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PUNK ROCK FACTORY REVIEW
Punk Rock Factory came on stage to catch the audience with their 'Pokemon' balls, the infectious pop-punk overtones draw you straight into this fun and energetic set.
As Punk Rock Factory continued with 'Under the Sea' The Little Mermaid took us to party with her. As we listened to 'Power Ranges' we got drawn into a scene where we were live-action superheroes and man it was fun.
CATTLE DECAPITATION REVIEW
Next up was the act we had been waiting for Cattle Decapitation. As they walked on stage the crowd's horns went up in the air and everyone was ready to mosh. The first song of the night was Terrasitic Adaptation, and the mosh pit turned into a circle pit almost immediately.
NAPALM DEATH REVIEW
Death metal savages Napalm Death from the UK were up next and they sent an electrical energy of blasting metal through the venue. As they kicked off the set with 'Narcissus', 'Backlash Just Because' and 'Fuck the Factoid' their double kicks and crystal clear pummelling drums were bouncing off the walls. We got to watch Barney Greenway, one of the most ruthless and brutal metal vocalists, fill the room with grittiness, power, and aggression. He has super-dynamic vocals with a massive range.
Next up was Avatar, the show everyone had been waiting for. As the music came on the band marched on stage and John Alfredsson passed the guitars and bass guitar to Jonas Jarlsby, Henrik Sandelin and Tim Öhrström. Then Johannes Eckerström came on stage and the fans cheered awaiting the first song of the set.
As the band continued with The Raven, Always The Sun, Skin Deep, Peaches, Golden Brown, White Stallion and (get a) Grip (on yourself), the stellar guitar melodies and spirited backing vocals were strong and clear. The 70's punk guitar riffs were paramount and the notes from the keyboard gave their music a unique edge. As we listened to their set it felt like their solos were inspired by The Doors with a mix of guitar-driven punk.
Last up was Saosin from Orange County, California and it was their first time back in Sydney, after thirteen years. As the crowd waited in anticipation, they moved to the front of the barrier. They opened up with 'Lost Symphonies', Anthony Green performed with stellar vocals and the fans sang along with him.
As Sacred Reich walked on stage, they did sound check and then they started playing their epic show. First up was 'The American Way' as they played on stage they had tons of energy and insane vocals. As Sacred Reich played 'Manifest Reality’, ‘Divide & Conquer’, ‘One Nation’ and ‘Awakening' their high-octane riffs accompanied by some primary and underlying riffs were stellar.
Last night there was Danger, and High Voltage in the Manning Bar in Sydney as we watched Electric 6 play two set lists! The dance commanders gave us the order to have fun, and the fans did not disappoint. The energy in the room was crazy, as the crowd was jumping up and down. Every lyric was being sung back to Electric 6.
As Stryper continued their set they played ‘Revelation’, ‘More Than a Man’, ‘Surrender’ and ‘Calling on You’. They had blazing metal solos and uplifting lyrics that had you gripped on a euphoric high. The drums sounded thunderous as Robert played his powerful drum beats. Michael Sweet and Oz Fox are a dynamic duo on stage as they played face melting riffs that triggered metal horns to fly into the air.
As they continued the set with 'Cocaine Cowboy', 'In The Raw', 'Tikket' and 'Riot In Everyone' the powerful chords, chorus and melodies bounced off the walls in the venue and the energy in the mosh pit and on stage proved that it was a legendary show. As you listened to Crashdiets songs they proved they have great songwriting skills and the attitude to match.
As they continued with 'Handshake with Hell' and 'Sunset over the Empire', the guitars powered over the audience with a classic heavy metal riff that made you want to headbang. Next up was 'Blood on your Hands' and 'As The Pages Burn', the guitar solos were extraordinary and brought the audience together treading the line between chaos and forming a circle pit. As Alissa kept singing 'Enemy Within' and 'Burning Angel', you couldn’t help but be blown away by her vocals. She brought a heaviness and thick brutality to the band's sound which is undeniably death metal.
As they continued with 'Knife in the Safe Room' they sang the lyrics and the crowd joined them and loved every minute of the song. We also got to listen to 'Sound the Surrender' and 'The Sadist Nation' They were fun tracks to hear live and the crowd was energetic and jumping around the mosh pit, people's arms were flying in the air and their hair was flicking around in circles.
Next up was the act we had been waiting for, the one and only (hed) p.e from California. As the band came out you could tell from the start that they meant business. Everyone in the venue launched forward to try and be as close as possible to the stage, and as they kicked off the show Jared said " Sydney you ready for some shit yeah let's go let's go" and the crowd cheered (hed) pe opened with R.T.R and Killing Time, you could tell that they are a well oiled machine and the chemistry they have on stage is undeniable. Jared Gomes not only sang a mad show but he played the piano and melodica pianica on bunch of songs throughout the night.
Geoff Tate kicked off the set with 'Walk In The Shadows' and the room was full of everyone singing every lyric. Geoff stopped and said " How are you doing Sydney" and the crowd clapped then Geoff said " It is nice to be here, it is nice to be back, it has been a long time, the world has changed and here we are, it is really nice to be back to see you once again. Tonight is the night, tonight is a very special night, tonight we are playing the entire Rage for Order album for you and if that one isn't enough the entire 'Empire' album as well" the crowd cheered even louder and then the band played "I Dream in Infrared".
United in music the band played more hits like 'Worth the fight' and 'Stars'. The audience was alive, I looked around and there was a group of people in front of me who were head banging along, their hair flying wildly through the air and another group was swaying along. I could feel the bass from Chad Butler's drums and I was captivated. He truly gave it all he got maintaining and guiding the band through their setlist.
The legendary Enuff Z’Nuff from Chicago and their bass guitarist Chip’s enthusiasm toward the fans were paramount for such an amazing set. It is always an honour to see this band live. They performed classic melodies with rocking tempos and stunning vocals, they were the perfect addition to Glam Fest. We got to listen to ‘Baby Loves You’, which is one of my favourite songs. With catchy choruses that you can sing along to, Enuff Z'Nuff played their chart topping hits 'Fly High Michelle' and 'New Thing'. Chad and Brent from Faster Pussycat came out and played with the band and it was a perfect end to their set.
As London Calling played the song London Calling, Rock the Casbah, Should I Stay or Should I Go, and White Riot. The charging, relentless rhythms, and the fantastic sound quality gave the fans the energy to jump around and sing the addictive chorus. Everyone lapped it up as if it were the real thing.
Mayhem silenced the crowds chants temporarily but nothing could put out the fire that had been lit beneath them. They continued to play 'My Death', 'Symbols' and 'Voces Ab Alts'. Mayhem treated each song as an evil spectacle, pushing it to its most absurd and dissonant limits. As they played 'Freezing Moon' the heavy beats of the drums paired with the icy guitars were the black beating heart of their.
POWERMAN 5000 REVIEW
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.
Good Things Festival has been rocking the East Coast of Australia this week, we had the privilege of attending the festival in Sydney and had the best time! The lineup of bands was stacked, and the grounds also had more to offer: For the hungry metal heads they had many food trucks perfect for a lunch or dessert filled with delicious cuisines, there were also a lot of market stalls and merch stands to peruse for those needing a break from moshing, or if you needed to up the adrenaline there was even some carnival rides. Despite the good food and familiar faces in the crowd the bands were where the fun really was.
Tatiana stopped and took a moment to thank the metalheads "It's lovely to be back, thank you so much for showing up here tonight. For the newcomers incase you don't known us, we are Jinjer from Ukraine. We are here to spread the word and send out love to you guys, its important that you show that you care and stand up with Ukraine in these times. Thank you for your support and your love it means alot, let's stop the war. We want you to know we want our home back". It was hard to not be emotional at her words and love for her country. The crowd showed their support by holding up a Ukraine flag as Jinjer continued to play more hits likes 'Speak Astronomy' and 'As I Boil Ice'
When Lacuna Coil left the stage a quiet lull washed over the audience an electric buzz rang through the room, anticipation and excitement began to send everyone into an uneasy chaos as Gojira stepped on stage. They blew up the audience with their first track ’Born for One Thing’. The metal was running hard through our veins and we were ready to release it and rock with everyone’s metal horns beginning to penetrate the air.
Evergreen Terrace played classics like "Zero" and "Chaney Can't Quite Riff Like Helmet's Page Hamilton" this gave us further demonstration of how diverse the genre is. As the audience was rocked through the journey of their setlist the crowd was singing the lyrics back to the band. Andrew the lead singer in the band held his microphone out to the crowd so people could join in with the lyrics over the speakers. The fans and band alike were so into it the microphone even got disatached from the cord leading Andrew to quickly attach it to keep going with the show.
H.E.A.T turned the heat to a hundred with ‘1,000 Miles’ and ‘Living On The Run’ followed by a track from their latest album ‘Nationwide’. As the night came to an end H.E.A.T played ‘A Shot At Redemption’, I don’t think there was a song that could’ve better concluded an impressive and rocking night.
Devilskin don’t want you to experience the album Red, they want you to feel it. They want you to feel the love, the loss, the strength, power, hopelessness and the darkness. Through their live performances they are demanding you feel it all as the pounding drums match your heart beat to bring your pulse up only to have the electric rythmes of the guitar riffs slice them back down. They are not asking to be felt they are demanding and feel you will. Devilskin combines songs from their past and present to deliver you through song into your future.
As the sky got darker outside and the festival came to its final act there seemed to be a buzz in the air. Each band that had entered the stage had brought their own level of rock and roll that lit the place up in an energetic haze. Suddenly the crowd could not be calmed, and it was only made worse when Wolfmother entered the stage. Nothing could compare to the energy in the room when they picked up their guitars and played the room into a mosh.
Genevieves powerhouse vocals filled the bar and everyone in the mosh was singing and throwing metal horns up in the air. We also got to listen to hits including "Run" and "Forever". As we got to the last song, we didn't want the night to end. Genevieve asked the crowd if they wanted one more song and the crowd cheered, To finish off the night Temtris played "I want out". I can't wait to watch Temtris live again, they always put on a fantastic show!
Next up was the amazing Headliner Introspect, a progressive metal band with an amazing front woman Felicity. The stage had bar lights which made the set look really amazing and really brought you a unique experience. Felicity was an amazing singer and her vocals were on point. Felicity said "I think everybody's going to know the next one, i hope so, (flick points to the drummer) and says congratulations on your first gig as an 18 year old, yes he's 18, yes hes insane". The crowd cheered and they played their next song.
METAL UNITED DOWN UNDER
The headliner band of the night was Terrorential. They have hints of Metallica riffs in some of their songs. Terrorential were head banging while playing guitar. They used slow and fast tempos and there was moshing and head banging in the pit. The last song by Terrorential was The Trooper by Iron Maiden and all the metal horns went up in the air at the end of the song.
Next up was The Poor and you knew this was going to be one hell of a show! It was full of interaction, fun, craziness and new songs. They played songs including Poison, Ride and Tell Someone Who Cares. Skenie jumped the barrier, moshed on the dance floor, ran up to the back of the room and jumped on the merch table while singing, which created a energetic buzz through the whole room. The Poor are always a fantastic band to rock out with and you should definitely check them out at their next gig.
A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF BON JOVI
Next up was A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF BON JOVI, with powerhouse vocalists Virgina Lillye & Mark Furze, who you all may know as semi finalists on The Voice Australia last year! The backing band from Melbourne were The Headhunters, an accomplished group of Australian musicians led by Brazilian guitar maestro, Marcelo Machad. The Bon Jovi Tribute band belted out every single hit, we got to rock out to songs including: Lay Your Hands On Me, Runaway, It's my life, Bed of Roses and Livin' on a prayer. Make sure you get in for their final show in Melbourne on Friday night, for an awesome night of fun and rock!
KISSTERIA AND SISTERS DOLL
Next up was KISSTERIA, they performed the 70's era of KISS. We got to watch a show with full make-up, costumes and a stage presence that cannot be described. We got to listen to KISSTERIA play songs including Deuce, Love Gun, Shout It Out Loud, Detroit rock city and Black Diamond and man that set brought a punch to the stage! The last track of the night was Rock and Roll All Night, as the confetti cannon went off and the guitar got smashed on stage, the KISS Army watched in amazement and were sad to know it was the end of the night.
The Darkness entertained everyone with slide guitars, smooth melody’s and acoustic plucking. As we watched The Darkness we got to see them perform their most well-known songs including “Growing On Me, I Believe In A Thing Called Love and One Way Ticket”. The sheer masterclass of guitar, bass and drums was amazing, it is what The Darkness is known for and what they do best.
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
Hard Rock Legends, Corrosion of Conformity came played in Sydney Australia and New Zealand this week with Pepper Keenan who killed it on vocals. Pepper returned to the band in 2018's for their album "No Cross No Crown" which was a hit around the world.
Last night Corrosion Of Conformity played at the Crow Bar in Sydney to a packed room and wow did they put on a show. The lights went dim and Corrosion of Conformity walked on stage and the crowd cheered, the first song of the night "Seven Days" and they killed it.
As Geoff Tate and his band walked on stage the room was buzzing with excitement. The lights went dark and the band walked on stage and started playing, Geoff walked on stage and stared singing the opening song of the night "I Remember Now" followed by "Anarchy-X and Revolution Calling". The fans cheered wanting more.
Geoff continued with "The Mission"and "Suite Sister Mary". As Emily Tate came on stage to help Geoff sing there was a roar of excitement and they put on one hell of a performance that you can't describe.
The best curse yet.
The Crystal Coconut definitely granted ALESTORM fans their wish: the visionary world travelers have officially entered the recording studio and will return with their upcoming album, Curse of the Crystal Coconut, to be released via Napalm Records in mid 2020. This release will mark the band’s sixth studio album, and promises new anthems bursting with the chaotic energy ALESTORM fans have come to love. Prepare yourself for a level of epic symphonic folk metal insanity that no other band on the high seas could ever aim to touch!
ROSS THE BOSS REVIEW
Next up was Ross The Boss and you really have to see this album performed live in its completeness to appreciate how magnificent it is. The vocals were outstanding as usual and it was a great performance! The set was performed with versatility and melodic sounds. Not to mention the vocals were very aggressive at times with his amazing high-pitched screams and shrieks.
MICHAEL SWEET REVIEW
Michael Sweets set was immaculate and his commentary between the songs was hilarious, he brought his fans into his world and gave us an entertaining night. We got to watch Michael perform songs including 'Lady’, ‘Soldiers Under Command’, ‘Calling on You’, ‘To Hell with the Devil’ and ‘Sing-Along Song’. The interaction between the fans and Michael was great. As the fans yelled out comments, Michael responded and laughed with everyone. Everyone was fully engaged and singing along to all the songs, it was quite a sight to see.
The band we were all waiting to see was up next, as Soilwork came on stage the fans were excited beyond belief. Soilwork delivered abrasive hooks, amazing chorus, clean vocals and melodic death metal growls, which is a winning formula that we love.
As we ripped through the setlist we got to listen to songs including Arrival, Full Moon Shoals, Tongue, Stabbing the Drama and Stålfågel. Every song was delivered with relentless coarse percussion and guitar work. Soilwork definitely know how to write an extremly solid tracks
THE SISTERS OF MERCY REVIEW
The Sisters of Mercy played a killer setlist of 15 songs which include More, Crash and Burn, Something Fast, Vision Thing and This Corrosion, and they delivered every song with sharpness, precision, and punch. We got to rock out to a show full of dark drum-synth and heavy bass, and guitar lines, Under a wall of distortion. Their songs were incredibly catchy and everyone was in the zone. The Sisters of Mercy have a strong electronic element to their dark sound which truly makes this a unique act.
BUCKCHERRY & HARDCORE SUPERSTAR REVIEW
Buckcherry played their cover of ‘Head Like A Hole’ by Nine Inch Nails which was a nice surprise and is on their current album. Buckcherry also delivered the fan favorites "Say Fuck It, Gluttony and Crazy Bitch" which always spins an enjoyable experience on any Buckcherry show and showed us what they are made of.
As the music came across the speaker's everyone started dancing as they eagerly waited for Combishrist to rock. Combichrist took the stage they take no prisoners and delivered a brutal range of tracks that you couldn't even imagen. The live delivery was off the charts and was way beyond the recorded version. Combichrist delivered extreme vocals, powerful drums and took the guitar and bass playing to another level.
DARK ANGEL REVIEW
Dark Angel were up next and they delivered, speed, ripping and clawing solos and an amazing thrash voice, all delivered with a edgy manic charm of full metal. We got to watch Dark Angel put on a show full of killer bass and drums run and vicious vocals delivered in full metal spirit. The drum work was truely technical and insane. It was amazing to watch Dark Angel play songs including " Darkness Descends, The Promise of Agony and Time Does Not Heal" and every song was delivered with perfect precision.
CJ RAMONE REVIEW
Next up was One of the last few surviving punk rockers, CJ Ramone! They put on a fun show full of hits. We got to watch them play " Let's Dance, Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment, I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend, and Blitzkrieg Bop”. As the fans danced the night away and sang at the top of their lungs You knew that everyone was having a fantastic time.
LA DISPUTE REVIEW
We got to watch songs including "A Letter, New Storm, Woman, I See Everything and King Park" and every song was performed with crashing walls of guitars, bass, drums and lead vocals which made it a fantastic gig in it's own right. La Dispute definitely made sure the fans got a Hyper engaging and energetic set.
DEVIN TOWNSEND REVIEW
Devin Townsends voice and guitar skills were impressive and he easily hit every note in perfect tone. His guitar skills were phenomenal and proved his talent through ambient guitar tones, heavy riffing, and tasty hooks. Devin can play anything from acoustic songs to Heavy Powercord Stabs. The lyrics refelceted his optimism and are unrelenting and a joy to listen to.
DANKO JONES REVIEW
The blood went through our veins and the fire in our hearts as we watched this set, and it brought a sense of excitement to the fans. In fact nobody does it better than Danko Jones. We got to watch Danko Jones smash out twentyone songs and it was pure bliss. Danko played songs including "I Gotta Rock, I'm in a band, Forget My Name, Dance Dance Dance and My Little RnR" and evey song that was played was rated 11/10.
Ride was up next and their first song of the night was Jump Jet, which proved to be a fantastic opener as the fans got into the full swing of the gig. Laurence Colbert transformed the set as he turned from a man into a machine. The whole band went into overdrive and performed a jaw-dropping set with perfect percussion to match the impressive vocals, Bass and guitar work. We got to watch Ride perform songs including "Dreams Burn Down, All I Want, Vapour Trail and Leave them all behing" and it was a fantastic and energetic show. Ride delivered instrumental shoegaze though an immaculate set which is arguably one of the best musical moments in rock.
METAL CHURCH REVIEW
The band of the night was up next, as music blasted through the speakers, everyone was eagerly waiting for Metal Church to come on. As the curtains opened and the stage lights lit up, a cheer of excitement came from the fans and we got to headbang to the first song "Damned If You Do". We continued the night with hard rock guitar chords, thick metal crunch bass, drums and vocals. Metal Church delivered great diversity in their playing technique as they ripped through their songs.
DOPE, STATIC-X & WEDNESDAY 13 REVIEW
A tripple header that could kill! Fuck what a fantastic line up for a gig at the Metro Theatre on Saturday night! We got to watch Dope, Wednesday 13 and Static-X play to a sold out venue on one bill and I don't think words do this show justice on how amazing it was. Not only was it a fantastic lineup, but it was also a tribute to Wayne Static who tragically passed away in 2014.
DevilDriver were up next and they had the crowd at their fingertips from the word go. We got to watch Dez smashing it on vocals, Mike Spreitzer and Neal Tiemann on guitars with Austin D’Amond on drums and Diego Ibarra on bass. Every song was as good as the last and they tore it up time and time again as they ripped through their set.
CALIGULA'S HORSE REVIEW
Jim Grey shined as a singer during their set and delivered fantastic vocals. Sam Vallen played some feisty guitar with engaging changes and vibrant textures. Adrian, Dale, and Josh all played an amazing show full of energy and fun. Caligula's Horse put on a great show full of complex guitar work and unpredictable rhythmic shifts. If you haven't seen them live before, I recommend checking them out.
Next up was Brisbane band Disentomb and everyone was eagerly waiting for this act to come on. The set was full of edgy tones and underground grit that you could really sink your teeth into. The mosh pit was in full force from the word go and the set was energetic. Disentomb played a selection of songs including "Your Prayers Echo into Nothingness, The Great Abandonment, Droning Monoliths and The Decaying Light". Disentomb is widely regarded as one of the most intense death metal bands and you can see why.
SENSES FAIL REVIEW
We got to watch Senses Fail kick-off there set with 'Tie Her Down' This track was powerful and memorable in more ways than one. They performed a good spread of songs, including "New Jersey Makes, Shark Attack, Lady in a Blue Dress and Bloody Romance" these songs were instrumentally and vocally energetic. The set was full of fun, except there was a lot of emotional lyrical content that accompanied it.
The energy both on and off the stage was mind-blowing and the fans were having so much fun. Haken walked out on stage to the William Tell Introduction, which was pretty awesome to see. William Tell was the legendary Swiss Folk Hero who was a virtuoso marksman with the crossbow and famous for his arching skills. We also got to watch Haken perform "Clear, Puzzle Box, A Cell Divides, 1985, Veil and The Architect".
Next up was the act everyone had been waiting for Bolzer. Fans quickly came to the stage and everyone claimed their spot and were ready to rock. As you looked into the crowd the headbanging was in full force and the metal horns were up in the air. We got to watch Bolzer deliver a set full of atmospheric and innovative blackened death metal, laced with memorable hooks and otherworldly vibes.
The opening song was "Godspeed" and was played like you were hit in the face with rock! The fans went crazy for this song and the participation was extremely present from the word go. This set kicked off with an exuberant amount of force. The set was full of heavy, catchy, fast-paced tune featured some of the most memorable hooks of the show.
Korpiklaani played their songs in speeding style and showed off there masterpieces in folklore, nature. The set was a drinking frenzy matched with a mosh pit to match and a whole lot of entertainment. We got to watch them kick off the set with "Neito" and the pit was insane from the word go. We also got to listen to songs including "Hunting Song, Rauta, Ukon wacka, Lempo and You Looked Into My Eyes".
Avantasia delivered the most fantastic arrangements imaginable. The show had killer hooks with a massive lightning display. When you looked down into the mosh pit everyone was singing along to all the songs and it was epic. Tobias also encouraged everyone in the audience to join in.
Next up was the one and only Loudness from Japan. There were fans from Japan that had flown in for this amazing show. There was one girl in the front row that had been to over 120 shows over her life. Loudness played my favorite song first, they kicked off the set with "Crazy Night". Loudness also played songs from their 1985 album "Thunder in the East", they played "Like Hell, Heavy Chains and We could be together" as this is my favorite album I was absolutely stoked to hear these songs live.
Hypocrisy stepped on stage in Sydney for the first time on Friday night and they kicked off their set with "Fractured Millennium" off their self titled album Hypocrisy. We also got to see them play "End of Disclosure, Eraser, Fire In The Sky, Warpath and The Final Chapter" among many of there other hits. They brought a lot of energy to the venue as we saw the circle pit in full force. Hypocrisy closed with "Roswell 47" and everyone was sad to see the concert come to a end.
We also got to see Ali Tabatabaee jump into the audience and talk to all his fans. Everyone crouched down and jumped up and down with Ali as well. The whole band was walking through the crowd in different parts of the set (well besides the drummer). We got to watch Zebrahead play songs including "Rescue Me, We're Not Alright, Worse Than This, Falling Apart and many more.
AT THE GATES REVIEW
At The Gates concluded the night and what a way to leave the venue. We got to watch At The Gates play "To Drink from the Night Itself, At War with Reality, Slaughter of the Soul, Cold, A Stare Bound in Stone, Circular Ruins, Death and the Labyrinth, Daggers of Black Haze, Under a Serpent Sun and Mirror Black. This set was full of energy and a relentless crowd that just wanted to keep the party going. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and At The Gates left us with "The Night Eternal".
OMNIUM GATHERUM REVIEW
Jukka Pelkonen said, "The next song we are going to play for you is from the Beyond album, a bit slower but it is a song that you can headbang to, this one is called "The Unknowing" and the crowd headbangers along to the whole song. The next songs of the night were "Driven By Conflict" and "Refining".
POP EVIL REVIEW
The lights went dim and the crowd started chanting for one more song. Pop Evil came back on stage and Leigh said "We came all this way, I assume you do not just want one song as an encore" as the fans cheered Pop Evil continued to play three more songs "100 in a 55, Waking Lions and Trenches" to finish off an epic night.
NUCLEAR BLAST LAUNCHES AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND A&R DIVISION. Nuclear Blast; the powerhouse Record Label with the most prestigious roster of hard rock and metal artists in the world, has announced a new A&R venture into the Australian and New Zealand Market! Home to bands such as Opeth, Machine Head, Slayer, Anthrax, Nightwish, Rob Zombie, Lamb Of God, Accept, Sabaton and many more Nuclear Blast is record label giant.
Ihsahn stopped and interacted with his fans again. Ihsahn said into the microphone "Inno a" and the crowd yelled back "Satana" then Ihsahn went back to the microphone twice more and the crowd got louder with their response each time. Emperor played their next song of the night."Inno a Satana" and the fans went crazy. Emperor finished off the night with a photo with his fans.
JOHN CORABI REVIEW
John corabi played at the crowbar last night to a sold out venue. He graced our shores by playing the entire 94 Motley Crue Album for the last time ever in Sydney and man I can grantee it was not for the faint hearted. This was the moment fans had been waiting for, this is the album everyone finally got to see live.
MAX AND IGGOR REVIEW
Max then stopped and spoke to the fans, he said "I would like to Thank You very much Australia for the hospitality to the crew and your beautiful country. Thank You so much, we hope you can come back next year and the year after and the year after. We are All going to sing this together, this is my favourite song this is AC/DC for Bon Scott this is ACDC Dirty Deeds". The crowd shouts back Done Dirt Cheap then Max and Igor start singing "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" and the crowd sings along to every word.
BRUCE PRICHARD REVIEW
I was sitting in LA one day in a little office it was a dressing room and this guy walks in and slams the door open and walks in. I hear someone shit followed by do do do fuck that didn't stop him. I was going to say it was some shity f****** pot the funniest thing with Michael is really like to have some do do do stories.
Earthless is a instrumental psychedelic rock band from San Diego, California consisting of guitarist Isaiah Mitchell, bassist Mike Eginton and drummer Mario Rubalcaba. The band formed in 2001 and has released six studio albums and two live albums. Earthless played at Narrabeen RSL tonight and it was a dynamic show that is hard to describe unless you go and see them live.
ZEAL AND ARDOR REVIEW
Zeal & Ardor then stopped and spoke to their fans, they said "We don't talk much, we are going to play songs for you is that ok with you" as the crowd cheers loudly Zeal & Ardor continue on with their set. The next set of songs were "Waste, Ship On Fire, Stranger Fruit, Grave Diggers Chant, Fire On Motions, Built On Ashes, We Can't Be Found and Don't You Dare".
Watain also played "Furor Damnation, Sacred Damnation, Cenotaph, Malfeitor, Sanctuary and Return" these songs were delivered outstandingly, the variety of intro riffs were catchy and everyone loved the set. Watain ended the night with "Serpent's Chalice". It was a great night of Death Metal by candlelight and if you haven't already seen them, you should definitely catch a show sometime soon.
Trapt played countless hits over the night, including their songs "Headstrong’, ‘Echo’, ‘Still Frame’ and ‘These Walls'. Chris pulled out his acoustic guitar guitar and played 'Stories' as you looked out into the you could see everyone singing and hear their voice. Trapt also played a song off their new album DNA.
In lieu of Ozzy’s cancellation, we will also offer all current ticket holders a merchandise voucher to the value of $45 plus postage and handling available from our online shop at 24hundred.net from 9am AEDT Monday 4 March 2019. Ticket holders must enter their ticket number to redeem the voucher. This voucher is only redeemable online and cannot be redeemed at the event. Voucher is valid for the full Official Event Merchandise range.
FASTER PUSSYCAT REVIEW
Faster Pussycat played "Don't Change" which was originally sung by INXS' it was a crowd pleaser and Faster Pussycat pulled off a fantastic cover. Next up was Another great hit "Bathroom Wall". I Saw your number written on the wall, Said baby for a good time call, call 281-7668, Hey baby I can't wait I got your number off the bathroom wall were some of the lyris that everyone was singing at the top of their lungs.
Next up was "What Are You Waiting For, Something In Your Mouth and Where do I die". Chad then announced that the next song they were going to play was a song that everyone would know and you would of heard it in the Spiderman movie, if you haven't guessed it already the next the song was "Hero".
Stops killing live music in NSW
Forms a music regulation roundtable to review all regulation impacting live music
Immediately undertakes a Regulatory Impact Statement for any regulation impacting music festivals
Develops an industry standard with full transparency for user-pays policing and medical services
Works with the music industry to develop robust, effective and achievable safety protocols for festivals
It has been 4 years since Alestorm sailed into Sydney and in that time they released their newest album ‘No Grave But The Sea’ and while they did play many hits off that such as ‘Fucked with an Anchor’ and ‘Mexico’ they didn’t forget to play their classics like ‘Drink’, ‘Captain Morgan’s revenge’ and ‘Nancy the Tavern Wench’.
THE SMYTHS REVIEW
During the first set the Symths kicked off their set with "Hand in Glove" the fans were singing and dancing from the word go. The set contained with the hits you know and love including "Queen Is Dead, Never had no one ever, The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, Big Mouth Strikes Again, Vicar in a Tutu and Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" among many of their other songs. The last song of the set was "Barbarism Begins at Home".
DEE SNIDER SPOKEN REVIEW
Dee - We went on to perform in the day time for the first time and it was our debuted in England. We had no record out and for some odd reason, we were at a festival in a football stadium. By default, we ended up going on right before Motorhead in daylight and this is true we had never done it. The Motorhead crowd are there in the stadium.
DEE SNIDER SHOUTED REVIEW
Dee Snider came on stage and opened up the night with "Lies are a Business" then Dee said ".Alright Australia, if you're ready to kick some ass sing D f****** Snider" Dee continued with the songs " Tomorrow's No Concern" followed by "You Can't Stop RNR, Beast, American Made, The First Time still burns" and "Roll Over You".