Published on August 18th, 2016 | by David CrossChild
Take me a little time can describe this Summer so spectacular that is close to go the end. Well, first, thanks to God for the opportunity to can be at the Festival this year Because I change my schedule at work and now my vacations will start after the Festival, but thanks to my new boss for change my vacations so I can attendant to Audio Feed, so, applause to my New Boss.
Well, How I can describe Audio Feed Music Festival, I said, right now is a very good alternative because is very similar to the missing Cornerstone Festival, for sure Audio Feed is more smaller than Cornerstone but the quality of the bands is the same. It's a big opportunity for the new bands in order to make some name and feel what means to play in a audience bigger than their previous presentations, also because in this place are not kind of discriminations about how strong or how much commercial or radical can be their music styles, so if your band is radical need to play at this Festival. Ups I forgot to tell you, the bands can play also in English or Spanish, same as was at Cornerstone where Hispanics bands was accepted.
Friday July 1
Finally is Friday and I had to admit I stay at Hotel during the nights, once close to the Festival, but I don't feel any regrets because previous days was raining a lot. The Festival started Thursday June 30 and will be ending on Sunday 3 but was not until Saturday nights when the big rain came, something incredible I imagine that was a nightmare for the people that stay camping because the water and the mug was so much that can cover your ankles when you was walking around some places but anyway we pass a very good time.
This time I came with some friends that I meet at Cornerstone long time ago we register and will start walking thru the tents. We arrived Friday morning but in my case, I start seen some familiars faces at the music tables stores! Hey, when you assisted to those Festivals be prepared to find music that you even know that exists! Anyway right now I have in my hands the program for the festival, but I lie to you If I told you that I can remember every single band that played there, but, at least I will do a little story about the bands that impact my life, the bands that play so brutal and the bands that never I saw play before, also about this that I only see their names but never listening their music, anyway that I consider the very best of the Festival.
The very first think that surprise to me was see the band Leper play at the Family Zone, was acoustic but even that never lost their personality, originality and their dark side! Well, I still can't understand why they play next to the small children, well they will know why.
A example about a good band that I saw before at Audio Feed in 2015 and now I see it again is Sean Michel, I totally forget their name last year but now I will keep in mind, this band have a particular style and their look so radical, that only can remember me the show Duck Dynasty or inclusive the band ZZ Top, because the lead singer have a very huge beard! But this don't take the big talent that this band have. Is a Mix between Rock and Blues and a spectacular choir that can captive all the audience that was there. Mr. Sean promise a new Cd on this year, I hope all of you will give the support to this band, check is web sites, I think this was one of the best band that play at the Festival.
|The Band in Black|
But if you are interested in this band check this link: http://www.cdbaby.com/m/cd/thebandinblack.
The Big Surprise of this Festival, at least for me was Death Therapy, because when I saw the Lead Singer I was start thinking, hey I know this guy! but I never see this band before! and Pum!!! Yes was him!! Jason Wisdom former from Becoming The Archetype, so, new music same style I think, but was only 2 person yes 2 band members the drummer and him, I hope in the future will be more people on this band.
I saw Broken Flesh! Death Metal band, I don't know why remember me the Old Mortifiaction on their very first CD's oh so much more music to be stress free Haha!
Deborah!! directly from Mexico, yep! the creators of Exodo Fest! we will find again each other! But this time I saw a small version of the band that I saw in Mexico, now the Lead Guitar was playing drums!! Wow this surprise to me a lot I didn't know he can play drums also but they did very well!! I love their style.
And literally I had to run from the Golgotha Stage to go the Asylum Stage to can see the band White Collar Sideshow, I always hear and read about it and saw the Pictures but never saw this live show! What a spectacular band! very radical, and overall a visual concert. The show up a movie on the roof of the Tent until they was playing and everything was related to the show plus 2 of then was using masks, I refer to the guitar player the faceless woman that also was inside a metal cage and the drummer Leach because he was using a mask like Pig and the lead vocals TD Benton, he also was playing some kind of Giant drums and several other instruments and weird items. They really impact my life, I mean, I saw Gothics bands before, some weird but not doubt this is once of the most radical that I never saw before, if you have any chance to see this band live, trust me you will not regret.
|Every knee Shall Bow|
Saturday July 2
We go inside the Arkansas Stage when we can hear the Preacher Preston Sprinkle, He presented a powerful message about the visit of Jesus Christ and Zacchaeus read Luke 19:1-10. We always read The Bible, and even we read the same page every time, we always find a different message, something that God want that you see that is for you, but you can't find until Him wants to show you! Anyway was a moment very special and yes we the metal heads not only going to the Rock Festival for mosh pit, we also listen and pay attention to the preacher!
And we left that stage just in time to see another of my favorites, Every knee Shall Bow. I still remember the very first time that I saw this band, was at Cornerstone Festival, on that time the band member was minors, I don't know maybe 13 year old on that time but they played as Professionals. Now they grow up and adults but still playing like that and very good quality on their music, check the songs on YouTube, you will like this band!
Another band with Make up and balloons and rare was Destroy Nate Allen, honestly I don't see too much this show but at the end I was need to ask the lead singer, Why you want to destroy Mr. Nate Allen? What he did to you? Who is Nate Allen? and he smile and said: is me! and well, now he did some stickers about that! Very good! I think I gave to him new ideas!
|Destroy Nate Allen|
|Dark Valentine and Me|
Then the big moment, the bands that bring me this year to Audio Feed and I don't want to loose their show Emery Live at the Arkansas Stage at 9:40pm. This is a little hint for the bands, and I will give you for free! if you are calling to play to a Festival like this, please remember share with the public, this kind of Festival is done for us to meet new bands and if you think that your band is too much famous to play here please don't come. All the band that play here share time with the fans, takes pictures and gave autographs but for my deception the guys of Emery stay all time apart. They even walk close to their own table where the merchandise was on sale, I mean, Please you guys quit long time ago and now you trying to come back , well gain the fans again. I was one of then that bring my entire Emery collection and, well, I only see the band in a distance.
Sound the intro and the lead singer Mr. Kosher came with a Mask and some kind of gun and shoot confetti to the audience and the music start. Take a Look to yourself with a mirror in his and, then Hey Punk! just to be exited the place! I think everybody know that song! then a new song Love YouTo Death, Gets your Hands Dirty, Sunday Skool Raw, and Judas Kiss, in this one somebody probably from the public played that song with then. Next song was a 77's cover the Lust, The Eyes & The Pride of Life. The Man In Black with Jason Birdwell the lead singer from The Band In Black a very good song, a Johnny Cash cover. Red, White or Blue (Colour Me), What does the Fool Say, on this one Mr. Kosher show up with a hat like a Knomo, Isaiah 6, Red River, in this one he drop himself a red liquid that cover all his body, I Scream Sunday and the Ice Cream just show up!, yeah a big pool full of Ice Cream but the lead singer Jump on it at the end of the song. We continue with Smash The Guitar and obviously a couple of guitar suffer the consequences. and they end the show with some kind of baseball hats with fireworks but something I cant forget to be mention is that the new drummer is nothing else than Mr. Paul Roraback from Bloodgood and Grammatrain.
|One Bad Pig|
Sunday July 3
One of the bands that I saw and I never knew was Dad Jokes, I can't remember the set list but in that moment their music called my attention because was Ska, yes still alive and also was another good band that played in a small tent next to the Merchandise place and they Rock!!!
Once of the person that always support this Festival is Mr. Glen Kaiser from Resurrection Band, this time with his own band playing the best Christian Blues ever.
And again I saw on same stage the band Sean Michael but this time with no Chorus that played the day before on the Arkansas Stage but his music sound great even on acoustic. This stage is the only under a roof, so I enjoy the show and run away from the rain at the same time.
The second presentation from One Bad Pig was at the Asylum Stage and this time they sang Take A Look to Yourself, Hey Punk, Love you To Death from the new album with the same title, You're Pagan, Teenage Royalty, Man In Black, this song was recorded with Johnny Cash and now this part was taken by Mr. Jason Birdwell from the Johnny Cash Tribute, The Band In Black, OMG, Looney Tune and Sunday Skool Raw. Then a few words by Kosher the lead singer from the band and also a Pastor of the Church.
|One Bad Pig and Mr. Jason Birdwell|
|One bad Pig at Asylum Stage|
|FlattFood 56 and Me|
I will like to be July 2017 again in order to return to the Festival! this is a Great Festival!!!
David Sanchez (CrossChild)
FireCross Ministry, Inc.