Hattalica & Megade-cyu in Shimokitazawa :-)

Hi all! Headbanging (*゜◇゜)y I & my sis went to see the "The big 4" metal copy-band gig on Jan. 15th Sunday; the "big 4" refers Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer! Believe it or not, we have a copy band for all of them in Japan!! and they do this get together gig once a year I guess.

The opening was a copy band of Testament; another favs of mine! It was quite cool, buttttt the following Megade-cyu was... oh no!!! Maybe I expected too much? or that Metallica copy band was so perfect?

Anyways, the whole thing lasted for 5'30" hours, quite fun!!! I think, each member of the band has their own original band (except Metallica? dunno) and they do this as a promotion or something. I sure want to go original bands, but it's quite rare they come to Japan! and it's so pricy!! so we go there to blast from time to time v(≧∇≦)v

Till next time, Adios!!! Keep banging!!!

Midori

Hattalica Concert


(above; you can see my sis right behind drummer on the main page foto! it was taken at the Ginza gig; Yeahh!! - I was hidden by that drummer..!)

Hattalica in Ginza!

Wwwwww Whiplash! Metallica Rules!! Yeeeeaaahhhhh!!

Woops, sorry, got a little bitty carried away: I and my sis went to this Metallica copy band "Hattalica" (the only "officially" approved copy band by the original band!) in Ginza last night. It was awesome!! I heandbanged so hard, my neck hurts a bit ;-) but it's a good pain! Metallica Rules!!!! (their name, "Hattalica" => Hattali, means bluff, or to disguise, plus it rhymes with the "Metallica").

It took place at one event hall, not at the live stage as usual: about 30-60 ppl were packed in there, shouting and head banging :-) . The band played most favorite songs of all the time such as Blackend, One, Whiplash and Battery etc etc. It was so cool!!!!

I never stopped being a big fan of heavy metal since I was in high school, been to many gigs in US & in Japan. Comparatively, I feel Japanese audience are much.. polite! to the band and to other audiences. which is okay. not all the time esp when it's a heavy metal gig you are talking about ;-) Break the chain! Come out!! Free yourself!!!

Anyways, I had a good time headbanging and I got to talk with members afterwards.

They are nice guys and played the songs perfectly!! Oh, and I got a drum stick!!! Yeeahh!!

Next gig: Anthrax in December! See you then, pals!!