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Attica Rage, Yardbirds, Grimsby – 11th Sep 2011

This review was done Jason aka Old Metal Moody from Grimsby .

I arrived early at the Yardbirds in Grimsby, to find both Attica Rage and Exit State relaxed and looking forward to the night ahead with a beer and a Slipknot video.

There was a poor turnout from North East Lincolnshire at Yardbirds unfortunately with the gig being a school night it seemed to impact the numbers attending.

Exit State were the first to take the stage and were up to a poor crowd. Despite this they launched into their first song “Black Veins“, a blinding, foot tapping, head nodding tune that set the scene for a full powered, explosive set from beginning to end.

Their energy and passion were plain to see from their performance and the vocals were excellent. They were what the Lost Prophets aspire to be. In short, Lancashire rocks! North East Lincs…you missed out!

One of the audience described them as “…like nothing I’ve heard before”. (Emma, GY).

 

Exit State Setlist

Black Veins

Tonight Be Free

In That Place

I know Where You Are

Wasted

Lost Beyond Belief

Death Of  A Rockstar

 

Attica Rage blazed onto Yardbirds stage with an excellent intro, then straight into the northern growl we all expect from Johnny. They started their tight, powerful and solid set with “36 Insane” and “Alter Reality”, leaving no doubt we were in for a great time. The people who have turned out are all down with the Rage, with hands in the air and hair flying. Halfway through the set with “Ashamed” and the passion is palatable. I’m sorry….just a beautiful song.

There was a blinding “White Wedding” cover which was very much a crowd pleaser and nicely done. There was a grand finish and Attica Rage didn’t fail to deliver with “Dark City” & “Old School”, we were feeling the Rage!.

It was described as “The sort of music that makes you want to procreate too. Proper metal! (Sarah, GY).

Great night, 10/10 to both bands, the only criticisms were the guitarist from Exit State, while intense, lacked the stage presence of the other band members and Attica Rage’s microphone volume could have been higher, apart from lack of numbers…it’s obvious the north has hidden nuggets of metal talent!

Attica Rage Setlist

Intro

36 Insane

Altered Reality

Hacked For Vanity

Contradictions

Ashamed

High

Through the Inner Eye

White Wedding (cover)

Road Dog

Dark City/Attica Rising

Back to the Old School

 

All credit for this review and pictures go to Jason Old Metal Moody.


Exit State Links

https://www.facebook.com/Exitstateband

http://www.exitstate.com

Attica Rage Links

https://www.facebook.com/AtticaRageOfficial

http://www.atticarage.com

http://www.atticaragemerch.com

Yardbirds Facebook Gig Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/198208770211018/

About Del Preston

So there I am, in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, at about 3 o'clock in the morning, looking for one thousand brown M&Ms to fill a brandy glass, or Ozzy wouldn't go on stage that night. So, Jeff Beck pops his head 'round the door, and mentions there's a little sweet shop on the edge of town. So - we go. And - it's closed. So there's me and Keith Moon and David Crosby, breaking into that little sweet shop, eh. Well, instead of a guard dog, they've got this bloody great big Bengal tiger. I managed to take out the tiger with a can of mace, but the shop owner and his son, that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes. Nasty business really. But sure enough, I got the M&Ms and Ozzy went on stage and did a great show.
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