Clan Of Xymox
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Wed Nov 7 18:28:34 CET 2018
Endymaeria ( at the time) was better than COX IMO style preference ;)
On 04 Nov 2018, at 10:48, Joost Schuttelaar <joost at joostschuttelaar.nl> wrote:
> On 3 Nov 2018, at 22:03, Ron West <ronwest at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Not too much live these days... all prerecorded tracks with bass and guitar.
> Not much has changed then in 15 years :) from the archives…
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: "Joost Schuttelaar" <joost at greenskin.net>
>> Subject: My gig
>> Date: 14 September 2003 at 14:16:34 CEST
>> To: <music-bar at ampfea.org>
>> So, friday I had the gig at ATAK, Enschede. We were the first to play, Clan
>> of Xymox the last.
>> It was terrible.
>> We came at 18:30, Clan of Xymox was soundchecking. The first thing: Yeah,
>> Clan of Xymox will leave all their stuff at the stage, so you'll have to
>> find a place to fit in between. Hmm, we are a band of 6 people and we had to
>> bring our own drumkit (Clan of Xymox doesn't use one). The stage was not
>> very big so... quite a task. But we managed.
>> We had a _very_ short time for sound check. For vocals, less than 10
>> seconds. During the first song (in the soundcheck) we played we couldn't
>> hear anything. It didn't really get better.
>> And then the sound-engineer (major ass, don't care if this is archived) came
>> to us saying:
>> "The stagevolume is already too loud."
>> We have to be more quiet than the second band. Well, that's kind of a task
>> since we make quite fierce metal, and CoX makes electro-gothic (which is
>> sweet as honey compared to us).
>> On stage, the only sound we had producing was the drumkit and one bass-amp
>> (excluding monitors of course). The guitar player even used a modelling
>> effect straight into the PA. The drumkit itself, unamplified was already too
>> loud in the hall. So, we were asked if the drummer can play a little bit
>> softer (WTF?!). No, ofcourse a drummer can't play any softer. There's no
>> volume knob you know.
>> "Ok, then you might just as well go home."
>> WTF!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??*^$*&^$*(censored) really professional.. yeah.
>> Ok... to make a long story short. The sound just sucked. It sucked so much
>> and the sound itself dripped of arrogance. I don't care if the sound sucks,
>> if the people try at least to make it something (the monitoring guy did,
>> thanks man), but we were treated really like garbage by that guy (rest of
>> the people of ATAK were very nice, have to say that too).
>> So, our performance sucked. Again, good response from the crowd, but we knew
>> what happened. So many errors... really sloppy playing. Worst gig ever...
>> But the people still liked it... We even had to do some signing on the towel
>> I used on stage... hah-hah :) (terrible, but secretly I like it) ;)
>> I didn't really like the gig of CoX, the music was nice but most of the
>> music came from DAT. Jay, that just does not rock. Even a computer on stage
>> rocks so much more than a DAT.
>> Ok, thanks for my rant. It was friday and I'm still a bit pissed about the
>> way we were treated. It seems they don't know the words: 'support your local
>> Joost Schuttelaar
>> joost at greenskin.net
>> Check out www.endymaeria.nl, Dutch doom/black/gothic-metal
> Hah! :) young me.
> Joost Schuttelaar
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