Mark Booth

Mark Booth

3rd April 2013 0 By Mark Booth

Name: Mark ‘Cletus’ Booth \,,/

Top 5 Bands:

  1. Agnostic Front
  2. H2O
  3. Deicide (Serpents of the Light and earlier albums)
  4. Hammerfall
  5. Motorhead

Top 5 Songs:

  1. Agnostic Front – Take Me Back (Another Voice)
  2. Deicide – Trick or Betrayed (Once Upon The Cross)
  3. H2O – One Life, One Chance (F.T.T.W.)
  4. Terror – Spit My Rage (One With the Underdogs)
  5. The Haunted – Undead (The Haunted)

Top 5 Albums:

  1. Agnostic Front – All of them (except ‘One Voice’)
  2. Deicide – Once Upon The Cross
  3. H2O – F.T.T.W.
  4. At The Gates – Slaughter of the Soul
  5. Cradle of Filth – Principle of Evil Made Flesh

1st Album ever bought: Cannibal Corpse – Hammer Smashed Face EP

First ever gig: Rage Against the Machine at the Manchester Apollo just after they released ‘Evil Empire’

Best gig: (to many to choose from) Downset in 1996 at the Hop & Grape (now Academy 3) as they over sold it so it was rammed, it was a mental hardcore pit and it was the second time I had ever staged dived and I did about 3 stage dives per song!!! They also had Machine Head and the lead singer of Shelter join them on stage, Machine Head were in Liverpool recording ‘The More Things Change‘. Got all their signatures and hung out with them for 15 minutes. (Machine Head are all really small, but nice…)

Also Cannibal Corpse, At The Gates and Dissection all on the same bill at Ashton Witchwood and I was only 14 when I went and it was mental…

Worst Gig: Either Avenged Sevenfold as they were awful and it’s the only gig I left during a set or Downset in 2008 as there was only 10 people and I forgot that only the first two Downset albums are any good the rest are quite dire.

Bizarre Experience at a Gig: Probably Dark Funeral supporting Dimmu Borgir at Hop & Grape (now Academy 3) as they had 2 massive inverted crosses on the small stage on fire during there whole set and the place was quite packed. So the heat was immense and all you could smell was petrol and wood. The band also looked uncomfortable being so close to the crosses…!!!

Or maybe Mayhem with the real pig head on the mic stand which they launched into the crowd…!!!!

Or Christians trying to boycott Deicide…who went out of their way to buy tickets and try to do a protest at the back of the venue. Thinking they could out shout Deicide?!?!??!?


Left Arm = Tribal Half Sleeve with background of hotrod style flames
Inside Left arm = Sick Of It All tribal dragon
Left Chest and Shoulder Blade = Tribal
Left Chest = Sacred Heart with wings
Stomach = 2 skeletal swallows
Right Chest = Old school Rose and Anchor and scroll that says “One Life, One Chance”
Right Arm = Old School half sleeve that includes Cherry Skulls, Sacred Heart, Flaming Eight Ball Skull, Dice, 4 Aces
Back = Agnostic Front Skull & Crossbones logo at top of spine (from Riot, Riot Upstart era)
Back = Jesus Christ surrounded by flames and wearing a gas mask

Piercings: Nope
Twitter – @markcletusbooth

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