Monday, October 31, 2011

Unleashed In The East...

Propaganda Club - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - 27/10 2011:
Roads are getting bumpier, but clubs remain solid. Propaganda turns out to be some kind of old culture house from the Soviet era, perfect place to do our cultural deeds this Thursday. The place is rather big, with a very cool crew fixing the loadin and stage setup for us.

Fredriks double kick pedal broke down already after the soundcheck in Riga. Luckily he could borrow VOLTURYON drummers' pedal for the gig, but today he got to the biggest music store in Vilnius to get a new one. They had two pedals for sale; one home-made Soviet-style pedal, and one 200e Pearl-pedal. Life is good.

After a long soundcheck, we were driven to a restaurant for some "very serious food", and dozens of locally brewed beer brands to choose from. Back at the club the doors were already open. PARALYTIC from Vilnius did a good show opening the evening, and VOLTURYON had a great show too. After some interviews and more local beer, it was time for us to do our shit. (if you are from Vilnius and want to hear what Sverker sounds like dubbed to Lithuanian, you tune in FM104 on Monday)

Pro busdriver and drummer at Pöbben!
"Very serious food"

The show at Propaganda was awesome, the 130-140 ppl attending this Thursday really showed their support, with people banging and diving through the whole gig. Unfortunately Martin's bas rig kind of broke down (or at least started sounding less like an earthquake and more like a SIX FEET UNDER-guitar rig) but the show went on and we had to do many extra songs before the audience let us go off stage.

After the gig, we had to leave early to get Gdynia in time, so the good life continued on the bus. Thanks to the cool people in Vilnius for a cool evening, hope to get back there soon!

Rockz - Gdynia, POLAND - 28/10:
Long drive to Gdynia, bumpy roads and lithuanian headache... Finally there, had to set things early, for an early concert. Rockz is a smaller club than the previous ones on this tour, located in the city. SLYTRACT joined the tour from this gig, and they showed up already in "Tour Mode", so to speak...

Backstage area...
The backstage bar...

After some steady dinner, local band MANSLAUGHTER opened the gig early, followed by SLYTRACT. Also the cops showed up earlier than expected this evening, spending round half an hour on giving us a random 20 euro ticket. Snubbe.

The gig started well with a good support from the audience. Unfortunately Martin's bad flow continues, this time, the whole bass rig collapsed into the floor in the middle of the concert. After a short break fixing some kind of temporary solution, we continued playing, but could unfortunately not do the full set due to the curfew set by the venue. Next time, Gdynia!

Towards Warsaw!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Eastern Death Infernal tour is on...

First off... We didn't update the blog during the summer. We intended to do an update after the Summerbreeze weekend, but the member responsible to handle it decided to not give a shit. So no blog for the summer, but here we go with some pictures at least...

Big thanks to all the people visited our gig at Summerbreeze, it was an awesome concert (and weekend in general)... And all supporters that bought our stuff there, our label manager shit his pant of excitement when he got to know how many people that bought our shirts. Cheers!

Towards Riga... 25/10 2001:
The tour started well. Our bus arrived in Avesta in the morning, and the VOLTURYON guys came to hop on. Needless to say, they forgot to bring half of their equipment, and have to drive faster than a paycheck disappears back to Borlänge to get the rest of the stuff. Already a couple of hrs late, the bus went back to Stockholm, and the ferry terminal.

Traditional ferry trip then. We better not write anything about it at all, it is probably best for everyone. At least the material destruction wasn't too bad, only a couple of lost mobiles, some video cam and a couple of emptied bank accounts. Slow starters.

...that simply means Hadderajjan!!
White Russian vs Long Island Icetea

Melna Piektdiena - Riga, LATVIA - 26/10 2011:
You are gonna be burned out sooner or later anyway, so you may just as well be so from day one. A tour package stepping off the ferry looking like the tour has already been on for 2 months is never a bad start. We got to Riga rather early, and the venue was only a couple of km from the ferry terminal, leading us to an early load-in. The venue had some 3-4 people doing the loadin for us fast and smooth, giving us plenty of time to set things up for the first concert.

Stage ready for boarding!

Only two bands played this show (Demonical & Volturyon) and the show was really cool, with a strong support from the Riga people. The Melna Piektdiena turned out to be a very cool place for some 600 people with great food and good personel, so the tour got a good start in that field!

Borlänge Deathmetal!

We tried to introduce the Latvians to "lill-lördag", but having to leave Riga after show, the work continued in the bus with some bottles handed over by the MP crew. Looking forward to get back!

Monday, October 03, 2011

Eastern Death Infernal Tour 2011

The dates for the "Eastern Death Infernal tour 2011" have been revealed. We are thrilled to finally tour those territories and spread our Swedish Death Metal Darkness for fans & followers throughout Eastern Europe.

Demonical + Volturyon + Slytract
26.10 2011 LAT - Riga - Melna Piektdiena *
27.10 2011 LIT - Vilnius - Propaganda Club *
28.10 2011 POL - Gdynia - Rockz
29.10 2011 POL - Warsaw - Progresja
30.10 2011 POL - Bielsko Biala - Rude Boy Club
31.10 2011 SK - Nitra - Club Naozzay
02.11 2011 ROM - Cluj-Napoca - Euphoria Music Hall
03.11 2011 ROM - Bucharest - Club Fabrica
04.11 2011 ROM - Sibiu - Bohemian Flow
05.11 2011 HUN - Pecs - Zion Club
07.11 2011 HUN - Budapest - Rocktogon
08.11 2011 SK - Bratislava - Randal Club
09.11 2011 CZE - Brno - Brooklyn
10.11 2011 GER - Leipzig - Metal Schuppen
11.11 2011 GER - Berlin - Hof 23 (Stromgitarrenfest)
12.11 2011 GER - Emden - Alte Post (Ear Terror Festival)
13.11 2011 DEN - Copenhagen - The Rock
* without Slytract

Drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl has decided to sit out the upcoming tour due to other commitments. But rest assured, we have tapped Fredrik Widigs (Witchery live-drummer) to fill in behind the kit and with the help of this young, talented and dedicated skinsman we are ready to deliver our Swedish Death Metal Darkness with infernal precision and might. The black inferno awaits !!

Statement from Sverker Widgren: 
“We all have great memories from epic battles in the east so we decided it’s about time to do a full crusade behind the curtain, hook up with old friends as well as rip up new battlefields. We are looking forward to unite with VOLTURYON and SLYTRACT for three weeks of crushing death metal domination, see you people down there. Amen!”