isn’t the easiest thing to recap wonderful and amazing moments
of a great show when even a crazier one followed the next day
and melodies still run through my brain ;)
That of course does not reduce any grain of the show KINGS-X
delivered that night. It was truly breathtaking! And that I have
seen these legendary Prog rockers for the very first time now,
after an over 30 years spanning career, is truly a shame! However,
I’d even start to pray to make sure and hope to see KINGS-X
once again in this life ;)
I get into show details I had to run through the usual procedure
and here I definitely have to nag about something! Every men get
upset at a woman's speech, when she says “no” and
means “yes”. So. Dear organizers… you ain’t
any better! When there are announced doors to open at 6 pm then
it means 6pm, not 5 pm and not 7 pm. As for that the bistro got
opened too and could calm down with these super delicious paninis
the clock strike 7 and lights were turned out.
:: enter the stage and kick off the evening with the
opener Rite Of Passage, taken from their new album Black
Days. But they do so in front of a frighteningly empty
hall. Luckily, people were just outside in the beergarden and
with every new song these French gents got them in. One after
another. Half of the set and the hall was well-filled ;) And I
have to say, KLONE just blow up my mind. What a fkg great
band! How could I leave them so unattended? Such a shame. Brutal
sound, guitar walls built up destroying everything with such groove
and a rough but charming singing. Likewise experimental as well
as progressive elements distinguish KLONE’s music.
I really dig the saxophone that adds such a special note. It’s
again that a French band offers these special vibes and atmosphere.
Let’s me melt. Just to die for ;) Did I already mention
that I love these kind of French bands? *laughs* Truly amazing!
Setlist: Rite Of Passage, Promises, Rain Bird, Empire
Of Shame, Immaculatre Desire, Interlude, The Spell Is Cast, Give
Up The Rest
and scrambles within the first rows. Anticipations are high bursting
into frenetic applause when :: KINGS-X
:: let the Groove Machine roll through the crowd.
I really didn’t know that KINGS-X are so popular. They got
so adored, worshipped, cheered and celebrated… unbelievable.
If we would not have already stood by nature KINGS-X would
have played for a standing-ovations-audience, for 2 hrs. ;)
And it seems KINGS-X love their fans too ;) Setlist was
thrilling; well-chosen, they even played a song from the 1988
debut Out Of The Silent Planet. I mean they could
have done it the easy way and just played the set from their most
recent record Live Love In London. But they did
As already mentioned, the history already spans more than 30 years,
the band is legendary but never turned out to be a commercial
mega seller. Old they became, but you would not believe how old
when you see them performing live. Mr. Doug Pinnick has seen 60
springs but owns a charisma that leaves you weak in the knees.
Drummer Jerry Gaskill still plays like a berserk and I was wondering
when his skins get slashed. Woohoo. Breathtaking I tell you. I
mean I knew that the band’s music is unique but I would
not have expected such stirring live show. Also Ty Tabor gets
much adored, makes fans freakin‘ out when he starts playing
his solos. KINGS-X unleash wave of excitements. They play
with such delight, jam blindly with pure precision, offering us
a 2 hrs lasting show of brilliant musicianship that is one-of-a-kind
in the scene.
As for the encores KINGS-X and actually don’t have
to do anything. The audience is singing; the band just plays hints
to keep up the harmonies. Gooseflesh causing atmosphere. Killer
show! AND… I definitely would love to see them again!
Setlist: Groove Machine, The Train, What Is This?, Complain,
Black Flag, Alright, In The New Age, Pillow, Pray, Dogman, Go
Tell Somebody, Summerland, We Were Born To Be Loved // Goldilox,
Over My Head, Visions