Friday night headliners were Swedish metal titans “Sabaton” who in ten years have gone from playing to 20 people at The Purple Turtle bar in Camden London to headlining Bloodstock and indeed next year headlining the SSE Arena Wembley also in London.
Before we knew it, the end of the night arrived. 14 songs including an encore of Forgotten Castaway, the song the tour was named after and then they were done. For those lucky enough, meet and greets would take place after the show or, as they were billed, “hug and a selfie”. A must have for any serious Chapter 13 fan.
The encore though was the moment of pure magic for me. Adding Light Years from the new album into the encore was a stroke of genius as it sat perfectly in between possibly some of the greatest tracks the band have ever recorded.
We were briefly teased with a taste of none other than Metallica when KoRn inserted “One” into a small section of the song. You know the part, “Darkness, imprisoning me, all that I see, absolute horror…” right up until the legendary Kirk Hammett solo. So close, we were so close.
As the Shepherd’s Bush Empire groaned from the force of the energy it was struggling to contain, the Prophets of Rage gave one of the stand-out performances of 2019. This was one of those gigs that people will look back on and say “I was there.”
Words and Photos by Robert Cavuoto @robertcavuoto Wildman Ted Nugent is famous to most people for his news-making political rhetoric and unbridled candor, but in the Rock & Roll community, he is known as a musical icon and guitar hero! For well over 50 years, Ted has been cranking out legendary love songs […]
Circle pit going, crowd surfing, arms in the air, this night was meant to be a glorious campaign of honest, fulfilling music.
Opening up their set with “Bow Down”, from their album Trauma, got fans rattled up and pits opened up and fans catching some good air time…
With Matt Fuller playing lead guitar and jumping about with a huge grin on his face and Michael John Adams on the other side just being the most smoothest and mellow bass player but also enjoying himself ridiculously, that feeling fed into the crowd as they played hit after hit.
Words and Photos by Robert Cavuoto @robertcavuoto On an already hot and steamy Sunday night in the Poconos Mountains, The Struts turned up the heat a few more notches with their performance at Sherman Theater Summer Stage at Mount Airy Casino Resort in PA! Along with the heat, The Struts brought a […]