Soilwork returned to Hbg!!

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On October 11, 2014, Soilwork returned to Helsingborg, as promised. It isn’t at all obvious and Soilwork has no particular plan to include Helsingborg naturally in their touring around Europe. Normally, Malmö (KB), Stockholm and Gothenburg gets one gig each. Soilwork played the Tivoli in Helsingborg for the first time in 2000 and was then support to Testament. Latest they played the Tivoli was in 2006. As we understand, is Goran Raber at ABF, at this blog and below highly appreciated and mentioned for other great gigs at the Tivoli, the reason for them to stop by in Hbg after 8 years. Goran knows some of the boys in the band since they started. We fans can only again say a big and greatful thanks to Goran for bringing one of the best bands in its field back to its hometown.

Support this evening all from the metalsouth region (Helsingborg, Glumslöv, Höganäs) was in order: Mörbultad (mentioned and praised below), 8Stone (new acquaintance for me, BUT how good they were!), Outtrigger and Kayser.

Mörbultad always gets too short time. They are just great and give them a whole evening on the big stage and I and many more will come!

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8Stone’s Thomas Klintberg – Bass & Backing Vocals in a pause between songs.

8Stone is now my next ‘catching up on their career’ band. Much to learn and listen to and not to forget one of many bands in this region, which has been there for a while and delivers wildly well.

Outtrigger are among professionals, makes a great job and has gained quite a big audience mainly from their successful song Echo, which made ‘the 2nd chance’ round in the Swedish Eurovision qualifications nationally broadcasted via TV to a major part of Swedish homes. If the boys can stay together and give it a few years more, get out of the, sort of, ‘Eurovison metal’ sound they can gain also the true heavy metal fans.

Kayser had the hardship of playing last and after the main act of Soilwork. Not easy, but as always a perfect delivery. Their latest album ‘Read your enemy’ is still a main favourite of mine.

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As we say, pictures say more than words, and only a few words are needed to describe the Soilwork performance. A few songs it took to get the guitars to fall into the sound waves and when Panic Broadcast was performed guitars were also in!!

Completely memorable, historical and hell of a lot of fun.

The Final song became as spectacular as Björn Strid promised by introducing a 12 year old mini version of himself, who rocked the Tivoli almost into pieces. This boy doesn’t need a few years more. He’s ready to get rolling NOW!

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It was the best evening! Thanks to Soilwork for the homecoming, thanks to Goran Raber and thanks to the Tivoli for arranging these gigs and for being still there for us living in the region to get these fantastic evenings with great fun and emotions!!

(Inspirational artice: Helsingborgs Dagblad, Stefan Lindqvist, 2014-10-11)

The Swift Passing of a Hot Summer

Now when darkness slowly moves closer to end sunny light lovely days it’s clearer in mind how important it is to live in the current and to enjoy those moments a hot and dry summer day brings. Some wonderful weeks here in the metalsouth region gave us more sun and D-vitamines than will last for a life time. It was great and it’s a privillege to live here with great access to cool waters in the canal Öresund between Sweden and Denmark. The Spring and Summer season was full of great music and great gigs, concerts and record buys. The following collage will be a summary of the Summer season of 2014. Less text and more pictures in order to catch up on coming events when October 11, tomorrow, will be a great Fiesta…Soilwork comes home to Helsingborg and the Tivoli after a long period of touring the world. All the winning factors are there for a great evening with among others also Kayser and Mörbultad. Please, join up!! Tickets are for sale at the Tivoli homepage. The link to be found below!

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KB, Malmö, June 24, 2014.

 

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Philip H. Anselmo – Darkane – Mörbultad – made me want to go to Malmö more than anything this evening…and to be honest Darkane can make me go far. It was close that I booked a ticket to London when they toured together with Soilwork early this Spring. Mörbultad are three guys from Helsingborg, who have a reputation of  being rough and Philip H. Anselmo, of course, we know…the former Pantera singer. I had in mind to stay for Darkane and then leave for home. I stayed for a completely unforgettable evening. My good friend asked me to stay on for Philip H. Anselmo. This recommendation led to the purchase of all Pantera records and hardly Soilwork can now compete when it comes to my best gym music…only temporary!!?? I can only hope that the pictures can give some idea of a fantastic musical experience… here on this blog without one note being played.

Please, take the chance firstly to buy records CD’s and LP’s or if you live in a minimalistic home atmosphere and do not have the space to keep records in bookshelves stream and pay for the fantastic songs to give the artist financial possibilities to create more for us who are dependent on this to survive!!

Mörbultad – looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow at the Tivoli in Helsingborg. How did you manage to get Philp H. to put your band t-shirt on! Impressive work!

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Darkane – forever favorites. One of the best in its genre.

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Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals – why weren’t more people there? A ticket for a gig like this ca. SEK 300 (EUR 28). With a couple of beers or two an evening can end up at SEK 500 (46 EUR). I cannot see where you can better value for money. It is at the time a fantastic capre diem moment and it becomes a memory for life.

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Sweden Rock, June 6, 2014.

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A dream came true on the Swedish National Day June 6, going with good friend to Norje, Sölvesborg, to visit the Sweden Rock Festival. It was a fanatstic day! A memory for life and let the pictures pass on the great music!

Thundermother – AC DC positively soundalikes and can take over the throne! Really great stuff and a good performance at noon in clear bright sunlight!! This is the band, which suffered a mass leave of band members during 2013. Remaining Filippa Nässil and Giorgia Carteri didn’t give in, and to now listen to Thundermother with new band members Claire Cunningham (song), Linda Ström (bass) and Tilda Stenqvist (drums) is massively good. And I’m only sorry not to be the one who caught the LP album of Rock’n’roll Disaster (Warner 2014), which they threw out in the audience. What a bright future and just let us know when and where the next performance will be!!

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Joe Bonamassa – the best performance of the festival!?! Magical! Musically perfect! Must be seen and listened to again!! World class performance! No more words are needed.The man rules!!
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Kvelertak – Norwegian heavy metal, which would have been even more enjoyable in darkness.

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Annihilator – Canadian thrash metal top quality from Vancouver!

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Canned Heat – American blues-and boogierock from California formed in 1965, drew more and more people forming one huge crowd when the wonderful groovie harmonica, bass, drum and blues sound spread all over the festival area. A bit of a nice contrast to the loud sound waves sent out from most band here. Personally, I had a great time! Some of the band members participated in the Woodstock festival at the end of the 1960’s!

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Black Sabbath – ended this wonderful day and it must have been 30.000 in front of the stage. Expecations on a high level after the successful comeback album ’13’. I bought a copy when visiting Warszawa, Poland. The price of a CD there was really good in comparison to Sweden. And speak about value for money! Great album!! Fantastic performarnce with Ozzy’s voice being stronger by age!! We hope to see you again soon in Sweden, preferably in the metalsouth region!!

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The Tivoli, Hbg, May 24, 2014.

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I was not the only one who went to the Tivoli to watch Kayser, the thrash metal band from Helsingborg, this evening. Also most of us considered Kayser as the headline act. Surprisingly, the order of Kayser and Outtrigger was shifted to make Outtrigger the headliners. Experience versus youth!! I was in doubt over this firstly, with Kayser, formed in 2004, 3 albums produced and heavy touring experience over many years. Outtrigger was know over night in most Swedish homes when they performed the song Echo at the Swedish TV Eurovison 2014. Can we call this Eurometal, maybe?? The advantage with the shift was that Kayser started and I was on my way to leave after their heavy performance, but I stayed on for a spectacular gig with loads of energy. Outtrigger also from Helsingborg needs time, but will certainly face a bright future!

Kayser and Outtrigger below in this order.

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Energy band Outtrigger again at the Tivoli on Saturday October 11, as one of 4 supporting bands to Soilwork.

Soilwork is back in town!

Well, it’s not so well in advance, but tomorrow October 11, Soilwork returns to their roots after world touring. At numerous times we have asked for this here in the metalsouth region. Please, come back here and play. Supporting acts are all Helsingborg related, but, of course, we look forward to one day having Soilwork and Darkane concerting together. Why not at the Glumslövs IP (soccer field) and we can really talk about homecoming. Soilwork and Darkane, you are hereby challenged to do this and it’s pretty easy to here make a comment and ask for help. From this blogger you are guaranteed energy of the same level you show on stage.

Check the link out for tickets and more information. Come on…again…the SEK 500 budget for the best evening of your life!!

http://www.thetivoli.nu/biljett