My Dying Bride – Turn Loose the Swans @ Roadburn 2017 (2)

The other shirt of My Dying Bride I bought at the Roadburn Festival was with the ‘Skeletal Band’ design.

Front:

My Dying Bride – Feel the Misery

Back:

My Dying Bride – Feel the Misery

Cheers!

My Dying Bride – Turn Loose the Swans @ Roadburn 2017 (1)

When Roadburn announced My Dying Bride, I immediately bought tickets for this evening. Great to see kind of a trend in the Saturday evening (two years ago Anathema, last year Paradise Lost) with a special set. Almost all songs of ‘Turn Loose The Swans’ were played at this special set. Aaron had to apologize, they won’t play ‘Black God’, because they couldn’t find a good female voice for this one.

  • Sear Me MCMXCIII
  • Your River (‘from our second album’, a good sense of humor!)
  • The Songless Bird
  • The Snow in My Hand
  • The Crown of Sympathy
  • Turn Loose the Swans
  • Sear Me
  • Your Shameful Heaven (Aaron started a bit too eary on this one ;-))
  • The Cry of Mankind

Before the final song ‘The Cry of Mankind’ Aaron announced they were working hard on a new album!

Unfortunately there were no special shirts for this special set, two shirts got home with me. First one with a design of the lates album on the front and a special design of this one on the back (this shirt was available as a promo with the ‘Feel the Misery’ digipack).

Front:

My Dying Bride – Feel the Misery

Back:

My Dying Bride – Feel the Misery

Cheers!

Memoriam @ Roadburn 2017

Saturday April 22, 2017 was the only evening I went to the Roadburn Festival. Held at different locations around 013 in Tilburg.

One of the acts I wanted to see was Memoriam. The new band of former Bolt Thrower singer Karl Willets, completed by drummer Andy Whale (Bolt Thrower), bassplayer Frank Healy (Benediction) and Scott Fairfax (Cerebral Fix) on guitar. Memoriam, seems to be a reincarnation of Bolt Thrower. Great brutal Death metal. For about an hour we got songs from their debut album. On the backdrop footage of the trenches of the Great War and the battle fields of World War II.

Karl seems to enjoy the audience and you could tell this is the right spot for him! Great show and hopefully there will follow a lot more shows and albums. I now feel a bit stupid, I missed them at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting last year….

Couple of songs on the setlist: Memoriam, Corrupted System, Surrounded (By Death), Spearhead (Bolt Thrower cover).

Outside the venue, you could buy the merchandise in a large tent. There was quite a lot to choose from. But there was only one shirt for Memoriam, with ‘The Hellfire Demos II’ design. on the front and no backprint

Front:

Memoriam

Cheers!

An Evening with Anathema (2016)

It was freezing cold outside on November 11th 2016. So I bought a hooded sweatshirt besides the tourshirt. On the back the same design as the front of the tourshirt. On the front a small Anathema log on the left breast.

Front:

Anathema – An Evening with Anathema – Front

Back:

Anathema – An Evening with Anathema – Back

Cheers!

Kreator – Terrible Certainty

Another mailorder shirt of Kreator. On the front the Terrible Certainty design (backside of the album) and on the back the stilistic logo of Kreator.

Front:

Kreator – Terrible Certainty

Back:

Kreator – Terrible Certainty

Cheers!

Paradise Lost – World Tour 95/96

On Thursday November 16, 1995 I went ot Utrecht to the Central Studios to see Paradise Lost on their world tour. Got a good spot in front. There was a support act, but I can’t remember which band. There was a great vibe during the show of Paradise Lost. Great show!

  • Enchantment
  • Widow
  • I See Your Face
  • Hands of Reason
  • Remembrance
  • Shadowkings
  • Forever Failure
  • Hallowed Land
  • Joys of the Emptiness
  • Pity the Sadness
  • Embers Fire
  • Yearn for Change
  • Dying Freedom
  • Sweetness
  • Shades of God
  • Once Solemn

Encore

  • As I Die
  • True Belief
  • The Last Time

One of the shirts I got there had an all-over design on the front of the forever failure EP. On the back the tour data for 1995.

Front:

Paradise Lost – Forever Failure

Back:

Paradise Lost – Tour

Cheers!

Nailbomb – Dynamo Open Air 1995

At the Dynamo Open Air Festival of 1995, one of the bands was Nailbomb. A project of Max Cavalera, and one of the only live shows of Nailbomb. Dynamo Open Air was held at the Airbase Welschap, Eindhoven, and was a three day event. Nailbomb performed on Saturday June 3rd.

During the show a couple of guest players joined the band on stage. The show was recorded and available on CD: ‘Proud to commit commercial suicide’.

Setlist of the show:

  • Wasting Away
  • Guerrillas
  • Cockroaches
  • Vai Toma No Cú
  • Sum of Your Achievements
  • Religious Cancer
  • Police Truck
  • Exploitation
  • World of Shit
  • Blind and Lost
  • Sick Life

The shirt I bought had the CD cover on the front, and on the back: Day of Hate, June 3, 1995 Proud to commit commercial suicide.

Front:

Nailbomb – Point Blank

Back:

Nailbomb – Point Blank

Cheers!