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M.O.D. in Prague

Discussion in 'Billy Milano' started by johnnieCzech, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. johnnieCzech

    johnnieCzech Your favourite Czech

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    Hey everyone of those two people who still ocassionally read it here!

    So yesterday I went to see M.O.D. in Prague. They actually were here twenty years ago but I was not (saw S.O.D. in 1999 or 2000, can't remember exactly though). As I said before my good friends, Beast Within The Sound, were opening the show. I unfortunately didn't make it to see their set as they started quite early, which I regretted but on the other hand I'd seen them many times before and I hopefully will see them again. I found the guys in the venue and their guitarist told me that Billy himself had complimented him and the whole band after their set, so I guess that's a good thing.

    I got into the venue when the third and last support act, Gride, was playing. I thought they rather sucked and couldn't wait till they got their asses offstage. But lots of people were into them and they also gave an encore song. The venue was packed but not sold out: can't tell the exact figures, maybe 500 people could have been there. I noticed lots of people from the Czech metal scene showed up. I met a few guys whom I hadn't seen, fuck, ten years or so.

    I have to say I expected that M.O.D. would kick ass but even I was surprised how much they kicked ass! It was a total blast. The clean sound, the energy, the aggression, thrash, hardcore. They ONLY played the old songs from the old albums and few S.O.D. songs in the end (as far as I remember correctly, Kill Yourself, Milano Mosh, Pussy Whipped (dedicated to Charlie Benante, with the intro of "Milk"), Fuck The Middle East and United Forces. I later asked Scott Sargeant, who played bass, why they didn't play anything from RYLTH and RWS and he told me they only wanted to play the old songs.

    The crowd was really insane, lots of stagediving and moshing. Billy encouraged the stagedivers but at the same time he stated that they should only get onstage and jump the fuck out of there. There was some jerk at the beginning who seemed stoned or high to me, he got onstage but didn't want to get out - and the bouncers didn't do anything with him so Billy had to kick him off himself.

    Billy dedicated the Kill Yourself song to Barack Obama, of whom he said that he's a "piece of shit". There was first and a last moment of an awkward silence - most metal and HC fans in here are leftist liberals so they just love him :lol:

    What surprised me the most that after they finished, Billy and the guys went STRAIGHT among the fans. No backstage, hell, no fucking shower! :headbang: I came up to Billy and told him who I was and he was super cool. I had this Anthrax: I'm The Man T-shirt and asked him jokingly if I had to change this prior to the shooting and he was like "No, no, I like that". I made a few pictures with him and after that, had a short talk with the drummer (he and the guitarist were young dudes and especially the guitarist kicked ass: perfect guitar sound and tone), had few more beers and left.

    What I have to say is that I got to the show fucking tired (I had wasted myself badly the night before), with the headache and all, and the show totally woke me up better than a fucking RedBull pack. I had a great time and I could tell it was a blast for everyone.
    Here's a short video of Don't Feed The Bears, that I made https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEpwbmB7NnK

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  2. amaranth24

    amaranth24 Ya Yellow Rat Bastid!!!

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    Johnny,

    Thanks for the update. I'm glad to hear that you had a great time and that there was a lot of fans at the show. One thing you can always count on is that M.O.D. always gives their fans 110% whether it's performing on stage, or talking with them afterwards.
     
  3. johnnieCzech

    johnnieCzech Your favourite Czech

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    110% it was indeed. I scrolled through some old threads here and found Billy's American tour reports. Shamely there were around fifty people per show. I'm glad Europe still leads the way, when it comes to metal :)
     
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    amaranth24 Ya Yellow Rat Bastid!!!

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    Yes, it's definitely disappointing that there hasn't been nearly the amount of support that M.O.D. gets over in Europe here in the U.S.

    I haven't seen M.O.D. since 2008, so I'm hoping they come close by soon.
     
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    sknight Are You Morbid?

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    I was hoping to catch MOD myself, but unfortunately, a lot of bands seem to be skipping Munich and the surrounding areas.
     
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    johnnieCzech Your favourite Czech

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    Pretty sure they've been to Germany...
     
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    Footage from a lot of the European shows can be found on www.milanomosh.com! :) Pics and other stuff as well!
     
  9. Jurched

    Jurched Ask&YoullBeSorry

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    Killer! Thanks for the uploads. Listening to Uncle Billy's podcast in Austin. Interesting about his buddy's rock incident. Sounds like a rock to the windshield followed by a crash and injury.

    That shit happened to two buddies of mine last year. Rock off the overpass slammed square into the middle of the roof. One of em described it as sounding like an atom bomb going off! They screeched to a halt, jumped out of the car, climbed the slope, and chased a gang of tweens a mile down the road in order to extract names and phone numbers.

    Its lucky the rock didn't hit the windshield.
     
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    nik Dictator of Laughter

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    EVENING GENTLEMAN!!!!!!! Fucking 10 years nearly (& 4 Grandchildren!!!), how are you Jurched & Johnnie ?? Forgot about this place, stumbled back across it!! did all the arseholes follow me to the jennahaze fan forum's lol Loved the report Johnnie, I too met Bill & band when they visited UK, fucking amazing he remembered me from the forums had a good chat and a good few beers back stage after the gig well after the band had mixed with everyone at the venue first, true legends! Even helped load the van at end i was fair smashed. How many musicians would take time to get to know there fans not many i guess Scott the 2 Mikes and Billy i can't credit them enough!!! And can't wait to see them play again in the summer and have a few more beers. \m/ RESPECT GUY'S FOR STAYING ON HERE!!!! ESP. WITH THE COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF PORN TO WATCH!!! \m/
     

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