society go to The Moorings Bar every second Wednesday. Join us at Moorings Karaoke, although you don't have to sing - most of us do not.

Thu 4 Dec - Rock and Metal Christmas Party [featuring Deadfire + Ray Brower + Rock and Metal Society Band] + Rock Clubnight until 2am @ Tunnels

facebook event:

Aberdeen University Rock and Metal Society are bringing you a special event for Christmas. It will feature live music from 3 bands (the first of which is the rock and metal society band) and a rock clubnight until 2am.

-Schedule (provisional)-
9.00 - 9.40 - Rock and Metal Society Band
10.00 - 10.40 - Ray Brower
11.00 - 11.40 - Deadfire
11.40 - 2.00am (and between bands) - DJ Major Facial Hair (Tristan)