Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Swedens finest...

Bryggeriet - Motala, SWE - 2/12:
So after a couple of weeks off since the Eastern Death Infernal tour here we go again. Lets try to keep this blog up, at least for now...

Target of the evening being Little Chicago, also known as Motala. Had to leave our homes early to get to the venue in time. Needless to say, showing up well in time before schedule, we were left to wait some hours for the promotor to open due to some kind of communication fail. Anyway, some hour late we were finally let in and could put our shit together. Being a weekend show in Sweden the stage times are rather late, giving us time enough anyway.

The backstage room is already legendary, located next to a grease separator, which was of course emptied (or fixed, or something) just some day before. No further comments needed.

HANG THE BASTARD from the UK opened the gig around 11 PM. Right before we were gonna play we realized that this venue actually appears in the great "Story of Anvil" (there is a scene in the movie, after they played at Sweden Rock, where the "tour continues" and they do a show in front of an audience consisting of two guys, one of them sleeping... well, that's the place...).

Luckily, we had more people than ANVIL, and a good response. The Motala-people showed what they were made of, drinking and fighting and keeping the security and police personel busy during the night.

Thanks for a good Friday night!

Metal Club - Karlstad, SWE - 3/12:
Not too pleasant waking up around 8 o’clock in the morning, but life can't be fair all the time, just ask Dave Mustaine. Having picked up our stuff at Bryggeriet around nine, we left towards Karlstad and an early soundcheck at Metal Club. Having finished that shit around 5 PM, most of the guys went to the hotel to sleep some hours and get back in shape so to speak...

After an awesome dinner at the venue, people started to show up after 9 PM. It turned out that the venue wass "mixed", half the place was the home for some kind of typical Saturday night disco while the other half was the home of Metal Club. It looked a bit weird having hordes of homosexuals passing by, dressed up in fancy "going out"-dresses and all that, but it worked alright.

The support band of the evening was SKRAECKOEDLAN from Norrköping. They did a good show combining traditional Swedish prog-rock with more American sounding stoner. Check them out.

Our concert turned out very good, the place was packed and with a very good support from the Karlstad-audience! Thank you!

VOMITORY-fellas gave us the latest gossip on what happened on their tour since they left us in Bratislava a month earlier and it was great seing some other old friends as well, especially brothers and sisters who had travelled all the way from Ramnäs, Jämtland etc.

After the venue closed we had some kind of afterparty at the hotel with some guys of SKRAECKOEDLAN, educating us in dumpster recycling among other interesting things...

A great evening, all in all!

A month off starting today - 4/12
Fredrik was upset that there were no pancakes at the hotel's breakfast buffee and wanted a refund (of course we didn’t pay anything for the breakfast, but still...)

We weren’t back in Stockholm until 6 o’clock in the afternoon and eventually in Avesta around 9 PM. Thanks to our awesome crew Eva and Rebecca the weekend turned out smooth and good in all aspects.

As most people know we will unfortunately not perform in Texas this coming weekend due to reasons that we have already stated on our website and Facebook. Well at least we are not alone cancelling our performance at the Rites of Darkness Festival, other bands forced to do the same includes: MORTUARY DRAPE, ROOT, TRIBULATION, SARGIEST, BEHEXEN, DEAD CONGREGATION, INTERMENT, URFAUST, BUTCHER ABC, GENERAL SURGERY, BIRTH AD, HOUR OF 13, AKITSA, NUNSLAUGTHER, STRID, VALKYRJA, FUNEBRARUM, DISMA, EVOKEN, HELLVETRON, STARGAZER, PAGAN ALTAR, LOSS, DIVINE EVE and HELL MILITIA. Those are the bands that we know of, the list of cancellations is probably even longer.

Anyway, we will perform in the US in May next year and are truly looking forward to this.

Now we take a month off and prepare to return to the road in January.

Watch out!