"We'd like to thank everyone who came to Atak, Party.San and Hof te Lo. Although it was only three shows it felt like a whole tour, as we covered a whole range of venues & crowds in that short time, and had our fair share of problems that included five breakdowns on three different (replacement) buses.
"The Atak show [on August 7 in Enschede, the Netherlands] was a hot, sweaty, crazy one and we wouldn't want it any other way, it was great to see old friends and familiar faces again. The fact that it was the last time anyone would ever play there was pretty sad, but it was great to celebrate the club's history along with the 275 special guests. The Atak crew were all amazing (thanks a lot for everything) — they made the night really special. Outside the venue was a red carpet with a 'Welcome home Bolt Thrower' banner. However cool you try to be, you can't help but be chuffed with that!
"Party.San Open Air [festival on August 8 in Bad Berka, Germany] next, and we knew straight away that we had made the right decision to play there. The organization was great, all facilities were good, the prices were cheap, and everyone we spoke to could only speak highly of it. We hit the stage at gone midnight, the premature intro wasn't the best start we could've had, and also the British weather that we brought with us put a slight dampener on things, but luckily the majority of the crowd suffered the rain with us, and the gig was a blast. Was nice to see the reaction to 'In Battle There is No Law' being played for the first time in 15 years!
"Finally Hof te Lo in Antwerp [Belgium on August 9]. We hadn't played there before, but is one we will definitely play again, despite being a real sweat-box! The show had only been confirmed two months earlier, but Jan and the Heartbreak Tunes crew did a great job with the promotion and getting a good bill together and 800 people turned up on the night. Karl [Willets] had problems with his throat, but still decided to play the show, and despite that, the gig was killer, and a really great end to a rollercoaster weekend."