When Robert said to me “Oh Newcastle close to you, isn’t it” and I said “Yeah its the next city north of me” and I pretty much said “whats happening Newcastle”and when he mentioned that Forever Still was playing Newcastle on the 6th of April, and thought I know that band and from what I have seen and heard of them they are pretty decent band. And when Robert said that he had been talking to them and found out that they are doing a United tour of the UK, so he said to me “Are you going? Are you going?” but I hadn’t been up to Newcastle in something like 30 + years, “Yes, I am going”.
When I got to the Trillians (venue), which was easy found, I thought this is a pretty decent venue, the staff were friendly, and the beer is at a reasonable price, even the soft drinks (which I was on) was reasonable.
Lock N Load
This band was pretty decent as they were doing covers for their set. They did AC/DC’s Whole Lotta Rosie, Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell but to name two. what caught my I was that one of the guitarist was a petite Indian girl, who was going some seriously killer shreds on the guitar I was like “Fuck Yeah, she kicks arse”, I was standing there watching her in stunned amazement, as she was tearing into her guitar, I was like “She has some talent” you have to check this band out on their Facebook page Lock N Load.
Sirens In The Delta
When these came on stage, I vaguely remember hearing about these, but I can’t remember where from. As they started to do their set, I was like these are pretty decent, as they got further into their set, they said that they were from Teesside which is about 30 mile south of Sunderland. This band is very loud to the point of making your ears bleed, but that is what you want in a metal band, where you can still feel your brain oozing out of your ears, the drummer was pounding the shit out his skins, and the guitar was really trying to make guitar melt, and the bassist, well it is a wonder that his bass didn’t fall apart, as he was brutalizing it. The Singer, well she can sing and was amazing, she said before they did a couple of new song that she might a few lyrics wrong I didn’t hear anything wrong with those two songs. you definitely got to check this band out on their Facebook Page at Sirens in the Delta.
It was time that I was waiting for, as the band set up for the set, I thought I have heard the music and say the videos, and as they started the set it and got into the first song and I thought “Wow, this is a lot better than that what heard, I’ve heard about them or watched, they are freaking amazing”. As they went through their set, they tore up the stage and they crowd went mental for them. Maja Knew how to work the crowd, as they were hanging onto each and every word she was saying and singing. The drummer, guitarist and the bassist backing Maja was stunningly perfect, their musicianship was bordering on the supernatural, it was so perfect and it is was also so with Maja. I was so enjoying the show so much I nearly forgot the time, when I looked, it was 10:50pm, and I had to leave, because I had to get back to Sunderland, but I did manage to stay to just before the end of last song, but I was so gutted that I couldn’t stay to meet the band, and I was looking forward to that, but I didn’t have the time. You have to check this band out on there Facebook page at Forever Still.
The only downside to this gig, was the fact that Trillians organize it better, as the gig didn’t finish until after 10:50pm. and as I said before I had to leave early to make sure I had enough time to get home. Most gigs cater for people who got to use public transport, and they usually finish between 10pm to 10:30pm, so gives people the chance to meet and greet the bands, talk to them and get a few photos etc, that was the only downside to the gig. Apart from that, the gig was brilliant.
I would give Lock N Load a 4 possibly a 4.5 out of 5
Sirens In The Delta a 4.5 out of 5
Forever Still a 5 out of 5 for being better live
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