Doors were at 7 PM and I got to the Roseland Ballroom around 4 PM when I realized that there was no one there. Portland was going through a heat wave this week so it was like 102 degrees outside so I said fuck this and went to a bookstore and chilled there until about 6:30. About 5 minutes after I was in line, another guy showed up. We started talking and joking that we were probably going to be the only 2 people at this show. Doors open, I went and grabbed a Threat Signal shirt, the Sybreed tour shirt, and a Threat Signal shot glass. Until about 7:45 I was the only one in the all ages area of the venue, everyone else was at the bar. That was when more people started showing up and the crowd capacity turned from 6 to 35 people. I don't think anyone else showed up. 35 people for the entire night. Pretty damn cool but pretty damn sad at the same time.
Sybreed (from Switzerland) came on at 8. They played about 30 minutes and they fucking destroyed. It's a shame that not many people know about this band and that so few people were at this show. That's what happens when record labels don't bother to promote a tour. Anyways, besides some of the problems they had with there laptop, which had all the samples to their songs, they put on a hell of a show! I got a pair of drumsticks the drummer handed to me and the guitarist gave me their setlist. I can''t wait to see them again in about a week and I can't wait for the new album
- Aeon (New Song)
- Human Black Box (New Song)
- Ego Bypass
The Agonist (from Canada) was up next and they definitely surprised me. They only way I can described them was a mix of Arch Enemy, Aborted (in terms of drumming), and a hint of Meshuggah. I have no idea what they played but they were damn good. And, the lead singer was a chick.
The Autumn Offering. That's about it. I grabbed some food while they played.
Threat Signal came out and destroyed. There was only 35 people but it didn't feel like it to me with the energy they were putting out. It seemed like they were playing in front of a crowd of 10,000. I had been waiting for about 3 years to see them because I missed them when they were in Florida last time. I can't wait to see them again in a week. Awesome show, and a hell of a lot of fun. I met the entire band after, and they might be the nicest guys I have ever met after a show. I also met the lead singer of Sybreed and talked with him a little bit.
Threat Signal Set
- One Last Breath
- Through My Eyes (New Song)
- As I Destruct
- Beyond Recognition
- A New Beginning
- Beginning Of The End (New Song)
- Severed (New Song)
- Rational Eyes
- Alice In Chains Cover of Man In The Box
(When All Is Said And Done was supposed to close the show but they wanted to do something different to end the show. Hopefully they close with this song in Tampa because that will make my night)