Crowbar – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow – 09/03/2014

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If there is one rainy day in between two sunny days that is a common thing in Glasgow. Even more common is a great concert on that rainy Glaswegian day.  So here we were at the start of March, with an American sludge metal crew coming up to the Scottish city. It was the last UK tour date for Crowbar and their support Dripback and Dune.

Everything happened on time, as if there was a Swiss clock hanging on the wall, something that doesn’t happen so often. Dune, who I had not heard before, kicked the night off with a 30 minute set. The Edinburgh metallers sounded quite familiar and pretty much progressive. It was sad that although the concert started on time, there weren’t so many people inside of King Tut’s and band had to play to a half empty club. Their set consisted of some new tracks and those from their forthcoming release in the next few weeks. Very pleasing on the ears indeed!

Dripback at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

The next on stage were London death metallers Dripback. A lot of hardcore,  energy, emotions and rock’n’roll on the stage. Their set pretty much jolted the crowd inside and warmed them up perfectly for the main event.

And when the time came for sludge metal pioneers Crowbar, the guys seemed to be in a very good mood as Kirk Windstein addressed the crowd, “We have two bits of bad news. The first one is that after more than a week of the tour I got hoarse. The good news is that we are from New Orleans. And well, the second bit of bad news is that we are going to kick your ass!”.  With that said and done, they promptly preceeded to do just that.

A huge 14 songs set enthralled the crowd, and even though there was note in the club saying ‘no crowd surfing, walls of death and any behaviour of this nature’, this didn’t stop them one bit over the course of the set as they became not only bigger but much more active as well.

Crowbar gave everything they could and still had to the Glaswegian audience: their great new and old music, good humour and energy and the crowd loved every single bit.


Crowbar setlist:

Crowbar at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

1. Conquering
2. High Rate Extinction
3. The Lasting Dose
4. Burn Your World
5. Self-Inflicted
6. Vacuum
7. Sever the Wicked Hand
8. Liquid Sky and Cold Black Earth
9. New Dawn
10. I Am Forever
11. All I Had (I Gave)
12. Planets Collide
13. Cemetary Angels
14. Let Me Mourn



About Jurga Kalinauskaite

Photographer, journalist, curious wanderer.
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