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The title says it all. Possibly Black Sabbath‘s last performance of their career, and as expected drummer Bill Ward was replaced by Tommy Clufetos (drummer Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Alice Cooper). They headlined Jim Marshall Stage on the final day of Download Festival 2012. Even after almost forty three years of the band’s formation, Black Sabbath showed more than a hundred thousand of us why they are still one of the greatest metal bands that’s ever walked the earth.
Black Sabbath’s set-list for Download Festival, 2012 -
Behind the Wall of Sleep
Into the Void
Under the Sun
Symptom of the Universe (instrumental)
Fairies Wear Boots
Children of the Grave
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And, there is a slideshow as well!
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Leave a comment | tags: 2012 rock and metal festivals, august burns red band, brent rambler rhythm guitars, concert pictures, donington park, download festival 2012, dustin davidson bass, england, jake luhrs lead vocals, jb brubaker lead guitars, matt greiner drums keyboards, melodic metalcore, metal festival, music festival pictures, rock festival, united kingdom, zippo encore stage | posted in Photography, Uncategorized
Pictures from American metalcore outfit Killswitch Engage‘s performance at 2012′s Download Festival.
Venue : Donington Park
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Fans of stoner doom rock n’ roll music benefited the most out of this year’s I’ll Be Your Mirror in London. Out of the six bands on the line-up, four were very closely related to the genre. YOB‘s front-man Mike Scheidt could not contain his feelings about being able to deliver a performance alongside some big names, even though they themselves are able to attract a lot of crowd, and they sure did live up to expectations.
YOB’s set-list for the night -
Prepare the Ground
Burning the Altar
Adrift in the Ocean
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Leave a comment | tags: aaron rieseberg bass, alexandra palace, all tomorrow's parties, atp festival, b.j. graves drums, domenic seita bass vocals, doom metal, i'll be your mirror 2012 review, josh graham vocals guitars, london, mike scheidt vocals guitars, post-rock, roadburn festival, travis foster drums, united kingdom, video stage backdrop, yob band live, yob set-list | posted in Gig / Concert / Festival Reviews, Photography, Uncategorized
Day one of this year’s I’ll Be Your Mirror was opened by United States of America’s A Storm of Light. Meticulously planned with a video backdrop for every song, à la Roadburn, the first impression was already created by the festival as well as the band, and it was a very deluxe one. I had thought the video backdrop would in some way make up for me not being able to attend Roadburn earlier this year, but as the day passed by I realized the backdrop was only part of A Storm of Light‘s performance. A festival line-up as varied as this one at this one, any sort of complaint would fall on deaf ears. What with YOB, Wolves in the Throne Room, Melvins, Sleep and Slayer warming up back stage.
Animated members of the band ASOL slit open their bag of doom sounds, giving the festivites a gloomy start. A Storm of Light lapped up this opportunity by putting out a memorable performance.
A Storm of Light’s set-list for the night -
Here are some pictures shot during their set. Click on them to enlarge -
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American blues rock band Rival Sons took to the Zippo Encore Stage on day 3 of Download Festival, 2012. Those of you who haven’t heard their second album Pressure & Time already should catch hold of it before you miss out on an opportunity to watch them play in your neighborhood only because you thought the band’s name does not make sense. What matters is the name makes sense to the band, and they ooze out rock n’ roll while paying equal attention to the blues and classic rock. Rivals Sons have also announced the title of their third full-length due to release this year on 17th September. It has been named Head Down.
Rival Sons live at Download Festival, 2012. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.
1 comment | tags: 2012 rock and metal festivals, blues rock, classic rock, concert review, donington park, download festival 2012 review, england, jay buchanan singer songwriter, metal festival, mike miley drums, music festival review, rival sons band, robin everhart bass, rock festival, rock n' roll, scott holiday guitars, united kingdom, zippo encore stage | posted in Gig / Concert / Festival Reviews, Photography, Uncategorized
Back in 2008, when Dave and his thrash orchestra Megadeth had hit Palace Grounds (Bangalore, India) I had lived through one of the most painful days of my life since I couldn’t attend the concert for some reason. Little did I know that years later I would watch one of my favorite band from the early 80′s thrash explosion at the mother of all events – Download Festival, 2012. Since Megadeth was to enlighten the audiences on how to play good live music on the main Jim Marshall stage (obviously!), I snailed my way closer. No more than a fifteen minutes wait, Mustaine coolly walked onto the stage. No epic background music, no introductory theme, no suspense, no bullshit. That’s what Dave is loved for!
The rifftastic extravaganza, coupled with metal’s most unique voice, began with Never Dead and went on to captivate the audiences, who let their hair down as Megadeth belted out classics like Hangar 18, Sweating Bullets, Public Enemy No. 1, Symphony of Destruction, Peace Sells, A Tout Le Monde and Holy Wars… The Punishment Due along with the rest of the tracks. They delivered one of the best set-lists of the festival, and I’m delighted to include Megadeth‘s performance as a part of my long term memory. Having already enjoyed all their albums and now that I’ve seen them live I’m a fan for life, and before I forget the wait for their fourteenth record just became slightly more difficult.
Check out these pictures taken during Megadeth‘s performance. In order to enlarge, click on them individually -
And, there is a slideshow as well!
1 comment | tags: 2012 metal festivals, chris broderick guitars, concert review, dave mustaine vocals guitars, david ellefson bass, donington park, download festival 2012 review, england, heavy metal, heavy metal / rock, jim marshall main stage, megadeth band, music festival review, shawn drover drums, speed / thrash metal, united kingdom | posted in Gig / Concert / Festival Reviews, Photography, Uncategorized
Mysterious Swedish heavy metal outfit Ghost played this year’s Download Festival too, and they took to the Pepsi Max Stage on the last day (read Sunday, the tenth of June) of the fest. Particularly at 19:30 hours. With just one album out since their formation in 2008, and absolutely no piece of official information about who is behind all the chilling make-up, Ghost has already played almost every major metal festival in a short span, have impressed fans and critics alike, and are definitely the next big thing in metal. Considering Ghost hasn’t written a single new song since their first release, there had to be some way of differentiating their appearance at all the festivals (including last year’s Download) and Ghost decided to don white garbs for the very first time. The band has toured with Metallica, James Hetfield loves them, and when the whole of Anthrax had gathered in one corner of Pepsi Max Stage to partake in the breathtaking ritual that was to follow, I wasn’t surprised. As for their performance, Ghost proved to be the connoisseurs of their genre, which, on the whole, is satanic heavy metal and manages to take you through every age of metal. I think everyone should try and catch the band at these smaller platforms because Ghost is going to join the big league and hit the main stages soon, and then, there would be no turning back.
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