Iconic goth rockers The Fields of the Nephilim dusted themselves off from the coffin and celebrated their 30th Anniversary with a two day concert series in London.

It’s been a while since Fields of the Nephilim have been on anyone’s radar. Well respected and revered by fans and musicians alike, anticipation and expectation were high in London earlier in the month of December, as they celebrated a 30 year career with two special shows at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London.

With a promise of some new material since 2005’s Mourning Sun, FOTN delivered with at least one new song. According to their own website, the band is back in the studio with the hopes of releasing a new album in 2015. Long time friends HIM took a back seat to easily headlining the event in favor of supporting FOTN for the unique occasion. HIM’s vocalist Ville Valo has been a friend of  FOTN’s Carl McCoy and regularly acknowledges them as an influence for his own music. Fans of both bands were privy to two concerts spread over two nights on December 5 and 6.

The young Southhampton duo, Dolomite Minor kicked things off by opening the evening festivities with their brand of Sabbath-esque stoner rock. Harkening back to an era decades before them, DM has that sound that seems to be very popular these days. Young guys taking things back to a bygone rock era with soulful clarity reminiscent of Jack White and The Black Keys, where everything sounds like it was recorded 50 years ago. If you like that sort of thing, these guys are worth taking a listen to. Easy on the ears with a sludgy vibe you can melt into for hours if you get on the same trip.

National Rock Review overseas photographer Gosia Slipczenko was there on task to contribute some beautiful images of this special event.

Fields of the Nephilim set list: Shroud (Excordium), Straight to the Light, Peacher Man, The Watchman, For Her Light, At the Gates of Silent Memory, Zoon Part 3 (Wake World), Dawnrazor, Eartbound, Prophecy, Moonchild, Last Exit for the Lost. ENCORE: Psychonaut, Mourning Sun.

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Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Northeastern Indiana, Alex Savage is a Senior Photojournalist on staff who has been with us exclusively since the very beginning of Naional Rock Review. Specializing in rock and Scandinavian metal, she's known for her raw and moody style of music photography.

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