Live Report | Killfest 2012 - 7 Oct 2012 - London UK

After its success in 2010, Killfest returned to Europe two years later to spread chaos again! Overkill’s much anticipated tour landed in London on October 7 together with Degreaded, Purified in Blood and 3 Inches of Blood. 

Unfortunately we arrived late enough to miss Degreaded (damn you Underground closures). As soon as we got in, Purified in Blood were on stage. They were really energetic on stage, especially their vocalist who joined in the crowd a couple of times. The band plays a unique kind of extreme metal, a mixture of thrash, death and metalcore I would say. Even though I am not very fond of their sound, their overall performance was solid.

3 Inches of Blood were up next and as I had heard the best comments about their lives, I was very eager to see them.  The band’s performance lasted for about 40 minutes and it was really great. The played real tight and the crowed loved them. This was their setlist

1. Leather Lord
2. Deadly Sinners
3. Metal Woman
4. Revenge is a Vulture
5. Night Marauders
6. Destroy the Orcs
7. Battles and Brotherhood
8. The Goatrider’s Horde

After 3 Inches of Blood, the stage was set up for Overkill who came on around 21:30. With their electric new tracks from their latest records and their classics from the rest of their discography, Bobby and the rest put on an explosive performance creating chaos in the crowd. Bobby Blitz’s voice still sounds amazing after so many years and his energy on stage is everlasting.  Their show lasted for nearly 90 minutes and I can guarantee that it is one of the best lives that anyone can see, one of the few ‘old school’ bands who has stayed true throughout the years. This was their setlist:

1. Come and Get It
2. Bring Me the Night
3. Rotten to The Core
4. It Lives
5. Electric Rattlesnake
6. Hello From the Gutter
7. Ironbound
8. Save Yourself
9. The Wait – New High in Lows
10. Thunderhead
11. In Union We Stand
12. Old School
13. Who Tends the Fire
14. Elimination
15. Come
16. Fuck You/Powersurge

Overall the event was amazing with great performances from all the bands, especially from Overkill, and hopefully Killfest will return to Europe in 2013. 

Alexandros Vacanas
October 2012