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
Last friday night it was time for a concert i have been looking forward to for a long time now, The Coffinshakers! This was going to be my second time i see this band live, last time was a few years ago. And since The Coffinshakers don´t do that much live shows it was pretty exciting that they now was going to play pretty near my hometown.
We got up in time to see one of the opening acts, Slightly Satanic i think they was called, a basic rockabilly act, and since i am not into that music at all i can’t say too much about it other than i didnt enjoy it so much.
At about 23:40 The Coffinshakers entered the stage and opened up with “Dracula Has Risen From The Grave” from the bands debut ep and they played for about 80minutes, great show i must say! The band is amazing live, just as good as i remembered them to be. They played songs from all their career, from their first demo they played the song “The Passion” to their 7″-singles such as “Halloween” to songs from their latest split ep “Mark of the vampire”, they also performed the track “Dark Rollin’ Skies” from Rob Coffinshakers latest solo ep. It sure was a night to remember, and here are a few more photos that i took at the show, enjoy!
I love the fact to go to a concert in the middle of a week, it’s a very nice break from you ordinary day to day life and it somewhat feel a bit more luxury than to go on a weekend or if you have to take a day off or two. Yesterday was one of those days, me and a friend hit the road after we finnished off work for destination Sundsvall to see Anna Ternheim live at Spegelsalen located at the town hall. It was going to be the first time we get to see Anna Ternheim live for both of us and i think we were equally excited about the show.
When we got up to Sundsvall, wich is about a hour drive with car, we started off with O’Learys to get a bit of food and than hitted off to a local bar before the doors to the venue opened. When we got to the venue we first got to a kind of a wine-bar or something, before the doors opened to the actual show and i think it’s fair to say that we fellt a bit alienated when we saw all these well dressed people who were waiting for the show, it was something pretty new since both of us are more used to going to shows at rock clubs. Anyway, when the door to the actual stage opened we had out minds set on front row, guess to our surprise when it was seats all over the place, it´s a bit unfamiliar to sit at a show, but we got really good seats on the balcony so we saw the complete show from above the stage.
Anna enters the stage to start off with the song “Solitary move”, the scene is set as a livingroom and with minimum of lights and effects it works really well with her music, it’s as she’s in your livingroom playing. Really cool! After a few songs Dave Ferguson who played on and produced Anna‘s latest album joins the stage and he plays and sings on some of the songs throughout the show, and the both of them works really good together.
Compared to previous setlist’s on this tour Anna have changed a couple of songs but more or less it was the same set as she have been playing throughout the whole tour, the song that got the biggest applause from the crown was “Shoreline”, a cover of swedish indie pop-band Broder Daniel, this version was performed on piano, other songs that stood out i think was “Let it rain” wich was performed with only the ticking of a clock as background music, it worked really well, she also did killer versions of “Girl laying down” and “My secret” to name a few.
All in all this was a really good show, and we also met and talked briefly with Dave, but unnfortunate Anna didnt show up after the show so we missed out the chance to meet her.
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.