A mate came through tonight, with a spare ticket to go see Orange Goblin at the Spring & Airbrake!
For those of you unfamiliar with this band they’re a Sabbathy Zeppeliny stoner/doom metal band from London.
And they know how to rock!!
Supporting them were Wizards of Firetop Mountain and By Any Means.
As I stood there with my mates, getting hit in the face by the hair of the guy, head banging in front of me, I thought, I’m getting too old for this :(
I’m home now, the Goblin are probably still playing, awesome rock, that’s what they do, but I’m too old and tired to stand a watch them :(
I’d never heard of Wizards of Firetop Mountain or By Any Means. Wizards really rocked the place, and got the crowd warmed up to receive some warming rock chords, and almighty bass lines – there was a happy chilled vibe.
Wizards of Firetop Mountain
Then By Any Means came on and screamed at us. I admit that there was a time when I would have loved this and joined in (if I could make out the words), but not now. They were good, but I don’t think they were best appreciated sandwiched in between the other acts.
They are playing at Voodoo on New Years Eve. If you are into hardcore metal, check it out!
By Any Means
Serious rock guitar by Paul Anthony (By Any Means)
I also admit that I only heard of Orange Goblin a few months ago, from the mate that gave me the ticket. I did laugh at the name when I first heard it. But on hearing their music, I realised there was talent to be appreciated, not laughed at.
They opened with Scorpionica, a favourite. To be honest, I’m not too sure what songs followed. I’ve only gotten into them recently, so I’m not too sure of the track names. But as I sit here, completely deaf from the experience, I think a brilliant night was had :)
Ben Ward (Orange Goblin)