Osaka Japan’s finest rave-metal exports rocked into London to record their first ever live DVD. Here’s what we learnt from the experience...
Crossfaith, live in London
Venue: Koko, London
Support: Silent Screams, Coldrain
Koko Is A Great Venue… But With Shitty Stage Times
Ever since the legendary London Astoria was shamefully ripped down to build a tube station there has been an aching void in the capital to be filled in the venue stakes. Those bands in the interim between smaller club shows and Brixton O2 Academy have been pushed from pillar to post, but now they may have a home. Koko is a beautiful, historic venue and, unlike many theatres of this size, you can get a decent view from anywhere and the sound is, for the most part, crystal clear.
They could do with extending the curfew times though, as Hammer are still admiring the view outside as openers Cytota exit the stage just before 7pm… what’s all that about?