Devil Driver Pictures at Soundwave

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 07-03-2011

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For a band I’d never heard of before, Devil Driver was pretty impressive. They exuded energy, rocked the stage hard and had a wicked presence. They got the crowd going wild.

Their setlist in Sydney was:

  1. End Of The Line
  2. Not All Who Wander Are Lost
  3. Dead To Rights
  4. Clouds Over California
  5. I Could Care Less
  6. Hold Back the Day
  7. Pray For Villains
  8. Meet The Wretched

Click through the Devil Driver pictures for larger versions:

Devil Driver Sydney

Here’s a close-up detail:

DETAIL Devil Driver in Sydney

Devil Driver Sydney

It’s pretty easy to see the crowd loved the show, but check out the guy in the blue body suit & beany as he crowd surfs to the front of the stage:

Devil Driver SydneyHe’s just about to go over the front rail here:

Devil Driver Sydney

And here’s the blue dude in the mosh pit:

Devil Driver Sydney

Devil Driver did a good job of getting the crowd going, screaming, “OPEN UP THAT FUCKING PIT!” After which, you saw a wave of people backing up as the pit went wild.

Devil Driver Sydney

Anyways, if you have the chance to see Devil Driver in concert, they put on a good show.

Dimmu Borgir Pictures at Soundwave

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Music | Posted on 07-03-2011

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Dimmu Borgir is one of those bands that I’d never heard before, until Soundwave. They ripped and put on a really good show. More than just music, they had massive stage presence. The guitarists got in on the act as well as you can see in the pictures below.

I only saw a few songs in Sydney, but stayed for most of the show in Melbourne.

Here’s their set list:

  1. Xibir
  2. Spellbound (By the Devil)
  3. The Chosen Legacy
  4. Dimmu Borgir
  5. Gateways
  6. The Serpentine Offering
  7. Puritania
  8. Progenies of the Great Apocalypse
  9. Mourning Palace

Click through the Dimmu Borgir pictures for larger versions.

Dimmu Borgir in Sydney:

Dimmu Borgir in Sydney

Dimmu Borgir in Sydney

Dimmu Borgir in Sydney

Dimmu Borgir in Sydney

Dimmu Borgir in Melbourne:

Dimmu Borgir in Melbourne

Dimmu Borgir in Melbourne

Dimmu Borgir in Melbourne

In the last picture there, you can see the guitarist getting into the stage act. It’s small things like that, that really help add to the show.

They’re certainly not for everyone, but definitely a good show for anyone that likes metal.

Slayer Cancels at Soundwave

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Australia, Music | Posted on 01-03-2011

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Poor bastard announces Slayer cancels in SydneyWell, I ended up driving 2,024 km to see Slayer in concert at Soundwave in Sydney. They canceled. Tom was sick and taken to the hospital. Sigh… Oh well. I hope that I have a chance to see them some other time.

The picture there is the poor bastard that had to announce that Tom was taken to the hospital. Man… That had to suck for him.

As you can imagine, the crowd was pretty pissed. People came from pretty far away to see Slayer, like me, and they were horribly disappointed. Below you can see lots of garbage being thrown at the stage.

Slayer fans throw garbage at stage in Sydney

I really only wanted to see Slayer, so it was a big letdown. I’m thinking about seeing if I can get a ticket to see them here in Melbourne. We’ll see.