Home Set Lists Forums The Permanent Record Asshole Opinion

Unearth -- Ottawa, ON -- April 15th, 2014
Black Sabbath -- Ottawa, ON -- April 13th, 2014
Nile -- Baltimore, MD -- April 15th, 2014
Within Temptation -- Newcastle, England -- April 14th, 2014
Carcass -- Silver Spring, MD -- April 13th, 2014

  #1  
Old 06-17-2010, 01:09 PM
Metal375 Metal375 is offline
Tanith First & Only
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: California
Posts: 29
Ravage -- Fresno, CA -- September 30th, 2009

Myself and a buddy (who not having heard of the band graciously joined me on very short notice) met up in the parking lot outside the Next Bar. The band was doing a do-it-yourself tour and had parked their van with trailer nearby. I recognized Al the lead singer walking out of the bar and we ended up chatting for a while. The other band members eventually came over and they all were extremely cool and down-to-earth.

It turned out that the other support bands couldn’t play in the bar due to having members that were under 21 – you’d think that someone might have realized this could be a problem beforehand and addressed it, but I guess not. This left Ravage as the only band left to play, so they headed in to set up. My buddy and I also headed in to have a beer and b.s.

Well, it was not exactly a packed house inside – maybe about 15 people about the time the band started their set. The bar itself had a cool setup/deco job but the stage area was fairly small, even for small bar standards. Prominent in the front center of the stage was a nice stripper pole.(?) In front of the pole was a 1-foot wide small rectangular section of stage that could be described as a plank, just asking for some lead singer to fall off it in mid-set. As the band filed in and started their setup, I only half-jokingly asked Al not to pull a Steve Tyler during the show.

Set list was as follows:

Spectral Rider
Freedom Fighter [take 1 – stage power went out, causing a couple mins delay until it was fixed ]
Freedom Fighter [take 2]
Damn Nation
The Shredder
Nightcrawler [Judas Priest cover]
The Nightmare’s Hold [both parts together]
Ravage Part 1: Damage
Grapes of Wrath
-----
(Pete drum solo)
The Shredder [again]

The setlist was kinda short (due to the band usually playing with other bands on the tour, as well as Pete --freshly recruited at the time-- not having had a chance to learn more material), but it was still a good show (other than the crappy sound system ). Pete's drum solo and the Shredder repeat were cool considering they didn't have to do them. The emcee/soundman came on at the end to promptly forget the band’s name and say they were from Pennsylvania…when they were actually from Massachusetts.

After the show, I bought a shirt and a couple CD’s from Al. I joked at the time that this would hopefully make a dent towards the band’s gas money. Got a pic with the band and called it a night. Little did they know about the van problems to come that would force them to miss/cancel the majority of their remaining dates on the tour. This ended up being their only California show! Overall a cool show - hopefully the hard work these guys have put in for the last decade will one day pay off in terms of some success…
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ravage

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:37 AM.


Blah Blah Blah Copyright WWW.METALSETLISTS.COM 2008