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Re: The Gig Thread

Postby Snowy » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:13 pm

Friday.



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Re: The Gig Thread

Postby Snowy » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:15 pm

Then Monday.



Yus!

Cracking bit 'o Death Metal to camp-as-fuck spook metal in the space of one weekend. We like.
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Re: The Gig Thread

Postby Snowy » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:34 am

Fuck me Bloodbath did not disappoint! What a mighty gig...
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Re: The Gig Thread

Postby Burberry Knight » Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:52 pm

Jealous, mate.

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Re: The Gig Thread

Postby Mantis » Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:49 am

Saw Nightwish at Wembley Arena last night. Cheesey as hell but also pretty awesome. Amorphis and Arch Enemy supporting too, not so fussed about the latter but the former always put on a great live show.

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Re: The Gig Thread

Postby Snowy » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:15 pm

Amorphis were watching Bloodbath on Friday. I know Aaron Eady (from Paradise Lost) who was there to see how his singer got on 'in the other band', and he introduced me. Nice bunch.
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Re: The Gig Thread

Postby Mantis » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:11 pm

Got my tickets booked to go see them headline a show in Nottingham for next year already.

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Re: The Gig Thread

Postby Snowy » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:12 pm

Here you go, shot by yours truly at the Bloodbath gig...

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Re: The Gig Thread

Postby Tichinde » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:56 pm

Saw Def Leppard before Christmas.

Was fun but Whitesnake stole the show completely :)
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Re: The Gig Thread

Postby eVoL » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:52 pm

Seen Henry Rollins the other night, was good. Glasgows O2 academy however is the worst venue I've ever been to. The seats are primary school size and with my arse pushed right back my knees were still wedged against the seat in front. My cousin Kenny would complain about the leg room and that eejit had his legs cut off by a train! Ffs! :x
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Re: The Gig Thread

Postby Burberry Knight » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:19 pm

Aye, don't rate that venue at all.

I'm going to see Cult of Luna play the entirety of their Somewhere Along the Highway album in April, pretty damn excited for that one!

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Re: The Gig Thread

Postby Snowy » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:37 am

So - comedy gig night coming up this weekend - Abbath at the London Forum.

I have given his latest offering a listen and not overly impressed, but they do have Black Dahlia Murder supporting so the evening still has some promise.
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Re: The Gig Thread

Postby Snowy » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:00 pm

So Abbath then.

Oh dear.

We went along expecting a funny gig, and had been practising our crab-walking specially in advance. During Primordial’s (frankly uninspiring) set, he came onstage and gave the singer a hug. I thought he looked a bit unsteady on his feet, but still it made me chuckle as Primordial plainly hadn’t expected him to barge onstage.

They left, we spotted a place at the left of the barrier so got a couple of pints in and took our place with an unobstructed view of the silliness to come.

What a farce. Since recording his eponymous album two members of the band have quit, the lead guitarist and drummer. The replacement drummer was OK, but the new guitarist was clearly struggling to learn the content and spent the gig watching Abbath like a hawk looking for cues. They were not forthcoming, Abbath was utterly ratarsed.

He staggered around the stage, belly pushing out under his comical leather ‘armour’, occasionally slurring out nonsense between songs. His mic stand had been put at about the height that an 8-year old would be comfortable at, and rather than adjust it instead curled himself over the top of it.

His guitar was knackered – in desperate need of soldering internally, and every time he took a step there was an almighty crackle of static. In addition he was playing a take on a Flying V, but with a jack plug which plugs into the top inside edge of the V. A jack plug that kept catching on his silly leather trousers and coming out. Of course, he was that tittywankered he didn’t realise, and had to have the bass player keep pointing it out.

Between the guitar hilarity, posing for the cameras like a washed up Gene Simmons impersonator whenever he spotted one aimed at him, and the band not knowing the setlist, it was one of the funniest gigs I have ever been to, just for all the wrong reasons!
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Re: The Gig Thread

Postby Mantis » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:33 pm

Just got back from seeing Amorphis. Caught them at festivals and as support for a few shows over the years so it's nice that they're finally doing a full headline UK tour.

Great show, good setlist and Tomi's live growls are ridiculously good. He's right up there among the best of them.

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Re: The Gig Thread

Postby Burberry Knight » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:00 pm

Going to see Melvins on Tuesday, followed by Cattle Decapitation on Wednesday! Not too fussed about CD personally, but I'm pals with a couple of guys in one of the support acts so I'm going to see them more so than I am the main event - should be good.

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