The Ocean take to the stage as the room starts to fill, fresh from releasing their albums Heliocentric and Anthropocentric the bands set focuses mainly on these albums. With a projector and a light show to add some professionalism to their show, it’s easy to tell the band want, and deserve to be playing bigger venues than this. Frontman Loic Rossetti gets into the face of everyone in the front row as the rest of the band go mental onstage. I predict big things for this band.
earthtone9 take the stage to a heroes welcome. Their set is made up of the finest moments of their back catalogue and a few choice cuts from their new EP. the band seem to really enjoy playing together again, and the fans seem to really enjoy watching them play. The crowd greets everything said and played by the band to a standing ovation. A welcome return from a fantastic band.
Children of Bodom have returned to Scotland, and they’ve brought with them Viking metal warriors Amon Amarth.
I had the opportunity to ask Amon Amarth guitarist, Johan Söderberg some questions about their new album and UK tour with Children of Bodom.
This sounds awesome! Can’t wait to hear the full album!
Screaming Bloody Murder
10 years on from their breakthrough album All Killer No Filler, do the Canadians still have it in them?
Less than twelve months after the fantastic Far Q, Lower Than Atlantis are back with their new album, World Record.
For their upcoming shows in 2011, Slipknot has asked Donnie Steele to fill in for Paul Gray on bass. Donnie, as some may recall, was the original guitar player in Slipknot and had actually reconnected with Paul in recent years. Said the band on their decision, “Donnie was in the band at the very beginning, and rather than get an outsider, we thought it would be a fitting tribute to Paul to play with someone from within the family. Donnie was great friends with Paul and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate his memory than with someone who was there with us at the very beginning. The eight of us are looking forward to being onstage again and honoring Paul’s legacy with our families in Europe and Brazil this summer.”
I think this is a very fitting tribute to Paul from the rest of the band. RIP Paul Gray.