|Onslaught Tour Diary - Entry 1|
|Written by Jeff Williams|
|Friday, 28 August 2009 17:35|
Onslaught - Alacatraz Metal Festival - Deinze, Belgium 8th August 2009
Jeff Williams, bass player of UK thrash veterans Onslaught, shares his exclusive tour diary with all Über Röck Söldiers......
".......Setting out at two in the morning to get to the Alcatraz Metal Festival in Deinze, Belgium for 12 midday-ish............how fucking rock n' roll is that?!
We make our way into the main hall, get our passes etc. It's a cool set up, big stage, good lights and a decent p.a. - nice. We're on early, around 2:30, so it's great to see that the place is completely rammed and everyone goes suitably mental ! Fucking great gig ! All over too soon though.
Next up, a signing session that's scheduled to run for half an hour but ends up lasting for an hour and a half.......three songs into Agent Steel's set. Haha!
Then the drinking starts ............. a bottle of Jaeger, half a litre of vodka and three or four Belgium lagers later I stagger into a nice quiet backstage car park for a nice sit down - it's about 4:30pm.
An hour or so later I'm feeling suitably refreshed enough to rejoin the land of the living. I get back to the catering area just in time to see a re-enactment of the 'Bishop knife routine' from Aliens featuring Nige Rockett and James, our merch guy for the evening ..............the blood must have gone a good four feet I reckon, very impressive!!
The day draws to a close at about 6am, Chuck from Testament has been manning the backstage bar for the last few hours and I'm having a pleasant chat with Ross the Boss and Biff, all good fun ! But it's time to get a good two hours of restful sleep and back on the bus headed for Blighty .............. next week, Slovenia."