The on Wednesday opened in Bern Natural History Museum Special „Rock Fossils – And, it's love!“ airs a secret affair paleontology: The passion for hard rock Music. No, in issuing the fossilized remains of departed not rock sizes are issued, but fossils, all of which are the names of important rock- wear and metal bands. Last Wednesday, a previously unknown sea urchin species was the name „Paracidaris eluveitie“ baptized and with an acoustic-Concert appreciated the Swiss folk metallers.
As a child you visited the Natural History Museum usually accompanied by classmates and teachers, then one usually makes a long break until later, if you yourself Children has, is again presenting itself at the Museum. Between, in the period between being a child and a parent, is a museum rather rare. How to attract non-children and non-parents to the Natural History Museum? In which one appeals to this target group in a slightly different way, as a museum would otherwise do. There are scientists, the new, provide previously unknown species name, which are related to the location or shape. And there are scientists, dedicated a new way their favorite rock star. Apparently, there's just a lot of scientists in paleontology, who not only love fossils, but indulge with the same passion of rock music - the hard rock music. The special „Rock Fossils – And, it is Love“ presents 36 Dinosaurs and other fossils, bearing the names of bands or singers from the rock scene. Thus, AC / DC, Lemmy from Motörhead, Ramones, Beatles, Taken Rolling Stones and the Sex Pistols their place in the history of the earth.
The exhibition was first at the geological museum faxes in, Shown Denmark. There they caused an international stir, especially in the Metal-Scene. The Natural History Museum of Bern (NMBE) has the honor, the first building to present the exhibition outside Scandinavia. Meanwhile, the exhibition has received prominent new: The recently discovered fossil ancestor of hippos, It was named after Mick Jagger is at full lips, will be on display for the first time with a reconstruction and skeletal remains. A substantial expansion experienced the exhibition but by the Natural History Museum of Bern itself: The paleontologists of NMBE devote a previously unknown type of sea urchin band Eluveitie. At „Paracidaris Eluveitie“ is it a 160 Million years old, recently in the Swiss Jura (Auenstein, AG) discovered echinoderms, reminiscent of the ornaments of his case to the Celtic ornament items. When the band name Eluveitie it is indeed known to the Etruscan form of the Celtic word Helvetios (The Helvetii).
The exhibition has been stylishly ushered in the skeleton hall of the museum with an acoustic concert by Eluveitie, which on this occasion their „own“ Have received Fossilart, which was given to them in the form of a model of the fossil. The combination of museum and metal concert was extremely irritated me in advance. But that works with acoustic gig? Does pagan metal without metal? No, does not it! Too bad you had a really great live band that night to see the failure. Eluveitie were unfortunately too little brave the experiment. Only the electric guitar to replace Acoustik-guitars was definitely too little creative. Went the whole dynamic of their songs lost, what remained was the sound images always sounded the same. Nix with wild hair shaking and heavy guitars! For the museum gig the eight-member troupe Winterthur has an acoustic set rehearsed and presented sitting in a semicircle. The song „The Call Of The Mountains“ singer and has Drehleiher-player Anna Murphy sung in German Bern, which has been specifically studied for this evening and the whole thing a bit ripped out. Sometimes songs work only, if they are supported by opposites like Eluveitie – Unfortunately, these differences were missing.
NMBE präsentiert: Paläontologe Bernhard Hostettler & der Eluveitie-Seeigel
In addition 160 Million year old sea urchin, will henceforth bear the name of the successful folk metallers, provides the museum with the original „Metal Heart“, the same name as a cover on Accepts 1985 he has been immortalized album, still a very special exhibit for metal fans. The Exhibition „Rock Fossils – And, it's love!“ lasts until 31. More. The social program includes concerts, Lectures and unconventional tours. The latter run under the name „Stage Dive“ and provide visitors to the possibility, immerse yourself not only in the scientific aspect of the topic, to hear but also suitable music and staying at the bar. In addition to the concerts is on Saturday and Sunday a record store of rathouse Records be opened in the exhibition.
Today is the release of the new Eluveitie Albums „Origins“ and recently, the Video to „The Call Of The Mountains“ published. A song about the long-sought goal at the end of the epic journey of the Celts, which evolved into the Helvetii – a song about our mystical, majestic and incomparable Alps. The video was in a matching, beautiful (and sometimes dizzying) Setting gedreht. The song will be released not only in English and / or Gallo, but also in all four official languages of the Switzerland! In addition to the English album version, there are the track and in Swiss German, French, Italian and Romansh course. The multilingual track video we had here in the crypt.
ELUVEITIE - The Call Of The Mountains (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
Here is a new song from the upcoming Eluveitie Album „Origins“. And finally a song about our beautiful mountains. But the realization of an idea with which the band has played around for years: A song which will be published not only in English and / or Gallo, but also in all the languages of the four beautiful Switzerland! A song about the long-sought goal at the end of the epic journey of the Celts, which evolved into the Helvetii – a song about our mystical and unique Alpine. In addition to the English album version, there are the track and in Swiss German, French, Italian and Romansh course specifically on Nuclear Blast's mailorder edition and on iTunes. Can be found here For starters, a multilingual Track-Video for you:
ELUVEITIE - The Call Of The Mountains (OFFICIAL MULTILINGUAL TRACK)
On Saturday, the 31. August, made the Open Air Boom its name, because there were Metal from Eluveitie and Grave Digger. The Tree Openair ist ein sehr junges Festival im Oberbaselbiet, genauer Diegten, which is probably due to its fresh on the trade market the spoiled Swiss audience simply too little known, the Advertising alone is not attracted enough attention and simply were announced this weekend too many other events. So sucked diese zwei grossen Names alleine nicht viele allzu Metalheads an, because, unfortunately, were estimated on this evening might 150 to 200 People present, um die zwei grossartigen Bands abzufeiern. But this was no reason for the audience to mope and the concerts were all top notch!
Personally, I was more than just this familiar framework right, I, the large Concert-Open-air anyway sooo not like it, for the organizers, the sparse audience but rather be a disaster have been. Damage, because the boom Open Air was really well organized, the visitors lacked neither food and drink, nor to the sanitary facilities and where other Festivals with expensive cashless systems this year so had their problems, showed the little open air the big operators, that can be used with a simple card trick, one for which 50 Franken could buy, to pay the rest of the evening without cash. The location was absolutely awesome and the staff extremely helpful and friendly. Since it is very unfortunate, that the organizers were not blessed with more viewers, because to be based on the existing visitor the two days have hardly paid and the implementation of a further boom in open air is probably more so than in the stars…
The evening was opened by 19:30 Clock first in Switzerland, The Frankfurt Quietschboys, which sealed her skirt and played to the point with Hessian dialect texts to international hits such as „Nothing else matters“ from Metallica (I'll be fat), „Angie“ The Rolling Stones (Hähnche), „Have a nice day“ Bon Jovi (I sauf schee me) or „Thunderstruck“ by AC / DC (Günther Strack) the audience einheizte properly. The guys did their job quite well, although I personally such cover versions and comedy- or Fun-metal à la J.B.O. less satisfied. The light rain started, who stopped again fortunately after a short time, then let us go under the tent and indulge in the culinary offerings. At about. 21:30 Clock then put the Swiss metal band Celtic Eluveitie going on as usual and was able to pull the audience right from the beginning in its spell. Since most of the existing visitors were there for exactly this band, This concert was an absolute home game and the band was clearly motivated. A clean Concert, in which the spark immediately leapt to the audience and for the next almost 2 Hours really brought the fire to blaze. As always offered Eluveitie an absolutely brilliant show!
At about. 23:30 Clock it was eerily dark walked on stage as the stage of the Reaper. With a bagpipe intro voted us the Grim Reaper on the appearance of a Grave Digger. The masked keyboardist Hans-Peter Cat Castle walked it slowly across the stage and prepared the audience with the intro to the title track of their latest album „Clash of the Gods“ before. What came next, really was more than impressive, if one keeps in mind, that Gravedigger for over 30 Years are active and all the dominions no 20 are more. From the start, the Gravedigger rolled over with frontman Chris Boltendahl the remaining audience, Unfortunately, some were already gone back after the performance of Eluveitie. Grave Digger knüppelte with crystal clear sound and a lot of pressure from their numerous classics. In the framework of highly precise rhythm bassist Jens Becker and Stefan Arnold, guitarist Axel Ritt was a virtuoso romp. It was amazing, as squeaky clean Axel was able to play the most demanding passages and thereby kept quiet for a minute, but feared and raged like a dervish. Not to mention Chris Boltendahl, whose raspy voice sounded fresher than ever and looked in top shape physically. It was an all around great show with great entertainment. The gentlemen have played songs across their albums, and finally there were three encores. What the fans got to see this evening, was phenomenal. Frontman and founding member Chris Boltendahl and his men have rocked the stage par excellence and it would treat the artists and the organizers, if the audience would have been more numerous…
Grave Digger - Intro + Clash of the Gods, Masters of Rock 2013
„Is that still punk rock, when your favorite song is on the charts?“, ask The doctors in one of her latest songs and the answer is the same supplied with one: „I do not think!“ I am also of this opinion, but Die Toten Hosen yet been able to convince. Quite possible, that The doctors had in mind when densities of these lines to the fans of the band from Dusseldorf. And the question is entitled! As successful as the band from Dusseldorf is currently only in German-speaking Schlager-Count Unholy. Punk leaned immemorial times against the social consensus on, but this German beer rock bliss, which celebrate the Pants on the straps, is rather a kind of antithesis to punk. I have the pants in the years 1996 and 2002 enjoyed on the straps and maybe it's because, that the pants and I have grown old, as Campino sings again? „I am not yet sixty, and I'm not close.“ Well, because of close and, at Campino it takes another nine years… Luckily for me a lot more
„No future – that was yesterday, A lot has happened since the“, to quote again the song mentioned in the introduction and „which has as the coolness factor of a garden tractor“ fits like ass back on bucket. But we are only the second day of the 30. Gurtenfestival, that over 20’000 Visitors was sold out. Again, a small parallel to the Toten Hosen, which last year you 30 year there were celebrations. Back to the festival, opened the day Hoffmaestro from Sweden with a full load of Ska. Restrained indie presented at the tent stage the country men of Friska Viljor and similarly changeable as the weather, the concert program, which did not, whether it should choose between sweltering desert heat and light rain.
Die Toten Hosen - Hier Kommt Alex ( Gurtenfestival 2013 )
Those who wanted to escape the impending rain, twisted under the tent of the tent stage, where the Swiss Celtic Metal-Band Eluveitie significantly positively by the previous acts on the straps abhebte with their sound. Celtic sounds, Bagpipes and urhelvetische iconography attracted diehard metalheads, but the average visitor seemed to confuse rather. The latter therefore sat down but rather to the brave Lunik on the forest stage from. Sophie Hunger strikes, meanwhile bravely on the main stage and is clearly motivated. A clean Concert, but the spark just does not want to skip right to the audience. Partly audience sway to the big band rhythms with, hunger but they can not move more with the largest effort, because all waiting for Die Toten Hosen.
Then, finally, time as announced by 21:45 Clock, fly the pants the flag on the main stage. Frontman Campino can not burn and provides equal you start a huge show off. Already the second song he can be of his „Security“ contribute to the fans. The hungry crowd bawls thrilled hits like „Ballast of the Republic“, „Bonnie & Clyde“ and „Everything from Love“ with. There is a lively atmosphere and the lead singer Campino tells us of a world, which is mainly about football, Barley juice, Party and passive sport seems to be turning. Campino, which lately quite like something even more striking as a composer of togetherness hymns („On days like these“, „Arise, if you on the ground are“) excels, is a born entertainer.
Paradise - Ambush & Die Toten Hosen, Gurtenfestival 2013 HQ
The singer mentioned, that he has in years 1996 and 2002 was on the straps and he can not remember well by its own account. He also remembered the April 2012 the band on the occasion „Magical-Mystery-Tour“ pants a private concert on a Bernese attic, belongs to a private apartment, played and according Campino one of the best parties ever celebrated. I even remembered, as „The Golden Lemon“ gave a concert in the riding hall and Campino, Kuddel and Wölli were as friends on tour. That evening, it was possible, to tip a few beers with the boys, to talk and to provide some nonsense. It was lovely, but it's been forever, no longer true, and therefore returned to the concert. „Paradise“ the band broke off suddenly, because a (Ambush) in the audience held up a banner with „Campino, I can better“. Campino asked Pasci from Aargau with the words „Here, the stage is the loser“ on the boards mean the world and the Aargau's doing not bad at once and used the big stage, to play to the gallery and the 15 Enjoying Minutes of Fame.
Next we went and latest in „All for Love“ the people themselves were jumping in the arms and Pyros are fired, which offset the fierce Broncos in a frenzy. Soon it was no longer clear, what welding, what were spilled beer and what tears of joy. The big headliner on Friday night brought the text safe Bern to the brink of the circulatory collapse and offered a huge and energetic concert. But somehow it was many years ago on the Mount Gurten better and that made not only the partially finely dressed out over 20’000 People from. No, somehow the straps charm has given the absolute commercial, Friendships to see and be seen, and anyway somehow all look the same and even this evening. They are clean, healthy, gutriechend, without hair, efficient and unobtrusive. How boring and kinda disgusting. Where are all the Freaks remained? Where are the goths and punks? All the „Spinner“ you can count on one hand. Nothing more going, neat people everywhere, all look, as if they are middle 30. Even if they 20 are, see it like this. If they crazy are, wear them beards and hats and trousers Shirt.
But what the heck, also a parallel to the tape – and yet somehow makes it so fun. Nearly two hours, the band rocked and the atmospheric regular highlight of this year's anniversary edition proved once more as the ideal occupation for a festival at this latitude. The usual enthusiasm and interaction with the audience was missing just as the crowd surfing trip to the mixing tower campinos – including Bengali torch on the roof – and back. The belt is located in the Toten Hosen concert in Sing-along-to-noise, „Here comes Alex“, „Make a wish“, the Doctors-Cover „Cry for love“, „Days like these“ and as the first addition „iced Bommerlunder“. The rest give the weary rebels the belts with the counting rhyme „Ten little hunters“ and adoption of official anthem „Goodbye“. A lot of spectacle, but what the dead has to offer with punk pants no longer care much, is probably more likely to become Schunkel Punk. Ja Macht nix, Heino covert meanwhile tion of song „The doctors“, will fit it all, otherwise it is suitable „made“… Are you still punk rock?
Campino zündet Pyro, Die Toten Hosen, Gurtenfestival 2013 HQ
Setlist der Toten Hosen am Gurtenfestival:
Ballast of the Republic
This is the moment
All that was
Today here, Tomorrow there (Hannes Wader Cover)
Bonnie & Clyde
Paradise (Is it better Pasci?)
Never an opinion
All for Love
Cry for love (Die Ärzte Cover)
Arise, when you're down
Here comes Alex
Make a wish
Days like these
Everything will pass
Far Far Away (Slade Cover)
Ten little hunters
Kind regards, on Wiederseh'n
Outside the door
Sunday Word (Campino Croudsurfing)
To the bitter end (Campino Surfing Back)
You’ll Never Walk Alone (Gerry & The Pacemakers cover)
Is that still punk rock? I do not think! - Die Toten Hosen on Gurtenfestival
The first issue sank into the mud Jonschwil, the second Basel organizers broke Free and Virgin the neck. The Sonisphere Festival has been available under a bad sign. Last Wednesday, the third attempt succeeded in new surroundings and with new operator. 32’000 Metalheads - more than expected - streamed into the grounds Rives Parc Du Lac in Yverdon-les-Bains on Lake Neuchâtel with the headliners Motörhead, Slayer and Metallica. The restart was successful, is far from perfect. The sound was, if he come – with Mastodon did not run as the PA half the time and fell always again – but surprisingly well. The Golden Circle was designed to be big and we had once again, Jonschwil says hello, about 30 Minutes for drinks queue. Nevertheless, my impression was that this was the best so far Sonisphere Festival, the sunny weather and the stunning location made it so offset some.
Around 32’000 Have music fans Metallica on the former Expo.02 Terrain in Yverdon-les-Bains, which 28 itself’000 Population has, curly, where on Wednesday the third edition of the Sonisphere festival on the stage was. This was the first time, that in this city, a festival was organized on this scale. The festival began at 15 Clock with blue skies, The atmosphere was ok and the high decibels, so hoch, that the concerts to the 13 km away Cheyres (FR) could be heard. Some 1,200 workers were involved in the success of the festival, installation took about a week and it had some 50 Takeaways, 5.5 km barriers and 300 mobile Toilets. Funnily enough, was placed no bar in the Golden Circle area, which I did not really care but, eh I was not among the Weichspülmetalern with too much coal in the bag, but organizationally this would certainly have been handled better, but so had to stop the Rich People for infantry get drinks, not exactly what the wait times shorter.
Gojira Live @ Sonisphere Switzerland Yverdon - The Wild Child
With headliners Metallica, Motörhead Slayer could indeed concentrated Metal-Power are presented. Eluveitie, Gojira and Mastodon were also of the party, the three but had to bite the bullet and virtually the sun-laden audience - in the afternoon 30 Degree - their Music make delicious. With Eluveitie was unfortunately completely dead pants, But perhaps what the sound was, the presumably in comparison to the rest of the program was out of the ordinary and has not met the expectations of visitors and the band had been playing for half an hour after opening the door. But Gojira had to remind the audience it, that this was ne metal show and invited to pits, but what took place. And so could only Mastodon, they offered, especially their newest album „The Hunter“ error, ensure a good atmosphere. Unfortunately, increased during 45 Minutes without exaggeration 15 times the sound off and it really was the lowest level, I can only ausprechen a big compliment to Mastodon, which could not be swayed and again batting confidently and without the eyelashes made further.
The subsequently occurring living legends, Slayer, indeed had no inconsistencies with the art, But somehow giving the impression, Problems with the musculoskeletal system to have. As dynamically as a terracotta army they reeled off their setlist. Perhaps this was also in the audience and Slayer became fascinated by the motionless crowd – or was it simply the age, because Tom looked visually in my eyes as not quite the freshest. Slayer bribed with their uncompromising, lightning-fast and rock-hard sound. In this incredible precision could be the Slayer but not necessarily expected, for guitarist Jeff Hanneman has still not recovered from his spider bite infection and had to be replaced by Gary Holt. There were a few mosh pits but, Although not directly in front of the stage (Golden Circle Problem), But the foot soldiers but it went off, although these pits more mostly as children's birthday had.
Slayer - Raining Blood - Angel of Death - Sonisphere 2012
Motörhead showed continued good of their dirty side and sprayed never boring. But even here, the mood was missing front of the stage and Lemmy often stood there and waited for reactions without question from the audience, when he announced a song. New was of the old masters of harsh tones certainly not to hear but. Cult rocker Lemmy Kilmister offered its usual, unembellished, honest rock. At the same time withdrew the sun and gave her place of matching dusk. The more time passed, and the darker it became, the more seeking their place with a direct view to the stage. The entire fan base waiting for Metallica and expected a black spectacle. Incidentally, it is not surprising me, Free and Virgin that has gone bankrupt at the Sonisphere Basel, when I think of the Schlangensteherei in Yverdon and how much revenue in Yverdon by waiting lost went, I can only say: Damage, Damage, Damage.
Very punctual and full of enthusiasm trumped on Metallica, each song technical register was drawn. Californians played the „Black Album“ – their legendary milestone of work 1991 – at full length. But the album just by Song 1 to 12 runterzunudeln, that would be for the metal heroes too easy, Metallica turned instead to the order of the songs and started with „The Struggle Within“, the actual final song of the album. The twelve songs on the disc are now considered anthems of rock music. How much, it showed on Sonisphere Festival, agreed as thousands of fans in the singing of frontman James Hetfield and applauded along the beat of drummer Lars Ulrich. And not just in the radio-friendly ballad „Nothing Else Matters“, but virtually every single song. Metallica convinced, up to Kirk Hammett, to each of these screwed up constantly easiest passages.
Metallica @ Sonisphere Switzerland Yverdon 2012 - For Whom the Bell Tolls HD
Pleasing was at Metallica, that musical aberration with Lulu and the unfortunate collaboration with Lou Reed survived without damage, and with the interpretations of the „Black Album“ While nothing new was offered, but the boys signaled with her long, spirited performance, that they are still the old ones are. „Blackened“ let rise at every little pyromaniacs the heart with large flames and columns „One“ impressed with upper fat lasers. The „Black Album“ was, in my view something langfädig and for me years ago Death of the band, But you get older and so the overall sound came across very well and (my) Fortunately, it does not stay with the songs from this album, but it was the older inclined fan also offered food.
Overall it was a horny, relaxing event in a harmonious environment. The Sonisphere in Yverdon was marked by moderation: fewer bands, fewer viewers, less megalomania, less crowding for the same musical quality. The belt change went smoothly, and the sound was of astonishing transparency and came across really fat. Annoying was the only crowd at the beer stands and probably for a lot of bands to large scale Golden Circle area for the Rich People, which were too small or too lazy, to move her ass. The main thing, then you go to the merch booth, buys an expensive Shirt and then allowed to hang out the big fan. And that the Golden Circler were too good to show enthusiasm, was actually more than anticipated and therefore I have no pity for – in addition to the bands over. Nevertheless, Metallica, Motörhead, Slayer, Mastodon, Gojira and Eluveitie were simply class. Obviously, it needs to get the same Romandie is a great festival. Really great location and probably the best so far Sonisphere…
Metallica @ Sonisphere Switzerland 2012 - One
Concert Review: Sonisphere Festival 2012 in Yverdon-les-Bains mit Metallica, Motörhead und Slayer
Metallica are the headliners of the third edition of the Metal-Festivals Sonisphere, which this year for the third time in the Switzerland performed. Metallica play her „Black Album“ at full length. Further certify acts are: Slayer, Motörhead, Mastadon, Gojira and Eluveitie. Sonisphere take place on Wednesday, 30. More 2012 in Yverdon-les-Bain statt. The open-air festival grounds at the Parc des Rives du Lac is a unique setting for the Festival of Metal Friends. The grounds on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel was during Expo.02 used as an exhibition center and holds 45’000 Visitors. But now the seasons of Men…
Friends, booked you on Wednesday, the 30. More 2012, because yesterday was on the Metallica Homepage subsequently published. Which will provide a lot of cheers and praise, I can not but to really excite, then obviously it will complete „Black Album“ be played – well, let's see if I am doing the – there might highest Slayer the necessary Compensation Thrash ensure…
Final European Tour Announcement
This is it, our final addition to the summer vacation in Europe with a Sonisphere date at Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland on May 30, 2012. You guessed it, the ‚Black Album‘ will be performed in its entirety (yeah, yeah, that 20th Anniversary thing) and the line-up for the day is out of this world as Slayer, Motorhead, Mastodon, Gojira and Eluveitie will all be joining us!
The Met Club pre-sale already in progress, so Clubbers should log in for details. The pre-sale will end on Wednesday, February 15 at 9:00 AM local time. There is a four ticket limit for the pre-sale.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 17 at 8:00 AM local time at www.ticketcorner.ch. For more information about Sonisphere, click here: www.sonispherefestivals.com.
Thus, Metallica The headliner of the third edition of Heavy Metal Festival Sonisphere, which this year in the Switzerland performed. The open-air festival grounds at the Parc des Rives du Lac provides a unique backdrop for the Festival of Metal friends and for me it could be the reason, I bring this event to heart. The grounds on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel was during Expo.02 used as an exhibition center and holds around 45’000 Visitor. Let's hope, that the organizers of the festival this time manage better than a year 2011 (Dawn of the Joggeli) or 2010 (The Big Desaster)…
The Swiss pagan metal band Eluveitie sign up with interesting news:
After several weeks of silence (you will soon learn, which we were engaged) We are happy, announce the first of the big news coming in the near future to. Early September (addition of a new website) „EluTV“ start: Basically, a complete documentation on our tour- and recording activities in the form of several episodes, enriched with exclusive backstage footage. Of course, free of charge!
„Task of Art it is today, Bring chaos into order.“ wrote Theodor W. Adorno in Minima Moralia and the organization and coordination of the Sonisphere festival in Basel was marked by chaos, as well as several bands noticed in announcements and you could talk on the last Friday of luck, that nothing happened. But there were also shows by hammer Hatebreed, Slipknot, Eluveitie and Iron Maiden. Bands super, Weather super, Not rest. But the OK Swiss Sonisphere this can, after last year's mud fight obviously afford… – because it could have been worse. The great bands let so ignore some and the bulk of the metal heads to put a smile in the face.
Last Friday, it was time again: Sonisphere set up camp, for the second time and after Maiden voyage in Jonschwil, The festival took place this time in Basel St. Jakob Stadium along with revulsion instead. The weather showed its good side and the inexhaustible number of bands could overlook one something about the organizational deficiencies – but does not forget, because it became clear already with the start to the festival on Friday, to really understand what the Sonisphere: Profit maximization! Unfortunately the game were the times of the Bands, what has changed in the run x times, at the beginning of the day switched back and compresses, should have ensured that neither fans nor enthusiasm for bands, I personally do not really played a role.
The Bändeltausch was organized amateurish and super Bändelchen, because these gibts 1:1 for 120 Francs to buy at King Flyer… 1000 Piece, the link to it was even printed and not enough, with a ticket could get ribbons as much as you wanted and so make friends and a joy. But this should be only the beginning of the organized chaos, because the festival was for weeks under a bad sign, since the event will lack the Football Spectators- had to be moved to the athletics stadium and it was not possible there, take seats in the paid claim to. To all buyers of a seat tickets were given to the inlet Bons for two drinks and a Sausage. But where the hell you could redeem the vouchers for the promised free drinks and sausage? 90% the catering stalls wanted nothing at all events by this Bons wissen. Also had a strange, that once you had entered the Metal Festival, to see first a cake stand was… oh well – I knew something hitherto, but might as well be nice, to Hatebreed Coffee reinzuziehen and cakes. After such a Concert needs of ausgepowerte Metalhead well known, a sugar shock…
Sonisphere 2011 // Slipknot - Sid Wilson crowdsurfing after he jumps from a truck
But we come first to the main festival, the Music! Unfortunately, you could also these, at the beginning of the festival is not really enjoy, Sick Puppies at the Apollo Stage, notabene the main stage of the event, It was a power outage, let rise again what already doubts about the professionalism of the organization. Cataract at the Red Bull Stage one was not let in, as the hall was already full. The security was left there some students and teens, which also had the dubious pleasure, disappointed fans dismiss closed doors, which could easily fit in more alkholosierten Fans can escalate. Was given masses for us announced some sun, we are lounging near the Apollo stage on the lawn, them extensive first trouble drown evaporate… and it came in a little enjoyment of Mr Big, which does not really correspond to my Gusto.
That was the first show that you could really enjoy with Dave Wyndorf, his sign of rotation- cornerstone of drug-laden Monster Magnet. By Dave and his men already had a highlight of the Sonisphere's announced: Hatebreed! Just amazing how these guys have understood right from the beginning the audience to captivate. Hellishly loud and with such a fat sound, stand still do not know the guys. With such fat riffs, there is simply no excuse. Honest emotions, impetuous passion, a fat sound and very powerful energy. Prior to the Bohemia stage the audience was almost closed in motion, Jamey Jasta raged over the boards and fueled the sweaty crowd always further and celebrating with the best sound and killer tracks like „Destroy Everything“, „This Is Now“, „Live For This“ or „Doomsayer“ a huge party.
Monster Magnet - Crop Circle (Complete song)
The Eluveitie and Slipknot at the same time had to play, was a little ugliness, so many fans angry, as well as the marketplace, which was completely beyond established, because who buys flip-flops on a Metal-Festival? On all the countless festivals to think I have participated, I've never – but never did – Flip flops seen for sale! The 4 dl water for this 5 Franken was sold, fits again into the whole picture of the profit maximization, but not enough so, the stands were no bottles sold, purely as people walked with open party kegs. I do not know how excited would be Iron Maiden, if they knew, that you could just walk in without any obstacle with firearms. I've seen a lot, Unprofessional but something ridiculous and I've come across yet rarely, purely because even increase a rocket launcher would have been no problem.
But let's get back to the music, Recognition naturally deserve more Sonisphere exponents like Hammerfall, Mastodon and Eluveitie, allsamt which offered great shows and convince the fans absolutely could. Also Chrigel Eluveitie had noticed the organizational chaos and tried to loosen up a little joke the whole, Chaosphere is only one of the expressions that fell. As always with his band offered their melodic death metal with Celtic melodies that, what was expected of them: Rock, groove, dance, jump, sound, dream, release.
Since last year (Drugs-)Tod des Slipknot bassist Paul D. Grey is the band from Iowa occurred rarely. Despite or perhaps because of it offered Slipknot a fireworks. On the main stage, they gave a tryst, how great was the furious. Although it is daylight and sun screwed the bizarre-looking clownish metallers the visual- and listening in spherical heights. Moderately rotor into the air is also screwed Joey Jordison Drum along with his station and along with pyrotechnics Slipknot Stage Diving gave the best. About 90 Minutes took the gig, of not a few times viewers casualties and helpers as accomplices industrious minutes gave. Unfortunately, you could see the screens of the Apollo Stage little from behind.
The food stalls at Sonisphere (not in the Hall), were hygienically swinish. Prefabricated Hamburger lay open in a box. The money was taken with bare hands, then press Selbiger with the meat and cheese on the bread and meat together. The same hand scratches his face seconds later in, lifts from the floor waste or assist with unwashed then again around Eating. Not one person on the stand does so, no, do it all and in Münzstock were fries and money, partially mixed in with food and. Because I wish but good appetite. And friends, 9 Francs for a 4 Each bite of pizza is not only a slight exaggeration, but borders on usury, because one is only a sip of water, from the cup with gold rim
But let's get back to the music, there still big headliners such as Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden queue. Even if it does not manage Mr Cooper, to impress me vocally, so it's really exciting to see what scene serve the next song will probably. He was listening to a call, that „I’m Eighteen“ long, long can not agree, his imagination and enjoy the game with crazy props has overtaken this age fortunately hardly. With an impressive wealth of vitality, Energy and leads us to the grotesque 63 year old rocker through his theater of kitsch and self-promotion.
Kitischig were not completely Iron Maiden. The Iron Maiden brought mainly at the beginning of songs „The Final Frontier“, her latest album and perish in which I killed would not warm. Matching the new disc ballerte the intro along with the following „Final Frontier“ and „El Dorado“ from the speakers. The stage was, as almost always, well designed or. inspired by the latest output, that is, a science fiction landscape – bordered by two radio towers along with starry sky. It was a true classic: „2 Minutes To Midnight“. It's still fascinating, top shape as the six men to sweep the stage. And later still the 20 Meter version staring across the stage and sparkles with red evil eyes, is the world anyway in order. Ok, the guy does look now like a space hog, but damn, it is still Eddie. Screeeeeaaaammmmm for me Basel, Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmm for meeeee!
Very large cinema and a domed roof and stage background twinkle lights like stars. Somehow beautiful galactic. But that was not all, what was offered the eye: Too many songs were suitable huge fabric pictures of theater scenes drawn in the stage background and Eddie was not missing.
And then came back a few newer pieces („Blood Brothers“, „The Wicker Man“ and „When The Wild Wind Blows“), to „The Evil That Men Do“ initiated the block of classics. From that moment it was going to happen even to the most skeptical: All the same, whether the melancholic passages of „Fear Of The Dark“ or the godlike twin leads of „Iron Maiden“: Who at that moment did not get goosebumps or so rough mitgröhlte, that he had the next day feed pounds of cough drops, who on that night something wrong!
Iron Maiden live at Sonisphere Basel 24.6.2011 - Blood Brothers
Pickpockets, allegedly from Romania, made as another evil all stages uncertain and many a metalhead to a iPhone or purse poorer. It was clear, that they are the perpetrators not „Metaler“ could act, because I had never experienced that steal from them mutually. But as the saying goes, someday is the first time, Perhaps this also applies to the flip-flops. At least pickpockets were already organized at Greenfield (!) on the way, This phenomenon seems so slow to open-air concerts to be common practice.
About this year's Sonisphere event could I wrote a lot, after all, were also further Gwar, In Flames, Judas Priest and so on start. But too many words spoil the Textejakulat so I just hope fertile ground for criticism, because somehow I got at the present chaos again and again the Mud Jonschwil 2010 to mind. But apparently, all good things come in threes and perhaps does one next year finally a professional and totally convincing festival in the kitchens of Outfield Productions and the concert in Zurich Free Agency & Virgin to sizzle, because this year they have even more than anything else splattered with fame. Next year for me has truly awesome line-up at the start of his, I'll be back… or I'm on the Park and watch me free concert an
Sonisphere Iron Maiden - Dance of Death 24.06.2011
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