Saturday, 31 January 2009

NEMHAIN, NYA, SPITTING BLOOD, INNER EDEN, NOCTURNAL PLAYGROUND : ROCK AGAINST RAPE 26.01.09 (Gig Review)

NEMHAIN
NYA
SPITTING BLOOD
INNER EDEN
NOCTURNAL PLAYGROUND

ROCK AGAINST RAPE
PURPLE TURTLE 26.01.09

NOCTURNAL PLAYGROUND
The london death metal band always put on a good show and tonight their own technical take
on the genre recieved a warm responce from the audience.
This year will see the release of an album and many gigs are planned so i suggest you check them out.

INNER EDEN
Featuring ex members of Axis Of Evil and Wykked Wytch and the stunning vocal talents of
Charlie Hall (Think Enya meets Angela Gossow), Inner Eden are simply awesome a perfect blend of melody/aggression/Harmony and brutality.
They played one of the best sets i have seen in a long time.

SPITTING BLOOD
Tonight they have a few problems not least of which is that they are due on stage and their
vocalist is still on his way.Still as they have two they have no choice but to go on with
Clara and she does a fantastic job, after a couple of songs Dave arrives and to his credit
dives straight in and is (Naturally) note perfect.
Ultimatley though it was an off night for the band, however many commented that they were
much better than Kreator who played across the road at the Koko.
As you may know i love this band, but im feeling that something is not quite right with them
at the moment, but hey what the fuck do i know !

NYA
Like may here tonight i had never heard of these guys before, by the end of their set
'everybody' knew who they were.
Their blend of melodic metal is outstanding and they are armed with a very talented drummer
called Paul White whose sheer power and showmanship is a sight to behold.
One of their songs has a killer riff based on Black Sabbath's Hole In The Sky which erupted
the place and they do the best (and highly original) version of Survivors Eye Of The Tiger
since CKY.

NEMHAIN
Rapidly proving that not only are they at the top of their game but that there is much more to come, Nemhain now with the original guitarist Sam Hain returning to give us a twin guitar attack with Lakis.
Drummer Adrian's playing is always a pleasure to hear and watch but tonight is even more
impressive when he played with a dislocated vertabrae and a handfull of painkillers !
Frankly the set is just perfect from the punked up opening version of Ana through to the
closing track Speed Queen, my only disappointment was that they didnt play Heroin Child.

Rock Against Rape
The evening raised over £300 for the charity and all credit is due to Phee Kear for putting
on such a great show and baking Cheescake for everyone.
I was happy to be part of it and no doubt we can all do it again sometime.
The whole evenig was filmed and a dvd will be made available later this year.
www.myspace.com/rarcamden

Rape Crisis
Rape Crisis (England and Wales) provides co-ordination for the national network of Rape
Crisis Centres across England and Wales. Rape Crisis Centres provide a range of specialist
services for women and girls that have been raped or experienced another form of sexual
violence - whether as adults or as children.
On this website you will find information about rape and sexual violence and details of your
nearest Rape Crisis Centre if you need support. There is also information for family,
friends, students and professionals.
http://www.rapecrisis.org.uk/


STU

NOCTURNAL PLAYGROUND




INNER EDEN



SPITTING BLOOD



NYA



NEMHAIN








Friday, 16 January 2009

UPCOMING GIG INFORMATION







Saturday, 3 January 2009

VIRUS + DISCHARGE GIG 20.03.09



Reborn brit thrashers Virus have announced a major support slot for legendary punk band Discharge at the Agincourt Rock Venue in camberley on 20th of March.

Tickets are on sale now for £10.

Tickets available here : http://www.wegottickets.com/event/40709

Thursday, 1 January 2009

PAREIDOLIA - INTUS VENEFICUS THEATRUM (CD Free Download)



The Demo Explained


This is not the finished product by any means, but this is an indicator of the direction in which Pareidolia is going.This demo is divided up into 5 parts each yet to be titled.


PART 1

Our story begins here with the main character walking down an alley during a storm and discovering a doorway.The music is by Marcus Matusiak from 'Matron' a short narration will accompany the piece when its re-recorded, most of the text is in the booklet that comes with the demo.
Upon entering the doorway to the Magic Theatre the first song begins with the lines "For madmen only, come inside.Admission your sanity, there is nothing you can hide".

The music for this is based on a riff that i sent Ryan O'Leary from 'Nocturnal Playground', he sent back a piece that he was not happy with claiming it was a little too "Generic death metal", however it pretty much did what i wanted it to do and he got my initial riff bang on, so i was happy.

Again vocals to follow at a later date and i suspect a slightly different musical arrangement !


PART 2

And so the first mirror is placed in front of our character, the voice says "speak child for now is the time", the peep show begins and we see and girl naked and covered in blood in front of a crucified figure she speaks of her disgust at religion.

The synthersizer is done by Stu ex 'Of Perception' to name but one of many.The church organ hails our next song based on Pawel's, from 'Vintage Steel', imaginative black metal riff and once again handed to Ryan to expand on.

The lyrics will speak of the trial of Lucifer and are also included in the booklet.


PART 3

Again Stu is let loose on synth to herald the next mirror and peep show, the voice is an echo of lucifers defence from his trial.This show opens to our main character playing with dice, but unlike Luke Reindhardt, he leaves nothing to chance with the motto "Odds i win, evens you lose".

The music is again Ryan with live drums from former 'Defiled' member James.


PART 4

Ahh the synth again to our next mirror and peep show.This show reveals madness, the constant looking into the mirror in an attempt to find his real self is leading to some problems.

He declares that "Once i had a little game, called go insane".The music is the only one to feature vocals from Stu at the moment and features 'Vintage Steel' members Mark (Ex Tiberium) and Pawel again.
This piece goes straight into guitar and drum machine from Stu, its mellow tone is interrupted by an inner demon who turns the music into a doom nightmare.

This is very unfinished at the moment but will be recorded with Dave from 'Virus' and Kris from the Rock Attic at some future point.

The psycho synths return at the end :)


PART 5

We are at an end, did our character find out his true desires, we'll have to wait and see.More synths lead us into Sam Brandon's,'Virus' and 'Matron', metal masterpiece complete with drum programming.

But at the end that voice returns..