Elimination, Triaxis & Bleed to This – The Unicorn, Camden. 20/08/11




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Firstly before we talk about the bands a very big shout out and well done to the Unicorn for having the best toilets I have seen in a North London music venue! Although I did get the impression they had just finished redecorating as I could smell paint in the air, nonetheless this makes another positive tick for the Unicorn, Free live music, reasonable bar prices and pleasant bar staff all make for a good pub!

Anyway enough of that and on to the bands first of all the evening was opened up by local boys Bleed to This, this south London four piece who describe themselves as “Sounding like a freight train of rabid sheep from hell” and describe their style as “Drunken Sonic Thrash” have all the showings of an act on the verge of something big! The guys open up with new material (it was all new to me having never heard them before) a five song story of one mans journey from heaven to earth to heaven again only to find that his heaven was in actual fact a hell of his own creation.

Before finishing of with two of their older songs, the incredibly powerful “Night Terror” and finished of with a favourite of mine “Mother Fucking Bastard Whore”

Bleed to This are:

Andy – Vocals
Jared – Guitar
Rhod – Drums
Mark C – Bass and backing vocals

Gig score: 7/10


Next up in the evening’s proceedings was the mighty Triaxis, a five piece female fronted proper heavy metal band! Hailing from South Wales they have in the past wowed audiences at Hammerfest III in Prestatyn and also Bloodstock Open Air in 2009.

They know what they love, and they set about writing and performing unashamedly rocking Metal songs that are as hard-hitting and raw now as they would have been if these guys had been around in the heyday of Metal’…s chart success. Memorable tunes, delivered with a passion and confidence that only a seasoned group of musicians can possess.

First song of the night was “Gates of Damnation” Krissy’s vocals are a refreshing slice of melody with not a growl to be heard, the guys lead us on with “Rather Fast” which is a working title from the bands next album and you can see why it has it’s name! It’s certainly one to listen out for when the album comes along! This was followed by “Sker Point” and “Severed Sanity” also tracks from the new album which cemented in to my mind “must buy this album the second it comes out”.



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After stating that “lies” would be their last track for the evening the jump into a fantastic cover of Maiden’s Wicker Man which finishes off the set on a fantastic high.

Full Setlist: Gates of Damnation, Rather Fast (working title). Sker Point, Severed Sanity, Autumn Hourglass, …And Shadows Creep, Lies, Wicker Man.

Triaxis are:

Owen – Bass
Krissie – Vocals
Giles – Drums
CJ – Rhythm guitar
Glyn – Lead Guitar

Gig score: 8/10




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Final band of the evening were Ipswich based five piece thrash metalers Elimination, the guys founded in 2007 they have made great head way in the last four years having released two EP’s “Welcome to Deathrow” and “Nightmare Asylum” in 2007 and 2008 respectively and in 2009 Elimination announced that they would be recording and releasing their debut album through Rising Records. In April, the band entered Parlour Studios to start recording, entitled ‘Destroyed by Creation’ – it’s 12 tracks comprising the melody and brutality that makes Heavy Metal great. August 2010 saw the guys sign with Transcend Records and their next album is due out soon.

This band is defiantly on the rise and for fans of Evile, Slayer, Metallica.

Abridged setlist: Echoes, Function, Nightmare, Enemy, Straight, Death Takes Us All, Reflections, Destroyed, Claustrophobia.

Elimination are:

Neil – Vocals
Daz – Guitars
Dave – Guitars
Jus – Bass
James – Drums

Gig Score: 7/10




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