Trial / Portrait / RAM / Essen, Turock 10.02.2018
Ruhrpott Metal Meeting 2017 aka the weekend of snow chaos…Well, if you live in snowier parts of the world, you laugh about that little amount of snow and ice I call chaos here. We just can´t deal with snow in our area, neither the public transportation system can… My personal plans included a long weekend packed with a lot of music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately I only managed to get to Ruhrpott Metal Meeting only on Friday. When I got in I quickly changed my plan of taking photos from the front hall with all the merch/food/meeting point, it was simply too cold. But it´s good arranged, not too crowded with needless stuff- no Wacken-syndrome 😉 Overall a nice sized indoor festival. Due to the draft in front of the stage I felt really bad on Saturday, so I sadly missed the second day…
Anyway, let´s start with some photos of Overkill, definitively the crowd favorite of the first night:
More photos soon!
In four weeks the third edition of Ruhrpott Metal Meeting will take place in one of the most known places for big indoor shows in our region. Of course I´m talking about Turbinenhalle. No doubt this piece of industrial history is a must see on the „European Route Of Industrial Heritage“. After steel industry left several locations empty in the 1980s, Turbinenhalle started a new career as a home of disco/concert location in 1993. Obviously the artwork of Ruhrpott Metal Meeting shows some characteristic symbols of industrial culture which can still be found here and there in today´s Ruhrpott landscape.
Ruhrpott Metal Meeting combines national acts from North Rhine-Westphalia, like Onkel Tom, Despair, Orden Ogan and Doro. International bands complete the billing, such as Death Angel, Annihilator, Roots, Overkill, Testament and Insomnium.
In total a good mix of traditional metal genres, some Thrash/Death/Power /Melodic Death Metal and the appearance of a local legend, Ralf Richter! Surely you all know some movies, for example Das Boot, Bang Boom Bang or Manta.
There is also one Warm-Up Party left before the main event will take place. Café Nord in Essen will party hard with you, in about two weeks at 24.11.2017.
See you in four weeks at the best alternative xmas event ,unless you´re into crowded, cold, rainy Christmas markets…I prefer the Ruhrpott Metal Meeting!
The Membranes / The Sisters Of Mercy / FZW Dortmund, 24.09.2017
What can I say, my most goth-related concert so far turned out pretty cool! Also my first official press visit at FZW in Dortmund was great, I´d wish all locations would have that kind of organised staff, great sound and stage light! As The Sisters Of Mercy like stage smoke a lot, I expected worse, but it was ok. The support was thankfully not that much on the smoke sight of stage life…The Membranes do a darker sight of sound, mixed with a good shot of punk attitude.
This is Andy.
Andy is not afraid of guyliner.
Andy is historical part of Sodom and Shopping Queen.
Andy is rockin´the shit out of the audience with his band.
All things considered Andy is not giving a damn.
Be like Andy.