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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby bloodofthekings » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:37 am

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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


There's only so many times Orange Goblin can headline before folk get bored. Tbh, I imagine the HRH guys always knew that these things had a limited shelf-life. The NWOBHM one was never going to last very long considering they basically booked every available NWOBHM band in current existence within the first two years. I can't see the Viking/Folk one lasting more than another couple of years too.

Hopefully, with C.R.O.W.S getting absorbed into the Blues event and Stoner/Doom getting absorbed into Hammerfest, then they'll begin concentrating on the main HRH festival again as those line-ups have taken a serious dip in quality since all these fringe events started.

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby Jay1993 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:56 pm

Last was Gary Numan and Kanga in Norwich last night. Brilliant gig! Gary played a really diverse set of old and new stuff with some deep cuts thrown in. It was my first time seeing him and songs like M.E and Metal sounded well heavy live! Said he should be returning to tour again next year so I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for that. :D

Next is The Cult in Nottingham next week. Yeah boi!

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby houston4044 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:09 pm

bloodofthekings wrote:
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


There's only so many times Orange Goblin can headline before folk get bored. Tbh, I imagine the HRH guys always knew that these things had a limited shelf-life. The NWOBHM one was never going to last very long considering they basically booked every available NWOBHM band in current existence within the first two years. I can't see the Viking/Folk one lasting more than another couple of years too.

Hopefully, with C.R.O.W.S getting absorbed into the Blues event and Stoner/Doom getting absorbed into Hammerfest, then they'll begin concentrating on the main HRH festival again as those line-ups have taken a serious dip in quality since all these fringe events started.


If they rotated the spin off fests every few years or so (like Doom, Stoner etc) with whatever genre they can cobble a strong whole bill of decent bands that year while whatever genres are a bit thin on the ground put them onto the main fests (Hammerfest etc) it'd be ideal. Would suck for continuity but considering they're a brand of fests who attract roughly the same audience I think it could work.

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby Powerslave » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:58 am

Last: Alice Cooper in Birmingham last night. Alice was ace as always. There is a special place in hell reserved for The Stranglers' keyboard player.

Next: Annihilator in Wolverhampton on Wednesday.

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby metaldinosaur » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:27 pm

Powerslave wrote:Last: Alice Cooper in Birmingham last night. Alice was ace as always. There is a special place in hell reserved for The Stranglers' keyboard player.

Next: Annihilator in Wolverhampton on Wednesday.


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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby Powerslave » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:08 pm

metaldinosaur wrote:
Powerslave wrote:Last: Alice Cooper in Birmingham last night. Alice was ace as always. There is a special place in hell reserved for The Stranglers' keyboard player.

Next: Annihilator in Wolverhampton on Wednesday.


What the keyboard player do?


Just ruined pretty much every song. If you've ever heard a child hammering away on a cheap Casio keyboard that's pretty much what it was like.

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby robin8585 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:07 am

Last: Scumface reunion show in Manchester on Saturday night. Brilliantly stupid fun from all 3 bands, The Paul Taylor Experience in particular should be ashamed of themselves. Never been to The Whiskey Jar before, it's a nice little event space. Shame about the beer prices, but that's the Northern Quarter for you I guess.

Next: Badgerfest at The Bread Shed in Manchester Friday evening and all day Saturday. Great line-up, particularly looking forward to seeing Five the Hierophant, Archetype and Hundred Year Old Man again.

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby metaldinosaur » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:29 pm

Last: Gary Numan, Leeds. Finally got round to seeing him. Very good.
Next: Cradle of Filth, London.
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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby Ghost » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:50 pm

Last. Entombed + Aborted + Baest. Good gig but felt the sound could have been better.

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby Jay1993 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:15 am

Last gig was The Cult at Rock City on Tuesday night. Brilliant night and finally ticked one of my all-time favourite bands off the bucket list! :D

Next is Ghost next month in Nottingham again. :)

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby someone else » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:14 pm

Last - DesertFest Antwerp - 6th one I've been to and still a highlight of the year - exchange rate means its not quite as cheap as it was when I first went, but its well organised, runs to time schedule each day, easy to get served, relaxed security (they're barely seen in the halls) and the bogs remain pristine all weekend. Zeal and Ardour were a head scratcher when they were announced as headliner, but were superb. Ty Seagall did his fuzzy, Crazy-Horse style jams on the Saturday. Sleep are a band that should tick all the boxes, but they do bore me after a while as they're one of the most charmless bands going. Other highlights were Monkey3s psyche instrumentals, Crypt Trips fuzzy take on Allmans-y country rock, Wolvenests candle lit occult rock, and mates in Elephant Tree filling the second stage to the point where people were stopped from getting (a rarity here).
Next - Few I could go to, but probably Tyla from Dogs D'Amour next week
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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby bloodofthekings » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:49 pm

Last gig - went to see Wind Rose & Beast in Black in Manchester (didn't stay for Gloryhammer - opted for the early train home instead). Enjoyed Wind Rose, although not being a Minecraft player I wasn't as bothered as some clearly were about the 'Diggy Hole' song but Beast in Black was the sole reason I was there. Not as good as when they supported Nightwish as the sound wasn't fantastic but still good fun.

Next gig - Damnation Festival in Leeds

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby Black Wizard » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:28 am

My last gig was Killswitch Engage in Birmingham at the Academy. I'm glad I finally got to see them headline again after first seeing them in January 2007. I enjoyed them a lot and it helped knowing every song at least pretty well - the old "classics" like 'Rose of Sharyn' and 'The End of Heartache' were great of course. Even though the setlist was good it was shorter than expected at only 80 minutes instead of 90, but they at least played 'As Sure as the Sun will Rise' off the new album for the first time ever which was nice. The supports sucked, particularly Revocation.

For my next gig I will be back at the same venue in Birmingham seeing Thrice & Refused co-headline. I don't care much for Refused but I was a big fan of Thrice when I was younger so I've been making up for lost time by seeing them multiple times over the least few years.

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby Black Wizard » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:46 pm

Last gig: I saw Thrice and Refused co-headline at the Birmingham Academy on Saturday. It was a nice enough gig but tickets didn't seem to sell particularly well so the atmosphere was a bit limp. The opening band, Gouge Away, were very dull. Refused were entertaining from a performance and stage presence point of view, despite their music being a bit rubbish. The singer's mic-twirling skills were impressive, but his anti-capitalist rant was quite silly. He was performing in a venue owned/sponsored by a massive telecoms company which itself is owned by an even bigger telecoms company. Tickets for the gig were mainly sold on Ticketmaster - an inherently dodgy organization. Long live the revolution? Thrice played well and I liked the setlist but they are not the most engaging of performers and could have done with looking at the crowd a bit more and actually speaking for more than 3 seconds between songs. I might stop going to see them now after that show as I've probably made up for the lack of being able to see them when I was a teenager.

Next is Beyond the Black at The Dome on Thursday.

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Re: Last Gig/Next Gig Thread

Postby bloodofthekings » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:12 pm

Black Wizard wrote:Refused were entertaining from a performance and stage presence point of view, despite their music being a bit rubbish. The singer's mic-twirling skills were impressive, but his anti-capitalist rant was quite silly. He was performing in a venue owned/sponsored by a massive telecoms company which itself is owned by an even bigger telecoms company. Tickets for the gig were mainly sold on Ticketmaster - an inherently dodgy organization. Long live the revolution?


Most major venues in this country are owned or at least sponsored by large private businesses and Ticketmaster pretty much have a monopoly on any and all tickets sold for these venues - not like he's got much of a choice if he wants to reach a large amount of people at once.