As expected from any grindcore show, energy levels are insane.
If you’re trying to push your ego, you’re going to end up like Michael Jackson, and wind up destroying yourself. Like Pete Steel or Chris Cornell. You take yourself too seriously after a while, and that’s a dangerous road. That’s bad news.
After recent visits from North-American thrash legends Annihilator and Nuclear Assault, it’s time for a trio of old-school British thrash bands to invade Dublin for a session of head-banging and boozing. The relatively recent resurgence of thrash has seen many defunct bands resurrect themselves after decades of dormancy, and Xentrix and Acid Reign are just two examples. Judging by the size of the crowd gathered in the Voodoo Lounge tonight, it seems that their return is a welcome one.
Black Friday offers Dubliners not one, but two metal events to choose from; the Redemption Fest headlined by local heroes Primordial in the Academy, and Protest the Hero headlining a show in the Voodoo lounge.