Words & Pictures – Eleanor Blackman For the “Dio Returns” Tour they managed to feature Dio’s live vocals and synch the Hologram of Dio with the lyrics to really help bring the show to life and made the hologram look even more realistic than it had initially. The show also featured Craig Goldy on Guitar, Scott […]
The atmosphere in the room was brilliant as you could see how involved the crowd was with the band especially during the guitar solos.
Leaves’ Eyes return to London in support of latest album King of Kings Accompanied by Spanish band Diabulus In Musica and London-based EnkeliNation the three band bill did a good job a ensuring a decent sized crowd were in attendance.
Sometimes, somebody simply “gets it right”. Very often we cover gigs where the support bands are simply ‘on the same label’ as the headliner and the label is just looking to promote a band that has no place being in the same building as the main act as their musical styles are poles apart. Not so with this line up. Someone with a clear eye (and ear) for the right mix has wisely blended some of the finest symphonic and power metal you’ll find in Europe at the moment. As such a three band bill (that often can result in you standing there wishing the time away until the headline act appears) for once is very very welcome indeed.
After their short European tour in 2013 and the release of their new album “ARCHE” at the end of 2014, 2015 started promising with DIR EN GREY’s “The Unstoppable Life” tour and not just one, but two London dates.
They say good things come to those that wait, well I could probably have been put away for double murder, got out on parole and still not missed tonight’s gig at O2 Academy Islington London from Rock Goddess, which was their first UK show in 32 years!!
To keep the old faithful happy, she finally relents and we are treated to an excellent rendition of ‘Wish I Had an Angel’ before ‘Until My Last Breath’ brings the show to a close.
They burst onto the stage like enthusiastic puppies (apt when their new album is called ‘Running With a The Dogs’) and literally tear through their hour plus set.