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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:54 pm
by Ghost
Last: Volbeat in brixton. Was OK. Didn't like the supports and it was a bit busy for me. Definitely been better but the singer being ill probably didn't help.

Next: Deafheaven in Camden

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:17 am
by robin8585
Last: Voyager in Manchester. Turnout was a bit poor, and Satan's Hollow isn't the best venue, but they didn't seem to mind either and put on a great show. Coldbones were fantastic in support too, immediately went and bought all of their things once they finished.

Next: Battalions and Elephant Tree in Sheffield tonight.

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:36 am
by bloodofthekings
Last gig - Static-X / Soil / Weds 13 / Dope @ Leeds Uni

Fun little nu-metal nostalgia trip for me and it was nice to see the venue so busy from the off, especially given the early start time. Dope were a decent opener and Weds 13 was the only let down of the evening as gone are the glam elements and in their place are a low-budget Marilyn Manson/Rob Zombie tribute act complete with a set of new material (save the last song) which most of the crowd were largely unfamiliar with.
Soil were the primary reason I was there and they didn't disappoint despite having their set seemingly cut by one or two songs, however I was pleasantly surprised by Static-X. They were one of the few big nu-metal bands that passed me by and I only knew a handful of songs going in but by the end I definitely want to revisit those older albums. I know having a different singer in a Wayne Static mask seemed controversial but it was done in good taste and the whole thing turned into a fitting tribute from his former band-mates.

Next gig - Gloryhammer/Beast in Black/Wind Rose in Manchester

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:03 pm
by Black Wizard
Last was Power Metal Quest Fest in Birmingham on Saturday. A lot of fun, well organized and Ancient Bards were great. I also spoke to a dude I've seen at several gigs over the last couple of years - turned out it was this forum's very own Tet!

Next is Killswitch Engage in Birmingham in a few weeks.

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:57 pm
by someone else
Last - HRH Doom Vs Stoner, Sheffield. Episode 4, and the third with Orange Goblin headlining - always a decent gig with them, but Ben Ward seemed to have a cob on about his band and the way they're viewed, fine for a bit of rallying but got a bit tedious being repeated several times. Their ubiquity seemed to affect sales as it was emptier than previous years, and no announcement for next year may mean a re-think. Decent support from relative rarities like Italians Black Rainbows and Dead Smoke, as well as one of the last gigs from Black Moth. Sundays are typically sparser still, no exception here, but decent sets from Alunah, Dead Witches, Fireball Ministry and closers Monolord. Special mention to Church of the Cosmic Skull, who's religious cult parody and songs with a whiff of 70s glam and AOR so inscenced one audience member to launch a full volume tirade against them :lol:

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:54 am
by robin8585
Last - HRH Doom Vs Stoner. Going to agree with the above in that it did seem poorly attended in comparison to last year, the 2nd stage particularly had very sparse crowds. Hopefully the lack of an announcement for 2020 means a rethink of what they're doing rather than the end of the event. It was a great weekend, Church of the Cosmic Skull, Monolord, Mage, Ten Ton Slug, Space Witch and Black Moth were all fantastic, and I made a nice new discovery in Gonga.

Next - Scumface: The Tediously Inevitable One-Off Reunion Show.

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:43 am
by houston4044
Last HRH vs Stoner, my first time at the event and I enjoyed it, liked the academy as a venue and good sound throughout (unless the poor sounding bands were on while I was at weatherspoons :lol: Stand out bands for me were Ten Ton Slug, Church of the Cosmic Skull and Gonga. I'd attend again but only if I "won" tickets :P

Next: Acid Reign at Boston Rooms

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:53 pm
by Gandalf the Red
To be honest I think they were struggling with bands without constantly repeating the line up. Same thing was happening with the NWOBHM one. The Country/Southern Rock one has now merged with the Blues due to a lack of suitable bands.

Speaking of which. Last gig was Savage Outlaw's last gig. Decent band who should have got bigger. But I don't really think there is much of a market for Biker Rock nowadays.


Next. HRH Punk. Time to relive the old days of Erics* and Planet X. :D

*Ignore Wiki - Erics Punk night moved to another venue and didn't close until about 1985. Most of the punks stopped going as they couldn't stand the New Wave, New Romantic and Synthpop bands.

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:54 pm
by J.Ross29
Last gig - Volbeat @Manchester Apollo. Absolutely fantastic! Managed to catch witch tripper at HRH doom to but only there set as it was a school night (for school read toddler who likes to get up a silly times in the morning).

Next gig will be Amon Amarth also at the apollo!

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:39 pm
by Ghost
Last. Deafheaven in Camden. What an amazing live performance that was. First time seeing them. One of the best front men I've seen in recent time. Like a man possessed.

Next. Exhorder in Camden.

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:40 am
by gavdann
Last: Sound City Ipswich (Snapped Ankles, The Murder Capial and many more). Best thing to have happened in Ipswich, possibly ever. At £15 it was just ridiculously good value for money.

Next: Cattle Decapitation at the end of the month.

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:05 am
by someone else
Gandalf the Red wrote:To be honest I think they were struggling with bands without constantly repeating the line up. Same thing was happening with the NWOBHM one. The Country/Southern Rock one has now merged with the Blues due to a lack of suitable bands.

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Looks like Stoner vs Doom is canned for now - will be part of Hammerfest in Gt Yarmouth next year

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:30 pm
by houston4044
someone else wrote:
Gandalf the Red wrote:To be honest I think they were struggling with bands without constantly repeating the line up. Same thing was happening with the NWOBHM one. The Country/Southern Rock one has now merged with the Blues due to a lack of suitable bands.

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Looks like Stoner vs Doom is canned for now - will be part of Hammerfest in Gt Yarmouth next year


Where did you see that?

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:43 pm
by someone else
It's in one of their replies to a photo comment

Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:22 am
by Ghost
Last: Exhorder - Good stuff. Decent crowd and they played for more than an hour which seems rare for smaller headliners at the moment.

Next: Entombed + Aborted.