Heath Festival 2013 – In the battle with Ensiferum, Turisas, Equilibrium, Suidakra und Frosttide

The Heath Festival draws plundering the country and is arguably the largest Viking- and Pagan Metal-Sause this late summer. Therefore, probably all Viking, Horn drinkers and red swordtail the last Sunday in my calender to stand out from among Finnish iron double top leadership „Ensiferum“ and „Turisas“ to pounce on the battlefield. Also present were two German Folk Metal instances, namely „Equilibrium“ and „Suidakra“ and as special guests fueled the Finnish Melodic / Folk Metal „Frost Tide“ the legendary Z-7 Pratteln, Basel really a. The Z-7 was virtually sold out and no hard metallic Drinking Horn Stemmer were present, no, the fair sex was surprisingly well represented in the audience. The Heath Festival has evolved in recent years to absolute tour instance and has also placed last Sunday, the Z-7 in rubble!

Heath Festival 2013 - In the battle!

One would think, that the metal fans in this country so slowly enough with small embossed pagan festivals, but far; Z 7 is the packed, as this Sunday evening, the festival Heath 2013 invites to party. And said partying is probably one of the main reasons, that the long-haired people are inclined so many of. A beer after another wanders over the counter and it is everywhere always louder and funnier. Promptly at 18:30 Clock the lights go out and the stage is „Frost Tide„, which start right really hard. The five-member band has been 2009 musically active and is able to inspire the audience from the first note, although the band on the European continent is not yet known. This circumstance seems the band but rather to motivate and then the guys take advantage of the half-hour of her performance at an exceptionally good impression to. The stage presence of vocalist and keyboardist Joni Snoro Felipe Munoz is absolutely terrific and the whole band is an absolute revelation this evening. „Frost Tide“ leave no stone unturned, the crowd into so right and it is certainly worthwhile, to see the men once again on another occasion.

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Suidakra - Wartunes (live 2013-09-29 - Z7 - Pratteln - Heath Festival)

Shortly after seven entered the Ruhr area of ​​five „Suidakra“ the stage. For me it was also the first time, got to see the men live and what to see, was absolutely strong! Great 40 Minutes with songs like „Inner Sanctum“, „Isle of Skye“, „Dead Man’s Reel“, „Pendragon’s Fall“, „March of Conquest“ and „Wartunes“ from their last studio album were a little breath. Arcadius Antonik singer has a great stage presence and succeeds, completely to pull all those present in its spell. The crowd is cheering and bang like crazy and if someone has given, when not in the „Frost Tide“ the spark has jumped, was at least „Suidakra“ Fire and Flame. Such enthusiasm you do not see every day and it would have been expected, that only when „Ensiferum“ and „Turisas“ so lacking, but far from it, the quartet from Dusseldorf burns the Z-7 is already fully reflected. Overall, this was an absolutely convincing performance and the band had literally completely captured the audience with their groovy sound in no time.

Heath Festival 2013 - In the battle with Turisas

After the appearance of great „Suidakra“, The time has come for „Equilibrium“ with their Epic Folk / Viking Metal. And here the bear really started quilting. The ladies and gentlemen to limelight Robse and songwriter mastermind René had so many new songs in the luggage, as „Forest Shrine“, „Dwarf Hammer“ and „Skyrim“, dem Skyrim Theme, which probably also grabbed the last nerd in the hall and all on the last EP „Forest Shrine“ are found. Munich's Finest spray a chaotic atmosphere, both on stage and in front: The raging mosh pit and Pogo's hot! Met bottles find their way into the audience, just like drinking horns and fists stretched its way into the air. The five-member band has a total of one highly compelling Concert with much enthusiasm and lots of energy ner throws you to the hungry crowd hits like „Blood in the eye“, „The storm“, „Under the Oak“, „With“ and „Undefeated“ against. Meute thanks es, by bringing the Z-7 to boiling. „Equilibrium“ were admittedly refreshingly personable and harder than thought. Really exorbitant playful mediated the Munich audience anyway, that not only the audience had fun at the show, but also the musicians themselves. From my perspective, the band deserves the title of best band of the night.

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Equilibrium - Undefeated (final) - Live Heidenfest 2013 - Paris

Whether beaten by „Equilibrium“-Probably still force constant battle for the headliner? For „Turisas“ well in any case, because even if one of the Music artistically not necessarily what can abgewinnen – ausser viel triumphales Tataa – so you have to recognize it, that the band is on stage right hermacht what, both visually and action moderately. The Northmen wissen, what fun on stage means and so it was time for the men-painted. „Turisas“ could also play very quickly in the hearts of fans. The sound is huge, even if the voice of singer Mathias „Warlord“ Nygård is sometimes a bit quiet. The song „For Your Own Good“ let his hands go in the air and Ludt to party. Also for Epikfans there "To Holmgard And Beyond"Food to party. Can generally „Turisas“ burning little and show a great deal of professionalism on stage. Again and again, the audience is encouraged to give everything, and this will be rewarded with great dedication the fans. Although „Turisas“ many long songs have written in their career and now is now enough material there, to inspire the masses to very long, there is just 60 Minute action on stage. In the end, with „Stand Up and Fight“ drawn a line was and remains a raging mob, a good show with very good light, Got sound and stage presence.

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Turisas - To Holmgard And Beyond (live 2013-09-29 - Z7 - Pratteln - Heath Festival)

Setlist Turisas:

  1. The Bosphorus Freezes Over
  2. For Your Own Good
  3. A Portage to the Unknown
  4. Ten More Miles
  5. Piece By Piece
  6. To Holmgard and Beyond
  7. Greek Fire
  8. As Torches Rise
  9. Battle Metal
  10. We Ride Together
  11. Stand Up and Fight
  12. Toreador Song (Georges Bizet song)

Heath Festival 2013 - In the battle with Ensiferum

As one might think, that „Ensiferum“ subsequently find it difficult, to maintain the tension, but they really have an incredible number of loyal fans, freak out even when the umpteenth gig again and again. Thus, it was (finally) Time, for the epic „Ensiferum“, the second headliner that evening, which one frequently encounters at events pagan character. „Ensiferum“ from Finland playing quite a catchy blend of folk and metal, on precisely this mixture moves the audience tonight's obviously completely off and then the end of the evening was more energetic than. As usual with naked torso, dressed in kilts and with the typical war paint on his face, who has also missed one or the other fan, get the four guys from the far north to „Ensiferum, Ensiferum“-Choirs on stage, the girl wearing a groovy leather gear. In the next hour, not much unusual happened and about the fans would probably annoy even more, but the circuit should still provide a surprise. The first makes the troops with „Into Battle“ from album „Iron“, but there are also newer material in the form of „In My Sword I Trust“ as well as „Unsung Heroes“ the current, album of the same. Two-thirds of the gig will be denied with older material, including mandatory items such as „From Afar“, „Neptune“ and „Twilight Tavern“.

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Ensiferum - Neptune - @Heidenfest/Z7, Pratteln, 29/09/2013

The audience are noted no signs of fatigue and experienced and energetic quartet draws his set by, the songs sound clean and tidy thanks to hew totally, Hair and crowd surfers flying in masses through the area. Amazing is always the technical skill of the musicians, impeccable and flawless. Finally, the lady and gentlemen reach behind the stage, conjure huge sombreros, to this same set up and the cover song „Roll“ to entertain the crowd in a rather curious way. We see a Petri Lindroos as an entertainer, accompanied by his faithful companions Hinkka Sami and Markus Toivonen, which incite the crowd to dance to this song. A great end, with a wonderful twinkle! Once again more confirmed „Ensiferum“, that they are one of the few bands, are really capable, to guide the reins and show, that they are the perfect headliner for a festival. So were „Ensiferum“ a worthy headliner, quiet time where you should have something more to give, to draw from their large repertoire. At the same time, it was a fun and groovy of the overall successful festivals, the only really positive impressions left. In addition to the sovereign and polite Security, fast service to the beverage expenses, the peaceful and joyous festival visitors, it is finally once again highlight the successful organization. That was just perfect!

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Ensiferum - Roll (final) - Live Heidenfest 2013 - Paris

Setlist Ensiferum:

  1. Into Battle
  2. In My Sword I Trust
  3. Windrider
  4. Unsung Heroes
  5. Burning Leaves
  6. From Afar
  7. Twilight Tavern
  8. Neptune
  9. Dark stream
  10. The Longest Journey (Heathen Throne, Part II)
  11. Encore:

  12. Wanderer
  13. Roll (Gipsy Kings Cover)

Heath Festival 2013 - In the battle with Ensiferum

Heath Festival 2013 - In the battle with Ensiferum, Turisas, Equilibrium, Suidakra und Frosttide
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