Alltid fantastiska AURA NOIR!!! Alltid alldeles för länge mellan tillfällen att se dom. Filmade Condor men ljudet suger på sina ställen så om jag inte kan fixa det, så laddar jag inte upp den heller.
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One day, one night, loads of fun:))
My travelling buddies and the reason I eneded up at SRF this year. I was very excited to see NECROPHOBIC with the new vocalist and can´t say I was disappointed. Quite the opposite. Atte (earlier in the band 1992-1994) is a GREAT frontman and the whole gig was all thunder and darkness even though it was extremely hot and sunny on the stage. Invented a happy dance to “Revelation 666”, but that one you never want to see. It was only for a couple of persons behind the backdrop. Dunno what L.G. thought about it:)) I´m guest appearing in some of the clips below. Never mind that. I had to.
Anyways, even the very sceptic guy (“It simply just CAN´T work out without T.S.”) in the front row seemed to fully enjoy the gig.
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:))
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.
I worked for this festival the first two years (as the official photographer) and loved it. It used to be a really nice one but now there was a totally different feel all over it (new owners, new order). Oh well…didn´t stay that long anyway. Had a really nice roadtrip with my friends in OZ and I didn´t go hungry or without coffee;)) Didn´t make it to the ISOLE gig, only heard the last tones when were carrying stuff to the dressing room. That sucked, but I´ll get to see them in august instead:) The OZ gig was great fun as always!! A bit hard to shoot time to time, but I still loved the lights. Great crowd also:)) Met quite a many friends and other cool people in that short time at the festival and also got my new extreMMetal armband from Tommy @ Tom Leatherarts!! He does some great leatherwork so check out his pages!! Shot the whole gig so lots of pics:)
Some pics for the OZ family album. On the road, backstage, soundcheck etc etc. I get tired just looking at the photos…zzZzzz..:)) But it was great fun and I´m really glad I decided to tag along after all.
Hamnade lite otippat i Västerås. MMI skulle lira och sen skulle man se Seventribe som jag sett senast 2006 i Köping!! Och ovanpå det skulle grabbarna i O-Kult dyka upp. Sen var det en massa andra band som jag inte visste så mycket om. Fick lifta med vännerna Bergman och Nalle så det löste sig fint. Vi skulle egentligen stannat över natten hemma hos Lasse (Carnal Forge), men 2/3 av bandet kände sig inte så friska, så det blev tillbaks till Sthlm efter spelningarna. Hade skoj som fan:) Lokalerna var kanon, trevligt folk som hade hand om det hela och jag fick ha egen kaffemugg i baren i ena huset. Bara att gå och fylla på ur termosen ibland (ofta). Premiärköret med kameran också! Vi är inte helt tajta ännu, men allt ev. dåligt på bilderna är numera helt mitt eget fel!! Har inte längre nått alls att skylla på:D
Några ströbilder…FLER BILDER/THE GALLERY
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