MIND YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL - The County Music Bar, Chesterfield 08.06.19
PHOTO CREDITS: KLARE SHERWOOD
The County Music Bar located in the heart of Chesterfield was the venue for Saturday’sMIND YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL, a live music event raising money for Mind charity. This upcoming venue dedicated to a passion for live music is growing leaps and bounds. Personally, I love a little bar like this, intimate and with great music, what a combination!
Due to forgetting that doors opened early and a police road closure, sadly I missed the first 2 bands,STORMRIDER and SHADOWS OF VIOLENCE.
Arriving just as SCOTT BEVERIDGE PROJECT kicked off their first song, I grabbed my camera and quickly set to work. This energetic Scotsman and his crew started my evening with some metal infused rock. With some ear bleeding bands to follow, SCOTT BEVERIDGE PROJECT broke me in nicely.
DAMNATIONS HAMMER, a 1980’s homage to metal with dark undertones, impressed with an eerie vibe. Dark, doomy and surreal are just a few words to describe their music. Completing their set, they played ‘Entrance to the Final Chamber’.
FROZEN IN SHADOWS were up next. Inspired by bands such as Arch Enemy and In Flames, this melodic death metal band from Manchester were music to my ears. Russ soon got in to the swing of things, using the crowd barrier as a climbing frame, aiding his powerful vocals.
TORMENTA provided a flashback to the early 2000’s. Their classic melodies combined with chuggy bass were clearly influenced by bands such as Ill Nino and Linkin Park. This lively bunch joined the floor with the crowd, getting everyone involved.
Local band FORGOTTEN REMAINS were up next. A band right up my street, this thrash metal band with an injection of death metal played with passion and aggression. Starting with ‘Child 44’, they played a powerful and energetic set, with Luke bounding around like the Duracell Bunny. The growing crowd joined in with their cover of Iron Maidens ‘The Trooper’, which completed their set.
SHRAPNEL, making their way up from Norwich for the festival, saw them trash the stage to shreds! Kicking off with ‘101’ they soon had the fans singing and headbanging. We were treated to a brand-new single ‘Live Vindictive’, which was a nice little mid-set surprise. Finishing up with ‘Warhead’, Jae’s savage vocals combined with Nathan’s impressive finger work proved they were headline material.
Overall, I was really impressed with all the bands and the festival itself. It’s so nice to see the metal community come together for a great cause. The event raised £300 for Mind Charity.
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