I went on a roadtrip with the guys in VALKYRJA/ONDSKAPT. Both bands were playing at the Metal Magic Festival in Denmark and we actually drove Sthlm – Fredericia in only 8 hours or so! Thanks to Vlad & Jocke who were excellent drivers and also didn´t allowe any unnecessary stops on the way. I think everybody had to pee in the beercans or something?;)) Even feeding the troops was on the effective side. We just grabbed something from a burgerjoint at the roadside, ran back to the van (motor probably running…) and hit the road. After a couple of looong and expensive bridges (the first one we know about, the second one was a bit of a surprise…pricey one), we made it just in time for to see our friends in DIE HARD!! Thanks to the great staff at MM5, we got our passes, bands @ drink tickets in no time. They even got us an accomodation closer to the venue (5 min walk instead of…dunno…30?) and promised to drive the van there if the guys get too drunk:))
When all that was sorted out, we galloped off to the gig. We only missed the first 10 minutes or so. I also saw my third HELL gig since May later that evening. They were fantastic at the Sweden Rock Festival in daylight, but they really can create the most awesome atmosphere when it´s a bit dark. Some rain and shitcold is also to prefer:)
Some beer drinking and meeting up with friends in a mixed dressing room/camping area with some ppl from HELL and Evil-Lÿn (a nice bunch from Finland:)).
The next morning I made some new friends at the beer breakfast at the venue. Didn´t have that much to do, so I hooked up with Timmy & the other el Camino guys (they played before w arrived) and went for some sightseeing in Fredericia (which btw was a really nice town!). Later I also met up with Alexandra (Püssy A Go Go), my roommates Axel (Ondskapt) & Adrian (Angrepp,IXXI) for some food and beers on the
mainstreet. And lots of other nice people:)
I saw/shot most of the bands on saturday and tried to film some vids for my guys. ONDSKAPT, VALKYRJA and DEATHHAMMER played indoors (GREAT gigs all of them!!) and the rest of the bands on the outdoor stage. Really good performances by Turbocharged, Crystal Viper and Evil-Lÿn!! Wasn´t that warm outside and it rained a bit, but it was ok anyway:) The Devil´s Blood headlined on Saturday. F. lost her voice for some reason after a few songs and the band just continued making the rest of the set instrumental. And they still ruled!!:)
Metal Magic is a great small festival!! Very limited amount of tickets with camping just a few meters from the pub (you could actually sit inside a train! The whole venue was an old train station. Really cool:)). I enjoyed it a lot and hope to go back. For the full festival, not just a couple of days like this time. Still very happy I went there!
What else…? Yep! Bought a t-shirt:))
We drove back home almost as fast than we drove to Denmark. We took turns DJ:ing and I totally got the BEST playlist, but the Spotify controls in my phone were totally fucked up, so most of the songs were cut in half;) Note to self: if you ever need a DJ, NEVER book Vlad! He´s gruesome on stage, plays in amazing bands, but got this terrible taste in music!:p
Lots of thanks to my delightful companions who took care of me, and were really fun to travel with, all old & new friends I met and a BIG thanks and hugs to Martin Jørgensen & all the staff at the festival. People like you make this world to a better place:))
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This TDB ritual turned out to be a bit different from the others I´ve seen. F lost her voice after a few songs and because the crowd wanted (of course!!) them to continue anyway, the rest of the set was instrumental. A bit weird but still magic.
Some trv Swedish black metal darkness…also in the photos. So difficult lights. Most of the time I had a really good view from the balcony, trying to get some videos for the guys. Still got troubles with getting the files out right. Looks ok in the camera, but can´t transfer them to the computor. Have to get back to you on that one. So far I only could upload one song on YouTube (see below). (if you got brilliant ideas how to fix it, let me know:))
Members: Acerbus – Vocals, Guitar, S.W. – Guitar, Nabemih – Drums, Guitar, Arrangements, V.P. – Bass, E.L. – Drums
It´s always amazing to see bands who party hard all night and then play a great gig quite early the day after. Like Sergeant Salsten & DEATHHAMMER did at Metal Magic:) The pics suck. It was really dark on the stage most of the time. But DEATHHAMMER rules!!
My guys! VALKYRJA is one great liveband and this time they even played “Ambience…“:) They were also my travel companions on this trip with the rest of ONDSKAPT and my old friend Adrian (IXXI, Angrepp). Good times on the road and in Denmark. So thanks for having me:) Really dark on the set with lights only in the middle of the stage. Darkness and death. Our most excellent driver didn´t have any lights at all behind the drums. Ok, new pics next time! Did some filming but so far I´ve only uploaded the first VALKYRJA song. A couple of more will be on YouTube later. Go and buy the album!!!
“CRYSTAL VIPER – female fronted Traditional Metal band from Poland, founded in 2003 by vocalist & guitarist Marta Gabriel.”
No lack of attitude here:) Somehow Marta reminded me of Suzi Quatro…? Didn´t get any good drummer pics, tho. Sorry about that:( Next time!!
“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.”
Members: Ronnie Ripper – Bass/Lead Vox, Freddie Fister – Drums/Vox, Nick Shitstorm – Guitars/Backing Vox
Once again I had to go abroad to see a Swedish band for the first time:) Great gig by Ronnie & the guys!!
Stopped keeping track of how many galleries I got to get done from previous gigs and the past festivals. And there´s still lots of things happening…So I just keep posting new galleries very randomly:) Here´s some first ones from the latest: METAL MAGIC V in Denmark. Met some really nice people from this Finnish band:)
Wasn´t supposed to make it in time to Fredericia, but I did! And just because I was so happy about it, I shot lots of pics and now I got this 3 page photo documentary of the HELL gig. Which btw was the best so far!! They played late so it was dark enough and the stage was great. We also got an encore, “Bedtime” (Original song by Race Against Time w. David Halliday, former HELL vocalist who died in -87). Blew ofc some good pics (too dark, too out of focus etc) but I like many of them. I´m sure there´s also some sucky ones which I´m going to dislike & remove tomorrow. (Probably I´m also going to edit this text;)) Too late, too tired now so I just leave it for now:)
We (I travelled with VALKYRJA/ONDSKAPT, who both played the day after) didn´t think we would make it, but we did and were at the venue in time to see most of the DIE HARD gig, thanks to our excellent driver Jocke (VALKYRJA)! No stops (hardly. one or two at the most) and no mercy! Sthlm-Fredericia in 7-8 hrs!
First time I saw the band live since the former vocalist/guitarist Hasse left the band and maybe first time also after Håkan (WATAIN) as drummer? But this trio actually worked very well together! So now the line up is as follows: Simon (VALKYRJA, ONDSKAPT) – guitars/vocals, Harry – vocals/bass & Perra (NOMINON) – drums.