A World of Music Festival at the Tivoli, Helsingborg, March 27 – 29, 2014.
On Thursday March 27 the 3 day Festival starts. Totally 20 bands from the region and mainly from Helsingborg will perform on different stages at the Tivol in Helsingborg. Many thanks to the initiators of the Festival, which gives a great opportunity to meet with local bands and their music.
A direct recommendation from metalsouth is to listen to Black Temple (with a few new tracks from a new album in production) 22.30 on Friday March 28, Riot Horse (read here previous articles on Darkane) 19:30, Royal Acid Orchestra 20:15 and The Night Flight Orchestra (read here previous articles on Soilwork) 21:00 on Saturday March 29.
An why not buy tickets for all 3 days and take the chance to make new good acquaintances of local music strenght!
Kayser at the Tivoli, Helsingborg, May 24, 2014.
Yes, yes, February 17, the fantastic comeback album was released, which will be followed up with a gig at the Tivoli. The timing is superb giving us fans a possibility to build up a happy feeling for a great meet on May 24. Kayser will be supported by local Helsingborg band Outrigger, which became nationally known in Sweden as Eurovision participants with their song Echo. They did well and many phone votes were given by metalsouth. Can we call their style ‘Eurometal’?
Great many apologies from metalsouth on not actively promoting the fantastic tour these two bands just have finished in Europe. We can only hope that this collaboration with two of the finest representatives from the region will be taken up again. Help us out to inspire Soilwork and Darkane to do a gig nearby. Why not at the Big scene at Tivoli here in Helsingborg or at KB in Malmö. To have followed the bands via their respective Facebook posts have only raised the happy wish of seeing them together close by.
To read about not only fantastic performances, but also stories like the one when the Master drummer Dirk Verbeuren in Soilwork fell ill for the concert in Bristol March 11 and Peter Wildoer intensly rehearsed the 16 Soilwork songs to perform firstly the Darkane show and thereafter Soilworks’ and as I understand with an excellence that only he can. It would have been extremely interesting to compare the differences in sound when one of the best metal drummers in the world temporarily was replaced by another world class drummer. You know your stuff when 16 songs are rehearsed and performed in such a short time. Congratulations to all who experienced this classic show and by the way…it’s great to see Dirk back on track again!!
Soilworks first recording of a live DVD in Helsinki March 21 is also creating some happy expectations. Floor Jansen from Nightwish partcipates. We haven’t been able to find out when the DVD will be released, but our focus is on the market!!
The next encounter of these bands and their band members will be at the Tivoli’s ‘A World of Music Festival’ the upcoming weekend when we can see Björn Strid and David Andersson from Soilwork performing with A Night Flight Orchestra on Saturday March 29. More on that under Upcoming events.
Kayser (Helsingborg, Sweden)
Read Your Enemy, 2014, Listenable Records
As a contrast of Soilwork’s more melodic style, but closer to Darkane’s trash intensity this comeback release from the Helsingborg band Kayser is an extreme highlight. Track after track I smile in my car at high volume moving myself back to my teenage room playing air guitar to long intense riffs and heavy drums. In an article in Helsingborg’s Dagblad February 17, 2014 by Stefan Lindqvist the band’s style is described as American influenced thrash metal with influences initially from Megadeth, Slayer and Black Sabbath. ‘Buy, buy’ – it’s a must! Also have a look at Upcoming events. Soon it’s ‘buy, buy’ tickets for a gig at the Tivoli in Helsingborg.
Recommended tracks: Read Your Enemy, Almost Home Where I belong, He Knows Your Secrets…but, enjoy all tracks in a really compact production.