A new venue for me as a modest but enthusiastic crowd at the Meze Lounge in Newport hosted a triple bill of metal headlined by regular featurees on this blog, Triaxis.
First up were Peter Criss lookalikes Hunters Grace fronted by the enthusiastic vocalist Jasmine Griffiths. Their image suggests that the spirit of Alice Cooper is alive and well, but on quieter reflection on Sunday, their complimentary EP displayed a sound more in line with Within Temptation.
Despite being the headline act, Triaxis came on a little after 9pm due to a hand injury to drummer Giles Wilson which resulted in a shorter than usual set.
Nonetheless, the 5 piece delivered their distinctive brand of no nonsense metal edged with dark lyrics.
The band are working on their third album, a follow up to the critically acclaimed Rage and Retribution.
CJ, Krissie and Owen
Under Blood Red Skies
Sand And Silver
Triaxis now embark on some European dates before continuing work on the new recordings.
The evening concluded with a set from Cwmbran based metal-heads Counterhold, who have had some prestigious support slots in recent years.
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