GIG REVIEW – 2 Sick Monkeys, Feral Existence, Emissaries Of Syn, Spam Javelin @ Stö, Leipzig

By |August 20th, 2017|0 Comments

We gatecrashed this gig as our Nuremburg dates had fallen through. Europe is actually a lot bigger than it is on the map! Drove through the day from Podbor in the Czech Republic to land in Leipzig; the New Berlin (I’m told).
Stö is a squat venue; the whole street is a squat. Great set-up and really nice people. Good to see Pete Butler of 2 Sick Monkeys again, and good to see him looking so well. The generosity of the venue was wonderful – free food, free beer, the offer of somewhere to sleep and money for fuel – and us being complete strangers.

GIG REVIEW – Icons of Filth, Warwound, Burning Flag, Vitriolic Response, Feral Existence @ Klondyke Club, Manchester

By |June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Coming from the wrong end of Wales (them, not me 😉 ), and being slightly before my time (that’s saying something!), this was a first opportunity for me to catch a veritable legend of anarcho-punk in Icons of Filth. Their relatively short periods of existence off and on from the late 70’s had perhaps preserved the esteem they were held in for the seriously politically motivated bite that they delivered back then.