the Heath Festival draws plundering the country and is probably the largest Viking- and Pagan Metal-Sause this late summer. Therefore, probably all Viking, Horn drinkers and swordtail the last Sunday in their calendars painted to stand out from among iron Finnish double tip guide „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 in 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!
One would think, that the metal fans in this country so slowly enough with small festivals pagan imprint, but far; Z 7 is the packed, as this Sunday evening, the festival Heath 2013 invites to party. And said Abfeiern is probably one of the main reasons, that the long-haired people are inclined so many of. A beer after another travels across the counter and it is everywhere always louder and funnier. promptly at 18:30 Watch the lights go out, is the stage „Frost Tide„, which start right really hard. The 5-member band has 2009 musically active and is able to inspire the audience from the first note, although the band on the continent is not well 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 singer Joni Snoro and keyboardist Felipe Munoz is absolutely amazing 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.
Shortly after seven entered the five of Ruhrpottler „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. Singer Arkadius Antonik has a great stage presence and succeeds, fully draw 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 the latest on „Suidakra“ Fire and Flame. Such enthusiasm is seen not happen 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 already down completely. Overall, this was an absolutely convincing performance and the band had literally conquered completely with their funky sound the audience in no time.
After the appearance of great „Suidakra“, The moment has come for „Equilibrium“ with their Epic Folk / Viking Metal. And here the bear began only really quilting. The lady and gentlemen to Rampensau Robse and songwriting mastermind René had so many new song in 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 of it: The raging mosh pit and Pogo's hot! Met bottles find their way into the audience, just like drinking horns and stretched fists the way in the air. The five-member band has a total of an extremely convincing 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 boil over. „Equilibrium“ were admittedly refreshingly personable and harder than thought. Really exorbitant playful mediated Munich to the public anyway, that not only the audience had fun at the show, but also the musicians themselves. From my perspective, the band had earned the title of the best band of the night.
Whether beaten by „Equilibrium“-Battle probably permanent nor strength for the headliner? For „Turisas“ well in any case, because even if one of the Music artistic not reflect what can abgewinnen – ausser viel triumphales Tataa – so you have to recognize it, that the band on stage right hermacht what, both visually and action moderately. The Norsemen Knowledge, what fun on stage means and so it was time for the angemalte Mannen. „Turisas“ could also play very quickly in the hearts of fans. The sound is huge, even if the voice of singer Mathias „Warlord“ is Nygård sometimes quietly. The song „For Your Own Good“ let the hands go up 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 lot 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 Minutes 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, scored sound and stage presence.
- The Bosphorus Freezes Over
- For Your Own Good
- A Portage to the Unknown
- Ten More Miles
- Piece By Piece
- To Holmgard and Beyond
- Greek Fire
- As Torches Rise
- Battle Metal
- We Ride Together
- Stand Up and Fight
- Toreador Song (Georges Bizet song)
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 epic „Ensiferum“, the second headliner that evening, encounters which are often at events pagan imprint. „Ensiferum“ from Finland play a pretty catchy blend of folk and metal, in exactly this mixture moves the audience tonight apparently totally dependent and so the end of the evening was more than energetic. As usual shirtless, 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. For the next hour does not happen much unusual and above the fans would probably annoy even more, but the conclusion 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 gigs are disputed with older material, including compulsory pieces like „From Afar“, „Neptune“ and „Twilight Tavern“.
The audience are noted no signs of fatigue and experienced and energetic quartet pulls 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 access backstage, 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, which is quiet a bit more time would have allowed to give, to draw on their large repertoire. At the same time, it was a fun and groovy of the overall successful festivals, the only really positive impressions left behind. In addition to the sovereign and polite Security, the fast service to the beverage outlets, the peaceful and joyful festival visitors it is finally again the successful organization emphasized. That was just perfect!
- Into Battle
- In My Sword I Trust
- Unsung Heroes
- Burning Leaves
- From Afar
- Twilight Tavern
- Dark stream
- The Longest Journey (Heathen Throne, Part II)
- Roll (Gipsy Kings Cover)
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