Deathcrusher Tour – Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, Voivod, Herod @ The Ritz, Manchester

By |September 30th, 2015|0 Comments

What do you expect with that name but an evening’s earbashing of the highest quality?  There was more than a knowing nod to the legendary Grindcrusher tour of 1989, arguably when a wave of death metal extremity was reaching its peak and being of a venerable age I was there to see/semi-survive as well.  Only half the line-up was the same but there was a great deal of excited anticipation at a proper metal party and a gathering of lots of friends, old schoolers, no wiser!

Voivod, Doom, Jacknife Holiday at NQ live, Manchester

By |October 4th, 2012|0 Comments

(review n pix by mwj)

Hope you not getting bored of hearing about these two, what with me seeing Voivod some 5 times in the past few years, and Doom probably about twice that! But after this years back to back combo of the two at Roadburn being a major part in one of the best music experiences of all my venerable gig going years, the opportunity to see them again and close to home couldn’t be passed up. It was off the back of the Dutch experience that this prospect of the ongoing legends love-in arose, with the Canadian experimental thrashers offering the whole of the European tour to the Yorkshire crust punks who they cited as a long term influence when inviting them there via their position as “curators”, but work commitments now meant they were only together for this handful of UK and Eire dates.