Slipknot – NIA, Birmingham – 27th January 2015

Tonight’s gig was my first time since the work to upgrade the NIA had been completed. Now named the Barclaycard arena – which is bound to cause confusion with the Genting Arena (the NEC), it’s looking a lot better and the facilities are certainly improved. That’s lucky really as tonight saw thousands of metal fansKing 810 Tonight’s gig was my first time since the work to upgrade the NIA had been completed. Now named the Barclaycard arena – which is bound to cause confusion with the Genting Arena (the NEC), it’s looking a lot better and the facilities are certainly improved. That’s lucky really as tonight saw thousands of metal fans descend on the venue for one of the most eagerly awaited tours for some time – Slipknot, Korn and King 810. The tour sold out very fast and tonight’s gig was definitely full. First up were King 810 from Flint, Michigan – a town sadly known for its high crime rates rather than anything positive. If you’ve heard their album you’ll know it’s a heavy album with violence being a key theme, so it was no surprise that tonight’s set was extremely heavy and aggressive, and really really good. It’s a short set unfortunately, but they certainly managed to make an impression on the crowd tonight, and I for one would love to see them in a smaller venue where their intense performance will come across a lot more powerfully than in a large soulless arena. King 810 setlist: 810 Killem All Desperate […]

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