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MAD SIN
with THE FIREBALLS, CASINO RUMBLERS, BLAZIN' ENTRAILS and CHAINSAW HOOKERS
The Rosemount Hotel, Perth

12 November, 2011

 

 

By Shane Pinnegar

 

A fiesty CHAINSAW HOOKERS opened proceedings tonight, their Motorhead-meets-Black-Flag pummelling falling on all-too-few ears, but impressing those who made the effort.

 

BLAZIN' ENTRAILS showcased their new "Los Barstos" EP ahead of an Eastern States tour, and their hard rockin' punkabilly hit the spot as the room slowly started to fill.

 

Next up, Sydney's CASINO RUMBLERS blitzed through a set of double bass and sax augmented psychobilly, working up the mosh pit with some Dead Kennedys influences and sheer agression.

 

I haven't had the pleasure of seeing Hellbourne's legendary FIREBALLS since 2005's Motley/Motorhead Blackjack extravaganza, and they've been sorely missed. Blazing through a justifiably unapologetic set of punkabilly rabblerousing, no prisoners are taken and no quarter is given - the mohawked reprobates give us an exciting and energetic run through their back catalogue, climaxing with a riotous 'Bondage'.

 

German's MAD SIN had their work cut out for them following such an on-fire set by The Fireballs, but despite my unfamiliarity with their music they rose to the challenge with an action packed set full of punk energy. Singer Koefte DeVille is still a big man despite dropping 40 kilos since a recent health scare, but he is never anything less than energetic and magnetic on this stage. Running through tracks from their recent "Burn and Rise" album, Mad Sin put in a relentless set that worked the moshpit and the rest of the room into a sweaty fever.