Ensiferum – Islington Academy, London – 24th March 2015


Normally when you have a midweek gig in London, the first band plays to a half empty venue, but when the doors are an hour earlier than usual then its usually an almost completely empty venue, so it was a surprise tonight to arrive at the venue to find a huge queue outside.

By the timeNormally when you have a midweek gig in London, the first band plays to a half empty venue, but when the doors are an hour earlier than usual then its usually an almost completely empty venue, so it was a surprise tonight to arrive at the venue to find a huge queue outside. By the time Omnium Gatherum took to the stage at 6.30pm, the venue was already around 90% full – almost unheard of for such an early time. Right from the start it was clear that the Finnish band had plenty of fans in the crowd – I’ve never seen such a great reaction from a London crowd for an opening act as Omnium Gatherum got. Their death metal sound went down a storm – a superb start to the night. Setlist;: Luoto New dynamic Living in me Sonic sign Unknowing New world shadows Everfields Next came INSOMNIUM and it was clear they too were a popular choice for the fans as they raced through a great set of fast and heavy death metal. We get a set that mixes old and new with four songs from the current album and songs from some of their earlier albums […]

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