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!
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.
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!
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)