The first night of the Age of Imbeciles Tour kicked off at Wally’s Hampton Beach NH. Fans were in for a grotesque, high-octane performance.
The first band of the evening was Deadtooth.
With relentless energy, they delivered a blistering set of heavy riffs and pounding drums. The crowd, entranced, thrashed in unison. Deadtooth’s raw power left the fans in awe, it was a testament to their ferocious music.
The next band of the evening was Cancer Christ. When they came out on stage, the lead singer was dressed in priest atire and covered in blood. The other band members were dressed in Reptilian attire and their mission was to enforce their unique brand.
|They believe they were sent from heaven to make all the politicans suffer. They dont like people in power. During their set they tore pieces of the bible and threw it in the crowd. The guitarist at one point came into the crowd to play while the other band members squirted fake blood in the crowd. This was a perfect setting for what was to come for the rest of the evening.
The next band of the evening was American Punk rock band from Detroit, MI Negative Approach. The band consists of John Brannon on vocals, Harry Richardson on guitar, Ron Sakowski on bass and John Lehl on drums. They are considered to be one of the elite bands of the “old school” era, and continues to be influential.
From the moment they hit the stage, the intensity was relentless. Classics like “Can’t Tell No One” and “Nothing” were delivered with a ferocity that belied their age. The band’s stripped-down approach allowed the raw power of their music to shine through, a testament to punk’s enduring potency.
As the final chords of “Sick of Talk” echoed, there was a collective sense of both exhaustion and exhilaration. Negative Approach had delivered a punk masterclass, leaving no doubt that their legacy is as vital today as it was in their heyday.
The final band of the evening was American Heavy Metal band from Richmond, VA GWAR. When Gwar descended upon Wally’s in New Hampshire, the crowd knew they were in for a spectacle of epic proportions. The venue, known for hosting diverse acts, was about to bear witness to an otherworldly performance that would leave no one untouched.
As the lights dimmed and the eerie strains of a haunting prelude filled the air, anticipation reached a fever pitch. Then, in an explosion of chaos and gore, Gwar emerged, resplendent in their grotesque and elaborate costumes. The stage was transformed into a hellish battlefield, awash with blood, slime, and entrails, creating an atmosphere of equal parts horror and delight.
Frontman Blothar’s commanding presence held the audience in rapt attention. His gravelly vocals, combined with the band’s virtuosic musicianship, provided a backbone of crushing metal that underpinned the entire performance. Guitarists Pustulus Maximus and Balsac the Jaws of Death delivered blistering riffs and face-melting solos, while drummer JiZMak da Gusha’s thunderous beats drove the relentless onslaught forward.
The visual aspect of the show was a triumph of grotesque artistry. Each song was accompanied by a diabolical display of special effects, including decapitations, dismemberments, and copious amounts of fake blood. It was a testament to Gwar’s unparalleled ability to seamlessly merge music with performance art.
As the final chords of their encore reverberated through the venue, the crowd was left in a state of ecstatic disbelief. Gwar had not merely played a concert; they had orchestrated a theatrical extravaganza that transcended the boundaries of traditional live performances. It was a night that would linger in the memories of those fortunate enough to bear witness to this otherworldly spectacle.