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Metal Night at The Towler (Fire in the Empire, A Ritual Spirit and Eternal Fear)

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Whilst many folk on a Sunday night are preparing to go back to work on Monday with a dose of Downton Abbey or, shock horror, the X Factor results, a select few like to go out and catch a live band or two. That was certainly the case on Sunday where The Towler had an impromptu metal night (metal nights are usually on Wednesdays at the Towler) and a fair few did turn up to show their support.

First on the bill was Chorley based Fire in the Empire who I’m already a massive fan of, I’m not going to lie. They didn’t disappoint with a monster set and a fair few folk converted into fans on the back of it. To say these guys brought the noise is an understatement. I can’t even begin to describe the power of Dean Marshall on drums.  The array of broken sticks he left behind is probably a good indication

Lead guitarist and frontman Mick McCullagh delivered confident vocals with some intricate fret wizardry, solidly supported by rhythm guitarist Terry and bassist Sam. These guys interact really well with each other on stage, as well as with punters…something many bands forget to do. Crowd pleaser “The Thinking Man’s Horror” and upcoming single “The Art of War” were particular highlights of the set for me. For more on the band…

Edinburgh lads A Ritual Spirit were a pleasant surprise. I wasn’t familiar with these guys before Sunday and I think if they were all out thrash, they’d have struggled to follow Fire in the Empire’s phenomenal set. They changed the pace of the night slightly with a more grungy sound, reminiscent of very early Nirvana with a sprinkling of Placebo so they got to stand out rather than being “another metal band”. For more on the band…

Eternal Fear had by far the longest journey to this gig as they have travelled to the UK all the way from Sweden for a mini tour. Think Swedish Iron Maiden vs Judas Priest for an idea of the sort of sound we were treated to. Musically, the band are tight however I did get the sense that there was some fatigue for the vocalist towards the end of the set. He more than made up for this with enthusiasm both performance wise and the way he interacted with the crowd. Especially difficult when you’re from outside of the UK. I’m interested to see how they stack up recorded wise. For more on the band…

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