Saturday, 31 January 2009

NEMHAIN, NYA, SPITTING BLOOD, INNER EDEN, NOCTURNAL PLAYGROUND : ROCK AGAINST RAPE 26.01.09 (Gig Review)

NEMHAIN
NYA
SPITTING BLOOD
INNER EDEN
NOCTURNAL PLAYGROUND

ROCK AGAINST RAPE
PURPLE TURTLE 26.01.09

NOCTURNAL PLAYGROUND
The london death metal band always put on a good show and tonight their own technical take
on the genre recieved a warm responce from the audience.
This year will see the release of an album and many gigs are planned so i suggest you check them out.

INNER EDEN
Featuring ex members of Axis Of Evil and Wykked Wytch and the stunning vocal talents of
Charlie Hall (Think Enya meets Angela Gossow), Inner Eden are simply awesome a perfect blend of melody/aggression/Harmony and brutality.
They played one of the best sets i have seen in a long time.

SPITTING BLOOD
Tonight they have a few problems not least of which is that they are due on stage and their
vocalist is still on his way.Still as they have two they have no choice but to go on with
Clara and she does a fantastic job, after a couple of songs Dave arrives and to his credit
dives straight in and is (Naturally) note perfect.
Ultimatley though it was an off night for the band, however many commented that they were
much better than Kreator who played across the road at the Koko.
As you may know i love this band, but im feeling that something is not quite right with them
at the moment, but hey what the fuck do i know !

NYA
Like may here tonight i had never heard of these guys before, by the end of their set
'everybody' knew who they were.
Their blend of melodic metal is outstanding and they are armed with a very talented drummer
called Paul White whose sheer power and showmanship is a sight to behold.
One of their songs has a killer riff based on Black Sabbath's Hole In The Sky which erupted
the place and they do the best (and highly original) version of Survivors Eye Of The Tiger
since CKY.

NEMHAIN
Rapidly proving that not only are they at the top of their game but that there is much more to come, Nemhain now with the original guitarist Sam Hain returning to give us a twin guitar attack with Lakis.
Drummer Adrian's playing is always a pleasure to hear and watch but tonight is even more
impressive when he played with a dislocated vertabrae and a handfull of painkillers !
Frankly the set is just perfect from the punked up opening version of Ana through to the
closing track Speed Queen, my only disappointment was that they didnt play Heroin Child.

Rock Against Rape
The evening raised over £300 for the charity and all credit is due to Phee Kear for putting
on such a great show and baking Cheescake for everyone.
I was happy to be part of it and no doubt we can all do it again sometime.
The whole evenig was filmed and a dvd will be made available later this year.
www.myspace.com/rarcamden

Rape Crisis
Rape Crisis (England and Wales) provides co-ordination for the national network of Rape
Crisis Centres across England and Wales. Rape Crisis Centres provide a range of specialist
services for women and girls that have been raped or experienced another form of sexual
violence - whether as adults or as children.
On this website you will find information about rape and sexual violence and details of your
nearest Rape Crisis Centre if you need support. There is also information for family,
friends, students and professionals.
http://www.rapecrisis.org.uk/


STU

NOCTURNAL PLAYGROUND

video


INNER EDEN

video



SPITTING BLOOD



NYA



NEMHAIN








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