Killer! Certainly a show to remember for all sorts of reasons. Sarpanitum were brilliant, first time I've seen them since Feb 07 I think, Vic really adds a lot of energy to the performance! Extremely impressive stuff from Sorrowfall and Anoxia also. Anoxia I think just get better and better - their sound now is so much dirtier and grindier than when they played last year. Sorrowfall were kind of a surprise package, I'd heard a lot of good things about them from Ireland and they surprised and impressed a lot of people, I think... they had a much cleaner and less BM sound than I was expecting but their songwriting really set them apart as something special. Lots of energy too, especially considering the state they were in beforehand (they were not feeling at all well). I'm really proud we had them over. Devoured Genitals didn't really click for me, I felt their songs could all have done with being around half as long as they were. The last song, where the frontman didn't have the bass, was the best. I know they offended a few people too, which was the idea... Turnout was poor (although it seemed more people were there than actually paid on the door... hmmm...) but I don't think the weather helped at all. I'd be really interested in any feedback on the setup at the Carpenters Arms. Suni and I tried hard to come up with something different, some it worked, some of it didnt! Hueg thanks to the bands for doing such a great job and to the usual crowd, but expecially to Dan, Nick and Charlotte who really helped us out in some very difficult circumstances: without you guys the gig wouldn;t have happend. Cheers!
Last Edit: Sept 7, 2008 11:03:57 GMT -5 by Evilluke
It was really a cracking show. I didn't see Devoured Genitals, but I was very impressed with Anoxia and Sorrowfall (I bought their album, and in doing so told the merch guy that I have a massive hard-on for Irish metal... not sure what he thought of that), and Sarpanitum really are very good indeed.
Outdoor Reanimator was definitely an interesting experience - on reflection I'm pretty glad I suggested to Dave that all the sockets be put on the stage! I think the set-up worked really well, although it did seem a lot of people didn't pay. It was confusing for a while being on the door, as I think there was some sort of dance thing going on upstairs that a lot of people also turned out for. The only problem with that venue is the location - it's really not very far from New Street but it's a bit tricky to find.
All-in-all it was cracking but, as ever, it's a real shame that more people don't turn up for it.
The gig was ace, and just a few things about the venue/tent...
Sadly the tent came in so late to the warehouse we had no option but to set it up whilst getting soaked (right down to the boxers and socks - and a couple of notes in my wallet! ) Hence the mucky ground within the tent. This is no longer an issue as we have the jet wash arriving tomorrow along with the tarmac company so the ground will be alot drier and less muddy from now on!
Said warehouse also let us down with the lighting rig and heat lamps but thankfully they are arriving tomorrow so there will be plenty of light and heat within the tent, and also a projector facing the back of the stage ...
Hope you all enjoyed the venue, all comments (and the critics) welcomed
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