Monthly Archives: September 2017
- GRAVE PLEASURES – INFATUATION OVERKILL
- OBSCENE NIHILIST – NETFLIX ‘N’ KILL
- REAPER – AREA 51
- TRUCKER DIABLO – BORN TRUCKER
- CALLING APOLLO – LIGHT THE WAY
- OBZIDIAN – VILE
- KRINGER & THE BATTLE KATZ – LORDS OF SHADOW
- ACT OF DEFIANCE – RISE OF REBELLION
- ARISEN FROM NOTHING – AMERICAN PATRIOT
- BEYOND SALVATION – ASCENSION
- AMETHYST – ACTS OF BETRAYAL
- SOUND OF ORIGIN – SEEDS OF THE PAST
- WITCH TRIPPER – ZERO GRAVITY
- DEIFIED – IRON BIRD
- IMPAVIDUS – XII
- THE GREAT DISCORD – OMEN
- ARCHITECTS – DOOMSDAY
- BLOODYARD – DEAD RELICS
- KRYSTHLA – THE MINOR MYSTERY OF DEATH
- ACT OF DEFIANCE – THE TALISMAN
- DECATUR – SHATTERPROOF
- TRUCKER DIABLO – WHEN THE WATERS RISE
- PARADISE LOST – BLOOD AND CHAOS
- ABSOLVA – HARSH REALITY
- WHILE SHE SLEEPS – STEAL THE SUN
- SKAM – SOLDIERS OF ROCK
- CRIPPER – MOTHER
- REVOCATION – EXISTENCE IS FUTILE
- MONOLORD – WHERE DEATH MEETS THE SEA
- TWISTED ILLUSION – NOBODY’S CHILD
- ACT OF DEFIANCE – OVEREXPOSURE
- MACHINE HEAD – A FAREWELL TO ARMS
- TRUCKER DIABLO – DETROIT STEEL
- PARADOS – HEART OF DARKNESS
- DEATH – ZOMBIE RITUAL
- KRYSTHLA – YAWM AL QIYAMAH
- DORJA – FAR GONE
- WEIGHT OF THE TIDE – ALL TOLD
- SECRET RULE – I DON’T WANNA BE
- NUMB – THE TEARS YOU CRY
- ICED EARTH – RAVEN WING
- SKINDRED – NOBODY
- POWER QUEST – FACE THE RAVEN
Glaston – Bury Festival. 10th Anniversary. Monday 28th August 2017
By Jovi Hacker , 13 years for Metal Ashes of Phoenix
We were blessed with a sunny day for the 10th Anniversary of Glaston- Bury Festival. There were 130 bands playing in venues all across Bury Town Centre, which included 3 outside stages. There was the Peel Stage, that featured all the tribute bands – that always pulls in the crowd; ‘T’ other Stage, which had 9 bands performing; and, then there was my favourite stage – “The Rock Fairy Original Stage”, which was in memory of Sophie Lancaster and featured local bands from in and around the Bury area. We have a lot of talent!!!. There was a lot to take in and it is impossible to see all 130 bands, so I decided to concentrate mainly on The Rock Fairy Stage. (However I did manage to sneak to the Peel Stage to watch one tribute band!)
After a few technical issues (generator not working) , the first band finally took to the stage. This was a band from Bolton and Bury called “Sittin’ Pretty”. I hadn’t heard of them before, but they were my find of the festival!. I would describe them as a 4-piece blues/rock band made up of 4 young men that are extremely talented. They played their own songs which included 24/7 and Take My Shoes. The lead singer was extremely expressional and owned the stage. You could see that he really enjoyed being up there and he had an amazing voice. This was an excellent start to the festival. I would recommend you check these guys out, they could go places.
I then decided to have a wonder across to the Peel Stage to watch a tribute band from Liverpool called “Stone Temple Pirates”. You can call me biased, but I wanted to see them as the Bass player used to play for one on my favourite bands that played the festival last year , but, unfortunately they split up earlier this year. I really wanted to go and see his new adventure!!!. There had also been technical issues on this stage and they were running over an hour behind. Because of this bands had to cut their sets shorter so they could catch up during the day. This did not affect the performances during the day. Stone Temple Pirates played 8 of the greatest hits of Stone Temple Pilots. The lead singer occasionally coming off stage to interact with the audience. They started off with “Crackerman”, where the lead singer used a mega phone. Brilliant start and they continued with other hits such as Plush, Sex Type Thing and finishing off with Slither. They had a good crowd who really seemed to enjoy them. If you are a Stone Temple Pilots fan, then I would recommend you going to see these guys.
I then ventured back to the Rock Fairy Stage. Whilst en route I did manage to listen to the music blaring out in the other venues. I peeped in and could see that they were all full and everyone appeared to be enjoying themselves. It was a great atmosphere and was very child friendly. Lots of family’s enjoying themselves.
Next up was one of my favourite bands, “Twisted Illusion”, whom I have had the pleasure of watching on several occasions and they have come along way since they played at the 101 bar at last years festival. They have recently performed at Bloodstock. Twisted Illusion, until recently, were a 3 piece Prog band fronted by the very funny and talented Matt Jones, Mark Wagstaff playing the Bass and a stand in drummer Philip Shacklady, as their normal drummer was unavailable. Philip has perfomed with them before and also features on their latest double album. He is not a bad stand in!!!!
Matt as ever, interacted with the crowd and their performance was faultless like always. They played some of their original songs such as “Hatred is a Virtue”, “Online and In Line”, and “Apocalyse #LOL”. They also did a cover of Tenacious D’s hit “Tribute”. This went down well with the audience, and of course Matt’s rendition of “Stairway to KFC!”. At one point they were joined on stage by a couple of young kids with their cut out guitars. Was cute to see and showed that their music can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
After going for a bite to eat, I then went back to The Rock Fairy Stage to watch
another band I had not heard of before called “Novustory”. They were a 3-piece female fronted band that unusually had no bass player. Despite this, there music still sounded good. I would describe them as an Indie Rock band. Whether this is true or not I’m unsure, but I was told that all 3 members were born on 29th February 1996!!. I really enjoyed their set which included their song “Going Home”. This is another band that I’m going to put on my ’must go and watch again’ list.
It was now time for the ‘old timers’ to take to the stage. Troyen were on next and were first formed in 1980, well before I was even thought of!. They are a NWOBHM band that reformed in 2014 after a 32 year break. Well these guys can rock!. Their set included their track “Future Friend”, which features on their new EP “Storm Child”.
It was not long after this that I went home absolutely exhausted! I really enjoyed the bands that I saw and wished I could have seen more of them. It’s a great festival and for only £7 for the whole day, it’s a bargain. It’s definitely family friendly and if you enjoy music, well it’s a must!. Lots of facilities in the area and easy to get to as it’s near the Metro Link and bus station and of course the car parks are free!
I can’t wait to see whats on offer next year.
- ACCEPT – FAST AS A SHARK
- DEVIN TOWNSEND – KINGDOM
- SPARANZA – DAMNATION
- CRIPPER – INTO THE FIRE
- VINTERSORG – JOKELVAKTAREN
- REIGN OF FURY – FAUSTIAN MASTERY
- TRIAXIS – DYING SUN
- DIO – PUSH
- FAITH NO MORE – EPIC
- FURY – A TALE OF SILVER
- DAKESIS – THE SACRIFICE
- AMON AMARTH – WARRIORS OF THE NORTH
- THE WAKE – SHIP OF HOPE
- PARADISE LOST – FEARLESS
- WARCALL – MASS EXTINCTION
- HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD – CALIFORNIA DREAMING
- SKARLETT RIOT – BREAK