Plåtning i Salem, nån gång innan julen 2017 med ett av mina favoritband: GRÀ. Det hela blev lite improviserat i små utrymmen så det blev lite knepigt med ljussättningen. I slutändan vart det bra ändå tycker jag. Med lite trix och fix:) Killarna i bandet har jag jobbat med förut så annars gick allting väldigt smidigt. Bra folk helt enkelt.
En bild för plattan (Väsen 2018), ett par promos och nån singelbild var målet. Ska återkomma med lite fler bilder senare.
Dimman Drums, Keyboards Heljarmadr Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars
Maugrim Guitars Vediger Bass
[Videon ovanför snodd från bandets FB sida]
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I can´t say I´m any expert when it comes to this kind of music and was only familiar with a very few of the performing artists, but I was very happy to be there. Loved all the dark stuff, the crowd was really cool and dedicated, nice people in general and the organizers and the crew (including the crew dog Balder who stayed in his own trailer outside the venue) were amazing. And there were always coffee and something to eat :D Met a bunch of old friends and also made a couple of new ones. For me the most memorable performances were by Sephiroth, Mortiis, Ordo Rosarius Eq and In Slaughter Natives, just to single out some.
Due to venue rules I wasn´t allowed to shoot from the pit in the front (because the curtain in the pit and because it would have delayed the bands getting on and off stage. Go figure xD) and trying to bully my way to the frontline was not an option because that would have been disturbing and annoying for everyone trying to focus on the performances. So I couldn´t really go and explore the space:)) But as always one just have to work with what you´ve got, and in the end get a bunch of crappy pics and some cool ones.
Thanks to everyone involved and here´s some snapshots taken with various of devices.
Before it all started…
Havard Ellefsen/MORTIIS – the head troll of Dark Dungeon Music performed “Ånden som gjorde Upprør” (Era 1) with some additions and modifications. Extreme amounts of darkness and smoke. Good for the atmosphere, bad for the pictures:)
“I don’t just want to do the record as it was back in 1994, but rather excavate it from 1994 and drag it into the new light of the current world, while retaining the atmosphere of the original sound,” – Mortiis [bravewords.com]
Darkness comes in many forms…
If you’ve ever been into genres like Dark Ambient, Neofolk, Power Electronics or Martial Industrial you must have surely heard of the legendary label Cold Meat Industry.
“Sophia was first started in 1998 when Peter Bjärgö recorded plenty of songs as a side project to Arcana. Those songs were unfortunately destroyed and the thought of a harscher side project blossomed again in 2000. The first album was recorded with the intention of making songs for a live performance. Together with Per Åhlund, Peter Bjärgö performed a few live shows and in 2001 the first release came out, entitled “Aus Der Welt”. ” – Band bio
First out often means (at least at metal gigs in Stockholm) that you perform for a handful of people. SOPHIA maybe started that way, but only because a big part of the crowd were still queuing outside waiting to get their wristbands. It started to fill up pretty quickly in front of the stage, tho, so it was quite packed in the venue after awhile.
I never finish any kinds of “Best of” lists for any year. But made a small compilation of shit I´ve been up to in 2016:) Very lame year with lots of problems and cancelled gigs/festivals/travels but anyways. Maybe a good thing because managed to keep it within 8 pages of pics xD
So here you go:
“Unleashed was formed in Stockholm, Sweden in November 1989, and sprang from the ashes of the pioneer Death Metal band Nihilist.
Unleashed, along with a few more bands founded what is today called the Swedish Death Metal scene. There has been very few lineup changes throughout the years and today the band consists of Johnny – Bass and Vocals Fredrik – Lead guitar Anders – Drums Tomas – Rhythm guitar.”
– Band bio unleashed.se –
“Three piece outfit from the deep woods of Sweden that will always do what the hell they please. Featuring members from: Nekrokült, Domination, Decapitate, (ex-) Vomitory and Gehennah.”
Ronnie Ripper and TURBOCHARGED ripping the place first thing on the second day. Good crowd concidering the all night partying and hangovers:) Happy to meet them again (last time at Metal Magic for some years ago), also I got to know Ronnies awesome gf Aga Zu;) Collected the guys with TURBOCHARGED patches (made by Rudolf K.)for a group photo while they were still standing:)
The street metal crazies Mr. Violence, Rob Stringburner, Charley Knuckleduster and Hellcop of GEHENNAH were in Stockholm to record the new album. I visited them in the studio and took some pics. Tobias from ENFORCER was there also and helped me to try out some blue lights I was planning to experiment with. We ran out of time so in the end we were in hurry to get the indoor pics done. They had found a couple of really cool locations close by for the outdoor shots and we also got more time for those. Awfully nice bunch of guys:)) The album will be released on Metal Blade Records later this year. Their nex gig will be at Party.san in Germany (Friday 7/8 13.30 on Mainstage!!)
Had a good time and some great company with CURSED 13 guys and the fantastic staff at Br. Olssons Garlic & Shots. Took some pics for the upcoming album and we stayed afterwards for some food and beers. If you´re an out-of-towner, The B.O. is THE place to go!! Everyone goes there:) For a reason! So don´t miss it next time in Stockholm.
CURSED 13 are basically the same guys as in GRÁ and it´s still black, but kinda different black. Check them out (a couple of videos below!!)!!