A Wilhelm Scream, No Trigger - Playing the W2
A Wilhelm Scream on tour. Again. After opening for Lagwagon and later Rise Against and doing some festivalshows they finally headed over to Europe as a headliner. Backed up by their labelmates of No Trigger they played the W2 in Den Bosch on a Wednesday night.
Upon arrival, almost an hour before No Trigger was about to kick off, the street was crowded and the queue kept growing. A rather unusual sight for a Wednesday night.
Apparantly A Wilhelm Scream has left quite a good impression upon previous visits. Hence the packed venue.
No Trigger opened with their Kid Dynamite / Good Riddance like straight forward punkrock with tons of hardcore melodies and managed to get the crowd warmed up. Playing a lot of songs from their Canyoneer album turned out to be really smart, as the band sold the album afterwards for a mere five euros. No Trigger also promised to come back to Europe in May, together with Set Your Goals.
When A Wilhelm Scream took the stage, 'Killing It' was unleashed upon the audience. Fists went up, the words were screamed along and the pit started to grow fast. The extensive previous tours as support acts clearly paid off, the band played hard, fast and energetic, without losing focus on the –for punkrock- unusual technical guitar riffs. A well balanced setlist, including the song 'Diver' from their limited 7” and crowd favorites 'The Rip' and 'The King Is Dead' completed the night.
Seeing the performance of A Wilhelm Scream and the amount of people showing up, even though it’s almost the bands fourth show in a year, it will be surprising if this band doesn’t get a bigger status.
The future of punkrock was in Den Bosch last Wednesday.