Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
First up at around 8.45 were Swansea Valley based hard rockers, Hollow Tone. Described as melodic hard rock they seemed to play to their heavier end for this occasion and are definitely worth checking out (again) some time. They're here on my space.
Next up at around 9.40 were Ipswich/Colchester thrashers Elimination. Check them out here on reverbnation and here. With such a powerful sound in a tiny venue, they were bound to make an impession and they certainly did with a fast, driving sound where Megadeth meets Testament.
Friends of this blog will know how much I rate Triaxis, and was principally the reason why we ventured out West. With a 2nd album now in the can to follow up the highly impressive debut "Key To The Kingdom", the 5 piece are working hard to build upon their already growing reputation amongst those who know.
Glyn (lead) and Owen
Glyn in finest Dave Mustaine pose
Saturday, March 24, 2012
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Saturday, March 17, 2012
First up we had the excellent Long Knives, fronted by Tredegar lad Phil Carter. Think The Killers meet Therapy? with a little Manics thrown in and an excellent mix of edgy riffin' rock. With the frontman strutting his stuff a la Brandon, the local boys went down well even amongst some of the 'heavier heads' in the club.
The evening opened up with the announcement that Reef would headline the Sunday night of the Steelhouse Festival to be held on 27-29 July. To accompany this we had the bizarre site of the Lawless Girls firebreathing in the car park at 9pm on a crisp March evening. I've seen a few things at that famous old sports ground but this was one of the weirdest youtube1 and youtube2.
London based Fighting Wolves were the main attraction. Again, not heavy by any stretch, but tuneful hard rock with a strong guitar sound, a little Black Stone Cherry in parts. Check out One Minute More and other fine tracks here.