Another better late than never Through The Lens feature for a blistering night in a very hot, very sweaty and ram-packed Rebellion in the heart of Manchester’s city centre. A gig that was once again hosted by local promoter The Beauty Witch with a four band line up, each of whom rightly deserved their place on this whirlwind tour of the UK and Ireland.
Opening were Belfast’s Unyielding Love, a new band for me who brutalised my ears with their blackened grind and noise, and what vocalist Richard Carson was doing while chomping down on his mouth-operated electronics, only the dark lord himself knows. Antichrist Siege Machine swiftly followed, a guitar and drum two-piece who literally ripped Manchester a new one with their feral take on blackened thrash and metal.
Jarhead Fertilizer, who also feature current and past members of tonight’s headliners Full Of Hell, delivered a frantic set of power violence and grind and were the perfect appetiser before Dylan Walker and his band of, not so, merry men ripped through a ferocious forty-five minutes (or so) of manic grindcore wrapped around a despondency of harsh noise and power electronics.
Although a difficult gig to shoot with low lighting and/or a fog-drenched stage topped off with a crowd going absolutely ape shit, it was a (full of) hell of a night, and check the photos below…
Full Of Hell
Antichrist Siege Machine
Photos by: Lee Edwards