Prior to the gig at Wembley Arena tonight we hadn't looked up to see who the support for rock legends Motorhead were. We miss the first of the acts to grace the huge stage (Berliners Boss Hoss) but when we do arrive and take our seats I’m pleasantly surprised to see the back-drop for The Damned going up.
A clammy Wednesday night in Derby at the beginning of September can mean only one thing – Hell On Earth! Well I’m sure there are other things it could mean, but on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 it was the Hell On Earth Tour featuring, for the last time on British soil for a while, Shadows Fall.
At the historic 100 Club on Tuesday night the 16th of July, a whole bunch of hot yet frenetic metal fans congregated for Valient Thorr’s only UK date on their European tour. We arrived, well lubricated by a few ice cold Budvars at Crobar just down the road, just in time to catch UK doom outfit Hang The Bastard.
After an incredibly heavy night in The Doghouse (which mostly resulted in Jamie screaming TUNE after every song) and back at camp, we woke a little weary but ready for action after a delicious breakfast a la Steve*.
(* For those not in the know, this is Vodka and Orange- I do not recommend it.)
Download 2014 blew my mind; and my voice; and probably my ears as well.
But it was so worth it.