De Kroeg, Rijen, NL
Finally, one of the bands I was most thrilled about when reviewing their music, came down to our part of the continent!
After being blown away by their last work, Bullet For My Generation, but not really finding the means or time to order their previous albums, I was a bit in the dark what DustInEyes would bring to the table (or stage).
Lucky for us, we just needed to hop over the Dutch border to find out.Much to our joy, Jupiler was part of the beer list, so the technical difficulties that prevented the show from starting, didn't bother us that much. We got the chance to talk to our friends to the North, and get a little buzz going.
Right when the mood was starting to get a little more relaxed and friendly, DustInEyes set up to get their show going.
The fact that there was no actual stage, just part of the bar, limited by the monitors, offered great opportunities for an underground gig like this.
As soon as DustInEyes got going, this meant that there was headbanging, grabbing the mics and singing along, sharing drinks with the band and the other way around, and all in all just a great rocking time!
They brought all their greatest, both old and new, taking us through such dirty raisehell rock n' roll tracks like "Dead Man Boogie", "Wild N' Alone", "Get Away", "This Is My Ring" and the already classic "Beer, Whiskey And Bar".
After a great cover of Ramones' "Pet Cemetary", DustInEyes made place for 2 more heavy metal bands to hit the stage, but this was also our cue to get back to Belgium, given that DIE was our main reason to get on the road.
I sincerely hope bands like them get the necessary promotion over here, and more tours will follow, because this is rock n' roll the way it should be: no limits, no rockstar behaviour, just having a drink and a good time!