The end of an era! Slayer have announced their final tour. Fuck, I’m going to miss them but it’s not like they haven’t earned a rest, and they’re certainly bowing out on a high note. These pics are from the Joint in Vegas, 2016, originally shot for Metal Hammer. Thanks for everything, chaps.
THE DICKIES/THROW RAG/THE DWARVES Doubledown Saloon Las Vegas The Doubledown Saloon, in case you’re unaware of it, is indisputably one of the finest dive bars in the world, and tonight they celebrate their 25th anniversary in style, with a line-up that could easily fill one of those fancy venues at the drop of a […]
It takes just a couple of songs to realise that California four-piece Plague Vendor are something very special. One minute you’re at the bar, intent on getting a drink, the next minute your full attention is on the band, not least because frontman Brandon Blaine has just done some crazy backflip off the drum-kit, […]
LORDS OF ACID, COMBICHRIST It’s one of those nights when, to be quite honest, it’s a chore even getting to the show, and if not for being marked on the calendar for months, you probably wouldn’t bother. Streets around the venue are closed off for a nearby festival, Uber are charging ludicrous surge prices, […]
SLO BURN Three thirty in the afternoon is not exactly the most conducive time to be watching a band play indoors, (although in this case 4.20 would have been appropriate) so it comes as a pleasant surprise to see that the aptly named Joint is packed. Perhaps more surprising is the average age of […]
NEUROSIS The Joint Las Vegas If there’s a heavier band on the face of the earth than Neurosis then they should probably be illegal, or at the very least come with some sort of health warning. Of course, there’s the likes of Slipknot and Slayer, the latter having pummelled Vegas into submission only a […]