Metallica by Request in Basel, Sonisphere Switzerland: The ultimate recommendations from the Crypt

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Metallica by Request am Sonisphere 2014 Switzerland in Basel comes as it must, the mass is completely spoil the Traumsetlist. Also, makes me personally and I ask you a favor, chooses not „Enter Sandman“, „Nothing Else Matters“ more „Sad But True“, that makes the mass one way or another. Selects the official recommendation from the Crypt:

  • Am I Evil?
  • Whiplash
  • Blitzkrieg
  • Last Caress/Green Hell
  • So what
  • the, Die My Darling
  • Fade To Black
  • Metal Militia
  • Jump in the Fire
  • Battery
  • No Remorse
  • The Four Horsemen
  • MASTER of Puppets
  • Damage, Inc.
  • Phantom Lord
  • Astronomy
  • Damage Case
  • It’s Electric
  • Helpless
  • One
  • Orion
  • Fight Fire With Fire
  • Jump in the Fire

The current Stand des Voting can be found here. So friends, tackle wirs and make the appearance in Basel NO Massenhappening! If you would like to like to read, like the Sonisphere festivals with METALLICA and many other bands have been in the past, place for years „2010: The Big Four in Switzerland – The Big Desaster„,“2011: Dawn of the Joggeli“ and „2012: In Yverdon-les-bains“ the Concert Reviews here in the Crypt!

Metallica by Request in Basel, Sonisphere Switzerland

Concert Review: Sonisphere Festival 2012 in Yverdon-les-Bains mit Metallica, Motorhead and Slayer

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 - flocked to the Parc Rives Du Lac in Yverdon-Les-Bains on Lake Neuchâtel with headliners Motorhead, Slayer and METALLICA. The restart was successful, is far from perfect. The sound was, if he come – At 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 sends his regards, Uber 30 pending minutes for drinks. 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 Gelände in Yverdon-les-Bains, which 28 itself’000 Population has, curly, where on Wednesday was the third edition of the Sonisphere festival on the stage. This was the first time, that a festival was organized in this magnitude in this city. The festival began at 15 Clock with blue skies, the atmosphere was ok and the decibel high, so hoch, that the concerts to the 13 km away Cheyres (FR) were heard. Around 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, because I always do not belong to the Weichspülmetalern with too much coal in the bag, but organizationally it certainly could be better solved, but so halt had to get drinks for the infantry Rich People, what the wait times are not just reduced.

Gojira Live @ Sonisphere Switzerland Yverdon - The Wild Child

With headliners Metallica, Motörhead and Slayer could indeed concentrated Metal-Power will be presented. ELUVEITIE, Gojira and Mastodon were also of the party, the three had but to bite the bullet and quasi in the sun geschwängerten audience - in the afternoon 30 Degree - their Music make delicious. With Eluveitie was unfortunately completely dead pants, But perhaps what the sound was, presumably in comparison with the rest of the program something fell out of the frame and thus has not met the expectations of visitors and the band already had to play half an hour after door opening. 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 great 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 it did not let itself be swayed and constantly batting confidently and without the eyelashes might enlarge.

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. Similar dynamic as a terracotta army it reeled from 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, flurry and rock-hard sound. This incredible precision but the Slayer was 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, worked although these pits mostly more like children's birthday.

Slayer - Raining Blood - Angel Of Death - Sonisphere 2012

Motörhead showed turn from their dirty good side and never sprayed boredom. But here lacked the sentiment front of the stage and Lemmy often stood unquestionably, waiting for reactions from the audience, when he announced a song. New, however, was not to be heard by the old masters of the hard tones course. Cult rocker Lemmy Kilmister offered its usual, unfussy, honest rock. At the same time, the Sun withdrew and handed over their place of matching Dusk. The more time passed, and the darker it became, the more sought their place with 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.

Extremely punctual and full of playfulness outdid Metallica on, each song technical register was drawn. Californians played the „Black Album“ – their legendary landmark work of 1991 – in full length. But the album just by Song 1 to 12 runterzunudeln, that would be too easy for the Metal-heroes, 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 of 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 unsuccessful 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 your heart open with big flame-pillars and at every little pyromaniac „One“ convinced with top fat lasers. the „Black Album“ was in my view something langfädig and for me years ago The death of the band, But one gets older and so the sound came total over very well and (my) Fortunately, it does not stick to the songs from this album, but it was commanded inclined fan also older Kost.

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, fewer crowds at constant musical quality. The band change went smoothly and the sound was of astonishing transparency and came over really fat. Annoying was only the crowd in front of the beer stands and probably for the bands of much too 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 can hang out the big fan. And that the Golden Circler were too good to show enthusiasm, was actually more than foreseen and hence I have no pity for – except the bands over. Nevertheless, METALLICA, Motorhead, 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…

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DRC presents: Kill’em all – Sonisphere Metallica Special

Today the Sonisphere finds Switzerland place and the occasion presents DRC - dravens Radio from the Crypt for all those left behind and those, which 4 Men can not expect „Kill’em all – METALLICA Special“ on the house are radio. The program includes the four gentlemen there in person, plus Bands wie The Misfits, Diamond Head, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Bob Seger, Destruction, Beatallica, Apocalyptica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Thin Lizzy, Donots, Hatebreed, In Extremo, Machine Head, Primal Fear, Staind, Bullet for my Valentine, Fear Factory, Danzig, Six Feed Under and Discharge. All The Four Horsemen including pay tribute or have significantly influenced. And now: Bang your Head!!!

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Sonisphere Switzerland 2012: Seasons of Metallica and Co.

METALLICA are the headliners of the third edition of the Metal-Festivals Sonisphere, which this year for the third time in the Switzerland is carried out. METALLICA play her „Black Album“ in full length. More certify Acts are: Slayer, Motorhead, Mastadon, Gojira and ELUVEITIE. Sonisphere take place on Wednesday, 30. More 2012 in Yverdon-les-Bain statt. The open-air festival grounds at Parc des Rives du Lac is the unique backdrop for the festival of Metal friends. The site on the banks of Lake Neuchâtel was during Expo.02 used as an exhibition area and holds 45’000 Visitors. But now the seasons of Men…


doorway 15.00 Clock
ELUVEITIE: 15.45 – 16.15 Clock, Stage II
Gojira: 16.20 – 16.50 Clock, Stage I
Mastodon: 17.00 – 17.40 Clock, Stage II
Motorhead: 17.50 – 19.00 Clock, Stage I
Slayer: 19.10 – 20.10 Clock, Stage II
METALLICA: 20.30 – 22.30 Clock, Stage I

Thus, Metallica finished, before the last trains:

Yverdon Les Bains – Zürich: 23.07 Clock
Yverdon Les Bains – Bern: 23.07 Clock
Yverdon Les Bains – Basel: 23.07 Clock
Yverdon Les Bains – Lucerne: 23.07 Clock
Yverdon Les Bains – St. Gallen: 22.07 Clock
Yverdon Les Bains – Lausanne: 00.00 Clock
Yverdon Les Bains – Geneva: 23.53 Clock

Sonisphere Switzerland 2012 with Metallica and Slayer

*** Meanwhile, the concert by, this way to the Review ***

Friends, booked you on Wednesday, the 30. More 2012, because yesterday was on the Metallica Homepage published subsequently. What will provide many of cheers and song, 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 at the 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 For more information about Sonisphere, click here:

Thus, METALLICA The headliner of the third edition of Heavy Metal Festival Sonisphere, which this year in the Switzerland is carried out. The open-air festival grounds at Parc des Rives du Lac provides a unique backdrop for the festival of Metal friends and could become a reason for me but, me to lead this event to heart. The site on the banks of Lake Neuchâtel was during Expo.02 used as an exhibition center and summarizes the 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)

Sonisphere 2011 – Dawn of the Joggeli

„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 various bands noticed in announcements and one could speak of luck on the last Friday, 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 mudslinging obviously afford… – because it could have been worse. The great bands could so ignore some and most of the metalheads to put a smile on 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 were an overlook something about the organizational shortcomings – 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, which was changed in advance x times, at the beginning of the day switched back and compresses, which should have provided neither fans nor bands for enthusiasm, personally but not really played me a role.

The Bändeltausch was amateurishly organized and super Bändelchen, because these gibts 1:1 For 120 Francs to buy at King Flyer… 1000 Stuck, the link to it was even printed and not enough, with a ticket you could get as much as you wanted Bändel and thus give pleasure friends and acquaintances. 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 athletic stadium and it was not possible there, to take the seats paid in claim. To all buyers of a seating tickets were given to the inlet Bons for two drinks and a Sausage. But where the hell could redeem the vouchers for the promised free drinks and sausage? 90% the catering stalls wanted nothing at all events of this Bons Knowledge. Also had a strange, that once you had entered the Metal Festival, first a tart stand was to see… 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, which left already again cast doubt on 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 up any students and Teenies, who also had the dubious pleasure, dismiss disappointed fans in front of closed doors, which loosely at more alkholosierten fans could escalate. Was given masses For us announced some sun, so we were lounging us near the Apollo Stage on the lawn, caused the 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- focal point of drug geschwängerten Monster Magnet. After Dave and his men a highlight of Sonisphere's had already announced: Hatebreed! Just amazing how these guys have understood right from the beginning the audience to captivate. Höllisch loud and with such a rich sound, stand still do not know the guys. With such fat riffs, there is simply no excuse. Honest emotions, impetuous passion, a richer sound and more powerful energy. Prior to the Bohemia stage the audience was almost closed in motion, Jamey Jasta raged over the boards and fueled the perspiring 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, annoyed so many fans, as well as the marketplace, which completely beyond was established, because who buys flip-flops on a Metal-Festival? On all mine countless festivals in which I have participated, I've never – but never did – Flip flops seen for sale! the 4 dl water here for 5 Franken was sold, fits again into the whole picture of the profit maximization, but not enough so, at the stands were no bottles are sold, while people wandered purely open with Party barrels. I do not know how excited Iron Maiden would, if you would know, that you could just walk in without any obstacle with firearms. I've seen a lot, but something ridiculous and Unprofessional I still rarely come, because even purely take a rocket launcher would have been no problem. :Guns:

But we come back to the music, Recognition naturally deserve more Sonisphere exponents like Hammerfall, Mastodon and ELUVEITIE, which allsamt great shows offered and were able to convince the fans absolutely. 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 had a rendezvous, how great was the furious. Although it is daylight and sun screwed the bizarre-looking clownish metallers the visual- and listening experience in spherical heights. Rotor moderately upwards spiraled moreover Joey Jordison along with his drum station and besides pyrotechnics gave Slipknot Stagediving to top. 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.

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The catering stands at Sonisphere (not in the Hall), were hygienically swinish. Prefabricated Hamburger lay open in a box. The money was approved with bare hands, then with selbiger to press the cheese on meat and bread and meat together. The same hand scratching seconds later on the face, lifts from the ground waste and cares then again around unwashed Eating. Not one person on the stand does so, no, do it all in and Münzstock were fries and money, partially mixed in with food and. I wish it good appetite. And friends, 9 Franken for a 4 Bite Pizza piece is not only slightly exaggerated, but borders on usury, because one is only a sip of water, from the cup with gold rim :)

But we come 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 is still exciting to see for which scene the next song is to serve well. You just listen to him, that „I’m Eighteen“ long, long can not agree, his imagination and enjoy the game with crazy props has this age hardly overtaken luckily. With an impressive wealth of vitality, Energy and grotesque takes us 63 year old rocker by his theater of kitsch and self-promotion.

Totally not had kitischig Iron Maiden. The iron maiden brought at the beginning of most 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, as topfit sweep the six men on the stage. And later still the 20 Meter version staring across the stage and evil sparkles with red 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!

Quite large cinema and the domed roof and stage background twinkle lights like stars. Somehow galactic beautifully. But that was not all, what was offered the eye: Too many songs matching huge Stoffbilder as theater scenes were dragged into the stage background and Eddie did not miss.

And again then came a few recent pieces („Blood Brothers“, „The Wicker Man“ and „When The Wild Wind Blows“), to „The Evil That Men Do“ initiated the block of classics. From this moment on 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 got in these minutes no goosebumps or so rough mitgröhlte, that he had the next day kilos of feed Hustenbonbons, 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 wallet poorer. It was clear, that it is the perpetrators were not „Metaler“ could act, because I had never experienced that this steal each other. 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 so as slowly to open-air common practice seems to be.

About this year's Sonisphere event I could have written a lot, after all, were also further GWAR, In Flames, Judas Priest and so on start. But too many words spoil the Textejakulat and so I just hope on fruitful 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 three and maybe you finally make it next year a professional and all-round compelling Festival in the kitchens of Outfield Productions and the Zurich Konzertagentur Free & Virgin to sizzle, because this year they have even more than anything else splattered with fame. Next year has been for me to be at the starting line-up, a hammer, 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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DRC presents: Sonisphere Special

DRC – Dravens Radio from the Crypt presented today Sonisphere Festival Tags in Basel, in which names such as Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Hatebreed, Cavalera Conspiracy, Bring me the Horizon, Kreator, ELUVEITIE, GWAR, Cataract, Gojira, Monster Magnet, Hammerfall, Mastodon, In Flames, Alice Cooper and many others occur more, in the house are a little special radio, at the following times:

Sonisphere Special
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Sonisphere Switzerland Running Order

Finally the Running Order online for Sonisphere in Basel, just about new tickets and more bands have been confirmed. The Friday is as follows:

Door opening / Doors: 12.00

13.30 – 14.15 Sick Puppies
14.45 – 15.30 Mr. Big
16.00 – 17.00 Alter Bridge
17.30 – 18.30 Limp Bizkit
19.00 – 20.15 Slipknot
21.00 – 23.00 Iron Maiden

16.30 – 17.00 Info to follow
17.30 – 18.30 Cavalera Conspiracy
19.00 – 20.00 Times Of Grace
20.30 – 21.30 Bring me the Horizon
22.00 – 23.00 Kreator
23.30 – 00.30 ELUVEITIE
01.30 - Gwar

14.00 – 15.00 Info to follow
15.30 – 16.30 Gojira
17.00 – 18.00 Skindred
18.30 – 19.30 Escape The Fate
20.00 – 21.00 Info to follow
21.30 – 22.30 Architects
23.30 – 00.30 Turisas

14.45 – 15.15 Buckcherry
15.45 – 16.45 Monster Magnet
17.15 – 18.15 Hammerfall
18.45 – 19.45 Mastodon
20.15 – 21.15 Alice Cooper
21.45 – 22.45 Papa Roach
23.15 – 00.15 In Flames
00.45 – 02.00 In Extremo

Basel: Sonisphere 2011 – More bands confirmed

In addition to the confirmed headliners Iron Maiden, as well as Slipknot, Hatebreed, In Flames, Alice Cooper, Bring me the Horizon, und Architects, could now more high-caliber program of the Sonisphere Festivals be added in Basel. On Friday the 24. June will be heard on a total of five stages bands and see his. newly confirmed: In Extremo, Mr. Big, Papa Roach, Kreator, Hammerfall, Cavalera Conspiracy, Mastodon, Escape The Fate, GWAR, Times Of Grace und Devildriver. On the eve, So Thursday, the 23. June Judas Priest give the ultimate Concert In the Switzerland – after which they will dissolve. That same evening, let it rip and Whitesnake and The Damned Things. More acts will be added continuously.

Morning, the 26. January at 8.00 Clock in the morning goes wrong with the ticket sales. If you want to see all the bands and Action Places, is recommended, to secure one of the limited combined tickets, which allows just that. Here is: „first come, first serve“. Subsequently are only tickets for the concerts in St. Jakob Park available, Single tickets from 23.6. and two-day passes (St. St Jakobshalle more. Jakob Park). the Map this Metal pass available here.

Sonisphere Switzerland 2011 with Iron Maiden in Basel St. Jakob – UPDATE


UPDATE: the Concert is now past, and who like to Knowledge liked, as it was, may like to read my report on: Sonisphere 2011 – Dawn of the Joggeli.

After the Mud debacle this year seems to have learned from it and leaves the Sonisphere Festival 2011 on Friday, the 24. Held in June in Basel Joggeli. Headlining it, no one could be required other than Iron Maiden. Along for the ride are also Slipknot, Hatebreed, In Flames, Alice Cooper, Bring me the Horizon, Architects und more bands should follow

UPDATE: Obviously the festival is on the St. Jakob terrain, Included Fussballstadion in Basel durchgeführt. the Link to map available here. There are four stages provided. The main stage is in St Fussballstadion. Jakob Park are, on which the 24. June from 16:00 to 23:00 Clock five to six bands before 40’000 Viewers will occur. In addition, in the premises of the St. erected Jakobshalle three side stages, which respectively focus on a style and be played until the early morning hours. In addition to tickets for the main part of the festival, which will be held in the football stadium, 13 are’000 Combination tickets sold, allow access to all concert stages.

A limited number of campsites is very close to the Festival site available. The sale starts on Wednesday, the 26. January 2011 at 08:00 Clock.

The Big Four in Switzerland – The Big Desaster

Last Friday played „The Big Four of Thrash“ Rural Jonschwil to around 47’000 Metalheads from Germany- and abroad. Bands who METALLICA, Slayer, Megadeth, ANTHRAX, Motorhead, Devil Driver, Rise Against, Amon Amarth, Mastodon and Atreyu The fans were able to provide more than just satisfied. Only the bad weather and the associated Schlammchlacht able to dampen the mood and how in my Review of the Metallica concert two years ago at the same location, are clear organizational deficiencies exist, which could have been easily circumvented with a little foresight and less avarice. But hard, crashing Thrash Metal its best compensated himself for this failure and could but the long faces of some fair-weather Rocker again to brighten. a Concert Review the Sonisphere Festival in Jonschwil Degenaupark.

As before 2 Years we went on Friday morning to Toggenburg, to actually Wil in the highway Leave. But this time already dammed up miles from the exit of the Wil Intercourse on the hard shoulder, so we are Liessem the plate snake right and then drove, the next exit. This was, still 2 Years, free again, and so we had to wait on us no great company and met up on the way to normal Jonschwil traveled roads. We were able to drive right into the parking lot and had a total of maybe a waiting period of 10 Minutes. So it should be. But even when getting it was clear, 4 who do not×4 has, cometh not with the cart without help from the sauce, which was a meadow times and now more resembled a small bog. No wonder, according to the station fell into Tänikon 18 Hours 91 Millimeters of rain, as much as usually in a week…

ANTHRAX - Antisocial - Big Four live Sonisphere Switzerland

After a short walk we finally to the venue, where about 20 world-famous bands should be featured on two stages and already there was clear, Today there are quite, quite a lot of mud, and the first visitors, which already were leaving early because of the weather, came to meet us, because since the late Thursday afternoon sat the large continuous rain and so there was literally „Meh Dräck“, as the rain continued all night on Thursday and did not let up even after Friday noon, so that the festival grounds had long since turned into a giant mud carpet and you had to be a continuous plowing more floating up through the terrain.

Well, that there can be, when a 3500 Our small village like Jonschwil invests with the kings of evil, because even after a few minutes on the site a do not care, because soon you can feel the mud, of concrete laid on the shoes stuck, no more and slidably moves in a vast sea of ​​around 47’000 Fans of bands, which for the ultimate evil in the world Music stand: Slayer, Megadeth, ANTHRAX, Motörhead and of course Metallica. Hell yeah, what is a disturbing because already large that little mud? And against the evening expresses the sun still shine through the clouds and lets the blue sky above the terrain… ;)

Around noon Anthrax on stage and gave „Caught in a Mosh“, „Got the Time“, „Indians“, „Antisocial“, „Madhouse“, „Only“, „Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)“ and „I Am The Law“ the best. Hell yeah! Was ever veeeery horny! But it could only get better, Towards evening Slayer were on the agenda. Angry. Very angry. And precisely because of this band but are especially a lot of fans came to Jonschwil. „God hates us all“ roars singer and bassist Tom Araya contrary to the public and is equal losgelegt with songs like „World Painted Blood“, „Jihad“, „War Ensemble“, „Hate Worldwide“, „Dead Skin Mask“, „Angel Of Death“, „Beauty Through Order“, „Disciple“, „Mandatory Suicide“, „Chemical Warfare“, „South Of Heaven“ and of course „Raining Blood“! Hammer!!!!

In order to outbid again by Mega Dave with Megadeth, which showed, what is thrash metal and with „Holy Wars… The Punishment Due“, „Hangar 18“, „Wake Up Dead“, „Headcrusher“, „In My Darkest Hour“, „Skin O‘ My Teeth“, „A Tout Le Monde“, „Hook In Mouth“, „Trust“, „Sweating Bullets“, „Symphony Of Destruction“ and „Peace Sells“ milled together with Scott Ian of Anthrax in the ears of fans! Only in European geography Dave Mustaine does not seem to be very sure, at the end of the gig Dave swings but the Slovak flag – believing it was the flag of the Switzerland, over his head. Behind the scenes, he seems to have been then probably drawn to this little misunderstanding, at least Dave was right back on stage and apologized :)


Also Motörhead did not let splash out and played songs like „Iron Fist“, „Stay Clean“, „Be My Baby“, „Rock Out“, „Metropolis“, „Over The Top“, „Cradle to the Grave“, „In The Name Of Tragedy“, „just ‚Cos You Got The Power“, „Going To Brazil“, „Killed By Death“, „Ace Of Spades“ and „Overkill“! Lemmy is God!!!

But now there was Metallica! As the boys played Sähnehäubchen especially older songs like „Creeping Death“, „For Whom The Bell Tolls“, „Ride The Lightning“, „No Remorse“, „Fade To Black“, „That Was Just Your Life“, „the end Of The Line“, „Sad But True“, „Welcome Home (Sanitarium)“, „broken, Beat And Scarred“, „One“, „MASTER of Puppets“, „Fight Fire With Fire“, „Nothing Else Matters“, „Enter Sandman“, and in addition „Breadfan“, „Whiplash“ and as a bouncer „Seek & Destroy“! Unfortunately it has to be said, that all concerts were mixed miserable! There were obviously absolutely incompetent engineer at work and let you one of mine told his, you're really super-pipes!

Powerless had to watch the organizers of the Sonisphere Jonschwiler, as the big event sank in the mud - and see why massive criticism, in which I also do not want to hold back, because it borders on incompetence, to let the cleanup Equipe such an absolute chaos back! Infrastructural deficiencies were observed in almost all areas! Not even enough beer was available at certain stalls! A damned impertinence, one can not even imagine, how long the beer stocks were held, in sunny weather! In addition, you had to 30 to 40 Minute queue for a beer! The paramedics had it partially with „special“ To do injury, because often there were rats- and mice bite, which was a result of the softened soil and the critters do not just want to drown.

Just like two years ago, was this time a bit more 47’000 Visitors have been installed only few hundred seats and this at a festival, that the 20 Hour program offered! Images of crouched on her knees in exhaustion fans, which could hardly move her leaden feet, and a mass brawl, when was long did not intervene and the Explosion a gas cylinder in a catering tent raise not just the image of the festival immeasurably, quite the contrary, and as seen by the press officer of Free & Virgin, Ana Garcia, was able to experience, has been omitted for reasons of cost it, Plastic sheets to lay over a large area - which, in my view, in combination with scattered straw and wood chips, the mudslinging would massively reduced. Well, now it is much more cost, to clean that area again and again reasonably hinzukriegen a lawn, because the whole waste is, thanks to the lack of waste containers, also tons of mud!

The organization of the festival was for the specially established company Outfield Productions. Linus Thalmann, Gastro-entrepreneurs, SVP Cantonal and former organizer of Tufertschwiler and Jonschwil Open Airs, involved a third. The main shareholder and thus the organizer of Sonisphere is the Zürcher Konzertagentur Free & Virgin and at least the store was supposed to Knowledge, how to properly organize something! But denkste doll! Partly because there was even „Risk of death“ on grounds, because it had to do 40 Members of the fire department and the security Jonschwil Network of Wil region are summoned, to take over the security tasks or after 18 hours of continuous rain abzugesaugen the mud lakes that have formed on the premises with special vehicles, for there was, according to the organizers „Danger to body and life“!

Mud duel Sonisphere 2010 Jonschwil

The festival site, several hectares in size, completely flat Degenau at Jonschwil, resembled a plowed field, 30 cm or more of the mud was deep and it virtually anywhere, even within the food tents. Even the few sidewalks made of plastic plates were buried in the mud. About what you could still laugh at the concert venue and see as a challenge, was responsible for the well-documented Park- and camping, surrounding the Degenau, a big problem, because many cars, even heavy campers, remain helplessly stuck and the local farmers make the deal of a lifetime, For 20 Franken pulling the wagon with their tractors out of the mud. we had this help is not necessary to happiness :)

But despite all the criticism it was nice to see also, as the Jonschwil and Schwarzenbach her heart for metalheads, which were partially traveled up from South America to their villages, showed: Are on the road always Back „savage“ encountered catering stands, which low warming punch, some course offered also beer for the stomach and. On Saturday, the impact of the festival will probably have also shown for the village, during the Night Departed visitors left their on Jonschwilerstrasse a beautiful mud track and the village well was used for cleaning makeshift, so it has there even looked correspondingly, for the shoes and clothes were reasonably clean again. However, the damage has not wipe away even the village well and as everybody knows, the next 5 Years to be held at the same location festivals similar extent, must have happened because some, by 45’000 Metalheads The Big disaster to forget…

mud over it: Metal fans rocking despite continuous rain

Ich danke Youtube User evil666son, alessared, MrWooyko for Clips, Anne Sitamun for the pictures and Rob for the correction to the flag! And after yet gibts „The Big Four of Thrash“ beim Foto Shooting!

ANTHRAX, Megadeth, Slayer & Metallica. The Big 4 Shoot!.m4v

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