Obituary needs no introduction. They stand among the most enduring and consistent heavy metal bands to be making music over the past three and half decades. Let’s not understate it – They are metal legends. Their top-floor reputation has made a ticket for tonight’s London gig a much sought-after commodity. Anyone following the event online will have noticed the low-ticket warnings that preceded the news of tonight’s show as a sell-out performance. It seems, despite being 35 years into their career, there is still a very healthy appetite for Obituary to deliver their well-established brand of loud, filthy, old-school death metal.
With all of the above being said, it’s clearly not ALL about the headliners tonight. The venue doors have yet to open, which means the queue running from the Electric Ballroom’s entrance, along Camden High Street and down Buck Street is a solid indication that folk want to get themselves inside with enough time to catch the other bands on tonight’s bill. And rightly so – with the addition of both Celestial Sanctuary and Conjurer into proceedings, the evening promises a very strong lineup of entertainment indeed.