Defying Decay, Skold & Motionless In White @ O2 Forum Kentish Town in London, UK
Review & photography by Marisela Morales
The Disguise Tour was a pretty small tour and I feel lucky that I got the chance to cover it. Motionless In White take a special place in my heart and it’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen them last time.
The night was opened by Defying Decay, a metal band from Thailand. The band was formed in 2010 as a weekend and after school project by 3 members at the time. After playing covers at small venues they decided to release their own materials which started to build the band some recognition.
Defying Decay came out on the stage with great enthusiasm, all band members were jumping throughout their set which encouraged the crowd to be very active. More popular tracks played by the band made the audience clap their hands and pull out phones and wave torches. When closing their set one of the guitarists decided to jump into the middle of the crowd and play last song in the mosh pit. I have to say that this band has endless amounts of energy and I’m looking forward to seeing them again in the future.
Tim Skold is a Swedish musician and record producer, big name in the music industry. Skold is known for working with artists such as Marilyn Manson, KMFDM and Motionless In White.
Skold’s set was quite different in style comparing to the previous one, the music was much more on a slower side. I could not work out if the crowd liked this band or not as I didn’t see more than some head movement. I have to say Skold’s music is not exactly up my alley way but I really liked the keyboardist’s energy!
Motionless in White was formed in 2005, Pennsylvania. In 2013 the band went on their first full UK tour and since then they played on a number of festivals and concerts worldwide. Just before going on the Disguise Tour to promote their 5th album ‘Disguise’, MIW was supporting In This Moment on their fall tour in the US.
When MIW finally came out on the stage crowds’ screams muffled the sound of the music that has started playing. ‘Necessary Evil‘ that was played next got the whole venue singing and jumping. That kind of reaction always makes me smile as I know we are all sharing a special moment. Throughout the set there was a significant number of crowd surfers and mosh pits which looked spectacular in a very colorful lighting. The set list had a good mix of older and newer tracks such as: ‘Voices‘, ‘Disguise‘ and ‘Devil’s Night‘, the track ‘Another Life‘ had also its debut on this tour. Skold have joined MIW on the stage for the ‘Final Dictvm‘. The last song played that night couldn’t have been a better choice, MIW ended the night with ‘Eternally Yours‘ to which confetti was blown out from both sides of the stage.
This was a sold-out show for a reason!