Last night, Karnivool played their first of two sold-out Adelaide shows for their Themata Decade Tour. With a fan base nearly as hardcore as their music, it was no wonder The Gov was packed out with hundreds of eager punters last night.
It didn’t take long for the floor to fill up for the opening kiwi rock duo, Cairo Knife Fight. This was a good indicator that we were all in for a rowdy night.
As the zealous crowd awaited the arrival of Karnivool, the most die-hard fans pushed and shoved their way to the front. By this time, the heavy rain outside had driven the entire crowd under the verandah of The Gov to make for a warm and cosy (albeit, cramped) show.
A cacophony of screams and cheers finally welcomed the arrival of Karnivool.
Now, if you don’t like loud music, you might have been one of the many people wearing earplugs. It’s safe to say that The Gov turned up the volume for this show. Who ever listened to progressive hard rock at a low volume anyway?
The band rattled the walls of The Gov and the mosh raged on for over an hour as they played through their 2005 debut album, Themata.
After much cult-like chanting, Karnivool graced the stage for a huge 30-minute encore, in which they treated fans to some of their new tunes.
We can expect an equally rowdy show again tonight for their second sold-out Adelaide show.
Photos via Kane Trimming