Tonight starts with technical difficulties that almost end the night. When Fireworks kick into their first song, a fuse goes in one of the guitar heads. No one on the tour has thought to bring a spare head or a spare fuse for that matter! Once the problem is solved, by taking a fuse from the bass head and running the bass directly through the PA, tonight can continue. Fireworks shouldn’t be opening. Their response from the crowd is amazing and they seem to be better known than Broadway Calls. Playing songs from their EP and recent album release, they go down a storm with the fans.
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Blessthefall are dead. That was the opinion of most when lead singer Craig Mabbitt left the band in 2007, during their first ever appearances in the UK. There are high expectations in the air for a band who were shot down just as they were first starting up. With a brand new start, a new lead singer and their new album 'Witness' which has launched them into the conscious mind of many new fans, its safe to say that tonight – this band have something to prove.
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Maylene & the Sons of Disaster kick off the annual Taste of Chaos tour in fine fashion. Their southern rock influenced metal is the perfect way to kick start any night and tonight they really get the party started. Stand in front man Schuylar Croom (of He Is Legend) is the perfect fill in for regular vocalist Dallas Taylor. Slinking around the stage and dancing when not in front of the microphone, he gives the songs an extra retro feel, and you can imagine being in a small bar in the South of the States watching the band play their songs while a bar brawl breaks out! They play songs from all three of their albums, a smart move as a lot of the crowd seeing them tonight will have not had the privilege before. Based on tonight’s show, it won’t be long before Maylene are back in the UK playing to packed out venues like this.
Maylene and The Sons of Disaster were formed in 2004, fronted by ex-Underoath front man Dallas Taylor. After signing to Ferret Records in early 2006 and releasing their first full-length album a year later, it's been a fantastic slide into popularity, touring with bands such as Haste The Day, From Autumn To Ashes and even Underoath. So on the Birmingham leg of 2009's Taste of Chaos tour, also featuring metal giants In Flames and Killswitch Engage, Jonny caught up with guitarist Kelly Scott Nunn to find out what's been going on.