Many tours don't make it to Brighton so I normally have to trek up to London rather than across the coast but fortunately Brighton has recently seen a slew of heavier gigs being put on by Advance Promotions. Last Tuesday night played host to Suffocation and Cephalic Carnage along with Havok and Fallujah. Fulltime job commitments and a seriously early door time of 6pm meant I didn't manage to get there until Havok were finishing their set. What I did manage to catch was the last song and a half and witness the vast majority of the venue head banging away to some seriously decent sounding...
Swans took to the stage whilst country music was still blaring out of the PA system. 4 unassuming middle age gentlemen stepped forward and picked up their stringed instruments as 2 younger drummers took their seats hidden behind a wall of kit. Tubular bells, mounted raised floor toms, giant gongs, they had it all. Following a quick tune up they started playing whilst the PA was still going, but it was quickly turned off and "To Be Kind" gave Brighton it's first glimpse of Gira and co. This new song is yet to be put down and released as a studio version, and starts with a minimal feedback loop...
Bestowed with an unenviably early time-slot, Cerebral Bore fail to disappoint. It’s been over twenty-four months since “Maniacal Miscreation” was belched into creation and the band have rarely left the road; burning rubber across the globe and tearing thousands of Americans a new one every night on their recent tour. By comparison, a couple of dozen south-coast punters must seem like easy pickings. Som’s monstrous gurgle and growls echo around the cavernous spaces, punctuated by the pounding guitar-work and technical noodlry of Paul McGuire and company during songs such as “The Bald Cadaver“. If ever there was a reason to wolf down your roast, this is it. Just don’t expect to keep it down. Unrelenting and sick as fuck.
American thrash/death whippersnappers Revocation have weathered the tempestuous sea of hype that accompanied their arrival over five years ago, arriving intact with album number three; their sophomore for Relapse. Slowly hollowing out their niche in the scene, they attack
It’s not clear whether the promoter’s built their webpage on an ancient burial site, or the tour bus just happened to run down every black cat in the vicinity of the M23, but tonight’s concert seemed to have been plagued by bad fortune from the very beginning. After being shuffled between numerous venues over the last few months, the show finally found a home in Volks. Albeit a home that then invoked a last-minute 10pm curfew on everyone. Thus, the co-headliners were cajoled into sharing the final hour.
The Decapitated UK Tour with Xerath has now had an extra date added at Audio in Brighton on the 19th October. Full tour dates are now as follows:
10th - Bogiez Cardiff
11th - Moho Live, Manchester
12th - Duchess, York
13th - Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick
14th - The Pint, Dublin
16th - Relentless Garage, London
17th - White Rabbit, Plymouth
18th - The Railway, Winchester
19th - Audio, Brighton
Ticket links and date can be found on the right hand side on the Decapitated page here.