Monday, 16 February 2009

NEMHAIN,SPIDERBABY,AFFLUENZA,MALLORY KNOX,CATFIGHT - Live At The Gaff 13.02.09 (Gig Review)

NEMHAIN
SPIDERBABY
AFFLUENZA
MALLORY KNOX
CATFIGHT

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE VALENTINES DAY
THE GAFF, HOLLOWAY ROAD, LONDON

CATFIGHT
Debut performance for the punk/grunge influenced band put together by former Nemhain
guitarist Samara.We get 3 furious covers of the Ramones, L7 and Misfits and one original
song, it was an impressive start, sure there were a lot of nerves but few mistakes, the
vocalist is clearly possessed by some form of demon and she paces the stage like a wild
animal !
Much more to come this year, quite possibley THE one to watch for.

MALLORY KNOX
Fronted by the feisty Kit on vocals and lead guitar, the London four piece rock the gaff to
its knees with a non stop punk fueled set.Each song blends into the next, barely pausing for
breath, backed by a solid band Mallory Knox never fail to impress.About time they had a cd
out i think!

AFFLUENZA
Everytime i see this band they just go up and up in my estimation,their take on metal with
rhythm and agression perfectley balanced by outstanding drumming and growling vocals is
quite breathtaking.

SPIDERBABY
Brighton techno/glam/rock quartet took to the stage with confidence and soon spread their
charm to the audience.A fantastic mixture of Rocky Horror/Spit Like This and sleazy pop rounded off with a bunch of roses !
Seriously good stuff, one track "Baby Doll" really sticks in your mind with a stunning vocal from Ashleigh Jade.
They have an ep out called 'The Death Of Spiderbaby' i suggest you grab one while you still can.

NEMHAIN
Kicking off in style with 'Heroin Child', Ambers unruly mob proceeded to entertain in the
only way they know how to - Loud as fuck and giving it their all!!!!!
A stunning set featured all the classics like 'Ana', 'Speed Queen' and 'Dirty Weekend', the definitive cover version of 'Die Die My Darling'complete with new last line "I'll be seeing you in the bar" and the new songs 'Clear My Eyes', 'Jane Doe #1','From The Ashes' (A headbanging classic!) and the infectious cover of the Gits 'Second Skin'.
Not a foot wrong tonight, perfect in every damn way and over 100 people singing along.
With the album 'From The Ashes' due anytime now and a promo video for 'Second Skin' Nemhain are finally about to reap the rewards of 3 years hard work and explode (at last) onto the whole music scene !

STU

CATFIGHT





MALLORY KNOX




AFFLUENZA



SPIDERBABY



video







NEMHAIN








Thursday, 5 February 2009

CHAOSANCT NEWS


Well i have known about this for a few days now,but James has officially announced this so here is his statement from myspace :
So there it is, we are whole again! After some weeks of putting the word out, sifting through potential auditionees and then going through the audition process we are excited to welcome current Skaldic Curse and former Akercocke guitar maestro Paul Scanlan to the ranks of the Chaosanct!
We're all excited about Paul joining us, and bringing with him his own inimitable style, playing ability and infusing this into the chaosanct sound as well as writing process. There already plans in the works for a new demo for which we have 3-4 tracks lined up, not to mention live performances with our newly re-energised line up, exciting things indeed!
On top of all that, we'll be putting up more tracks for you to peruse, something long long overdue, in the coming weeks so stay tuned as we have awoken again! Also, last but not least, a thanks to all those that applied, from shores beyond ours in some cases, and to those that made it into the auditions and played their arses off.
We've seen and heard some amazing guitarists over the past few weeks, but we could only choose one!
James
Expect gigs from May onwards.
I hear that there only a handfull of copies left of the 'I Of Goliath' EP left and to quote James "When they're gone they're gone" A limited run of logo sweat wristbands are now available as well.
STU

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

FEBRUARY GIGS NOT TO MISS


This is going to be a great gig.
Subtitled "The Nightmare Before Valentines Day".Opening act Catfight is the new punk/sleaze band from Samara (Model & TV Presenter).
Nemhain promise new merch for the gig as well!!!!!