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I have been really excited to go to this show for months. However, I had to wait until a few weeks before this show to buy the tickets. I'm glad I didn't wait another week because once it got announced it was all ages this show sold out very quick. I arrived at the show at least an hour before it started. The doors opened around 3:00 PM. I met a couple of friends there which was really cool.
First band up was Skeletal Remains. They are a death metal band from LA. In the vein of the old school death metal bands. They recently put out a new album and they played quite a few songs from it and it was an awesome performance. They were tight and heavy. I had seen them once before and they were awesome so it was really good to finally see them again. I really hope to see Skeletal Remains again because they are one of the best bands from LA. The next band up was Nervosa from Brazil. I remember when they came out a couple of years ago but I haven't overall heard much of their material. A friend and I walked out of the venue before Nervosa’s set to get a drink. When we came back they had already started their set. But I think they had just started because when I saw em they played at least 4 songs I know they played the song “Death”. I was actually surprised by how good their energy was. They seemed really happy to be here playing. I would definitely want to see them again. They kick off their U.S tour in February. Crematorium was up next and I heard one song and it wasn't my style so I went outside to talk to friends and wait for Night Demon.
*blurry pic of Nervosa
Night Demon is one of my favorite bands of all time. I listen to Curse of the damned easily at least once a week. I have seen them many times before but in 2015 I only got to see them once due to all the shows being 21+. So being able to see them now waiting almost a year I was really excited. So I made sure to get to the front for Night Demon. They set up and the intro kicked on and then they burst into “Screams in the night” and the crowd just got this huge burst of energy. I was told by some friends that people were moshing to Night Demon which I did not expect since to me they are more of headbanging/fistbanging band and I’ve only seen a pit open up maybe once or twice for them. But maybe that just shows that they have just as much energy as their counterparts on this line up. They played “Heavy Metal Heat”, “Ritual” and “The Chalice”. Also, Rocky came out during that song which is the only the second time I’ve seen that, so that was kick ass. So Night Demon as usual kicked major ass I may be biased but they were my favorite band of the night. Hail the Night Demon!
Gravehill is a death metal band from Anaheim. I have been told they are really good live. But that was with their first singer and now they have a new one, so I didn't really know what to expect. The first couple of songs the sound was messed up and it was all kick and bass. But after that they were able to fix it and the guitars finally were more audible. Once that happened you were really to fully experience the band live. They were really good and I would hope to see them again soon. At the end of their set they played “Eat the Rich” as a tribute to Lemmy, and it sounded really good.
A band I love seeing live is Ghoul. The first time I saw them was many years ago at Thrasho De Mayo and then once again last year. They have a really fun live show. Once the music started the (fake) blood started spraying from the stage. The pit broke out and people were thrashing all around. They played one of my favorite songs “We came for the dead” also “Spill your guts” where the crowd went crazy with. I was glad to hear “Destructor” as well. Ghoul is always tight and they have some funny stage banter. At the end of their set they played “Ace of Spades”. Ghoul as usual delivers a bloody, thrashy set. Terrorizer played their album “World Downfall” in full. They blazed through the set in usual grindcore fashion. Playing classics like “Fear of Napalm” and “Corporation Pull-in”. There was some stage diving for Ghoul but a lot of people really started stage diving during Terrorizer. Terrorizer’s set felt really quick. I know their album isn’t that long but it felt no longer than 20 minutes. This is my second time seeing em and it was good.
Repulsion – Horrified was one of the first Grindcore albums I have ever heard. I have always wanted to see Repulsion but until now I haven’t been able to. Live the guitar tone for Repulsion was very beefy. I was so glad to finally hear songs like “Radiation Sickness” and “Black Breath” after all these years. They said “Since, it’s been 30 years since Horrified was released were going to play the whole album” So they blasted your ears and you were Horrified (in a good way) by their set. They played “The Hammer” which was pretty cool. So finally after all these years I got to see the grind legends REPULSION! Within at least 15 minutes Municipal Waste was already setting up and getting ready to play. Now, I’ve been at the show since 2 a-clock and the venue floor is not leveled it was at an angle and at the back was a steeper angle and closer to the stage was leveled. During the last bands I was standing more in the back and having to stand through all these bands I have to admit I was tired. So I saw a couple of Municipal Waste songs. I really wanted to hear “The Thing” and then after that I went home. So I can’t really comment on what happened during the show for them. Overall this was a really good show with a lot of good bands.
P.S sorry for the low quality pics these were taken from my phone.