The pride and joy of Swedish old school death metal!
Members: Ola Lindgren -Ronnie Bergerstål -Tobias Cristiansson -Mika Lagrén
The second of the P.S.O.A. bands which I had an “agreement” with. Long time friends, all time favourites with another super show and complete with the satanic hellfires signed by P.
Just that someone decided to cut the show off before the extra songs in the end and with still 7 mins of stage time. What was up with that? As far as I know, the P.S.O.A. crew don´t fuck up. It´s all about German quality and precision, so what the hell happened? When the band was coming back for the extras, the drums were already rolling out and stuff being unplugged. And me who (with awesome help from Majk, the official PSOA shooter. Great guy) climbed up in the sound tower to witness the end. Narrow ladder, very steep, very high. For me who´s genuinly afraid of hights, it was totally death defying so shut up!!
And without the last two songs, no bombastic ending in fire with P. finally burning down the whole thing. Ok, I can see the pros of it…:)
But even without the last two, it was an awesome gig! But as great as they are on the big open air stages, I can´t wait to see them at Black Harvest in October!
Death/grind from Birmingham, UK. The band is new (january 2016) The guys in the band have been around for awhile:) haven´t heard anything recorded yet (there are some demo stuff around. a couple of songs) but they were great live! No wonder with that line up…
Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) – Vocals Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) – Bass Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) – Guitar and Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) – Drums
The first bang took everyone by surprise, even the guys on stage :D Omfg that heat!! Unfortunately I was in the pit and couldn´t capture the the sky high hellfires from so close but there is at least one pic taken from the back of the crowd. You have to google it. It could also be posted on the bands FB page?) Anyways, agreed with the band to shoot during the whole gig so got some from the stage also. I never went back to the pit which I regretted in the end when P, joined in at some point and especially when they played “Tamam Shud” with both KzR from BÖLZER and former D 666 member Mersus (drums 2001-2012, nowadays GOSPEL OF THE HORNS) joined them on stage. Fkn legendary!!
Greatness in so many different levels. Now even with some lights. And as always a free view to KrZ´s various tattoos, the endless source of discussions. if you can call the common internet bulshitting a discussion. BÖLZER rule always!
“It’s all about getting out what we’re feeling. There’s no conformity involved as far as genres—black metal, death metal, whatever. I just write riffs that feel right to me. They’re usually based around atmosphere and power. The songs definitely have to move me. If the riff isn’t doing that, if it’s not giving me goose bumps, I’m not gonna use it. The goal is elevation—bodily and spiritual elevation”
– Okoi Jones (krZ) / Noisey 2009
[BIO] “Pioneers of the Swedish d-beat/crust movement. WOLFBRIGADE have been storming the scene internationally in one form or another since 1995. Then formed as Wolfpack, the outfit unleashed three LP’s and as many EPs of their potent crust-inspired punk in less than five years”
There´s always a first time for everything. Like seeing GOATWHORE live. And also learned that they´re from one of my favourite cities, New Orleans! Go NOLA!!
“Goatwhore’s themes change constantly, with Satanism, Witchcraft, Anti-Christianity, and the Occult being prevalent in every album. Goatwhore has recently started talking about Armageddon and the holocaust in their last two albums”
Old school Swedish death. Awesome gig with a freaking great setlist!! They also made a special PSOA t-shirt with the Schlotheim coat of arms (it has a pentagram:)) which was sold at the festival.
Members: Jonas Stålhammar: Vocals, guitar and random instruments P-O Söderback: Guitar Magnus Forsberg: Drums Roger Iderman: Bass
“Foul vessel of the nine dolors
Raised through goetic invocations in late 2001 by guitarist/vocalist Mors Dalos Ra and soon famous for delivering some of the most dark yet epic Death / Doom Metal ever.”
Members: Mors Dalos Ra, The Evil Reverend N., Pete Habura, Ivan Hernandez
TRIBULATION are great at open air festivals but magic in smaller indoor venues. Next time i will se them here.
Members: Johannes Andersson Adam Zaars Jonathan Hultén Jakob Ljungberg
One of the reasons to love festivals is to meet friends and awesome people from all over the world. Like the guys from the great GRAVEYARD from Barcelona. Super death metal in a packed tent stage! Of course the same reason also makes you sometimes to miss bands you really wanted to see/shoot. I don´t want to think about the biggest bummer (or two) of this years P.S.O.A.:/ Had some great talks tho:))
Members: Javi – Guitars Gusi – Drums Julkarn – Bass & Vocals Mark – Guitars Fiar – Live vocals