6000 at Tap 1 on Christmas beer release evening!


First time ever on November 6, 2015, at Tap 1, a neighbour of the Carlsberg brewery and most likely the last. The arena, which is more of a ice hockey hall sized building is to be torned down and replaced by a permanent establishment.

Devil You Know, Papa Roach and Five Finger Death Punch to celebrate this fantastic evening, which is also the J-day, when the classical Christmas brewed beer, the Snowball, is released at 9:00 p.m. Copenhagen goes beserk when trucks deliver the beer to pubs and restaurants all over town. On the following Saturday morning Copenhagen smells of one physical condition: HANGOVER!


Great performances by the three bands, but Papa Roach burns the best memories into our bodies. A not completely new experience, but an awakening to a band which gives alternative rock/metal a concrete name. Papa Roach delivers a smorgasbord of drum strong beats, great singing, rap and freuquent guitar riffs. Over he last few years the band has moved in the direction of a harder and more metally sound.The morning after during a must visit to the Sex Beat Records store at Studiestraede 3 most people there agreed upon Papa Roach’s fine performance. CD buys of their latest album F.E.A.R. (Eleven Seven Music, 2015) and The Connection (Eleven Seven Music, 2012) were unavoidable.



Five Finger Death Punch is spectacular and their latest album Got Your Six (Prospect Park Music/Eleven Seven Music, 2015) a Billboard top listing over the first week after release was well represented. Some complaints over long breaks between songs, but this was most probabaly connected to the high price of the beer. A replacament of Tap1…we hope the alternative doesn’t take too long to construct…can be good. The hall’s too big to give the good feeling of nearness of a smaller club like KB, Malmö, and too small to give the arena feeling. The sound is this evening still very good and we are happy to have visited Tap1 at least this once.



(Inspirational article by http://www.gaffa.DK /John Mortensson and an after concert chat at the Sex Beat Records store at Studiestraede 3 in Copenhagen, http://www.sexbeatrecords.dk)



Merchandise: Got Your Six T-shirt for DKK300 (EUR40) is on the more expensive side of comparable band T-shirts. Still it’s a winning candidate at the next hard rock costume party!


Thanks to good friends for arranging this memorable weekend. Thanks to Copenhagen and it’s a privilege to live so close to a fantastic and culturally rich capital situated in the metalsouth region. To come back to the Snowball Beer release next year will happen independently of a heavy metal gig or not!

KB sold out!


October 23, 2015, and KB, Malmö is sold out! Melodic death metal giants and legends     In Flames from Gothenburg, Sweden, and Black Temple, Helsingborg, Sweden, revisits KB as yet another successful support. On August 28, 2015, Black Temple and The Sword from Austin, Texas, gave the Malmö audience one of the best performances there ever experienced.



Anders Fridén, who started his singing career in Dark Tranquility in 1989 is singer in In Flames since 1995. Dark Tranquility also gives good memories from KB and can be read about below at metalsouth. The co-operation with Black Temple is only natural since Black Temple’s album release It All Ends was done via Anders Fridén’s Razzia Notes, which is a sub label to Razzia records (Century Media).

The floor at KB was so full of enthusiastic metalheads that when my best pair of ear plugs dropped on the floor they could never be found again. To start looking would be a risk not worth taking.

Black Temple performs with intensity and in comparison with the gig two months ago the touring with In Flames has given even more spectactular scene effects and the performance is even tighter. With this development Black Temple deserves to very soon be on the big scenes and arenas. They should soon be a natural choice for the bigger festivals. Why not at Sweden Rock the summer of 2016??

In Flames are professionals and with correct location in the club the sound becomes really good. Many of the songs are so well known that Anders Fridén can hand over the singing to the floor.


Merchandise: Black Temple T-shirt, SEK 200 (EUR 21), which we consider as really priceworthy. The text ‘These woods have always been here in here I can’t grow old’ fits well with the motif of black dark woods. Also attractive are the vinyl textile bags to carry home the vinyl ‘It All Ends’ or to be used for a university student for literature.