ARCITE | 16.05.2018 | Newcastle O2 Academy | REVIEW and PHOTOS

ARCITE | 16.05.2018 | Newcastle O2 Academy | REVIEW and PHOTOS

Arcite – 16th May 2018 – Newcastle O2 Academy – The final gig

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

Two things;

  1. This is probably the biggest gallery I have posted on here but point 2 will kinda explain why…
  2. Apologies to the Arcite boys for the length of time in getting these done, this was for a couple of reasons the first being; at first look i thought I had taken a load of dogs**t pics as they were very very dark. The second reason was as I took further looks I started liking some of the images as although not the best crispest quality of photo I thought they started to resemble the feel of that last gig so I have made this gallery bigger than usual as it ended up I had more photos I liked than I thought I ever would have!!

Right ..on to the gig. Perceptions & The NX were absolutely perfect openers tonight Both bringing their own brutal style of metal to the party

I have watched Arcite for many years now both supporting and headlining, so it was a sad day when I read the announcement of this final gig.They rightly come ou t to a very receptive crowd of friends and fans alike and they absolutely tear it up on every song . Kev leaning out over the crowd with his trademark mic in hand Scott and Martin trading riffs and solos and Matthew and Brian pummelling out the drums and bass keeping the tunes going.

Tonight is about saying goodbye though and the guys are doing it in style and with massive smiles on their faces even though it must be an emotional task.

They tip their hats to past members and collaborators bringing on guests Gary and Carl who filled in on bass for Brian while ill and original guitarist Newton steps up too to play a song or two. Laura Henderson shares the vocal at one point with Kev. It’s all just a big metal leaving party atmosphere rounded off with the NX lads firing off unexpected confetti cannons during the last song from the side of the stage.

With the crowd all singing the refrain from The Escape Key well after it had finished it was over… literally!! The guys can be proud of what they released, played and achieved and I am sure they all have things they will be bringing to the city in various guises very soon

In the meantime though bang the CD on have a flick through these photos and hopefully they’ll remind of a great night…

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Arcite – June 2017 – Newcastle O2 Academy – PHOTO FEATURE

Arcite – June 2017 – Newcastle O2 Academy – PHOTO FEATURE

Arcite – June 2017 – Newcastle O2 Academy

I’ve seen these lads more times than I can recall! Another cracker of a set.

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Arcite – February 2016 – Newcastle Riverside – PHOTOS

Arcite – February 2016 – Newcastle Riverside – PHOTOS

Arcite
February 2016, Newcastle Riverside

By Gordon Armstrong (G’s Gig Shots)

Walking on stage as the crowd are just being let in is never going to be an easy gig but the lads in Arcite take it in their stride and turn what could have been a frosty night into a warm reception by the end of their set opening up on a three band bill with headliners Exodus.

They have been away a little while but are back with a new guitarist and a second album in the can, ready for release and judging by tonight’s performance they are raring to take it to the masses! Get out there and support local metal, the guys are back opening for Mushroomhead and American Head Charge 23rd March, so get there early and catch their full set!

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Arcite – Newcastle Head of Steam Sept 2013 – PHOTOS

Arcite – Newcastle Head of Steam Sept 2013 – PHOTOS

Arcite
Newcastle Head of Steam, September 2013

A rather fun show!

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ARCITE – April 2012 Legends Newcastle 2012 – PHOTO FEATURE

ARCITE – April 2012 Legends Newcastle 2012 – PHOTO FEATURE

Arcite – April 2012 – Legends Newcastle

A proper blast from the past this week. My first time seeing Arcite and my last gig at Legends before it closed. I’ve since lost count of the times i’ve seen Arcite. Great band! I forgot how great the lights were in that venue, really got some corkers using my old basic kit – 550d and F1.8 50mm, might be the odd kit lens shot in there too.

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