Arrived in time to catch the supports , first of which being Concrete Lung.
Was very impressed with them had a great live sound could hear influences of Ministry , Cubanate and Godflesh and they have just released their debut EP - waste of flesh.
Jesus Loves Amerika - i got bored with rather quickly and found them rather repetitive especially the overlong and rather immature final song , fuck da police.
FLA were absloutley awesome , much better than when i saw them at the Scala some years ago .
The new album sounds ace live .
The majority of the crowd were great but i still don't understand some people , if you can't handle being pushed and thrown about then don't stand down the front just move it's really easy.
A woman at the barrier seemed to spend more time glaring at the people enjoying themselves behind her than enjoying the gig herself, apparently she apologised to me for giving me greif for falling into her as i explained if someone pushes me im going to get shoved into the person in front of me.
Apparently she had dislocated her knee , so then why the fuck are you at the front of the gig !?
Plus a young teenager and his girlfreind who clearly had not been to many gigs before spent the whole time really upset that they were not able to stand still.
I told him if he could not handle it then he should move , he agreed with me but was still determined to protect his GF even though she told him the same.
Gutted that i found out afterwards they came back on for another encore of Bio Mechanic but we left as soon as Mindphaser finished to get the last train.
Was also impressed that Bill met up with some of the mindpahsers in the pub before the gig , i missed this as well as i wanted to check out the supports.
Would give anything to see them again at the moment.
- Pressure Wave
- Shifting Through The Lens
- Liquid Separation
- Encore 2:
- Bio Mechanic
My 4th time for seeing Skinny Puppy, they returned to the Forum where if first saw them six years ago.
The upstairs was closed and it seemd to be only just about two thirds full downstairs which was a shame.
They played a great gig and the crowd really loved it and were loud enough to cover up the fact it was nto packed. The performance and imagery was very diffrent again to previous times i had seen them and the set was changed considerably too , always a good thing .
Songs being played , mixed diffrently made it hard for me to recognise a lot at the time, but i find that as their material is always so muti layered and textured anyway.A couple of times i felt the remnants of what i thought was someone throwing their beer over the crowd , nothing unusual in that but it was only after awhile i realised it was actually fake blood.
Me and viv left the gig with what looked like cuts and gashes on our face and head this made for some amusing comments on the way home. Had some funny looks form people in the queue at burger king where they though we had a fight with each other.
The support was called Hounds could have done without them.
- Love In Vein
- Morpheus Laughing
- Shorelined Poison
Would like to think they will return to the uk again sometime after the new album is finally released , latest rumour is that it has now been postponed till November.
Killing Joke - New Album Set for Sept 27th Plus UK Shows
NEW ‘ABSOLUTE DISSENT’ ALBUM SET FOR SEPTEMBER 27th 2010 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS UK. ‘EUROPEAN SUPER STATE’ SINGLE TO LEAD THE WAY ON SEPTEMBER 6th...
KILLING JOKE will have an album of brand new material released on September 27th 2010 on Spinefarm Records UK
Titled ‘Absolute Dissent’, the record features 12 tracks produced by the band themselves – iconic frontman Jaz Coleman, guitarist Geordie Walker, bassist Youth and drummer Paul Ferguson – and engineered/mixed by Clive Goddard, who has worked with Youth on a selection of high-profile projects.
‘Absolute Dissent’ will be released on a number on formats, including double coloured vinyl and a Deluxe 2-CD package; the latter will feature a bonus disc showcasing Killing Joke cover versions from bands such as Metallica, Helmet & Spinefarm labelmates Dead By April, whose version of ‘Love Like Blood’ was recently released as a digital single.
The full track-listing for the main disc is as follows:-
1. Absolute Dissent
2. The Great Cull
3. Fresh Fever
4. In Excelsis
5. European Super State
6. This World Hell
8. Ghost of Ladbroke Grove
9. Honour The Fire
12. The Raven King
All of these songs are fresh recordings, marking the 30th Anniversary for Killing Joke – the first time the original line-up has worked together in 28 years.
Prior to the album’s arrival, ‘European Super State’ will be released a single on September 6th 2010; it will be available on CD, 7” coloured vinyl + digital formats, and will feature bonus material.
UK shows are lined up for October 2010:-
15th – Picture House, Edinburgh
16th – Hammersmith Apollo, London
FILM4 FRIGHTFEST 2010
Main Empire screen
Main Empire screen
Oct 21- Cork, Ireland Cyprus Avenue
Oct 22 Dublin, Ireland Button Factory
Oct 23 tba
Oct 24- Birmingham, UK - Supersonic Festival
Oct 25 Glasgow, Scotland, Arches
Oct 26 off
Oct 27 Brighton, UK , Concorde 2
Oct 28 London, UK , Koko Theatre
Oct 29 Leeds, UK a, Uni Stylus
Oct 30 Manchester UK , Academy
The Dirty Dirt Tour
Thu 29-Jul - Paris, France - La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
Fri 30-Jul - Alentejo, Portugal - Evora Festival Alentajo
Sun 1-Aug - Wolverhampton, UK - The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton Halls
Mon 2-Aug - Glasgow, Lanarkshire - UK Classic Grand
Tue 3-Aug - Dublin, Ireland UK - The Button Factory
Thu 5-Aug - London, UK - Electric Ballroon
Fri 6-Aug - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Sat 7-Aug - Blackpool, UK- Rebellion Festival
Sun 8-Aug - Hamilton, ON Canada - Festival of Friends
Tue 10-Aug - Toronto, ON Canada - Lee's Palace
Manic Street Preachers
Postcards From A Young Man Tour
29.09.2010 - GLASGOW, Academy
30.09.2010 - ABERDEEN, Music Hall
02.10.2010 - EDINBURGH, Corn Exchange
03.10.2010 - CARLISLE, Sands Centre
05.10.2010 - HULL, City Hall
06.10.2010 - SHEFFIELD, Academy
08.10.2010 - LIVERPOOL, University
09.10.2010 - BLACKBURN, Kings Georges Hall
11.10.2010 - LEEDS, Academy
12.10.2010 - DERBY, Assembly Rooms
14.10.2010 - MANCHESTER, Apollo
16.10.2010 - LINCOLN, Engine Shed
17.10.2010 - NORWICH, UEA
19.10.2010 - SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall
20.10.2010 - SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion
22.10.2010 - BOURNEMOUTH, Academy
23.10.2010 - NEWPORT, Centre
25.10.2010 - BRISTOL, Colston Hall
26.10.2010 - BIRMINGHAM, Academy
28.10.2010 - LONDON, Brixton Academy
29.10.2010 - LONDON, Brixton Academy
31.10.2010 - LEICESTER, De Montford Hall
01.11.2010 - CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Front Line Assembly
17.07.2010 - Belgium, Waregem, Gothic Festival
18.07.2010 - UK, Sheffield, Corporation
19.07.2010 - UK, Glasgow, Classic Grand
20.07.2010 - UK, London, O2 Academy Islington
22.07.2010 - Czech Rep.,Prag, Lucerna Music Bar
23.07.2010 - Slovakia, Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
24.07.2010 - Austria, tbc
25.07.2010 - Germany, Cologne, Amphi Festival
28.07.2010 - Russia, Moscow, Ikra
30.07.2010 - Russia, St Petersburg, Zal Ozhidaniya
30.09.2010 - Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
01.10.2010 - Germany, Hannover, Musikzentrum
02.10.2010 - Benelux
03.10.2010 - Germany, Oberhausen, Saint
05.10.2010 - Germany, Hamburg, logo
06.10.2010 - Sweden, Gothenburg, Brew House
07.10.2010 - Sweden, Stockholm, Depaster
08.10.2010 - Sweden, Malmö, KB
09.10.2010 - Denmark, Arhus, Voxhall, Recession Festival
10.10.2010 - Germany, Berlin
12.10.2010 - Germany, Dresden/Leipzig
13.10.2010 - Poland
14.10.2010 - Poland
15.10.2010 - Austria, Vienna
16.10.2010 - Hungery, Budapest
17.10.2010 - Croatia/Slovenia, Zagreb/Ljubiljana
18.10.2010 - Croatia/Slovenia, Zagreb/Ljubiljana
19.10.2010 - Serbia, Belgrade
21.10.2010 - Greece, Athens
22.10.2010 - Greece, Thessaloniki
23.10.2010 - Bulgaria, Sofia
26.10.2010 - Germany, Stuttgart, Röhre
27.10.2010 - France, Paris
28.10.2010 - France, Strassburg
29.10.2010 - Switzerland
30.10.2010 - Switzerland
31.10.2010 - Germany, Munich, backstage
July 15 France Paris La Maroquinerie
July 17 Belgium Waregem Blackcave Festival
July 18 UK London The Forum
July 19 UK Manchester Moho
July 20 UK Glasgow Classic Grand
July 22 Luxembourg Rockhal
July 24 Germany Koln Amphitheater Festival
July 26 Sweden Gothenburg Sticky Fingers
July 27 Sweden Stockholm Tryol
July 28 Sweden Karlskoga PIP Festival
July 30 Holland Steerwik Festival
July 31 Holland Haarlem Patronaal Festival
Aug 2 Denmark Aarhus Train
Aug 5 Norway Olso Rockefeller
Aug 6 Sweden Malmo Club Kultturbolaget
Aug 8 Germany Hildesheim Mera Luna Festival
Aug 9 Italy Cervia Rock Planet
Aug 12 Czech Republic Prague Lucerna
Aug 13 Slovakia Kasárne/Kulturpark
Aug 14 Slovakia Bratislava Majestic Music Club
Aug 17 Poland Krakow Rotunda
Aug 18 Poland Warszawa Progresja
Aug 19 Hungary Budapest Diesel Club
Aug 22 Switzerland Lausanne Les Docks
27.09 - (FR) Bataclan, Paris
28.09 - (BE) AB Hall, Brussels
29.09 - (NL) Melkweg, Amsterdam
30.09 - (FR) Areonef, Lille
02.10 - (DE) Werkstatt, Koln
03.10 - (DE) Grunspan, Hamburg
04.10 - (CZ) Lucerna Music Bar, Prague
06.10 - (RU) B1 Maximum, Moscow
09.10 - (PL) Palladium, Warsaw
11.10 - (FI) Nosturi, Helsinki
15.10 - (UK) Picture House, Edinburgh
16.10 - (UK) Hammersmith Apollo. London
03.12 - (USA) Irving Plaza, New York City, NY
04.12 - (USA) Paradise Lounge, Boston, MA
06.12 - (CAN) Cabaret Du Musee, Montreal
07.12 - (CAN) Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto
09.12 - (USA) Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI
10.12 - (USA) Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
11.12 - (USA) Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
14.12 - (CAN) The Venue, Vancouver, BC
15.12 - (USA) Showbox, Seattle, WA
16.12 - (USA) Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
17.12 - (USA) Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
18.12 - (USA) Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
"Hammer's hotly anticipated The Woman In Black, an adaptation of Susan Hill's popular ghost story, has been announced as the company's first 3D production.
The annual Resurgence was another fab night thanks to Mr Pete Scathe !
Caught up with numerous people that i had not seen in ages some not since the previous May bank holiday.
This years W.G.T program has been put up , so last night was deciding who and where and what clashes with what.
My potential band itineary looks like this -
Friday Conjure One @ Agra
Jarboe @ Kuppelhalle
Brendan Perry @ Agra
Saturday Christ vs Warhol
Madre Del Vizio
Bloody Dead and Sexy
Sex Gang Children
all at the Felsenkeller
Sunday Faith and the Muse
Alien Sex Fiend
both at the Agra
Monday Kommunity FK @ Parkbuhne
Gitane Demone @ Parkbuhne
Nurse with wound @ Kuppelhalle
Diamanda Galas has not yet been given venue or slot so not sure if i will get to see her.
Leather Strip clash with all the Felsenkeller bands and The Deep Eynde are on sametime as Faith and the muse .
Looks like it could be first year without attending the Werk II which is a bummer as i really like that venue.