Supporting Firewind

Anyone that knows Vicious Nature, knows they give everything they have. Tonight they are the warm up for a certain Gus G and his band - Firewind.

With a compact set of 30 minutes the band have a challenge. Set the bar high, show these guys why we are THE BIRTHPLACE OF METAL. Game on.

Within seconds Andy Pyke is in the crowds face demanding passion and 'Silence That Kills' kicks their set off in eyebrow peeling fashion.

The band are on fire. Musicians of this heritage don't rest on their laurels, they know how to set the scene. 'Dragging Us Under' and 'System Of Disorder' get the impressive gathering (unprecidented for a support according to the venue) ramming those devil horns high. Pykey getting the best out of the collective tonsils assembled. This was a band setting the bar  very high for those that followed. Andy Southwell's guitar - unlike a certain Gus G - was set taut with all settings set to stun, no frills - but all THRILL. 'Fight For Your Life' was was a gang-fight that led us to a new song, the balls to the wall 'Rise Up'.

A fitting song to end a triumphant set. They came, they conquered....bring on the next band.

Dave Evans

So, this was my first time in The Slade Rooms. My first impressions were, it has a good layout; the bars in a separate room, which meant you are not screaming your order at the bar staff! Haha. The event room had a great vibe, merch tables to the left as you walk in and the stage directly in front. The room was filling up and it was not long before the first act ‘Vicious Nature’ came thundering on stage!! It was great to see a well-run show, there was no hanging around, you had enough time to grab a drink and then the band was firing up!

Andy Pyke (Vocals) instantly brought an energy to the stage, engaging the audience and literally warming the room up for the following acts! VN brought some old-school Thrash to the room, solid songs with some catchy hooks. I really enjoyed watching these guys and a worthy opener to the show, a great start to the night!