Guitar World Invades Norway's 2010 Hole in the Sky Festival
Suffocation are a band that never disappoint onstage. Drumming god Mike Smith hits every blast beat with conviction, guitarists Terrance Hobbs and Guy Marchais nail every note, bassist Derek Boyer somehow gets everything right with his mind-boggling stage moves and vocalist Frank Mullen is as intimidating as he is psychotic. It was funny to watch the Norwegian fans’ expressions when Frank went on his insane stage rants. Watch the following video for an example of this craziness.
Now it was time for the excellent afterparty upstairs. When I thought things couldn’t get more insane, Darkthrone’s Nocturno Culto showed up, along with Aura Noir/Immortal bassist Apollyon. Various other heavy-hitters from the Norwegian metal scene were lurking around as well, like legendary Slayer zine editor Metalion and Horgh of Immortal. Hails!
Horgh throwing horns
It was at this point that all hell broke loose. Kristian decided it would be nice to buy me a healthy shot of Ratzeputz, after I’d been drinking like crazy all night. I don’t even remember going back to the hostel but I did…
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