Re: Sweden Rock Festival 2019 Day 1

Date:2019-06-08 10:43:27
In Reply To:Sweden Rock Festival 2019 Day 1 by The Tall Dwarf
Time to keep you updated from Sweden Rock as I've done some years before. Day one is over, it's actually morning day two, and I feel that it got one or two drinks two many late last night...The weather was great by the way and still is so let's hope for no rain like it's predicted for Friday and Saturday.
I'd love to get to this fest one day but it'll be so damn expensive in your beautiful country hehe!

But the show must go on so here goes.

First time I saw Demon as well. They are a band I've never really listened to for some strange reason since they are very good. They put up a solid show in front of a huge audience. Most of the songs they played were from The Uninvited Guest
Seen them once probably 15 years ago. Frontman Dave Hill always intrigued me with his recognisable voice.

Gathering Of Kings
The first ever liveshow for this studio project was one of the projected highlights of the festival for a lot of people and they drew a HUGE crowd. All the singers, I think, from the album was there and they had two drummers, two keyboardplayers and three guitar players on stage. Chris Laney was like a rubberball and was everywhere on the stage. The singers all were fantastic and they played all the songs from the debut album and the new single Heaven on the Run. The rest of the bands will have to fight hard to better this.
All the singers turned up huh? That's good. I was reading they already finished or are close to finishing the second album.

Joe Lynn Turner
He was supposed to play here last year but had to cancel for reasons we all know so he was invited back this year. It wasn't easy for him to take over after GoK but he had a pretty huge crowd that seemed to enjoy his set of Rainbow, Purple and Yngwie songs.
Joe is back singing?? That's good news.. One of the old time legends I've yet to see live. Maybe it'll happen now he's actually singing live again. Shame he doesn'tplay Sunstorm songs coz the average rock fan knows nothing about Sunstorm's existence.

Death Angel
Death Angel is one of my favorite thrash bands and they didn't disappoint. Crystal clear sound with really heavy guitars and Mark Oseguda still delivers strong vocally. In front of a huge crowd they didn't disappoint me and even though they mostly played new songs.
New album very good. Seen them a couple of times but not in the last 10 years.

Skid Row
Last band out was Skid Row. A band I haven't seen play live since 1991 so it was fun to see them again. ZP did a real good job so Seb Bach wasn't really that missed. All songs but one was from the first two albums and 18 & Life was without a doubt the highlight for most of the really huge audience.
Never been a fan for some reason with or without Seb. They played here in Jan with HEAT and quite a few other bands but I missed that too.

Nice start for the festival. 3 more days to go now. I'll be back with day 2.


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