Hampton based The Day Of The Beast made a rare Peninsula appearance in Yorktown with support from two other Peninsula bands.
In the Hampton Roads area, most of the shows are played on the Southside since the majority of the venues that allow metal are located there. Occasionally a venue on the Peninsula will host a show and last week the Bay Haven Grill hosted this show with SiNNÂ andÂ Skyless,Â with The Day Of The Beast headlining.
The Newport News based thrashers SiNN (Stranded in Newport News) started off the evening playing songs from their two albums Wreckreation and Amongst Tempest Clouds. Both guitarist/vocalist Chad Bailey and bass player Christopher Smith were in feisty moods and engaged the crowd in some insane stage banter between songs.
Skyless played next and had more time than they were allotted at the Byzantine show. They used that time wisely, playing eight songs including “Absolution Gap” and “Born In Bloodshed.” The crowd had moved in closer, and a number of people headbanged but no mosh pit had formed.
Hampton area blackened thrash veterans The Day Of The Beast closed out the evening with a raucous set of songs from their two albums The Day Of The Beast and Relentless Demonic Intrusion,Â and played two from the upcoming third album, including “Diabolic Separation from Hope” and “Beyond Chorinzon.” Lead singer Steve Harris informed the crowd that the band would soon go into the studio to record their third album which brought a round of applause from the crowd. The mosh pit was going by the second song and didn’t stop until the last song “Upon the Throne” was finished.