Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby bloodofthekings » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:32 pm

Last couple of gigs - Amon Amarth at Manchester Apollo & HRH Vikings II at Sheffield Academy

Couldn't be arsed leaving the pub early enough to catch Hypocrisy so by the time we got in the venue it was nearly time for Arch Enemy. AE were better than I expected, really tight, very good performance. After seeing Ghost waste their opportunity to make the most of the bigger stage last week at Leeds Arena, Amon Amarth's performance was exactly the opposite - they absolutely smashed it. One of the best stage shows I've ever seen and one of the best all-round performances of the year for me.

Then straight to Sheffield for HRH Vikings II at the Academy. Watched the last few bands each night as the tickets were cheap so didn't feel the need to spend ages in the venue (the bar prices in there are fucking ridiculous; absolute piss-take). Enjoyed Skyclad although putting them in the small room upstairs was clearly the wrong decision as the room was rammed and many folk couldn't actually get in. Elvenking & Heidevolk were probably my favourite 2 bands of the weekend but every band we watched (aside from Moonsorrow who I've always found rather boring) I really enjoyed. Really good option for a cheap little weekend away with friends.

Next gig - Alter Bridge @ Nottingham Arena

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby Black Wizard » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:20 am

I saw the seminal Emo band Thursday (a band I'm sure Bloodstock attendees are huge fans of) at the Electric Ballroom on Monday. They played their album 'War All The Time' in full so it was nice to revisit my teenage years and catch a band I didn't manage to see when I was younger. The support act was a guy called Chris from another Emo band called Saves The Day. He played a solo set with an electric, rather than acoustic, guitar which was rather odd and his vocals are that horrible whiny, generic Emo style. He seems like a decent guy, but I don't think even teenage me would have ever listened to them. It was a slightly strange experience going to a gig like this as very few people arrive before the doors open, but at Metal gigs there's still a huge queue moving through fifteen minutes after doors.

Next is British Lion at the Islington Academy followed by Alter Bridge at the O2 Arena the next night. All after a work trip to San Francisco next week.

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby Jay1993 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:11 pm

Last gig was Uriah Heep and Diamond Head at Norwich UEA last night. Both bands were excellent - big fan of Heeps lighting on the drumkit and the singers microphone holster. :lol: Bit of a rubbish turnout and me and my mate were probably the youngest there, but Heep still looked thrilled to be there and we got chatting to alot of friendly older folk. :) All in all, a great night.

Next gig will probably be Insomnium and Conjurer in January. I've totalled 13 gigs this year; not too shabby!

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby Ghost » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:44 pm

last: Bokassa and Puppy at the Camden underworld. A bit miffed when I turned up because it was advertised as a co headlining thing but then puppy played 45 minutes and bokassa over an hour. Puppy are one of my fav bands. They had a poor sound tonight though and the setlist was too focused on the mini album they released a couple of weeks ago. Bokassa were fantastic. Such a fun band live. Love it when a band loves what they're doing. Singer is a funny guy.

Next: Municipal waste + toxic holocaust + enforcer + skeletal remains on Sunday . I like all four bands so this will be exhausting.
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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby Ghost » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:38 pm

Ghost wrote:
Next: Municipal waste + toxic holocaust + enforcer + skeletal remains on Sunday . I like all four bands so this will be exhausting.


Mental!!!

Next: At the gates + Nifelheim in Camden
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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:50 am

Last: Devin Townsend, Glasgow. Outstanding as always.
Next: Rock Meets Classic, Berlin (March 2020).
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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby gavdann » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:36 am

Last: The Wonder Stuff
Great night. Played all of Hup and The Eight Legged Groove Machine but in no particular order. For me that idea works much better than the typical reproducing an album in full type shows.

Next: Orange Goblin, Discharge and Hellripper
Final gig of the year. Can't wait for this one.

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby bloodofthekings » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:50 am

Last gig: Alter Bridge last night in Nottingham.
Unfortunately Sevendust pulled out due to illness so rather than see the shitty Raven Age, we decided to spend longer in the pub and eventually made it in for the last few Shinedown songs. Singer still has the annoying, contrived stage chatter so glad we didn't have to sit through that for an hour.
Alter Bridge were very good but definitely a band I need to sit down for these days. Full arena though which was encouraging for a band that don't receive any major press from the mainstream music press. If Download adopt a policy of one "smaller" headliner together with two classic bands, then AB could well be the best choice.

Next gig - Clutch @ Leeds Academy. Final gig of 2019!

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby slayerslays » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:29 am

Last: Desecration, Cumbeast, Bloodthread on Saturday
Next: At the Gates, Nifelheim... on Thursday

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby Jay1993 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:16 pm

Last was British Lion, Voodoo Six, and Nine Miles Down at Norwich Waterfront. Decent night; support bands were good and cool to see Steve Harris in a small venue playing with as much energy and enthusiasm as he does in massive stadiums!

Next should be Insomnium/Conjurer next month.

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby Ghost » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:36 pm

slayerslays wrote: Cumbeast


:lol:
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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby slayerslays » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:41 pm

Ghost wrote:
slayerslays wrote: Cumbeast


:lol:


You may laugh- they are an excellent Death metal band from Finland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr6PMzcLXXo
I wonder how many t-shirts they sell?

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby houston4044 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:01 am

slayerslays wrote:
Ghost wrote:
slayerslays wrote: Cumbeast


:lol:


You may laugh- they are an excellent Death metal band from Finland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr6PMzcLXXo
I wonder how many t-shirts they sell?


I hear they're making quite a splash....

Been busy with tons of gigs the last few weeks, been a great way to sign the year off :D

Last Gig- M.O.D. at New Cross Inn
Last gig of the year and ended on a high. Great sound throughout and both supports were great. First time seeing M.O.D. and wow, the band and Billy were on form :D
Got to met Milano afterwards and for all the rep, he's a fun guy to hang with.

Next gig- Slipknot London
Hopefully start 2020 on a high

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby Bizza » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:03 am

Last - Cavaleras in Newcastle on Saturday, too young to have seen classic Sepultura back in the day so seeing Max and Igor blasting out the classics is probably about as close as I'll ever get. Great night :yes:

Next - No idea, Warhorns Winter Fest possibly.
BOA - '07, '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16, '17, '18,' 19.
Warhorns '12 '15 '16
WOA - '15
Damnation - '12
Download - '16 (Never fucking again)

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby Ghost » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:19 am

houston4044 wrote:
Last Gig- M.O.D. at New Cross Inn
Last gig of the year and ended on a high. Great sound throughout and both supports were great. First time seeing M.O.D. and wow, the band and Billy were on form :D
Got to met Milano afterwards and for all the rep, he's a fun guy to hang with.



Who were the supports in the end? I'd have gone if it wasn't down in New Cross.
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