The metal month of March opened Friday March 3, 2023, at the Tivoli in Helsingborg at a raging pace. Tickets at only 250 SEK were secured since long. metalsouth local favorite Darkane, Eradikated (Ludvigsborg) and Self Deception (Stockholm) were performing. Conditions cannot really be better. A hard working Darkane, which always delivers extra, connects with the fans on the floor before and after the gig and new great influences from Eradikated and Self Deception.
The former ‘The Generations Army’ from Ludvigsborg in central Skåne conquers the room at the Tivoli with its old school thrash. Please, read the very good article in Rockbladet.se (Nov. 19, 2021 by Fredrik Brolin, link below) to get familiar with the band and its members.
We are very grateful to Eradikated for the energy forwarded from the stage and we will follow these guys more carefully, listen and learn more.
The Stockholm based Self Deception was formed in 2005 by Andreas Clark and Erik Eklund (source: Wikipedia). Please, read their story told by themselves at their homepage via the link below:
Very appreciated that the more classical hard rock of Self Deception blended together with the more old school thrashy Eradikated set the atmosphere for Darkane to enter the stage. Also here we will listen absolutely much more and follow the band, which will play at the Sweden Rock Festival in Norje, SE, this coming summer.
Darkane prepares for a Latin America tour in March and gave the fans a great evening with the perfect example of how hard working and rocking the band is. Andreas “Andy” Solveström (Amaranthe, Within Y, source: Wikipedia) replaces Lawrence on the Latin America tour and makes great job this evening. During the first song we were obviously not the only ones who missed Jörgen Löfberg’s intense bass playing. Upon the introduction by Christoffer of Andy, he could also inform that Jörgen went to the ER the day before. The band informs via Facebook that he had a surgery shortly after, but will be back for the tour. Andy fits in perfectly, makes a really good Inhuman Spirits and Peter, Christoffer and Klas put in the highest gear to cover for Jörgen. It was a privilege to be at the Tivoli this evening and to see Darkane again prove that hard rock/heavy metal is for the hard working people.
We thank Darkane for a memorable evening and wishes of the best of luck in Latin America. We will surely make comments here, but kindly follow Darkane’s tour via their social media. The Opening concert will be tomorrow March 16, 2023, in Mexico City, Mexico. Buena suerte, hombres!
What more to wish for to achieve a perfect evening than to acquire 3 vinyls of Darkane. Happily we got the 3 last albums for sale in the merchandise corner and having taken a great leap towards a full house of Darkane productions in vinyl. Layers of Lies (2005) is missing.
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