We arrived in Osaka after our second night in a row of having only a few hours’ sleep, but when you arrive in a country as exciting as Japan, you instantly forget about sleep deprivation. After about a forty minute rest at the hotel, we headed off to Namba Rockets ready for the night’s show with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Psycroptic, Ne Obliviscaris and locals No Limited Spiral.
Again, it was a crazy show with a ridiculously enthusiastic crowd and the venue was packed. We also discovered that McDonalds in Japan sell prawn burgers, 7-11 sells cheese flavoured chicken nuggets, there’s green tea flavoured everything and Japanese toilets have some interesting functions. We also accidentally left the set lists in the hotel, so had to make do with a Sharpie and forearms.
The next morning we were up bright and early to catch the bullet train to Tokyo. The bullet train was an exciting experience in itself. They’re huge and go insanely fast so we got to see a lot of Japan as it whizzed past our window.
The show at Duo Music Exchange was the last of the Fleshgod Apocalypse leg of our Asian tour and was also our last show with Psycroptic and Ne Obliviscaris. All of the shows in Asia so far have been incredible, but it will be hard to top Tokyo. The huge venue was awesome and totally packed, the crowd was super pumped and Fleshgod Apocalypse, Psycroptic and Ne Obliviscaris were all mind-blowingly good. It’s certainly a show that we’re not going to forget anytime soon, especially because the guys in all of the bands are such a bunch of great dudes, so good times were had.
The next day we had a day off in Japan, so had time to do some sightseeing. We also went on a lengthy and almost unfruitful search for gaffer tape (ours was confiscated at the airport), which ended awkwardly in the bondage section of a sex shop, but that’s probably a story for another time.
There are some photos from the Japan shows in this photo gallery by Freezing Art Photography