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KERRANG! NO. 168 DECEMBER 26, 1987
MORE THAN A NEPHILIM

A few weeks ago I saw an advert for the Black Sabbath concert at Hammersmith Odeon announcing that the special guests were going to be the Fields Of The Nephilim (who?). It was a classic double-take situation, I mean, what's this crappy Goth band doing supporting a heavy rock group at Hammersmith? Surely there are plenty of good rock bands around who could do the job?

So, therefore, I was pleased to read in your Shrapnel column that these Nephilim bozos have decided to pull out, leaving the way clear for Chrome Molly. Having the Fields Of The Nephilim as support to Sabbath was nearly as stupid as Motorhead having as special guests Gaye Bykers On Acid and Budgie being supported by the Vibrators (who?).

Black Sabbath and the Fields Of The Nephilim (stupid name) are hardly a good mix; was it a ploy to attract a wider cross section of the public?

Bah! I think it was a big piss take!

Tony Wheeler,
Edmonton, London