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Live Polish Assault 2007 (DVD)
Released: 2007, Metal Mind Productions
As most Metal fans know, Metal Mind Productions based in Poland is Eastern Europe’s largest, most successful Heavy Metal company. With many divisions they have a record label, a magazine as well as doing concert promotion and post-production. MMP has released many (over 50!) Heavy Metal DVD’s, with wide distribution, most of which are pro-shot concerts in Poland and/or concerts of their Metalmania Festival. This month for our Vicious Viewing section I’ve decided to focus on four of their live concert DVD’s; Paul Di’anno, Blaze Bayley, Onslaught and Solitude Aeturnus. In each case, this is the first DVD released by these bands. Please feel free to enjoy all the reviews in this spotlight in DVD’s by MMP.
In March of 2007, Onslaught returned to the Metal scene after a year absence. In advance of the release of their comeback album KILLING PEACE they did some touring and fortunately for all of us, they captured this gig in Poland for their debut DVD, LIVE POLISH ASSAULT.
Filmed in February in Warsaw (before the album was even out) the band played a short 66-minute show and the good people at Metalmind filmed this show. Like all of Metalmind productions it is top-notch and world-class. As per usual Metalmind loads up all their DVD’s with tons of bonus stuff, a photo gallery, biography, discography, and more. There is a few minutes of an live audio clip from 1987 and a 20-minute bootleg video clip from a show in Japan in late 2006, best of all a 26-minute interview with Rockett and Keeler.
The concert is great, just pure thrash, mostly songs from the first two albums and three cuts from the yet to be released comeback. They did do ‘Shellshock’ from IN SEARCH OF SANITY which was neat to see Keeler signing the tune first done by Steve Grimmett. The energy is high and these guys hit the ground running, one of the best comebacks in the history of thrash in my opinion.
LIVE POLISH ASSAULT is a great DVD that captures all the fire of a band re-energized and ready to kill peace.
2. Let There Be Death
3. Angels of Death
4. Thermonuclear Devastation of the Planet Earth
5. Killing Peace
6. Fight with the Beast
7. Metal Forces
8. Twisted Jesus
10. Flame of the Antichrist
14. Power from Hell
Live in Japan, September 2006
Let There Be Death
Angels of Death
Power From Hell
Live at Bristol Colston Hall, 1987
Sy Keeler Vocals
Nige Rockett Guitar
Alan Jordan Bass
Steve Grice Drums
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