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WEIRD BONER 3

25 May 2019

You know the gig will fucking break you, nevermind induce weird boners, when on arrival it already takes you forever to eventually get inside, after greeting, chatting and drinking with many fellow metalheads outside \m/ This was the last gig at Rumours Rock City’s current venue and what a fucking send off it was! Before you panic, a new and bigger venue opens at Hillfox, with Attila, 14 June.

The atmosphere was mirthful from outside all the way inside the venue. The gorgeous Kief Modils greeted everyone at the door and handled the merch stand as well, inducing further weird boners. The 16 band line up ensured that whatever your taste, satisfaction was guaranteed. We didn’t make it in time for the Beer Pong Challenge, a Weird Boner Tradition and missed the first few bands.

 

The biggest surprize upon entering the already filled venue, was that, for the first time, there was a second stage built in the venue’s main stage area, perpendicular to each other. This was fucking awesome! No running around from one area to the next, possibly missing part of a set, all the action took place in the same area. Wonder what clever fuck came up with that concept, cause it totally ruled! How great it would’ve been if these stages were like that, since the beginning? Perhaps this great concept will carry through to the new venue, not necessarily perp stages, but 2 beside or even opposite each other, sharing the same main area *hint hint

The neo-grungy Apocalypse Later, seduced us in time for the ska-punks, Slippery When Wet’s tromboner! Things got a little filthy with Dirty Moonshine’s gritty rock and our stigma’s were pollinated with the rock threesome Pollinator. With their latest EP “Lungs Full” the 1st of a quad series, releasing tomorrow, the meloprogrockers Deity’s Muse got the excitable crowed bigger and ready for the heaviness to come.

It was time to get spaced out with the Goat Throne stoners, as things slowly got hotter and heavier. In an instant the crowed got rowdy, feeding off the sudden, intense energy, as progcoremetallers Riddlebreak progressed to break our cores with their old and riddled us with their new... And slowly we were doomed as Mad God went low down on us, so low, the pedal boards got some finger action too. This is a weird boner event after all!

It wasn't a rumour anymore, as we welcomed back the legends that were and are once again, for how long, remains a mystery. All we know for a fact is, they have a new guitarist and are busy with their final album, in the Deluge trilogy. These blokes concoct a varied amount of genres within their metal: from soul wrenching melodies, mind fucking solo’s, riveting riffs, grooves that get your mosh and headbang on, a fucking giant that growls from the heavens above and clean vocs coming from the dude that bangs things… The Drift fucking killed it on stage and their fans were crying from the pleasure of experiencing these motherfuckers on stage again! We even had an all ladies mosh pit! Bands should certainly instigate this more often! And all of this gave everybody a boner to behold!

Thankfully no one was left high and dry as old school heavymetalgods, Deadline, took the aroused crowed and transported them back to the 80’s. This is always a showstopper as these dudes do unmentionables with the stages they grace! Their 2nd album Cathedral Point is due for release later this year. 2016 Wacken Battle winners Zombies Ate my Girlfriend, gave yet another winning performance! The crowed here is always hungry for them, long distance relationships are hard as fuck. All this exhilaration eventually spawned something bloody, as we were slammed into the brutality of deathmetalbruts Bleeding Spawn. Unfortunately we left right before the crowed got so wild and stage dived too Facing the Gallows,  who head to Germany in August, for this year’s Wacken Battle. All the best guys \m/

Weird Boner 3, you satisfied us, broke us, left us with great memories and fucking weird boners \m/


 

By Heidi de Villiers

By Heidi de Villiers

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