On February 13th 2015, April commemorated their ‘Archives Of The Mind’ debut release with a concert at Metro Al Madina featuring Dirty Enzyme as opening band.
April – Archives Of The Mind
Check out the album teaser
The doors were announced to open at 9:00 pm and the concert to begin at 10:00 pm. As usual, it began less than 20 minutes later, which is justifiable for events nowadays; most seem to be delayed for longer.
Metro Al Madina onstage screens
Dirty Enzyme greeted their audience, and they responded positively. The band played a selection of their songs such as “It Means Nothing”, “While I Lay My Head” (a tribute to Kurt Cobain), “Paradise”, featuring Ayman Zebdawi – a friend of the band, “Absence”, which is a recently written track by the band, and their performance was concluded with “Grungeadellic.” Their playlist was cut short because of time constraints, thus the band had to cancel the song “Don’t Leave Me”. Even so, the band played with obvious enthusiasm and were cheered on between songs.
Almost an hour later April rose to stage, and met a similarly positive reception. They played tracks off their own debut album “Deconstruct”, “Ephemeral”, and “Subtle”, as well as covers from other bands such as Porcupine Tree, and they explained where or how their original songs came to be, in concept, after announcing them.
The performance of both bands were great; the lighting was decorative, and somewhat more so when April played. It was mostly dimmed everywhere but the stage, where a projector showed images as a background of abstract images, illusions, such as what seemed like a web of neurons and many other different patterns. The sound was better than most other “Metal” venues; the sounds of instruments almost blend together. For the most part, however, the fans in the standing area stood still; I’d imagine for such a concert a bit more movement, but I guess that’s alright.