Not only has it been one year since my first gig but it's been one year since the first Hammered Music Festival. With April rolling around again, all us young boys and gals met up at the airport at 5:30 on the Friday morning to head up to the sunny Gold Coast.
While going through security we had a middle aged lass showing off her WPWW badge to us, which is always good to see gig weekend. Two hours later we were there; ready to catch up with our comrades from all around Australia. So that's what we did, we ate, drank, talked and drank some more until it was time for the thing we were all waiting for - Gig day.
So here it is, the 2nd annual Hammered Festival!
First up - Deaths Head
Australias most powerful metal band (and my personal favourite) opened this night of racial mayhem up. Belting out first with Onslaught, arms, legs and torsos were flying all around the hall as people spared no time in starting a mosh pit to jump around in. Deaths Head played this set the only way they know how to; hard, fast and loud!
All the classics were there, Doubts, Annihilation, Vikings Wrath and Taste the Pain going out to the 872. They even dedicated No Quarter to the sound guys for the piss poor job they were doing. Ending their set with Swastika/Street Fight, everyone jumped in the pit to bump shoulders to get their last hit of Deaths Head before ISD.
Secondly - Open Season
Open Seasons new line up is kicking ass. Be on the lookout for their new CD which isn't far away!
A special thanks to the Southern Cross Hammerskins, Crew 38 and Blood and Honour QLD for throwing on another great gig.