After they tore through a long set, the Krum Bums came up next, and I must say it’s always a pleasure to talk to Dave and the rest of the guys in the band because they’re some of the friendliest and most down to earth people you could ever hope to meet. Highlights from their set was the live version of “La Plaga” which had the kids in attendance going absolutely nuts and also a number of songs from their upcoming album. Of course they had to finish with “Cease Fire” which was a perfect finish to an excellent but brief set, in all I was left bruised, beaten but still happy as can be.
Afterwards, the next band was a power metal act called Holy Grail, now bear in mind I’ve never cared much for power metal in general because I find it to be cheesy but the band really could hold a crowd and the singer had some excellent stamina considering it was a long set.I always have respect for a band that can have the kids chanting and singing along non-stop for the entire set without a single person leaving.
Last but not least, here comes Toxic Holocaust. I have to say that live their sound is not that great but they had the biggest pit of the night (it took up the entire room upstairs at Fitz), and you could see the steam rising off of all the bodies bouncing off the walls and stage during the bands set, I heard some personal favorites of mine played such as “Nuke the Cross” and “Warlord”, plus stuff off of their new album, if mistakes on the songs were made I apologize, my ears were ringing really badly after three solid bands! In all it was a good night though I wish there had been a stronger punk presence.