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DS Photo Gallery: Daikaiju, Guillotine in Nashville, TN 8.24.22

This was hands down the most insane and utterly mind-blowing show I’ve ever witnessed. Killer music, snakes, an ungodly amount of fire, this show had it all. In addition, this redefined my understanding of crowd interaction and having a cult-like following. Daikaiju put on a show unlike one I had ever seen, all without singing […]

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This was hands down the most insane and utterly mind-blowing show I’ve ever witnessed. Killer music, snakes, an ungodly amount of fire, this show had it all. In addition, this redefined my understanding of crowd interaction and having a cult-like following. Daikaiju put on a show unlike one I had ever seen, all without singing or speaking one word the entire night.

Guillotine put on an extremely unique performance, one that was only topped by Daikaiju who was to follow. Advertised as ‘The Industrial Metal Sideshow’ on the flier, their fire dancers and serpent antics helped them live up to the title. The set was split up between several covers and originals, so their was ample opportunity for you to sing your heart out to the Misfits and Tool as well as hearing some great local hard rock.

In every Instagram post Daikaiju makes about their next upcoming show, the caption reads ‘DAIKAIJU ATTACKS [insert city here] TONIGHT-GO!!!’. The only fitting way I can think of to recount my first experience at one of their shows is to describe it as an attack.

Their entire set, comprised of fast, catchy surf-rock madness, was done without one single spoken or sung word and was played from literally every possible spot in the bar besides the stage. For about half the show, the crowd was holding the kit while the drummer was on top of the bar, hammering the shit out of his crowd-supported kit. Not only that, throughout the night, unsuspecting fans were handed instruments and told to play while utter mayhem broke out around them.

No show I’ve ever been to ranks even close to this one in terms of craziness. I was caught off-guard with this one; I expected to maybe see some fire and a good performance, but in no way was I prepared for what I saw.

Do yourself a favor and check these guys out. They tour pretty regularly and just announced another 30 date tour, so go see them before their antics get them kicked out of every bar in your state. As always, thanks for the clicks and we hope you keep coming back to the site as posts start becoming more regular. Cheers!

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