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