"I wish to sell my soul, to be reborn!
I wish for earthly riches, don't want no crown of thorns!"
Hello and welcome once again to another edition of Memoriae! Well, people don't read anymore.
*laughs like a madman* What the hell, let's get on with it.
I should have brought my DSLR camera for the recent Diamond Head gig to take photos. But life is like a party.
Believe it or not, I nearly forgot about the gig and it resurfaced on my mind during Thanksgiving eve night 😆 Gee, thanks brain. On the next day, I went out during the afternoon and was about to purchase a ticket from Ticketmaster booth in Jervis Shopping Centre and the seller said the tickets were only available online. I was like 'damn!'. Lucky enough there were enough tickets on the door at Fibbers on the night!
The overall entertainment were pretty good. I don't remember the first support act band and they were a bit boring, good effort on AC/DC's Thunderstruck though. Then the next band Psykosis were stellar. It's your typical Bay Area thrash metal and it did brought summer into the winter scene. Some guy ate pizza while watching them live and gave out slices to the members, which I was like "WTF ARE YOU DOIN MAN??" 😆😆 This is my outcome after watching loads of Restaurant Stakeout and Mystery Diners on Food Network UK.
While waiting for the main act, there was a guy kindly approached me and asked if I looked forward for Diamond Head and yeah, of course I said that. He was an easygoing surfer based in Donegal and quite a charming, open-minded person, especially in terms of metal and rock music. Not too extreme, not too reserved. I hope his surfing trip in South America will be fun.
And so the show started, Diamond Head literally brought lightning to the nations in a small rock and roll pub. It was a mix of new material and the iconic classics. It was a great feeling rockin' and singing along with Rasmus Andersen (by the way, he is a great choice for the vocalist for this one of a kind rock band) and waving devil horns to any killer solos, mostly to Brian Tatler. I still could remember "Am I Evil?", where he actually sang with me at the lines "My face is long forgotten, my face not my own! Sweet and timely whore, take me home!"
OF ALL THE LYRICS -- SSSH WHAT HAPPENED IN FIBBERS, STAYS IN FIBBERS!
I have to say it was an amazing night seeing Diamond Head perform again. It may be something like back in the old days of the 1980s, but strange enough how this band did not broke to the mainstream. Same goes to Angel Witch and when will they ever play again in Dublin???
We have our British rock and metal juggernauts Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath made it to the huge crowd but Diamond Head did made the 4-piece American thrashers Metallica famous. Do you need theatrics to reach fame? No. I think there were some kind of untold story of how many hard rock and heavy metal bands are not still well known-- mainstream is actually a great sign.
I mean Sweden has the finest Maiden-inspired black-metal band Nifelheim but the most popular black metal band at the moment is Watain. Both of these bands are closely-knitted and both have Bathory influences.
Off the genre chart there but the similarity is obvious. To wrap it up, I really enjoyed the show and honestly, Fibbers should reintroduce long-forgotten rock and metal bands in the 80s that we should know about. If they are still around. And do more heavy-metal battle of bands shows. The BOA competition is kind of not my thing as some genres hit or miss. I just did not get it why Horrenda did not get through to the qualifying round.
Diamond Head is always welcome in Ireland! Oh, they used my crappy video footage from my instagram and they thanked everyone for attending the show! \m/ Always a pleasure! Keep bringing lightning to the nations. It's more than London and New York, you know.
CURRENT MOOD: MOODY
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:
♦ HELPLESS - DIAMOND HEAD "LIGHTNING TO THE NATIONS" ALBUM ♦