So last night it was finally time for WASP to enter Sundsvall Sweden with their 30 years of thunder celebration show, a show wich was divided into three parts. First part with songs old songs from the first four albums, a second part dedicated to The Crimson Idol album, and a third part with new songs and everything in between… or so it was said.
When i first saw the setlist from the show at the tour premiere i was really excited cos it included the songs “Chainsaw charlie”, “The heretic”, “Widowmaker” and “Scream until you like it”. Those songs was only played at the first shows and by the time the tour hit Sweden they were long gong cut out from the setlist, a bit of a dissappointment.
Nevertheless i really liked the show, the band sounded really good (and sure they had some pre-recorded backup vocals etc but who cares!) amd seemed in a good mood.
Other bands that played this night here in Sundsvall at Nordfest was Year Of The Goat wich play melodic satanic pop-metal in the same vain as Ghost and The Devils Blood, it was my first time seeing them but since i really like their EPs they put out so far i really like them live also even though they didn’t quite look the was i expected them to.
Second band on the bill beside WASP we watched was Necrophobic, and they play classic swedish death metal. Now i just managed to see about 3 songs with them since i wanted to get a good position at the WASP show, but from the little i saw it sounded and looked really good.
Here (and the one above) is a few photos i took from the show:
Year Of The Goat
Well, it just might be their year. For you who don’t know, Year Of The Goat is a Swedish occult rock band wich released their debut 12″ Lucem Ferre last year, and if you have missed out on that one i highly suggest that you look it up, the vinyl versions are sold out (first pressing on white vinyl, second pressing on purple vinyl) but you can still get the Cd through the bands label Van Records.
I also got a mail earlier today from the bands label where they said that they will release a 7″-single and the bands debut full lenght album on Cd and Vinyl later this year (no releasedate is confirmed), and as that was not enough the band will also play at Nordfest in Sundsvall in October together with Wasp, just about 1 hour drive with car away from where i live so i think it’s fair to say that 2012 is the Year Of The Goat! And i really hope that the full lenght album will live up to the same quality as their debut 12″-Ep.
Sundsvall, Sweden metalfestival Nordfest announced it’s first acts earlier today. Looks like the fesival this year will be split up over two weekends. First weekend is October 12 (Friday) where following bands have been announced Wasp, Necrophobic, Year of the goat and Badmouth. Weekend number two will be held November 16 (Friday) and will have Entombed together with the Nordiska Kammarorkestern, and also Corroded.
More acts will be announced on both dates, check out Nordfest homepage for more information here. I am very exited about Wasp, Year of the goat and offcourse Entombed together with the Nordiska Kammarorkesten.