Other Bands: Rob Zombie, Mushroomhead
- Falling Away from Me
- Got the Life
- Love & Meth
- Dead Bodies Everywhere
- Spike in My Veins
- Get Up!
- Shoots and Ladders (with «Somebody Someone» snippet afterwards)
- Coming Undone
- Here to Stay
- Never Never
- Freak on a Leash
Source 0: Audio — SBD (KoRn.com)
Time: 59:21 min
Format: mp3 / 320 kbps / 135,85 MB
SFMedia.com.au review by Regan Boyce:
I’ve been waiting a long time to finally wet my Soundwave 2014 whistle, and I couldn’t have started it in any better way than the Night Of The Living Dreads tour featuring KORN, ROB ZOMBIE and the special guests MUSHROOMHEAD. The sold out show had a line that wrapped itself around the side of The Palace, down an alley, around a corner and in to a side street on the other side of the block. It’s the longest line I’ve ever been in for a gig, and it was great to see so many people there from the start to see all the bands.
MUSHROOMHEAD kicked off the night, taking the stage in their iconic and malicious looking masks, and from the nice view of the balcony I could see the small but vocal diehards up front going insane for the band. Fast forward two songs and those diehards weren’t the only ones losing their minds as all three vocalists commanded the audience with ease. Now three vocalists was an odd experience for me, I wasn’t always sure who to look at but it was the bloodied butcher Jeffrey Nothing who constantly drew everyone’s attention with his powerful vocals and extreme Leatherface meets Pyramid Head look. The band changed from 8 members on stage, to 9 when joined by Jackie LaPonza from UNSAID FATE for a song off their upcoming album, to 5 plus one vocalist surfing over the crowd as they played songs from all over their career. While not everyone knew who MUSHROOMHEAD were going in to the show, they made sure we all did by the end, and my highlight was Skinny on drums and his constant drumstick tricks, mighty impressive drumming.
As the stage was being set for ROB ZOMBIE the faces of famous monsters on the backdrop glared over the audience as platforms with “LOVE DEATH SEX”,”HATE KILL WAR” and “SUCK DIE CRUSH” in huge letter across the fronts were placed on the edge of the stage. The spectacle kicked off with ‘Dead City Radio’ and from the first chorus fans in the pit and lining the balconies were all willing to scream along with his catchy jams. Rob moved around the stage without a care in the world, dancing as though no one is looking despite all eyes being on him. Sadly that was the first and last song we’d hear off the new album as the band gave the fans what they really wanted, nothing but hits and classics. Live staples like ‘Sick Bubblegum’ and ‘Living Dead Girl’ got the crowd moving while the old school fans were treated to WHITE ZOMBIE tracks ‘Thunder Kiss 65’ and ‘More Human Than Human’ and rarer ROB ZOMBIE tracks like ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ and ‘Demonoid Phenomenon’. John 5 and Ginger Fish both had their chance to steal the show with John’s impressive guitar solo (which Rob watched from the balcony with the fans) and Ginger Fish’s drum solo, the best and most original solo I’ve ever heard at a metal gig. The band seemed to have just as much fun as the fans, and was constantly changing their outfits to suit the songs, they were even nice enough to treat us all to a cover of DIAMOND HEAD’s ‘Am I Evil?’ Yes ROB ZOMBIE, yes you are, and we love you for it!
Unlike their co-headliners before them, KORN gave their latest album a lot of love, and in return the songs got a lot back as the front rows stood enthralled with Jonathan Davis’ melodic vocals. ‘Get Up!’ was the highlight for the set for this fan as I was worried the dubstep-laced metal album ‘The Path of Totality’ would get over looked completely and yet it was there, it was loud and it was heavy. The crowd ate up every minute of the showing, jumping around, moshing and singing their hearts out to make songs like ‘Dead Bodies Everywhere’ so much more beautiful. A late start meant a late finish and many had to leave before the encore for the last trams/trains as the band were pulling out the big guns. I was still ecstatic however to see that no matter how irrelevant nu metal is as a genre these days, KORN are a band that is a long way away from their expiry date. Hell, I’d even say they’re better now than they’ve ever been.