Amon Amarth, Huntress & Savage Messiah – Assembly, Leamington Spa – 30th January 2015


Tonight’s gig seemed to be a long time in arriving – I’d been hearing good reports for several weeks from friends who had been to earlier dates on the tour – this was a pretty long UK tour before the bands head over to Europe. It’s a great lineup – three great bands on oneTonight’s gig seemed to be a long time in arriving – I’d been hearing good reports for several weeks from friends who had been to earlier dates on the tour – this was a pretty long UK tour before the bands head over to Europe. It’s a great lineup – three great bands on one bill. The night kicked off with Savage Messiah. Happily by the time they came on there was already a good crowd and this grew steadily during their set – it’s always good to see fans arriving early to check out the opening bands at gigs, and especially so when the band is as good as Savage Messiah. The band are here to warm the crowd up and that’s what they do as they blast out a short six song set of top quality thrash metal. It’s usual for bands to play a set with a good proportion of songs being from their latest album, but tonight Savage Messiah ignore their earlier albums completely and play six songs from their latest album (2014’s “The Fateful dark”). You can’t fault them for that given how well they go down with the crowd. An excellent start for the […]

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