Last Saturdays gig at the Bald Face Stage was another gain to see Bastardizer for the 5th time since 2013. I have always seen Bastardizer as another band to put Australia on the map of Metal after what Hellbringer has done in Europe.
I only went to this gig to see 2 bands: Tyrannic & Bastardizer. All the other bands including Undergang from Denmark didn't really interest me that much. Plus I had work on in my private location Sunday at 10am. With the onset of daylight saving I ended up seeing the clock go from 1.59am to 3:00 AM on Sunday 5th October.
I hardly go to gigs these days because I have a life that has meant to live and money spent on better things. It was good to pay $15 to get in but I can’t be doing this thing every Saturday.
I have sacrificed going to various gig since 2011 and that has helped me get overseas to some 15 nations on 2 continents. But still I can’t see myself wanting to retire from going to concerts or gigs. If I wasn't going to watch, photograph and record “Bastardizer” then I would have to be writing about the last 30 nations I have been to since 2010.
Tyrannic was first up. I first saw them pen for Hellbringer in 2013. The band now consists of James Lewis (Hellbringer, Ex-Teratornis/Bastardizer) on Guitar and Marco on Drums and Vokills. Ever since Dan got behind the mic and kit in Exciter it has started a craze of singing Metal drummer that can be seen in band such as: Autopsy, Cauldron Black Ram and others I can’t think of
Tyrannic have been together since 2010 and have only put out 2 demo tapes. I think it’s time Marco get some Metalhead’s together to make an album or EP at least. James Lewis can never tired of being in different bands every year. Just as long as he keeps himself occupied with Hellbringer, he will never get bored.
This is the 5th time I have seen “Bastardizer”, but I haven’t had my fix of Blacken thrashed roll since June 2014 Coroner gig. It was great to see Rayzor Ray behind the bass while sporting a motorbike styled hat.
New material had been recorded from the dark forces of 4 Metal legends of Sydney.
It to be released on a split EP with “Whipstriker” from Brazil. That band is even getting praised by pornstar Laure Rosenoire
Bastardizer opened up with their killer anthem “Bastards, bullets, bitches and Beer”. Its such a welcoming song into the coven of pleasure, just bring it all in. If you don’t like this music then “GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE”
“Bathory & Lust” its all about the countess that killed 650 people but never stood trial because she did it all for lust. Vokkilist Chris Beesley uses the most killer parts of his vocals near the very end. No wonder it his style of singing that module the band sound together
The rough talent of drummer Jackson King puts the song into kick before launching into “Eurkea”. Being a true Australian band means to sing songs about the Eureka rebellion in the 19th century. Not only thaty you should be flying the Eureka flag on stage;
Billy Morgan does a killer song on this record and he always nails it live.
Two new Tracks “Demons Unleashed” and “Up The Ante” were unveiled in Sydney for the first time ever. These 2 new song are going “straight to the Record room” in peoples collection. One this Split EP is out everyone will be wanting a copy
“Up the Ante” is such a killer track.
“Pentagram of Pleasure” Its another awesome track off the debut LP. This song would probably turn toyr Satanic girlfriend on with a flick of a switch. Satanic mass always has hot chick in minimal clothing and this song does the mass justice.
The last song of the night was” Sacrifice” a cover off the legendary Bathory record “
It was 30 years ago to the date Bathory released their self titled debut record. This album is a landmark in Black and Thrash metal. 30 years on it has influenced a fuck load of band including my mates in Bastardizer.
I first listen to “Bathory” LP in 2009 and first I thought “Fuck this is such a killer record” listening to it again 5 years later It has inspired me to: Buy a new Ipod, a 2nd hand netbook and to travel overland to Stockholm next year to pay my respect for Quorthon and Dead in the cemetery.
All I could say is :that was well done Bastardizer”
After Bastardizer went off stage I didn’t really seem to care about the other band. I did watch a bit of Destructor but I couldn’t care less about what else was on. Sorry that I didn’t stick around for the main band but my job is helping me get overseas again in the next few month.
Next Bastardizer gig is in the CBD with “King Fate” mid December in Sydney.