The cheer that greeted Backyard Babies guitarist Dregen almost lifted the roof of The Garage. They then proceeded to lay waste to some of the Super$hit 666 songs as well as a storming cover of Motörhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’.
A true highlight and a track I hope remains in the band’s set for years to come is ‘Steal Your Crown’. It’s the sort of song that should grab the attention of radio stations and see it added to playlists worldwide.
They really do deserve to be recognized more, and hope that after they have supported Richie Blackmore’s Rainbow gig in Birmingham in a month’s time that they will have quite a few more fans
Vader delivered a mixed set with songs from their albums dating back to the early 90’s to their more recent album, Tibi Et Igni, from 2014. Their mix of songs played perfectly to the crowd – old grizzly metal heads in their sleeveless denim jackets along with newbie metal heads some of whom were attending their first metal concert.
From the off, the band mix, energy, eccentricity and enthusiasm adding a dash of “ah those crazy Danes” thanks to bassist Stig Pedersen’s wacky outfits and wholly original, 2 string bass guitar designs.
Just in case you didn’t know,…as you may have been living on another planet for the last forty years!!, Anvil are a three piece Canadian heavy metal band who were formed in 1978 and comprise of founding members Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow –(vocals and guitar) and Robb Reiner –(drums) with Chris Robertson -(bass) who joined the band last year. They have just finished a mini four date tour of the UK.
Night Ranger have promised something a little bit special tonight. As (essentially) a warm up to their Hard Rock Hell / HRH AOR appearance two days later, we are going to be blessed with a solitary show, no support and an extended set incorporating all the hits and more.
Clearly excited (cough) to be here tonight, Olli Herman is a ball of energy from the get go. As the band kick off the opening intro to ‘Night on Fire’, Olli bounds on with a smile as wide as the stage he will inhabit for the next 90 minutes.
Tesla are a band that I have had a long musical affinity with since I first saw them support Def Leppard for two nights in my home country in Belfast in 1987