Into the Pit: 009: Mastodon – Live at Corporation Sheffield – 14-February 2005

Last night was otherwise Mastodon at Corp. Never before have a band had a more apt website name (mastodonrocks.com). Buoyed on by a packed (and enthusiastic) crowd, they seemed to start sluggishly with the mammoth 14-minute epic that is Hearts Alive, sounding somewhat muddy, but as it came to an end everything just seemed to snap into focus. And by the time I Am Ahab followed it, it indeed felt like the band had come and surfaced from the murky depths.

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DJ: Guest: 004: Gloominati – 13-February 2005

Attendance was small, but good to see those that did make the effort, thanks for coming down. For what it’s worth I was not entirely keen on it being on a Sunday evening either. Some fascinating rumour/conjecture at the end of the night, ears to the ground on that one. Read more “DJ: Guest: 004: Gloominati – 13-February 2005”

Into the Pit: 008: Rammstein – Live at Arena Nottingham – 07-February 2005

Support act Apocalyptica were something of a surprise – somehow having not managed to hear them before, they were fantastic. Highlight – christ, where do I start? Seek and Destroy was incredible, the intro spiel to Bittersweet was hilarious (lets just say he wasn’t too complimentary about the vocalists on the track – Ville from HIM and Lauri from The Rasmus…), Enter Sandman and Master of Puppets weren’t bad either…

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