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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.

Metal 2 The Masses

KK’s Steel Mill Wolverhampton 14th March 2019.

Tonight Heat 3 see’s five more bands all raring to go, with each one firmly hoping that the outcome of tonight will place them one step closer to a prestigious performance at Bloodstock 2019.

Getting things underway this evening were Enemy Of Atlas, who hail from the Birmingham area. Musically, this band deliver a hard hitting punch with a sound that is born straight out of their metal core. A great hit with the M2TM’s audience and the first mosh pit of this years competition.

Next band to take to the stage tonight were Second Cities and if you like your metal performed with the kind of psychotic energy that no straight jacket could contain, then this band are for you. Fantastic set from the band who proved that the future of metal in the West Midlands is looking very bright indeed.

And following on in that same vein, were Solihull based Born Zero. A new band to me but one who delivered the kind of impact, impression and great hopes for their future that is so exciting to find. Born Zero are four young metallers who are destined for big things and I highly recommend you check out their videoBreathe‘ – great stuff!

With this evenings heat having passed its halfway point, the moment had arrived for The Black Hounds to take to the stage and as always, these guys certainly make their mark. With a sound that is hard, heavy and perfectly delivered, the band gave the audience a first class performance tonight and one that certainly went down a storm.

Our final band of Heat 3 were Skull Fox and as with their four predecessors, this band made easy work of proving that they were well worthy contenders, who would easily fit into Bloodstock’s mighty line up. I really loved the great atmosphere that rolled out from this bands performance tonight as it delivered the kind of energy and feel good factor that simply leaves you wanting more… and more.

Tonight’s heat has been the toughest one yet – five great bands all worthy of going through to the semi-finals, but sadly that wasn’t an option. So, with all the votes being cast, counted and anticipation hanging in the air by the bucket full, huge congratulations go out to Born Zero and The Black Hounds, who will now progress on to the semi-finals.

Roll on Heat 4!

Review and Photography by Sue Wardle.