|11-04-2012, 06:38 AM||#2711 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2008
It was a great day. I watched:
*Ravens Creed, who were a decent but ultimately forgettable start to the day.
*A little bit of Hawk Eyes before quickly deciding that was not how I wanted to spend my day.
*Hang the Bastard who set the tone well and I very much enjoyed them. I have a feeling I perhaps wouldn't enjoy their music if I were to check it out but they were a good live band.
*I really wanted to see local mackem black metal band Wodensthrone again after being very impressed with them the last time I saw them but the smaller stage, on which they were playing was absolutely overflowing and I couldn't get in, which is what happens when you have the two smaller stages together and the bands don't overlap. The middle stage is probably 5 or 6 times the size of the smaller one and you cant have everyone move between the two like that. Bad planning, which was unfortunate.
*Winterfylleth Decent, enjoyable atmospheric black metal. They had a couple of issues, like a guitar cutting out at one stage but were impressive.
*I saw some of Extreme Noise Terror who were well supported and as crazy as you would expect them to be. My mates wanted to leave before the end to get a jump on the band due on the smaller stage (as I said, no overlapping) so we left, which I kind of regret. I wish I'd watched all of them now. They also had the biggest surprise appearance of the day which was the addition of John from Raging Speedhorn as a second vocalist.
*Bossk who I enjoy but questioned their appearance at this festival as I expected complete ambience. It started that way but midway through they added a vocalist and the climax of the set was a lot heavier and more intense than I had anticipated. Very good.
*40 Watt Sun were one of two bands I really couldn't wait to see and they didn't disappoint. Depressive, droney, atmospheric and all three band members looked as though they were completely off their tits.
*I really like Maybeshewill. I've seen them twice before and am going to see them again this coming Wednesday. Maybe that, coupled with the type of music they play which isn't completely alien but also not exactly in-line with the overall tone of the day, meant I watched a few songs but just wasn't feeling it. Caught a tiny bit of Aura Noir on my way past to the main stage, not enough to really make a judgement.
*Electric Wizard. I had waited roughly six years to see them. They brought with them a projector for a visual show as well as a light show and did not disappoint me. Good mixture of their new stuff (Drugula, Nightchild, Black Mass, A Chosen Few etc) and their old stuff (Supercoven, Return Trip, Dopehrone, Funeralopolis etc) and an incredible experience that left me physically and emotionally drained.
I also met Jackhammer, had a bit of a chat, went for a couple of smokes etc which was good. Although it was on one of these smoke breaks, just before we went to wait for Electric Wizard, that I missed something. I came back and my mates told me (the guy in the 40 Watt Sun t-shirt, of which I saw one more all day) that they had just been standing talking to the band. It was a shame to miss this, especially as their topic of conversation was how **** My Dying Bride are!
|11-06-2012, 11:45 AM||#2713 (permalink)|
Just Keep Swimming...
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: See signature...
Going to see my friend (Brian, the singer for "Convoy") open up for Pat Travers in a week or so.
Our old band used to open for his old band (at the same venue). Good to see someone from those bands having a bit of success.
|11-09-2012, 01:38 PM||#2715 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: East Anglia
Seeing alt-J in Alexandra Palace in London in January.
Anyone going to that?
Olaf Timothy Stando, 17, London, UK
Acoustic/indie folk singer-songwriter. Married to music.
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|11-12-2012, 11:08 AM||#2717 (permalink)|
Still sends his reguards.
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Trying to get out of the cat town....
i just got approved for the 1st of December off.....so i will be traveling to the Bay Area to finally see Wovenhand
|11-12-2012, 11:47 AM||#2719 (permalink)|
stay the |fvck| inside
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East of the Southern North American West
It'll never be as good as the real thing, but Dweezil does pretty good justice to the songs from what I've seen. I'd say go for it.
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.
|11-15-2012, 06:02 PM||#2720 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Dying Fetus/Cattle Decapitation/Cerebral Bore/Funeral Age/Reficul*
Soilwork/Jeff Loomis/Blackguard/The Browning/Wretched*
Gojira/Devin Townsend Project
Dethklok/The Black Dahlia Murder**
Lamb of God/In Flames/Hellyeah/Sylosis
Coheed and Cambria/Between the Buried and Me/Russian Circles**
**(planning on it, might not go)
*(already got my ticket)
Most of these are Nov/Dec/Jan shows...one or two are in Feb, one in March, and one in April.
"Your God died on a cross. Mine holds a hammer in his hand. Make your own conclusions." - Nergal (Behemoth)