Roadburn Day 4 – The Afterburner
Photos: Antony Roberts
Afterburner – 3 days had taken it’s toll and so most of the afterburner was spent missing bands, catching up with friends and generally feeling very beat.
I spent most of the sets by Spindrift, Sungrazer and Blood Farmers in a daze half asleep really exhausted from the rest of the festival, and too tired to enjoy it.
Coffins came on and tore me and the Roadburn main stage a new a-hole they were immense. I recommend them over coffee anyday to wake you up and their studio work came across amazingly better in a live environment. They looked extremely happy on the stage and spent time in between songs to take shots of the audience eager to throw horns towards their cameras. Worth the afterburner ticket price alone.
Due to lack of sleep/breakfast/lunch we left and missed dead meadow/the machine to get food. This was not the after burner that had been planned but the weekend was taking it’s toll.
Back for a really anticipated set by Black Pyramid, who blew expectations out of the water playing an absolute belter of a set, and even treating the audience to a couple of new songs. I couldn’t recommend this band enough before seeing them live but now I have BUY THEIR STUFF and GO SEE THEM LIVE they’re truly awesome.
Left to get more food/drink and almost didn’t come back as was so tired, having seen Sourvein before several times I was ready to sack it off just to get some much needed sleep however I am so glad I didn’t as they put on one of the shows of the weekend. Singer T-Roy looked even happier than most of the crowd had over the weekend grateful to finally get to play Roadburn, especially after last years Volcano which stopped them attending.
Sourvein finished the set thanking the audience stating Roadburn was everything and more than they expected it to be and hoped to be back soon then left the stage with 3 perfect words to finish the review……Peace and Doom.