Newcastle O2 Academy . Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK . 11/3/2010
Copyright/Taken By: John Burrows (ishootgigs.com)
It's pretty easy to see why there is so much hype behind A7X at the minute – the new album, 'Nightmare' has clearly been serving them well over the course of the summer. The crowd are into it. REALLY into it. M Shadows commands the stage, and I swear you can see the burning intensity and drive through his sunglasses. We get hit after hit as the band simply deliver. 'God hates us', 'Beast and the Harlot' and the stunning 'Afterlife' all lead to one final salute when a lucky fan gets to pick 'Almost Easy' over 'Bat Country'... on this showing they seem certain to cement themselves as legends rather than wannabe upstarts.