Från Trollhättan sen -98. Ett avbrott på några år i mitten av 2000 sen körde dom på igen.
“Formed as a primitive garage act in 1990 under the name Crown of Thorns, the group that would become The Crown appeared on a compilation in ’92, and the legendary dark and brutal demos Forever Heaven Gone (1993) and Forget The Light (1994) followed, which resulted in a deal with Black Sun Records (Grotesque, Nifelheim, Ceremonial Oath) and the much-lauded debut album The Burning (1995). Blending a strong sense of melody with the thrashing ferocity of American acts and atmospheric flavor of Scandinavian tradition, the band impressed media and fans alike with a perfect amalgamation of feeling and sheer brutality.”
– Band bio, Metal Blade
Mörkaste giget var nog det bästa jag sett med The Crown och dom regerade som fan igen! Ljudet funkade också ua. Bra drag framför scenen så höll mig undan dom bättre betalande och tog bilder där jag kunde utan att springa ivägen.
Inte exakt samma line up som sist för The Marko Tervonen´s son Mateo (Sarcator) som inlånad hjälpande gitarr. Bra ös så ska nog kolla in hans egna svartthrash band lite bättre (han är både vokalist & gitarrist i Sarcator). Ljuset var rätt skumt för foto men det är ju inte så ovanligt så bara att ta det som det kommer varje gång. Ytterst nöjsamt i det stora hela:))
Träffade Linda (Florin) som var där och fotade/filmade för Night Crowned & The Crown. Hett tips ifall nån letar efter proffsigt samarbete för sina projekt.
– Latest album: Royal Destroyer Full-length 2021
– Label: Metal Blade Records
“On November 10th , 2023, the band’s highly anticipated third full-length record will be released, again via the esteemed Noble Demon label. With “Tales”, Night Crowned embarks on a new chapter, pushing the boundaries of blackened death metal to unprecedented levels. Brace yourselves for an auditory assault that defies conventions and redefines the limits of the genre. Night Crowned is a force to be reckoned with, and their relentless pursuit of musical excellence shows no signs of waning. With lyrics in both English and Swedish, Jonathan Thorpenberg’s mixing skills put the band’s sound on full display, while Jani Stefanovic’s mastering ensures that every note is hit with precision. So surrender to the darkness and let Night Crowned guide you through their captivating narratives!”
– Om “Tales” på Bandcamp
Melodisk black/death från Göteborg sen 2016.
Inte haft nöjet att se dom tidigare och har inte heller varit så bekant med det dom gjort i albumväg men kul att det blev av nu. Trummisen kände jag till sen förut för bästa J. Jaloma är även trummis i Dark Funeral. Flera bekanta namn bland resten av bandet också. Skulle hälsat till Henric från en fellow Göteborgare, men han var inte på plats när jag kom ihåg det så fick skicka den hälsningen via tredjepart. Hoppas den gick fram:)
Och igen – bandet gjorde bra ifrån sig men monitorstrulet fortsatte.
– Latest album: Tales Full-length 2023
– Label: Noble Demon
Lite annorlunda upplägg denna kväll. Heljarmadr fick lite seriösa hälsoissues och hamnade på sjukhus i Chile.
GRÁ hade två inbokade gig i Grekland och i Sthlm som han inte kunde delta i, så efter snabb överläggning med gitarristen Niklas E. & dom övriga kom man överens om att inte ställa in, utan att Niklas skulle hoppa in som vokalist också. Funkade skitbra. Mannen ifråga har redan vanan inne från bla Godhead Machinery (note: Oscar från Avslut är trummis i GM) och framförallt så hade han en röst som faktiskt funkade ned GRÀ´s specifika material.
Sen var det ju bara att lite snabbt lära sig alla lyricsen xD Simon Desekrator (Voodus, Stormdeath osv) blev inlånad som gitarrist så nytt sammanhang för honom också:)
Dimman & Vediger är ju alltid stabila som berget så det blev riktigt bra ändå. Förutom att ingen kunde styra upp monitorerna fram varken under GRÀ giget eller för nästföljande NIGHT CROWNED. tekniska problem är inte direkt sällsynta, men störigt när ljudet glappar för mycket:/. Men bortsett från det, så var det ett bra gig.
Line up för eventet: Vocals, guitar: Niklas, Guitar: Simon Desekrator, Drums: Dimman, Bass: David Vediger
(På bild tv det vanliga upplägget. Foto Soile S/extremmetal.se)
– Latest album: Lycaon Full-length 2023
– Label: Avantgarde Music
The gigs/festivals from 2023 in short. From the MORBID gig in January to Voodus, Malakhim, Mortuus, Mephorash & Taake in November. I was supposed to go to a couple of gigs in December, but didn´t happen.
Links to the full galleries.
Pretty good year I´d think.
Got the first photographers copy for this year delivered to me yesterday! As a special bonus I also got a t shirt & a sticker ❤
SVARTKONST (Swe) latest (3rd) album “May the Night Fall”. (Trust No One Recordings & Merchandise)
Rickard Törnqvist (also Switchblade) w. quality guest/session folks for some bits & pieces.
Very Black Death, awesome vocals and a love for HM-2.
Not the best pics, It´s a beauty and once again a great album.
Live photo shot at Black Mass GBG- April 2022
I really need to get better in posting all the awesome stuff I get every now and then:/ Also need to take better pictures of the ones I´ve got earlier through the years.
Some I´ve posted but far from all of them. Mostly because the pics I took sucked and didn´t make any justice for the artwork, so I thought I will take better ones. But then because of reasons it never happened.
So much cool stuff, tho! I will make it a project to shoot every single one of them:))
Five bands so an early start. And as always, I arrived a couple of hours before doors opened so quite a long evening. A fantastic one, tho.
VOODUS, great as always (love the new single and the upcoming album “Emanating Sparks” is planned for release in early 2024). Guest vocalist Simon W. from VALKYRJA.
MALAKHIM being the only band I never saw before so didn´t know what to expect. Had heard good things from my friends, tho, and the Umeå bunch delivered big time! Hopefully I´ll get to see them again some day.
Only seen MORTUUS once for many years ago and got such high hopes. Still one of the greats to see live (Vlad from VALKYRJA on bass). Latest album “Diablerie” was released in -22. » MORTUUS Setlist
MEPHORASH performance was the best I´ve seen so far with the guys. They played the whole new album (with live choir) from first to last song.
From the event page: “In celebration of Mephorash’s long-awaited fifth release KRYSTL-AH, the band invites you to join a very special ceremony. The band will perform its new opus to usher in a new era of Mephorash with new aesthetic and new rituals. Each song on the upcoming album is recorded with a full choir, and the same choir will perform the album live at Slaktkyrkan on November 18th.” Sadly no picures of the choir but they deserve a special mention because they truly heightened the experience.
TAAKE awesome as always! Guest appearance by Pehr and Niklas from ALFAHANNE. One of the bands I could never get tired of seeing live.
Overall a super event. So far no luck finding live clips of all the bands but Eriks klipp uploaded at least a couple.
Huge thanks to all the bands and Adde / Luciferian Society for this one!:))
“The time has finally come for us to announce our return to our hometown Uppsala. On Friday November 3rd we will turn the giant concert hall of UKK into a temple of Black Metal Magic, in honor of our 25th anniversary as Watain. After selling out in no time we have decided to add one extra night on Saturday Nov 4th.” – WATAIN
The stage took a few days to build. Loads of work but totally worth it. Absolutely magnificent, both the show and the environment they created.
Lots of special moments like seeing Farida on stage for “We Remain” together with E. Attila also made a guest appearance and I saw E. playing the guitar on stage for the first time. The last song was Waters of Ain (Selim was missed on that one).
The setlist below is from Setlist.fm. Hope it´s the right one.
A few pictures here, way more in the Gallery
The live album “Die In Fire – Live In Hell (Agony And Ecstasy Over Stockholm)” was released (and available at the venue) on November 3 through Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded in Stockholm 2022.
“As a second opening act we have invited the one and only Attila Csihar and his Void of Voices, to further remove us from the mundane world before it is time for Watain to go on stage. Attila, also he a long time friend and collaborator, is best known from his groundbreaking work as a vocalist in Mayhem and Tormentor, two bands whose influence on Watain and on Black Metal in general, can not be understated.” – WATAIN
I love how Attila is using his voice in whatever he does. Would rather see him in a small venue where everything was about him. A bit distracted about everything else going on this evening.
“As the first opening act for the 25 Year Anniversary shows we are very proud to announce the appearance of our old friends and collaborators Gottfrid and Pelle Åhman and their otherworldly project PÅGÅ. The brothers, also from Uppsala, have shared the road with Watain many times in their old band In Solitude, and since their disbanding they have continued further on their own crooked path, dense with magic, music and mystery. And those things are also what you one might expect from their appearances on November 3rd and 4th.” – WATAIN
More electronic than I expected but really cool. Total respect for the guys.
The Grande Finale of a long day. Didn´t have much to do, so left quite early and “helped” to pick up the bus DF were using the rest of the weekend and getting the gear from the rehearsal place. After arriving to the venue I just drifted around trying not to be too much in the way. The venue was really nice and all the staff also, so all the waiting was not too bad at all. There were even a Banksy exhibition in the building (still there until the 4th of February -24)
Always nice to see bands that you usually only see on bigger stages with all the works. A really good gig and DF tried out some new stuff on stage (no fire this time). Looked good with the colours and smoke, but not so much photo friendly lights. But I did the best I could:) Good crowd and met/noticed quite many ppl from the music business. Being a weekday in Stockholm, there was a great support for this event.
Overall a very nice day.
DARK FUNERAL and the supporting bands continued the weekend with Uppsala (Fri) and Trollhättan (Sat).