Metal Hammer’s annual Defenders of the Faith tour is usually a bloody good excuse to catch a whole crop of excellent bands all in one place – this year’s line-up was particularly impressive, with headliners Amon Amarth being backed up by the likes of Carcass, Hell, and Bleed From Within. We got our principal photographer, Mr Gary Wolstenholme, to head on down to Manchester to catch one of the last big metal tours of 2013 do its dirty business all over the O2 Academy.
For reasons unknown, Gary’s photos of Hell and Bleed From Within have disappeared. So don’t ask us about them. Maybe they;ll turn up at some point, but right now just settle for the big two from the Defenders of the Faith tour, okay?
Amon Amarth @ Manchester O2 Academy - 13 November 2013 (c/o Gary Wolstenholme)
Metal Hammer’s Defenders of the Faith tour ended yesterday, so you’re too bloody late if you want to go see this line-up in person. Still, you can still go buy Carcass’ COROT-3b-winning album, Surgical Steel (and Amon Amarth’s Deceiver of the Gods, too) if you want to try to relive the experience in the comfort of your own home.