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Thrashatouille

With support from Skull Fox, Krescent and Landing Strip.
The Hole In The Wall Shrewsbury 23rd August 2019.

Summer seems to have returned and once again, Born To Lose Productions are ready to roll in the good company of Thrashatouille, Skull Fox, Krescent and Landing Strip.

Getting tonight underway were Landing Strip, who I first encountered at this years Wolverhampton’s M2TM and not only has there been a slight name change since then but they also have a new drummer aswell! The thing I love about this band is the way they just get up on stage and go for it and that’s exactly what they did tonight – we even had two helpings of ‘Jam‘ for good measure. Check them out over on Facebook and YouTube.

After a small delay and with a few technicalities to first be sorted, our second band of the night, Krescent, were up, ready and willing to entertain. Krescent appear to be relatively new on the scene and I always find this to be an exciting time to first see a band live, as its a time when their identity starts to take shape and Krescent’s enthusiasm and zest to play tonight certainly reflected the awakening of a pretty distinctive alternative rock sound for them.

Its only been a few weeks since I last saw Skull Fox but nowt wrong with that as far as I’m concerned, as these guys are second to none to see live and the band were definitely on top form tonight. With this being their first gig in Shrewsbury, new allegiances were fast made between band and audience and I can wholeheartedly say that Shrewsbury loved Skull Fox. Hopefully, that means we won’t have to wait too long before they’re back at The Hole In The Wall again!

Our headliners tonight were Thrashatouille – and what another great live band! Dressed in Chef Whites, these psychotic cooks reigned down a kind of Hitchcock thrash metal madness that stops you dead in your tracks – especially when it comes to their lyrics! Never before have I come across metal written about pork, chilli or burritos – up until now that is, and if that doesn’t give you an appetite to go check these guys out for yourself, then you need to change your diet!

Born To Lose Productions certainly pulled out all the stops tonight – roll on the next one!

To see more photographs from the night, be sure to check out music224 over on Flickr.

Review and Photography by Sue Wardle.

Ashen Crown

With support from Mad Spanner, Blood Church and Grave Altar.

It’s Friday and time to blow the working week cobwebs away and I can’t think of a better way to do it than in the company of Ashen Crown, Mad Spanner, Blood Church and Grave Altar over at The Hole In The Wall in Shrewsbury.

Getting the metal underway tonight were Grave Altar and these guys didn’t waste any time with pleasantries, they just hit the ground running hard. With metal that consistently locks on to a rapid fire ricochet, this band not only looked but sounded like serious business and there was no let up throughout their set at all. Intense, powerful and just what you need to get a Friday night off to a great start.

Our second band of the night were Blood Church and having seen them play live on several occasions this year, they have fast become a favorite of mine. Nothing says more about a band than the audiences reaction and Blood Church tonight drew the audiences attention to the point of becoming a seething pit of bodies. I can’t remember the last time getting up close was such an impossibility and with a performance like this, these guys are well on their way to immortality!

There was something quite mesmerizing about watching our third band of the night, Mad Spanner. Maybe it was their appearance or the blatant craziness of Michael Randall but I found myself caught up in an experience that I can only compare to Beetle Juice the musical. Having said that, underneath this persona, there is a very competent band who have built an amazing metal world of their own creation which is thunderous, ravenous and quite eccentric. Once again, the audience were possessed and lapped up the invitation to mosh like their lives depended on it!

Our headliners tonight were Ashen Crown and with Kieran Scott also promoting the event, this was a busy night all round for him. There is a very tough core to Ashen Crown that drives a powerful hypnotic element to this bands metal and you can feel the intensity simmering, right up to the point when the explosion is unleashed and boy oh boy, did this guys deliver an (((earthquake performance))) tonight. With the band now heading into the studio to complete their debut album, this is one album that I can’t wait to hear and if you want to catch them live again, they will be launching ‘Osolescence’ at the O2 Academy3 in Birmingham on Saturday 26th October.

Tonight’s event has been one hell of a night for live music with great music, a fantastic atmosphere and an audience completely in tune with all of the bands. Born To Lose Productions have their next event lined up for 23rd August back here at The Hole In The Wall in Shrewsbury and believe me when I say, that is going to be a night you don’t want to miss!

To see more photographs from the night, be sure to check out music224 over on Flickr.

Review and Photography by Sue Wardle.