It feels like an age since I was last
at a gig, no photos with this review tonight,
or any photos from anyone really including the
crowd. Feels very odd not having my camera in
The main and only support tonight is Black spiders,
a band I am very much fond of, they are a dirty
Hard rock band, they open with the catchy 'Kiss
Tried to Kill Me', followed by 'Stay Down', then
the monster tune, 'The Demons Calling', and a
new song called 'Balls', off the forthcoming new
album, This Savage Land, it's fairly heavy but
it's got a pretty decent riff to boot. In the
past some of the performances for me have been
hit and miss, tonight is a definite hit. The heavy
and really catchy 'Just Like A Woman', ( not a
cover of the Bob Dylan song sadly, that would
be awesome), the song has some pretty nifty solo's
in it, guitar wanking at times can be awesome
when done right. They close out their set with
'Teenage Knife Gang', apparently it's about one
of the band members sons. It's a pretty fast paced
song, going really balls to the wall flat out
for them too, finishing the set with a blast and
just like that's its over, no messing about and
dragging it out just bang and done. Another solid
performance from a decent British hard rock band.
I'll be honest I've never much cared for Danzig
as a solo artist, I've always been interested
in his time in the Misfits and on this tour in
the UK anyway, he's performing a Misfits set with
former Misfits guitarist Doyle ( Wolfgang Von
Frankenstein, to give his full stage name) which
is a real bonus.
He opens the set with 'SkinCarver', it's a solid
opening Song to get the crowd into gear after
the very lengthy set break, in which 15 of the
minutes was the set change, and 45+ minutes of
nothing happening just people milling about the
stage doing bugger all. After the crowd shook
off the cobwebs, the next song up is 'Hammer Of
The Gods', taking things up a notch before the
crowd goes a tad mental for 'Twist of Cain'.
As it's the 25th Anniversary tour, tonight's
set is very much a fan favourite, best of affair,
with the likes of 'Am I Demon', 'Devils Plaything'
, 'Blood and Tears' , 'Her Black Wings', being
featured early on in the set. The main bulk of
his set is over rather quickly, ending this part
with 'How The Gods Kill'.
Then the Misfits set happens which I Imagine
a lot of the crowd are here to see, judging by
the vast amounts of misfits shirts worn tonight.
Which brings along a much needed change of pace,
a manic one at that. Doyle is a rather large scary
looking guy, devilock and all, stomping around
the stage. They play the likes of 'Death Comes
Ripping', 'Vampira', 'I've Turned into a Martian',
'Bullet', 'Skulls', and my all time favourite
Misfits song, 'Last Caress', best song of the
night, the reaction from the crowd is immense.
After a short break, Danzig returns with the
songs 'Do You Wear the Mark', 'Not of This World'
and the super catchy and probably his most well
known song, perhaps due to it being featured in
guitar hero, 'Mother', it's a great live song.
After another short break, Danzig closes out the
night with the final Misfits song of the night,
'Astro Zombie' with the crowd naturally singing
along as they have done for most of the night.
A pretty good performance from this horror punk
veteran , shame I couldn't photograph any of it.
The Black Spiders 4/5
Review By Robert Lawrence