Back from the End of Days...
The shows with Sunn O))) went really well, and they were great hosts. I've thrown a few photographs together while I try and piece together our trip. In the meantime, thanks to Sunn, Pete, Randall, Dead in the Dirt, Ben and everyone else who helped make things run smoothly. There was only one incident in which a band member went missing overnight, which is not that bad when you compare that to the kinds of things that can go wrong. He did mysteriously pop up at the next city and the show, as they say, did indeed go on.
Click to see more photos from our trip. I'll have more to post about our adventure in the days ahead. Our homecoming show here in Raleigh is just a couple weeks from now, so hopefully I'll have some decent live shots of us after that. For now I hope you will enjoy these...
No pictures from the show, but I did get to walk down to the Willamette River before everyone else woke up, or what most people call lunch time.
This is the little drum kit I had to use. It may look like a starter kit, but I promise you they told me it was for ages twelve and up.
Sunn's creepy black magic show as captured from backstage.
SeattleSunn were particularly nightmarish at The Neptune Theater, in Seattle. Every time I went down onto the floor to check them out bits of the ceiling were falling like light snow. Very impressive, guys!
Hank, ripping things up with Dead in the Dirt
I'd like to thank Ben, who was traveling with Dead in the Dirt, for being patient enough to snap these shots of us. When you look as rough in photos as Loincloth, you jump at the chance for silhouetted band pictures!
The Mezzanine was a really nice club, and there were some 'Cloth fans who never thought they'd get a chance to see us play. I know what they meant!
Los AngelesThe Ford Theater was home to The Power of the Riff show right on Hollywood Blvd. This shot was on Sunset Blvd., just a block behind the club on the way to Amoeba Records. Sure looks like LA, doesn't it?
Theaters are always great to play shows in, and The Ford Theater was no exception. This was Loincloth's best show of the tour. It was great to play with Corrosion of Conformity again after so many years, and Sunn rock in clubs like this one. High on Fire certainly gave the fans what they wanted that night, too.
Sunn O))) blend horror movies and heavy, ambient music into a completely unique live experience. Attila's creepy incantations really bring their slice of primordial heaviness to life. What a perfect way to close out the Mayan calendar, or possibly to herald in a new era.