Well this being the first time I ever attended this festival I was pretty much floored by the whole experience, I got there early on day 1 knowing Invocation Spells was the second band and I didn’t want to miss them so everything went well as I got to see Venereal Baptism from Texas and was impressed by the bands set and then I went to the front of the stage to catch Invocation Spells and man did they kill it! A blistering set with old and new tracks that left the crowd pretty floored, after they played I went and hungout with the band and was amazed on how they made a new bunch of fans that night and their merchandise was selling which was a good thing.
For me that first night was the best as I hungout with both the bands from Chile and had a few drinks and talked about all kinds of metal and other shit and yeah all the bands that night were amazing Goatpenis and Sadistic Intent just killed, as their sets set the crowd going wild! so it was a fantastic start to this 3 day event.
Day 2 was a more of a relax day and you could tell from the debauchery of the night before and I noticed not as many people came out as the first and the sound for some reason wasn’t as loud as the first night and it was hot in the place but Nunslaughter and The Chasm were the highlights for me, Master was good but Paul Speckmann was out of it that night as he was complaining between songs about the sound and just rambling shit which the crowd pretty much got fed up with as I seen people leaving and others yelling at them to play and stop the bullshit so day 2 kind of ended fucked up.
Day 3 was excellent! As soon as I arrived I go in and turn to the stage and Diabolical Messiah start their set and I went right to the front and they had a few technical difficulties but were fixed quick and they crushed! I was amazed on how brutal their set was and they even gave them time to do another song as the crowd was yelling for more which was a good thing because I read earlier they were only given 35 min to play, I was in disbelief when I read that fuck all the way from Chile and that much time to be honest they should of played later.
And the next band on Sabbath Assembly was one thing I wondered why they even were put on the fest as they are Psychedelic Rock, Doom Metal but nothing extreme compared to the rest,I went an drank a few beers while they played and caught them on their last song and kinda felt bad for them as the crowd was never really into them so they didn’t even say nothing as they left the stage. Then it got good again but I was waiting for Massacre the most, I had a chat with Kam Lee earlier and try to tell him about the old days when we used chat by letters but he forgot who I was even mentioned the gig back in 1990 and he didn’t remember the venue, I also asked this to Rick Rozz on a different occasion that night he didn’t remember either which blew my mind but anyhow they came out and did their set and the highlight was when they did a few Mantas tracks but it ended too quick as Kam said they didn’t have anymore material to play that they didn’t think it was gonna go down this good so that was it, the to close out Nocturnas A.D. came on, to be honest I was never into this band so I stayed and only watched half their set and called it a day.
To end this I’d like to say it was a great fest lots of underground merchandise being sold, I could of taken a lot of pics with band members but I passed on that cause it just ain’t my thing anymore.but a big Hail goes out to Elio and Diabolical Messiah, Camilo and Invocation Spells for the good talk and all oh and one more to the two female comrades I met at the hotel that showed me a bit of the town while there Andy and Lily, hope I got that right, if you read this get a hold of me and if things go well will see each other next year.