Label: High Roller Records - HRR 324 CD • Format: CD Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock •
Same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie? This is not an untimely attempt to awake year festive Wasted Time - Robert Pehrssons Humbucker - Robert Pehrssons Humbuckerwhich should be the case at least if you have the same country of origin as I do, but a bit of a nostalgic retrospect on the past 13 years of my annual event highlight.
Though I missed the very first time of it, Rock Hard Festival has become the only event I have been visiting sinceskipped it three time between and for very different reasons and have been to every single year since This makes a total of eleven and nine consecutive years now and nine passes as well.
Pretty excited to find out what bands will perform at my personal anniversary in Love that Carcass shirt! My plan for the first day was to hike all the way from my place in Essen to the Amphitheatre on Gelsenkirchen. But to the weather being at its very best, I feared to melt while in the sun and decided to drive as far as I could, using public transportation and just walk about half an hour through the Emscher Park. After a first bit of sight-seeing, it was time for the first few bands.
Our great expectations regarding Mantar ended up sorely disappointed. The Dead Daisies are the living proof that you can rock hard and enjoy yourself on stage even past an average age of Back then they were a sweet afternoon treat and have been touring, promoting and working relentlessly for three years.
The setlist Wasted Time - Robert Pehrssons Humbucker - Robert Pehrssons Humbucker a very well selection of their two full-length records, EPs and two cover songs.
Saturday started off as a wonderfully warm day with just two bands catching my attention. Not so much a day for a band like Ketzer to enter second one might think, but the Colonge-based five-piece.
But hell, did they deliver. It might not have gotten dark across the waterside venue, but the spirit of their blackened trash was received by the masses. Weird to admit, but this was my first time watching and consciously hearing Ketzer and yes, they do have at least one new Wasted Time - Robert Pehrssons Humbucker - Robert Pehrssons Humbucker me!
And this will clearly not be the last time. Taking the rest of the afternoon to relax on my couch, I return tot he dusty ground of RHF just as Exodus finished playing. Round to of festival food turns out to be a slightly overpriced case of Wasted Time - Robert Pehrssons Humbucker - Robert Pehrssons Humbucker noodles with hot sauce and a hint of veggies. Could have been worse, but it could have been better as well…And three songs and no flash of D.
Another first time sees the night, as I finally see Polish Black Metal masters Behemoth for the first time those few minutes at Wacken while passing The Quest - Attica Blues - Test.
Dont Test in the Hell band bus does not count! Nothing to complain imho, cuz it really ist he only one I know song by song and happen to love it! Gone pro with stage props: Behemoth. The Eyes of My Heard to Heaven Fly - Chorovaya Akademia, Alexander Sedov - Steps to God festival day begins with a band I just recently discovered.
After their show at Helvete metal club, we partied with them till am. Oh End Of Life - Panzram Division - Dräpatid But this time the Amphitheatre has an audience that some headliners will not attract and only few bands to play first on the last day will ever see.
Welcome to the Night Demon! Up next my favourite Canadian export enters the stage to bring some early darkness to the city of Gelsenkirchen. Blood Ceremony are the ever so charming and living proof that a Hammond organ and flutes do contribute to contemporary music and are still as present as Deep Purple and Jethro Tull. Throw in some of the most endearing female vocals you can imagine and you know what to expect from these four musicians. Michael Carrillo changed his shirt in favour of w black wife beater; good thinking cuz as the drummer he might be sweating the most and with arms like that he might as well show the off.
Bassplayer Lucas Gadke took off his shoes and rocks the barefoot style, way to go bro. To quote Susan on this: I realised my closet is in need of a blue velvet turtleneck onesie! Ready to fight for any battle hymn: Ross The Boss.
The final serenade for me will be that one band playing songs from that other band no one wants to admit to like but in the end everyone will go all crazy when any of their songs will be played in any metal Cue - Burnin. You know that one, the one with the fur bikinis, striking poses and high-pitched vocals many opera singers will be totally jealous of.
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