What Deathstars is doing as a support of KoRn is unknown to me, but I couldn’t care less. During this tour with KoRn Deathstars is also doing some headlining shows in between and together with Next Waste Dimension they came to Amersfoort to perform in a very crowded venue. Due to a birthday I didn’t had the opportunity to stay for the after-party, but I can’t imagine it was better than the show Deathstars gave away!
I entered the venue a couple of minutes before nine and although Next Waste Dimension was scheduled to begin at nine o’clock, they were already playing. The first thing I noticed was the crowd. De Kelder was nicely packed with metalheads, cybergoths and other lovers of industrial music. I witnessed half an hour of the set of NWD and I must say I was impressed. The band, which combines death metal and dance, produced some nice heavy music with a little humoristic touch once in a while. Especially their own version of The Prodigy’s 'No Good’' received a great response from the audience. Besides the music my compliments also go out to the VJ of NWD. If you don’t know this band: go and check them out!
After enjoying the music of DJ Misery for 45 minutes it was time for the headliner of the night. The Swedish guys from Deathstars had to leave their drummer at home due to personal reasons, but they found a more than worthy replacement! The one and only Adrian Erlandsson (Cradle Of Filth, At The Gates, The Haunted amongst others) was willing to swing the sticks for drummer Bone. Erlandsson made a few little mistakes, but overall he was hitting his drum kit as if there was no tomorrow. The band played almost all songs from their latest album Termination Bliss, with songs as ‘Tongues’, ‘Cyanide‘ and ‘Play God‘ as highlights, and a couple of songs from their first album, Synthetic Generation. After an hour they went off-stage to come back for a two-song-encore. The vibe during the whole concert was great and also the interaction between the band and the audience was very good. Hopefully they’ll come back soon, because I enjoyed their show very much.