Quality fan-filmed video footage of British extreme metal pioneers BOLT THROWER performing the song "For Victory" on April 29, 2010 at Atak in Enschede, Holland can be viewed below (courtesy of "letthedeathmetalflow").BOLT THROWER's concert at Atak was a free event which celebrated the band's first appearance at the recently relocated 800-capacity venue. Commented the band: "BOLT THROWER has always had a special bond with the Atak Club in Enschede, Holland. The small, 300-capacity club was one of the first to start booking extreme bands in the late '80s. It was famous for its out-of-control moshpits, stagedivers jumping off the balcony and crowd-surfing wheelchairs! It's the only club BOLT THROWER have played on every tour in the last 20 years, 11 times in total, a true cult club and a real home from home for us. "Sadly, in 2008, after being battered beyond repair over the years, the old lady had to close. Atak gave BOLT THROWER the honor to play the last show ever there, which we celebrated with 300 guests as a special free show. "In 2009, Atak moved to a new building and we would [wanted] to celebrate our first show in the new Atak with another special free show." ROTTING CHRIST will support BOLT THROWER on their upcoming European tour. BOLT THROWER indefinitely postponed plans to record a new studio album after the band realized that the new stuff it had written "just doesn't match up" to the group's last CD, "Those Once Loyal". "We have a lot of pride in our back catalogue, and we refuse to turn into one of the many bands (like the ones we grew up listening to) who end up releasing crap, and we're also not prepared to compromise by instead releasing an album of cover versions or a 'best-of' album," BOLT THROWER explained in a statement. BOLT THROWER in 2006 completed a European tour in support of "Those Once Loyal", which entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 76 — the group's highest-charting release in Germany so far. The follow-up to 2001's "Honour, Valour, Pride" was recorded at Andy Faulkner's Sable Rose studios and was the band's first album since the return of original vocalist Karl Willetts as a full-time member.
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