Diamond / Secret Sphere / Loch Vostok
Venue: Train, Aarhus, Denmark
Date: April 17th 2006
band on the stage this monday evening in Århus was the fairly
unknow Swedish band Loch Vostok, and front man Teddy set the
tone straight up: "We are Loch Vostok from Sweden
and we suck!" (Primus quote). They put on a good show, and
front man Teddy proved to be a good performer, but not a good
style of music might have appealed to the death and black metal
fans in the audience and I was left entertained but not amused...
They were tight and very technical and put on a good show. But 2
minutes after the show I couldn’t remember a single note.
think they've won over a few new fans this evening, just not me...
Loch Vostok back-stage
before the concert
up was this evening’s injection of happy Italian power metal,
this time represented by Secret Sphere. Everything just went up
at least a few divisions, sound wise, vocally and especially
Sphere played a solid show, had a lot of fun on stage and proved
to me that they are confident in their style and their own
qualities. Vocalist Ramon Messina did his best to get the crowd
going and made the show interesting.
a set, which featured a lot of songs from their latest album:
"Heart & Anger", my favourites were: "Loud
& Raw" & ”Leonardo da Vinci" before
finishing off with: "Lady of Silence".
felt entertained, and think they did a splendid job in front of
a rather hard crowd, it was a good show and I look forward to
follow them and see what the
future holds for these 6 Italians.
Ramon & Aldo back-stage
before the concert.
what we were about to witness for the next 1½ hours surpassed
my wildest dreams. I have seen "the King" a few times
before, and he adds something to the word show every time, but
this evening he and his band outdid themselves many times...
the show off with a nice selection of Abigail songs
- from both Abigail albums, and the pace for the show was set.
Focal point was off course King himself, the dancer and the
monster on bass Hal Patino. Mike Wead and Andy La Roque
delivered their riff attacks with ease and style, and Matt
Thomson was like always very good, he is actually very
set, which was not much different from the "Deadly
Lullabies" live album, except they finished with the old
Mercyful Fate classic "Evil", was packed with classic
King Diamond songs, nicely combined with some new stuff. The
audience didn't care and sang and screamed their lungs out to
all the songs, and it took King Diamond 2 seconds to get
the crowd going.
outstanding trip down nostalgia lane, and I am sure everybody went home with a smile on their
face, I know I did.
Thomas, Jesper & Kenn