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Cannibal Corspe live at Destroyers of the Faith, London 2012 : A review in pictures

The band everyone was really here for at London’s HMV Forum from various parts of the country was about to show all of us what it takes to be one of the greatest death metal band ever.

But before that there is a little something I’d like to write about. When I landed outside the Kentish Town tube station I saw hordes of people in black. I went up to two friends to know where exactly the venue was. They were busy discussing something. It was then when one said to the other, “Dude, you should listen to Darkthrone” and he turned towards me. There I was wearing a Darkthrone t-shirt and the three of us just stood there looking at each other. One of us had to break the ice now, as we did not realize what just happened. Well, its called coincidence. The same guy, who was in a Death hoodie by the way, started expressing as to how he was just telling his friend about Darkthrone. “Oh yes, killer band” is all I said. We talked for about a minute or two and the same guy told me how he couldn’t wait for Cannibal Corpse to play Hammer Smashed Face and that it was all he was here for. I told them I was hoping CC plays some new stuff too. A quick question about the directions to the venue and that’s how I landed up at HMV Forum. This was exactly three hours before Triptykon left the stage.

After a good twenty-minutes setup, amidst some guitar tuning and drum beats the main headliners Cannibal Corpse opened the gates to quality metal with Evisceration Plague. All hell broke loose as bodies started flying and heads started banging fiercely. The owner of the most powerful neck on this planet, which is also home to the very throat that gives birth to the majestic growls – Corpsegrinder controlled the crowd. We were all his pawns. Humorous at times and straight-to-the-point at others he even made the women wet by dedicating Fucked With A Knife to them. The almost one hour set had Alex playing his bass to the best of his abilities, while Pat and Rob were unstoppable. And behind the kit we had Paul making it clear that death metal drumming is much harder than it seems. So yea it was pretty much pure death metal and no bullshit by Cannibal Corpse. The audience was also reminded that Torture releases sometime next week. Well, we all know this band, so the subject remains the same but the arrangement and situation changes. Pick up your copy soon is all I have to say.

And hence the curtains came down on Destroyers of the Faith 2012 tour’s London gig. Brought to you by Metal Hammer this event had both variety and complexity on the line-up. The whole event was surely a success and I bet this was just the beginning. Either way we aren’t complaining, are we?

Corpse‘s set-list for the night –

1. Evisceration Plague
2. The Time to Kill is Now
3. Disfigured
4. Demented Aggression
5. Scourge of Iron
6. I Cum Blood
7. Fucked With a Knife
8. Covered With Sores
9. Born in a Casket
10. The Wretched Spawn
11. I Will Kill You
12. Priests of Sodom
13. Unleashing the Bloodthirsty
14. Make Them Suffer
15. Hammer Smashed Face
16. Stripped, Raped and Strangled

The indomitable Cannibal Corpse live in action. Click on the pictures to enlarge them :


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Triptykon live at Destroyers of the Faith, London 2012 : A review in pictures

Enslaved successfully injected the progressive viking virus into the crowd before the third act for the night Triptykon took things in their own hands. A relatively newer yet bigger band, Triptykon was formed from the ashes of Celtic Frost. If you do not know Celtic Frost you should stop reading from here. Tom Fischer, in order to continue educating the metal world about the subject of doom, went on recruited a few killer musicians and hence we have Triptykon today.

It was grim from the word go, and matters became all the more so when Tom entered into the audience’s eyes with his cold stare. Coarse riffing coming out of the loudspeakers knocked everybody off. Might have bored a few who were there only  for Cannibal Corpse but otherwise everyone seemed in favor of the happenings.

One moment that filled the venue, HMV Forum London that is, with energy was when Tom invited Corpsegrinder on stage for one of the songs. It was quite a jam between musicians from two completely opposite genres, and you had to be there to witness the camaraderie. George couldn’t stop himself from doing the windmill to Triptykon’s songs too. Easily a section of the gig that will be remembered.

“We own this world.”

Well controlled, dim flickering light arrangements on stage heightened the effect of Triptykon‘s tracks which saw the band cover Celtic Frost songs as well. The death metal oriented wailing vocals by Tom did not allow anyone to take their eyes off him. Including me, but I made sure I caught a glimpse of their bassist Vanja every few minutes. Good bass playing, and good looking too. Bonus!

Triptykon captured while they did their thing. Click to enlarge :


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Six must-watch metal festivals and concerts in UK this year

Gigs keep happening every other weekend in England, but then there are a few exclusive ones that should not be missed. Here’s a list of six metal events that are going to shake United Kingdom to its foundations.

1. Destroyers of the Faith 2012 featuring Cannibal Corpse, Triptykon, Enslaved and Job For A Cowboy

The season kicks off with Destroyers of the Faith 2012. The gigantic death metal owners Cannibal Corpse are going to headline this event organized by none other than Metal Hammer. Supporting them would be this ass-kicking doom metal band from Switzerland Triptykon, Norwegian black/viking outfit Enslaved and deathcore band Job For A Cowboy. Nice balance of genres, and one gig that should not be missed.

When? – March second week

2. DesertFest 2012, London

Just have a look at the poster. Isn’t it fucking beautiful? The only festival in the world catering to the stoner, doom, psych and sludge metal fans, DesertFest has more than fifty bands playing across three venues. And the bands are not your formed yesterday playing today type. They are the best in the scene and you are sure to feel the pleasure in every corner of your body. That is what these genres do to you. Miss this event at your own risk!

When? – Easter weekend (6th, 7th and 8th April, 2012)

3. I’ll Be Your Mirror 2012, London

As if Slayer‘s presence on the I’ll Be Your Mirror 2012 line up was not enough and now we are told the angry thrashers are going to play the ‘Reign in Blood’ album in its entirety. This event could possibly turn out to be the last gig for many metalheads as a lot of blood is going to be shed but I cannot die here because I have to move on to greener pastures post this event. The next few points would make it clear. I’m excited about all the bands that are playing on day one at I’ll Be Your Mirror. Go on, find out which ones I’m talking about.

When? – 25th, 26th and 27th May, 2012

4. Judas Priest Epitaph tour’s London gig

This is Judas Priest‘s last world tour, so if you’ve missed them somewhere, you’ve just, missed them. But you can still catch the heavy metal awesomeness if you would be in and around London towards the last week of May. This could actually be the last time you will be able to catch Judas Priest live, so make all your other plans either before or after the weekend in question. I know you have nothing better to do so just take my advice and book your tickets.

When? – 26th May

5. Download Festival 2012

Everyone who is even remotely connected to metal cannot be unaware of this name and Download’s one festival that happens every year. Then what is it that makes this mother of all events special this year? It is the festival’s tenth anniversary. The poster pretty much makes it clear what it’s going to be like but I’ll leave it to your imagination to visualize how massive this festival would be. If everything else fails to inspire you then remember that this is the only place where Black Sabbath are going to make an appearance this summer. There is only one word that can be used for those of you who are going to give this festival a miss. And that is stupid. No, it should be STUPID.

When? – 8th, 9th, 10th June, 2012

6. Bloodstock Open Air, 2012

Well, well, well. Words fail me when I look at the Bloodstock Open Air 2012 announcement. One time I think that there is no band that has been left out and another time I wish that they add a few more names. Greedy and needy. It is just March right now and five months down the line the below poster can easily be used to just obliterate the weak. Get into a fight and show the BOA 2012 poster. According to me, Bloodstock this year has some of the most extreme names on it’s bill and would be one of the biggest metal gathering of 2012.

When? – 10th, 11th, 12th August, 2012

I deliberately skipped Sonisphere because it brings me face to face with a dull and unexciting list of bands. I absolutely love Ghost but the organizers of Sonisphere don’t love me. Let’s see how the coming months would affect my decision of not going for this festival that rocked the metal world by bringing together the big four of thrash in 2010.

Other mentions (not metal) – Fans of Red Hot Chili Peppers can catch them in the last week of June, and Pearl Jam maniacs need to attend the second day of Isle of Wight festival so obviously you need to buy the entire day’s ticket and put yourself through the rest of the acts as well. Not cool. Sadly I’m not watching both of these bands, but I just hope Adele plays one show in UK this year. I’ll book my ticket – first day, first show.

For now bookmark this page and pick your gig sensibly. I’ll see you at all six of them.

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