Suicide Silence rolled into town last week for their biggest ever UK headlining tour. We knew it was going to be a big night of brutal fun. But what else did we discover?
Suicide Silence, live in London
Venue: Koko, London
Support: Thy Art Is Murder, Fit For An Autopsy, Black Tongue
The Early Bird Catches The Incredibly Promising Brit Upstarts
Hammer were here at Koko for Crossfaith the night before and got burnt by the early stage times. But not tonight, people! We're here when most people are just leaving the office for the day to witness a healthy crowd turn up for a very impressive opening set from Hull's Black Tongue. Quite what they are tuning their instruments to we can never really work out but, whatever that mystical key is, it's heavy. So, SO heavy. And the circle pits and huge whoops and cheers that greet them throughout their set seem to agree that this is a band worth remembering for the future.
Suicide Silence Have Really Got Their Work Cut Out For Themselves
Fair play to SS for bringing an entire bill worth seeing out with them. After Black Tongue kick the party off in style Fit For An Autopsy continue the theme with a set if more traditionally-minded death metal. The crowd don't seem as familiar with them as they were for the openers, but it's not long before they are seduced by their blackened grinding, again; a band worth keeping an eye on. Of course then it's time for the main support. Which is where most headliners would start quaking in their boots, because...