Some whatever pics from my weekend in Derby. Was invited by the band to work as the official photographer at the show at the Assembly Rooms and ended up with loads of photos. Not done with all of them yet, and I also need to wait for the band to decide which ones they want to use. But eventually I´ll upload some galleries here.
Two days of hard work at the venue for both the band and crew, but the result was awesome!!
Had a great time with everybody involved and my young Finnish friend Tommi (who actually got himself a job as soon as he found out about the event, just to get the money for this trip. Total dedication!:).
[Edit 6/1 2013: A link to a German documentary from the cruise]
One trip is usually exhausting enough experience. This one was a double, so we went the Stockholm – Turku route twice. But no worries, the SR people always take good care of me, got my own cabin and there were plenty to eat and dring on the ship. Lots of great people as usual so, as always, I ended up with a bunch of pics from all over the place.
One of my (quite many:p) reasons for living…ANTICHRIST!! This is a fukken great band!! And they kill live!! Not the very best live experience I´ve seen with the band, maybe because I´m used to a far more crazy crowd…Still one of the BEST bands!!
“Creepy crawly darkjazz combo. Soundtracks for imaginary movies. TKDE formed in 2000 as a project to compose new music for existing silent movies.”
The most perfect way to end the most wonderful festival! Magic!! Ask Johanna;))
It was good to see my favourite Swedish non-extrememetal bands in Transylvania. The concert started out as Per-Erik´s own project Coulisses and LATER the other guys just joined him on stage and continued as Isobel & November. Great gig and nice times:)
Wonderful, wonderful HEXVESSEL… About:“Hexvessel is a psychedelic folk-rock band that was founded in 1983 by Englishman Mat McNerney. He moved to Finland in 2009 and was joined by a coven of musicians from Tampere that feature members of Galacticka and Dark Buddha Rising. Fusing late 1960s and early 1970s English folk and psychedelia with a love for Finnish nature, folklore and pagan mysticism, they play a witches brew of acoustic balladry and heavy tripped-out atmospherics. Interior-world-music for secret ceremonies and forest rituals.”
The very best way to enjoy HEXVESSEL is lying flat in the grass under the Transylvanian sky, with a Ciuc Radler . Johanna fell in love with that beer-related stuff and I let her illustrate the state we were in during the concert. >>
I almost missed the whole thing when DORDEDUH (Hupogrammos & Sol Faur started this band after they left Negura Bunget) played an unannounced 2-song-set on the second day at the DBE.
Luckily I got there in time to hear at least one half of the second song and take some fast shots. The songs were from the new album, and the day after the band and Costin (Chioreanu, Twilight13 Productions) left the hotel really early in the morning to go to the mountains and shoot the video for “Dojana“. You´ll find the result at the bottom of this post. Some other great stuff also. Hope to see them soon again!
The last band of the great day and evening at the citadel in Alba. I may not be the biggest Sólstafir fan, but the show was really cool, the stage and the guys looked good and the finale was just amazing:) The guy who played the pan flute in “Fjara” is Gădineț (Cătălin Motorga) from Negura Bunget.
Doru at the Dark Bombastic is a master when it comes to make these festivals to an experience of a lifetime. DARK BUDDHA RISING was one of those experiences. Very dark, very intense, very hypnotic and very, very beautiful. I wanted to kick everybody who wanted to talk to me during the awesomeness (sorry;)).