We just want to say a quick thanks to everyone who turned up at the Xtreme Metal Assault last Saturday. It was a great night for metal music lovers in Malta and we had a great time. This year has been a busy and somewhat tortuous one for Loathe and it felt good to hear a huge bunch of you chant the band’s name between songs. We had a blast playing for you all and are so glad you had a blast with us too.
A special thanks goes to everyone involved in the organisation of the event especially the man behind it all, Mr. Edward Tagliaferro. ‘Til next time….keep on Loathing, and enjoy this video of us playing Christening the Damned.
Last week we played a boat party gig, the band’s second so far. We played to an awesome audience alongside our Maltese metal-meisters SLIT. It was a great night and a solid warm up to our upcoming appearance at arguably Malta’s largest summer event, the Farson’s Beer Festival.
A boat made entirely of metal. Brütal!
We’re also lucky enough to have footage of almost the entire set on the boat, which we are sharing with you below. All the video was taken by John Gauci, who on the night was given the title of ‘World’s craziest photographer’. Excuse the sound, again, blame John, he likes to move around us on stage, and the minute he gets close to an amp or a cymbal, y’kow, it sort of takes over. Still, the video captures the emotion well. Enjoy, and hope to see as many of you as possible on the 25th of July.
It’s been a while since we’ve written anything here on the interwebs, except for the regular updates on Facebook and Twitter. The reason for that is quite simple, we’ve been busy gigging, writing new songs and jamming with the latest addition to the band, our fair haired Icelandic killer sheep Adam.
Which brings us neatly to the next item. We are playing live, on a boat, on the 1st of July 2011. Maltese metal stalwarts SLIT will accompany us on this fishing trip, and we will certainly ensnare a few fish, if not mermaids. The event is being organised by Rookies and Wild Ones and will involve a boat.
We will have many more details to you soon, but for now, put a fish hook through the 1st of July on your calendars.
We also have at least another scheduled appearance this summer, a big one, but we have to keep those under wraps for now. The minute we get the go ahead to tell you all about these events, don’t you worry, we will.
One more thing, our friends Morgue Orgy from Birmingham in the UK have just released a new EP. Check out their video below, and the Loathe t-shirt at the end of it. Awesome song too!
We have a bunch of really, really cool photos of the gig at the Prekursur Band Club in Xewkija, Gozo, courtesy of Cornelia Tabone, who was so good as to snap, edit and send them to us! Thanks very much Cor! Here’s a few of the most awesome ones:
The Pre-Valentine Massacre 7 has come and gone, and as happens every year, we are humbled and grateful for the great turnout and vibe we had.
This year we hit Gozo with our buddies Knockturn Alley, and regardless of late venue changes and other assorted annoyances, we had a great time playing at the Prekursur Band Club in Xewkija. We drank lots, and if you’re in Knockturn Alley, ran up walls.
Three days later we played at the customary Pre-Valentine venue, Remedy. Thrashers Angelcrypt dropped out due to sudden illness, and we wish the dude a speedy recovery.
The gig was great, with non-stop pits and quite a few of the Gozitans from the weekend returned and moshed along! Truly a great atmosphere, and we can’t thank you enough for it.
Here’s a few photos from both nights. They’re all by Audri, except for the Loathe and Knockturn Alley shot, I don’t who that’s by. But thanks! If you have any more pics, send away!
We also want to thank Eve at Remedy, Steve Lombardo, Matthew Natoli and the guys at Xewkija. Cheers all and we’ll see you at the Shellshock Festival on the 12th of March.