Second up were Tamworth Noise Masters Chemikill !
I've liked this band for some time now with their fantastic doom laden songs fronted by Tracey Rand with mainstay Garry Wain on bass guitar
Formed way back in 1986 this band have tried the boards for years really earning their dues and perfecting their craft. Chemikill started their journey as a Thrash Metal band but after winning the Tamworth Battle of the Bands way back in 1995, and held the title for two years.
Chemikill have some great support slots under their belts with the likes of BEHOLDER, ABSOLVER, OBZIDIAN, WOLFSBANE, WILD SIDE RIOT, DAVE EVANS ( AC/DC FIRST LEAD SINGER ), DELAIN, WYZDOM, EXLIBRIS, AZYLYA, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS, GIRLSCHOOL, RAVEN, MOTORKILL, LOVE BITE, APPERITION, ENEMO J, and TYTAN, just to name a few. Tracey joined them in 2017, and they are at present recording their new album.
I am good friends with Garry and he has been through a great deal of late, but he still managed to play for us, despite everything.
How wonderful then to see the band back in full flight and performing their incredible music to an appreciative crowd.
Not technically a NWOBHM band but they are British through and through. They hail from the Midlands, the birthplace of Heavy Metal. With their very obvious Sabbath influence and classic metal sound they were a very welcome addition to the party.
They came, they saw, they conquered!
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