Finally, the end of the month!
I am going to describe here only 3 events but they are quite intense. Especially the last one, which is my personal number one. It was a long time since I enjoyed some nice death metal gig (well, maybe a month…) so I am really looking forward for this event!
Last three events of February are the following:
23.02 Geneve – At the Drive-In, Death From Above, Le Butcherettes
26.02 Vevey – Korpiklaani, Heidevolk, Trollfest, Hypocras
27.02 Geneve – Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, In Arkadia
23rd of February
This evening will be filled with post punk and garage rock live music, here you can check out more details about this event: post punk
All three performing bands are from New World, long way home for them… At the Drive In are from the US, Death from Above are Canadian and Le Butcherettes are from Mexico.
At the Drive In was formed in Texas in 1994 and their music style can be described as post hardcore and art punk. Art punk sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Anyway, they decided to split one year after releasing their third album in 2000. Then, they reunited just to split again some time later. Luckily they reunited recently one more time and released their forth album “Inter alia” just last year. I guess relation status of this band is complicated… Here you have one of the music videos promoting their newest album:
Another band performing that evening is Death from Above – a Canadian duet performing synth rock and dance punk. Up to now they released three albums and currently they are on the tour “Outrage! Is now”. Here you can see their newest single:
Third band, Le Butcherettes was formed in 2007 by the very charismatic vocalist/guitarist Teri Gender Bender. And yes, her stage name is related to her performances, which are often referring to the role of a woman as a servant or even a slave of men. She is truly rebellious and her music represents it. On the video below you can see her performance in a bloody apron.
26th of February
Vevey, Rocking Chair
I always wanted to see Korpiklaani live but I never had an opportunity, until now. So this gig is a “must go” for me! Beside Korpiklaani, three other bands will perform in Vevey: Hypocras, Heidevolk and Trollfest. Follow this link if you want to know more: Folk metal
Korpiklaani is a very well known Finnish band. At the beginning in 1993 Jonne Jarvela created a folk band called “Shaman Duo”. After releasing their first album, the band changed their name to simple “Shaman” where more metal music elements were added, like for example growling. Finally, the band evolved into Korpiklaani in 2003 and stayed like that until now. Every time the name of the band changed, music became more and more metal. Now Jonne describes their style as old people’s music with heavy metal guitars and this actually makes me wonder what old people in Finland are listening to… I mean, just listen to this song which promoting their last album Noita:
Another band which will perform in Vevey that evening is the Dutch group Heidevolk. They were formed in 2002 and until now they released 6 albums. Their compositions are strongly inspired by Germanic mythology, which is not really unusual feature among the folk and viking metal groups… Here is a song from their newest album, just give it a try:
Last Scandinavian band playing that evening is Norwegian Trollfest, or actually TrollfesT. They released their first album in 2005 and since then they fathered eleven albums, including one demo. They are for sure outstanding folk metal band. First of all, sometimes they implement some “exotic” instruments, like saxophone or accordion into their music. Second of all, as for a folk metal group, a lot of their music videos were shot not in the forest… They are also known for their particular sense of humour which one can enjoy by watching their music videos. They released their newest album in 2017 so I guess we can expect a lot of new songs during their gig. For example this one:
And the only not Scandinavian band which will perform during that evening is the Swiss group Hypocras. They exist since 2005 and released 3 albums. They just came back from Japan Tour with Eluveitie so they are on fire!
27th of February
This kicking ass death metal event in Geneve is my second “must go” on this list. Beside Cannibal Corpse there will be The Black Dahlia Murder and In Arkadia playing! I just can’t wait for it! If you want to know more, check this out: death metal
Cannibal Corpse was formed in Florida in 1988 and they stay active since then – 14 albums, including the newest one “Red before black” from last year, are the proof. They are very popular and at the same time quite scandalous. They are strongly inspired by horror always balancing on the thin line between disgust and fascination. Well, sometimes being more disgusting than fascinating – they were banned from performing in some countries because of their disturbing lyrics or album covers… Oh well, art. Their new album is really awesome, check out this song:
Another performing band, Black Dahlia Murder is also from US, to be more specific from Michigan and they exist since 2001. They have 8 albums and the last one was released in October 2017, so it is very fresh. Their music style is described as melodic death metal or simply death metal. Check out this music video promoting “Nightbringers” their newest album.
And the last band is In Arkadia which was formed in France in 2005. Their music style can be described as death metal, thrash metal or deathcore. They have five albums and they announced the release of the sixth one “Lions” in actually few days! Here you have their newest single:
I guess that is all for February… Soon I’ll update you about events in March, until then I hope you can pick something for yourself.