Ghost were great as usual, including with the additions of the amended line-up.
Zombi on the other hand… This is the kind of thing that would be OK to have on while working but not at a gig in front of a couple of thousand people.
Gojira were awesome, the 2 support bands were shite.
- Code Orange
- Car Bomb
The Raven Age
Rooooots Bloody Roooooots, Rooooots Bloody Roooooots! The Return to Roots tour.
I thought I was out of the mosh pit taking my normal viewing platform position at the forum near the bar, nope…. there was even a mosh pit there! The main floor was one massive circle pit for the majority of the gig.
- Rob Zombie
- Ginger Fish
Wasn’t planning on going to this but Kristina planned a late trip to Sweden to see Amaranthe so gave me the ticket.
Blagged super early entry with Simon and Tess as I said I was with them, which I was to be fair so perfectly acceptable. A good time to go in really as you get to go to the bar queue free!
The audience tonight was another young one and the pit was bouncing most of the evening. One guy had to be carried out by security after collapsing right in front of us.
Australian openers Hands Like Houses were pretty decent I thought, so much so they were my band of the night.
The singer of Crown The Empire looks like a school kid without a tie, just not in the Angus Young way, nothing to write home about here for me.
Of Mice & Men I don’t know that well but have checked them out a fair bit the past week. Their latest album Cold World I don’t mind at all. Seeing them live however is a different story. Shouty Shouty Shouty…. So much so I left early to grab a pint of milk for morning coffee as that will be more enjoyable than what I’m experiencing.
Don’t get me wrong here. I do think they could be a great live band if they didn’t shout everything. They lyrics were just totally inaudible to me.
- Of Mice & Men
- Crown The Empire
- Hands Like Houses
The gig was meant to be at Shepherd’s Bush Empire but due to it in need of repair it was moved.