This was only the second time I saw Fields of the Nephilim and, as it happened, would be their last gig with the ‘classic’ line-up as the band broke up when Carl McCoy (singer) left the band later that year and started to record under the name ‘Nefilim’, whilst the rest of the band decided to get a new singer and change their name to ‘Rubicon’.
They were touring in support of the brilliant ‘Elyzium’ album, which is still one of my all-time favourite albums of any band, and I’m pretty sure one of their live DVDs was filmed at this show..
The Neph were absolutely fantastic from the moment the preshow music died and the smoke machines started filling the venue, until the last notes and farewells as the shadows on the stage departed. I was in my element, and the Fields of the Nephilim rate up there amongst my all-time favourite gigs. I think I actually preferred this one to the time I’d seen them in Brixton (GIG018).
With me that night were a host of friends – including Fabio, Roger, Emily, Tim, Gini, etc. It was a fantastic night and created fantastic memories. 11/10.