events are often foreshadowed and this year’s Spring is
supposed to be hot, although the weather still has its twists
and turns, bringing cold and snow and being utmost miserly with
warm and sunny days. Never mind! Inside the concert halls is it
With the Easter highlights and two awesome festivals ahead, I
start into my personal Spring season with two Warrior Soul shows
and my new Thrash Metal faves CRIPPER.
After having finished a very successful tour with Overkill, Hanover’s
finest Thrash hopefuls play their hometown at full length. Sounds
like a big party I definitely want to be a part of. Together with
lovely Wiebke (Hotel666.de) we got on the road to adore frontwoman
Britta and her men ;)
not seen me often for shows. Maybe one or two times and that ages
ago. So the autonomous center with the Glocksee included was new
to me. And it seems that’s a place for night owls. Before
9pm nothing happens here. We arrived quite late but though had
to wait outside freezing till they finally opened the doors and
let us in. Nice club by the way… ;)
supporting bands I haven’t heard anything from so far. Here
is something new to discover ;) It took even more time before
THE URGE :: finally got onto stage. The guys from
Braunschweig delivered an ultra technical Death Metal chunk. The
old American school I’d say. Although much complex DENY
THE URGE left room for driving riffwork one can headbang to.
As for ambitious guitar players, frontman Henrik Osterloh was
probably an eye-candy. But his tricky stuff made him some sort
of leggy. Regarding his mimic and stage performance he could be
Hupogrammos’ little bro (former Negura Bunget) ;) Great
show, great kickoff!
Setlist: Open The Gates, Ground Zero, Dying World, Expandable
World, Father Of All, Isolation, Material God, Ruber Of The Cart,
The Mask Itself
MORTALIS :: afterwards kept the style, just differently.
Less technical finesse and much more groove. Groove Death Metal
so to speak *laughs* Singer Arne had a lot of fun on stage. When
not serving deep-throated growls he was joking and fooling around.
Fans now reached the maximum presence and came close to the stage.
I guess approx. 200 crazy heads attended this show and enjoyed
MAGNA MORTALIS, who almost played their complete debut
album Onward. Two songs I could not sort out, must
have been new ones ;) Truly asskicking!
Setlist: Radiative Benediction, Of Man’s Defeat,
Holme’s Sweet Home, 9er, Alive But Dead, San, Antithesis
Of Creation, See Me No More, False Crusade, Impact, Onward
was up to :: CRIPPER
:: people raided their merchandise. I actually wanted
to do so too, after the show. But seeing this I immediately grabbed
my wanted items. Thank god, because I got the last shirt ;) CRIPPER
were likewise in best mood and put everything they had into their
show. Pure energy and enthusiasm. And they totally scored. Well,
I don’t really wonder ;) It’s their hometown and singer
Britta embraces and involves her audience, some even personally.
Fans return the favor while adoring her and singing along the
tracks. It got damn late but hey, CRIPPER made this night!
Setlist: Shortcut, Junkie Shuffle, I […], Live
Is Deadly, Revolution, Attention Deficit, Black Terra, Fire Walk
With Me, I’m The Pit // Faqu, Hysteria