Headbanger's Balls, live in Gloucester
Venue: Olympus Theatre, Gloucester
We went to Gloucester for the charity metalfest
If you're unaware of Headbanger’s Balls, it's a short, multi-band tour that's entirely crowd funded (it reached its target within the first 3 and a half hours) and all money from ticket sales/other fundraising goes directly to the Teenage Cancer Trust. So what we have is one stage, eleven hours and thirteen bands. Bring it.
With the different styles of music on display today, there should be people leaving venue as each band starts – as online trolls tell us, metal fans apparently don’t like things outside their own favourite sub-genre.
Well that argument is obviously bollocks because the same people watching the brutal black metal from Ascaris can be seen stomping along to the blues rock of Welcome Back Delta. Headbanging crazily to Seprevation’s deathy thrash one minute and enjoying the more subdued progressive metal of Nycosia the next is possible too, apparently.