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treghet
02-12-2012, 11:55 PM
Surprising as it may seem, this was actually my first show at The Roxy. It's one of the longstanding venues in Hollywood, right next to the Rainbow Bar and a short walk from the famous Whisky a Go Go. I arrived about an hour before the doors opened and pulled into a parking lot only to find it was $20, so I drove back to The Roxy and found that they had free parking! I'm glad I didn't waste that money. Pablo (elturtleboy) met up with me in line and we waited to be let in. After giving out wristbands they went up and down the line telling everybody no stage dives. More on that later, though. Not longer after that they started letting us inside. Apparently they had Enslaved and Wormrot records on the table by the door, but by the time we got up to the front they were gone.

We went up to the front of the stage and waited for Royal Thunder to come on. I had never listened to them beforehand, or even heard of them before this show, so I had no idea what to expect. I was blown away. I'm not sure how to classify them as it's not my forte, but I would say more like stoner rock. Something about them just really clicked with me. Mlny's vocals had me totally captivated the entire time. They pulled off the transitions from tranquil sections to noisy doom oriented riffs exceptionally well. Their set had three new songs from their upcoming album and two from their self-titled EP. I'm really looking forward to hearing their debut and I can see them becoming extremely successful in the future.


Sleeping Witch
Mouth of Fire
Parsonz Curse
South of Somewhere
Blue


Next up was Tombs, another band I wasn't really familiar with. The room began to fill in before they hit the stage. I'm not a sludge metal fan, but they put on a good performance. I'm not sure what they played though.

Revocation went up third and it was obvious a lot of people were there to see them. They were the first band to induce lots of headbanging and pits. I was having trouble hearing David's vocals, but otherwise they sounded spot on. David and Dan nailed all of the solos and they seemed very pleased with the reception from the crowd. I was disappointed by the setlist though. I was pleased that we got "Dismantle the Dictator", but they didn't play any of my favorites from Chaos of Forms. I will be seeing them again today though, so I'm hoping that they play "Cradle Robber" this time.


Harlot
Age of Iniquity
Dismantle the Dictator
Across Forests and Fjords
Conjuring the Cataclysm
No Funeral


After Revocation was Black Tusk, another sludge metal band. The first thing I noticed was Jonathan's incredible beard. It was by far one of the most amazing beards I've seen. It was cool to watch him beardbanging. They sounded pretty good, but I must say that sludge just isn't my thing. Their set was cut short, but I'm not sure exactly where, since I am not familiar with the material. If I have this right, they had two songs cut: "The Crash" and "Crossroads and Thunder". Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!


Brewing the Storm
Bring Me Darkness
Embrace the Madness
Ender of All
Set the Dial to Your Doom
Red Eyes, Black Skies
Mass Devotion
The Ride


The curtain raised and it was time for the gore metal physicians to take the stage. Everybody showed a new level of intensity when they started playing. The front row was a headbanging frenzy and the floor turned into chaos. There were a few stage dives during the first couple songs and then Matt said to the crowd, "Our stage is your stage." Immediately following were tons of stage divers, which prompted the bouncers to get on stage in an attempt to regain control. Meanwhile, Matt Harvey's putrefying screams swept through the room like a plague as the pandemonium commenced. The setlist focused mainly on newer material, which I was fine with. One of the highlights was "Death Knell", which they didn't play last time I saw them. There were the usual classics in the set as well. During my personal favorite, "The Matter of Splatter", I stage dived before being grabbed by a bouncer. I wish they were able to play for a bit longer, but they put on an incredible performance. I walked out of the venue covered in fake blood, in awe over what had just transpired.


All Guts, No Glory
As Hammer to Anvil
Necrotized
Decrepit Crescendo
I Rot Within
Death Knell
Limb from Limb
The Matter of Splatter
Distorted and Twisted to Form
Casketkrusher
Wild Child (W.A.S.P. cover, partial)
Open the Abscess

OraclesofAgony
02-13-2012, 12:05 AM
Chainsaw! Chainsaw! Chainsaw! :rocker:

This was an awesome show. And yeah it got crazy as fuck once he said "Our stage is your stage". :lol: Too bad the bouncers stopped it.

They killed Jason Keyser's "Stagedive Wall of Death" when I saw Origin there too. I dove just before they dropped the curtain.

rjturtle9
02-13-2012, 12:26 AM
Excellent show! See ya tonight man.

mankvill
02-13-2012, 12:38 AM
:rocker:

Onioner
02-13-2012, 01:50 AM
Agreed, amazingly badass set from Exhumed. I wrote a review for metalassault.com, but I opted not to make a gig report here since I didn't have any setlists.

VoidFlame
02-13-2012, 05:01 AM
Holy fuck, that's an awesome line-up!! Nice review man by the way!

Seventhzealot
02-13-2012, 12:17 PM
Can't wait to see Exhumed :lovedup:

fletchzer
02-13-2012, 10:27 PM
Fuck. So shitty I'd already booked flights and accom. to SF when this was announced. Sounds killer!

Rocco44
02-13-2012, 11:19 PM
Exhumed tore that place up. I was really impressed. Even the bouncer on the right side seemed to dig it.

I asked this one dude that had 3 Enslaved records if I could buy one off him and he said no. Greedy bastard, probably went straight to ebay lol

Here are a couple vids and pictures:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3yVqHq6MIY&list=UUWHdFVvBlh1ckmzwZ1FhtiA&index=2&feature=plcp
Tombs - "Path of Totality"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgjhz7IKQpo
Revocation - "No Funeral"

http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/ll409/Metaldrew44/P1020514.jpg
http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/ll409/Metaldrew44/P1020535.jpg
http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/ll409/Metaldrew44/P1020543.jpg
http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/ll409/Metaldrew44/P1020586.jpg
http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/ll409/Metaldrew44/P1020613.jpg
http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/ll409/Metaldrew44/P1020593.jpg
http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/ll409/Metaldrew44/P1020555.jpg
http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/ll409/Metaldrew44/P1020545.jpg
http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/ll409/Metaldrew44/P1020647.jpg
http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/ll409/Metaldrew44/P1020620.jpg

treghet
02-13-2012, 11:25 PM
I asked this one dude that had 3 Enslaved records if I could buy one off him and he said no. Greedy bastard, probably went straight to ebay lol

What a douche! Oh and I noticed the bouncer too haha. The one on the other side was clapping a little bit as well.


http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/ll409/Metaldrew44/P1020613.jpg

Dat beard.

mankvill
02-13-2012, 11:38 PM
Did Exhumed do the "GORE - FUCKING - METAL" thing with the guitars again?

treghet
02-13-2012, 11:46 PM
They did not.

bigguytoo9
02-14-2012, 08:18 AM
Exhumed are fucking KILLER live, so glad I saw them right before they started adding all the new songs in.

I LOVE "All Guts, No Glory" but it was quite the treat hearing more old stuff for sure!!! Plus Macabre opening last time was almost impossible to top.

Natrlhi
02-14-2012, 09:05 AM
That's a killer fucking lineup. I'd have gone to that show in a heartbeat.

Shit, they would have had me at Tombs, not to mention all the others. :D

Scion is fucking awesome. Speaking of which, has there been any word on their annual Rock Fest?

larvtard
02-14-2012, 01:12 PM
That's a killer fucking lineup. I'd have gone to that show in a heartbeat.

Shit, they would have had me at Tombs, not to mention all the others. :D

Scion is fucking awesome. Speaking of which, has there been any word on their annual Rock Fest?

Actually, I meant to tell you (or at least just bring it up here). I read an interview that Invisible Oranges did with Erik from Cobalt and he said that depending on the other dude's military schedule they may be doing a Scion showcase :D

Natrlhi
02-14-2012, 01:15 PM
Actually, I meant to tell you (or at least just bring it up here). I read an interview that Invisible Oranges did with Erik from Cobalt and he said that depending on the other dude's military schedule they may be doing a Scion showcase :DI read that same article. I was going to post a link to it, and I forgot.

Yeah, that's killer fucking news (potentially). :fist:

Did you notice in the same article that there is new material in the works for both Man's Gin and Cobalt?

That's even more awesome (because it will probably actually happen one way or the other). :D

treghet
02-14-2012, 01:20 PM
Exhumed are fucking KILLER live, so glad I saw them right before they started adding all the new songs in.

I LOVE "All Guts, No Glory" but it was quite the treat hearing more old stuff for sure!!! Plus Macabre opening last time was almost impossible to top.

Nice. As much as I love the new album, I would like to hear some more songs from Slaughtercult. "Infester" and "A Lesson in Pathology" are a couple of my favorites. They cover Gore Metal pretty well though, so that's good. :cool:


Scion is fucking awesome. Speaking of which, has there been any word on their annual Rock Fest?

Agreed. And no, I haven't heard anything about it. Hopefully they are still doing it. They did post that they're releasing a new EP by the Melvins though.

OraclesofAgony
02-14-2012, 09:27 PM
If there is a Rock Fest this year, hopefully it's in So Cal again. ;)

anomynous
02-14-2012, 09:54 PM
Exhumed isn't really my thing, but Black Tusk & Revocation in one show = win

Sepultura69
02-14-2012, 10:05 PM
If there is a Rock Fest this year, hopefully it's in So Cal again. ;)

This
:party::party:

rjturtle9
02-14-2012, 10:41 PM
If there is a Rock Fest this year, hopefully it's in So Cal again. ;)

I doubt it. Maybe NorCal.