Powerman 5000, Our Last Enemy, and Astrodeath rocked the Manning Bar. It was hands down, one of the most energetic and fun concerts I have seen in recent years.
First up was Astrodeath, the heavy hitting two piece band filled the Manning Bar with heavy riffs and fast drum beats. As the fans in the mosh pit started clapping, Astrodeath started playing Children of the Grave by Black Sabbath.
Next up was Our last Enemy, and everyone cheered as they came on stage. The band played Wolves of Perigord, End is the Beginning, The Holy Ones and 10,000 Headless Horses among many other awesome songs. They delivered their industrial metal songs with hints of almost everything you can think of and we all rocked out.
Our Last Enemy delivered a unique sound with solid charged riffs and complimenting kicks, and harsh intensity of vocals, it's a band you can really sink your teeth into.
As we eagerly waited for Powerman 5000 to come on stage you could see the excitement building in the audience. As the band came on stage they were on supercharge, it was like you were listening to the beginning of a movie with the introduction fanfare, while a mist of smoke came over the stage and green lasers came off the drum sticks and guitar, it left you in anticipation. Powerman 5000 engaged with the audience stright away by jumping up and down while they were playing. The first song was Footsteps and Voices and the fans loved the tempo, it was an epic beginning to the night and it charged our hearts for the rest of the show.
Next up was Nobody's Real and Invade.Destroy.Repeat, it was super catchy and a fan favorite. As everyone continued to headbang and throw their metal horns in the air, the band injected electronics and killer synths into the room and went into the next song titled Hey that's right as the crowd threw their fists into the air and started moshing along.
As we listened to Play God or Play Dead, the predominant textures came through, the drumming, was loud and filled the venue with a solid beat, the retro guitar riffs took you into another world, the chorus’ were catchy and easy to dance along to.
As we continued to listen to the set we got to listen to Black Lipstick, How to be a Human, and Horror Show. They drew you in like every other song, while the crowd was jumping around and throwing up their metal horns.
Powerman 5000 started playing the backing for Seven Nation Army and Spider came out and sang to the audience a mix of songs over the seven nation army backing which included Am I Ever Going To See Your Face Again and audience sang back no way, get fucked, fuck off by the Angels and went into Devil Inside by INSX, Its Tricky by Run DMC, Rebel Yell by Billy Idol, Du Hast Rammstein, Dragula by Rob Zombie, Fruit Salad by The Wiggles and the crowd started singing along “Fruit salad yummy yummy” then spider started singing the lyrics for Seven Nation Army and the crowd sang and jumped along. Spider then addressed the audience “holy shit! How long was that!? I can guarantee you one fucking thing! No matter what band youll see in the next 10 years you're never going to here INXS, Run DMC, Rammstein, and The Wiggles all together! No you ain't going to hear that, and I don't know if you do ever want to hear that again, but you ain't going to hear it. Where are all my vampires at tonight? This one is all about vampires, this one is V is for Vampire” and the crowd cheered.
Powerman 5000 walked off stage and the crowd started chanting their name as they walked back out on stage and they closed the show with Supernova gone pop.
Spider continued the night and said "hey listen everybody listen, I honestly want to take one more opportunity to thank everybody who came out here tonight! As I said this is the first time that we have ever been to Australia, and I couldn't ask for anything more than this! We didn't know what to expect, you know we have friends and other bands who have been to Australia and they say it's amazing and great, but you never know until you get here and this fucking place is fucking amazing and fucking awesome! You know we have been in this band for a long time and we have been doing this for a very long time. We have got some songs that we play every night that are honestly quite older than some people in the audience but it blows and pleases my mind that we come up here and play a song that's 20 years old and people come out here like this shit came out yesterday with energy and the enthusiasm” and the crowd cheered. He continued “so it means the world to us if anyone has come and seen us play, bought a t-shirt, or listen to a song whatever man, saw a video on TV, thank you so much for being here for us after all these years. So, with all that more heres stuff I guess we have to play one more song for you tonight”.
Powerman 5000 played When world's Collide and they delivered triumphant choruses and grinding industrial-like guitars with boosts of some new elements. It was an epic night and one that we didn't want to end. If you haven't seem them yet, this isn't a show you should miss out on.