When the concerts are getting sparse it’s either the height of the festival season and every band seems to be playing in a field of mud somewhere within Europe or winter is drawing in and Christmas is fast approaching. In the forthcoming seven days I only have one guaranteed show, but I have a dilemma for mid week.
Sunday – Camden Underworld.
Confirmed. This is the only guaranteed gig for the week and involves yet another trip to the nation’s capital. This marks the first visit to these shores by American technical thrashers Vektor. Support is of an international ilk from Spain’s Angelus Apatrida and Dutch thrashers Distillator.
Wednesday – The dilemma!
I have the choice of four shows all on the same night.
- Turnstile supporting The Story So Far in Manchester. I missed Turnstile at Ghostfest, so I’d really like to catch them here, but this show looks like it’s sold out.
- Grave and Malevolent Creation in London. I only really want to see Grave on this co-headlining jaunt as I’ve yet to see them live, but the running order isn’t announced yet and I’d miss most of Grave to get the last train home if they headlined.
- Hobb’s Angel of Death play a Northern show in Liverpool. One of Australia’s earliest thrash bands makes an extremely rare (if not debut) set of shows in the UK.
- Belphegor and Vital Remains in Wolverhampton. Definitely the fourth choice gig of the lot as I’m not a massive fan of the Austrian and American black metal and death metal offerings, but if I do end up here it’ll be due to me being the designated driver.
So lets wait and see what happens.