With the Christmas and New Year festivities well and truly over it’s time to shake off the January blues and for our first gig of the year we are once again heading off to The Underworld in Camden.
Tonight could make or break Avenged Sevenfold. The future Download Festival Kings are yet to headline arenas of their own on UK turf, though they’re poised to make the huge step-up into metal’s big leagues in six months time at Download. So, as you can imagine, expectations are colossal on this cold Sunday night.
We didn’t manage to get tickets to see Sabbath at the O2…but on the brighter side of life, one of my favourite Bay Area thrash metal bands – Death Angel - are playing at The Underworld in Camden tonight and after seeing them live for the first time at Bloodstock in August this year, getting to witness them in a more intimate venue is not so shab
I have to admit that, until quite recently, Amorphis are a band I have been largely unfamiliar with. Wrongly put off by the death/progressive/folk metal labels associated with them, I was convinced they wouldn’t be my ‘cup of tea’.
It's never ideal to be the opening band. Having to be the ones that get the crowd amped up for the main event, the ones that have to make an impression. The first band to hit the stage tonight are Welsh quintet Save Your Breath and do the job an opening band is supposed to do.