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Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
11th December 2011

Johnny Main

daryl soar

It's been a long time since Napalm Death played Glasgow, which could have accounted for the large turnout tonight. The fact this was a 14+ show also probably helped, and there was a good mix of older ND fans compared to some who were seeing the band for the first time.


After a short introduction, Mark 'Barney' Greenway got things underway by announcing that as it was the 30th anniversary of the band, we'd be treated to a Christmas Selection Box of tracks, ranging from the band's first album to the latest one - 'Utilitarian' - which is due for release in February 2012.

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The very vocal crowd made the band feel welcome as they ploughed through 'Unchallenged Hate' and the anti-war song, 'Continuing War On Stupidity', as the first crowd surfers appeared during 'Next On The List'. Greenway pointed out that they were going to be self-indulgent by performing a trio of covers: Cryptic Slaughter's 'Lowlife', the Seige song 'Conform' and 'Nazi Punks F**k Off' by The Dead Kennedys - all of which went down well. Also included was a brand new song in the form of 'Quarantined' which will be on the band's forthcoming album.


By this point, the crowd surfers were coming thick and fast as the band went through 'Mentally Murdered', 'Life?', 'M.A.D.' and arguably their most famous song, 'Scum'. With the final notes of 'Silence Is Deafening' ringing in our ears and despite shouts of "one more tune!", it was all over. A great set from a band who can still pull a sizeable crowd on a cold Sunday night in Glasgow.

Special mention must be made of Shadowthrone, a young band from Airdrie, who showed great potential during their set and finished off with a very respectable cover of the Exodus song, 'War Is My Shepherd'.



Downbeat Clique
Unchallenged Hate
Continuing War On Stupidity
Next On The List
Lucid Fairytale When All Is Said And Done
Life And Limb
Lowlife (Cryptic Slaughter cover)
The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code
Mentally Murdered
On The Brink Of Extinction
Conform (Siege cover)
Nazi Punks F**k Off (Dead Kennedys cover)
Suffer The Children
Silence Is Deafening

Band Members:

Mark 'Barney' Greenway: vocals
Mitch Harris: guitars, backing vocals
Shane Embury: bass
Danny Herrera: drums




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It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


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We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

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