Sunday the 10th of June saw many of us flocking to hermanns bar to see an amazing lineup of (broadly) industrial styled bands, featured by Fiend Fest an event organised by Rivetting Promotions, Yours truely had a press pass and no intensions of passing up a good photo oportunity.
Viral Millenium kicked off with an early start with music of epic preportions and an amazing stage presence, This was followed by Novakill which notedly had some of the most sinister anger filled vocals I’ve heard in years, Shiv-R were up next exhibiting a very attractive stage appearance with the most band members of any group that evening.
This brings us to..
Hanzel Und Gretyl, This duo is so fun I’d pass up a drunken monkey knife fight just to see them, with german(ish) lyrics and a focus on heavy vocals and a non stop drinking party, all sorts of antics are possible, In this circumstance a couple fans ended up onstage with one drinking a couple beers from a boot during “das boot” and jagermeister being poured into fans mouths from stage (mine happily included) along with much beer being passed into the audience.
At first sight you might think that one of the members of gwar had removed their head gear and broken into a fitful dance routine, that is until you realise that you’re
watching a mexican aggrotech band known as Hocico, While appreciating this two piece I found among the hardstyle beats some really fast paced dark vocals comming from a man that never seems to stay in one place onstage, Stage prescence with some dance moves are quite prominant with some innuendo thrown in too, hocico is something totally different to watch from the industrial metal musicians I’ve seen in the past.
It has been a while since I photographed some live musicians and actually took the time to also enjoy the show, I feel like I might do it a little more often in the future.