ARCHIVE GIG – Brutal Truth, Narcosis, Total Fucking Destruction, The Magpyes @ The Music Box, Manchester


(review n pic by MWJ)

Another instalment in cut out and keep our “blast(beats) from the past” series, collect all four hundred and receive a complementary hearing aid/ear plug/nose bleed. The headliners created a massive, seminal genre impact with their ramped up intensity grindcore/metal in the early 90’s even in comparison to the seismic wider culture shock that Napalm Death had brought to bear a few years before. I even roadied for them courtesy of some promoter friends from Wrexham who put their gigs on around and abouts, supposedly doing stage security at a gig downstairs at the Royal Court in Liverpool which basically consisted of me getting bent over backwards by the mosh mentalness in front of the two foot high stage, while the singer showered the back of my head with sparks from an angle grinder. This was not paid work but was my idea of a classic night out! Out of existence for some 10 years though, Brutal Truth had got the majority of the original line-up together for a benefit for the members of Eye Hate God drastically affected by hurricane Katrina, and the rest was no longer historyMore