Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Scheissen heissen weissen

It might seem that we're slow with our updates but the truth is that we've just been so "fucking busy" (as a good friend of ours would say) by doing absolutely nothing! Plus as usual the router station issues...

*No comment*
The show at the Majestic Music Club in Bratislava, Slovakia was really cool. 113 735 screaming and headbanging fans came out and rocked their socks of.
Bologna, Italy and like the last time we were in Italy... not that many people did show up. Actually, we think it was the same dog with it's owner that was at this show as at the show in Padova on the last tour. The catering was much better this time though and that's always a plus! Where do all metalheads go to in Italy when there's a gig? Well, not on the gigs, that's for sure... Making pizza maybe? 
Anyway, better luck next time and for you who wasn't there... Your loss!

The turn up in Bologna
On a day off in Austra, Toby had to go to the hospital to get his severly bad back fixed, he got an infusion in his arm and some prescripted medicine.
Montpellier in France. The venue was like the size of our rehearsel room and the show became one hell of a hot and darn sexy one.. One of the best ones of the tour! We really rocked the fans in Montpellier's cock of!

Toby rippin' it up while getting some medicin in the hospital

Mr Santolla's getting his medicin at Lidl in Arnoldsville
What about Spain then... well.
There were of corpse some major fuck up with an ass promoter which wanted to cancel all the shows that he booked. Granada, which later was moved to Sevilla BUT ended up being in a small city called Almeria.. He also were supposed to book the show in Madrid.. Anyway, the first show in Spain was in Valencia and that one is THE best show so far of the tour.. completely insane crowd but in a good way! Tons of crowd surfing going on and lots of stagediving. We even got police escort to the venue from outside the town!

Valencia "river hela haket"
Lets go back to the ass that wanted to cancel the shows then, A friend of Obituary, Juan was contacted and he mananged to re-arrange the shows that this mother fucker fucked up just in 3 days.
The show in Almeria was ok, about the same amount people showed up as when we played the same place with Nile a couple of years ago... The Madrid show was also ok considering the short notice and change of venue... That show for us ended up in a really bad way though as some drunken fucking jerk got up on stage and of corpse stepped on Ola's pedal board, so one of the cables broke and guitar died, then he pushed away Ola from the mic and started to growl. We were not able to fix the the guitar so we had to cut the set short, for the third time Grave did not play Into The Grave

These guys did a smashing version of Into the Grave instead
People...listen up... IF you for some unknown reason have to get up on stage, don't just stand there and make a fucken mess for the bands.. Get the fuck off the stage ASAP!!! 
The chance/risk that you'll get a foot up your ass is really big and we're not gonna play Mr Nice Guy anymore. If you come up, you can be just as sure as the Pope is Polish that you'll be thrown or kicked of very very very fast!!! Just so you know what you're getting yourselves into! 
The stage = Band area... 
The floor infront of the stage = Audience area... Capiche!!?

If not, these two bad ass mother fuckers will kick you sorry ass!!!

...And you'll end up looking like this!
Tonite we ripped Lahr in Germania apart!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Extremely Rocking Flesh

A train robber apparently managed the router station in Poland
After 3 really good shows, Krakow, Warzaw and Berlin, we finally got to the heart of Germany.. Leipzig!!!

We had some days off in Warzaw and Krakow so we grabbed our back-packs and went to a 4 Star Hotel in Krakow... 4 Stars in "Polish standards" there is...
None of us have slept that bad so far on this tour and remember, we're 18 dudes living close to each other in a bus...

One of the guys from the infamous "Kurwa-crew".. drum-tech Vacek came out to see us and we had quite a few beers together.
We think it's safe to say that we all felt the downside of beer drinking and Hellraising the day after in Warzaw, but it was worth it!
The show in Warzaw was great and that day, Oscar from Pathology had his 21th birthday so we arranged a stripper in his honour. 
She really stripped it up and he really ripped it up, hahaha... ;-) And so did the rest of us...
Unfortunatelly we were not aloud to take any photos of the show.

Oscar's birthday cake
Birthday boy, happy after the strip-show
K17 in Berlin, awesome show! One of the better ones on this tour so far with 112 000's of screaming fans!
The show in Leipzig was also a kick ass one... We had grandma front row, headbanging her grey hair more then anyone else in the crowd.. it was freaking scary but still bad ass!!!
Some of the guys went to a apparently really weird gothic/freakshow-bar after and Ola and Trevor ripped it up as usual in the bus until early noon.

Mic Mac at the monster party in Leipzig
The Lods, rippin' it up
James Hetfield..?
Mic Mac doing a Head and Shoulder promo pic
Tobi reaching for the apples
Last night Prague got the leathel dose of death metal played the right way = Old-School!!!
Packed club and scheisse... that was really an Epic ass-sweating show... mmm, yummy!
Tonite we'll destroy Majestic Music Club in Bratislava, Slovakia!!! 


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A true story

Router station d'lux in Riga
Ok, we'll just set the record straight right away here:

When we do our normal tours and shows like we're used to, you know... Travelling with our own private jet, HUGE packed, sold out arena shows, like Madison Square Garden, The Ericsson Globe, Olympic Stadium in Moscow and such...
The internet actually works, but not this time...
Oh well...

Our extremely fancy private jets

Hotel room for true METAL KINGS
After 3 absolutely majestic and legendery shows in Helsinki, Riga and Villnius we've had 2
days off (again...*yawn*) in the glorius and very very colourful country of Poland.
Petri, our PRO-merch-guy from the Misery Index tour last Nov came by, plus some other friends. We did like the Motörhead song says; "Rocked out, with our cocks out" at Perkele metal bar after the show.

Just a normal evening on the bus
At the ferry ride to Riga, Ronnie, Mika and Tobias annoyed the other passengers at the boat by singing classic Swedish schlager-hits from the 80's. Some examples would be "Rytmen av ett regn" with Millas Mirakel and "Det finns bara en av oss" with Efva Attling.

The band that played on the ferry to Finland. Apparently they have Chris Reifert from Autopsy in the band, or is it Szandor LaVey? Or maybe Vincent Crowley from Acheron...
Of the 3 shows, especially the Villnius show was bad ass!!! We totally ripped it up Santolla/Peres way, during
our set but even more during the after-party! Free beer and booze all fucken' night.
We can assure you that all of us felt like real winners the following day!
The kids in Pathology also managed with a little help from a few old-timers to empty every drop of fine expensive liquor in the bus at the first day off, in Warsaw!
Today we're gonna show the metalheads in Krakow what we're made of!!

A male cougar..?

*Call me*

Monday, April 4, 2011

... the Madness continues

Router station-owner

What a crazy party it was yesterday in Demark, Copenhagen! Since we´ll have a few days off pretty much everybody decided to go all in on this party. Ola got a nice birthday cake from the Obituary's - a pigs head with the Danish flag stuffed in its nose and some black candles around the whole creation.

Birthday cake - redneck style

Ching ching my n****z

Two Swedish friends from Finspång also came to hang out with us in Copenhagen. Dennis, who's Mika's personal driver and Robert Karlsson (Facebreaker, Scar Symmetry, Tormented ex. Edge of Sanity) who made a stage dive that nearly cost him his life during our set. 
After our gig at The Rock there was an afterparty for the Dansish tattoo convention and apparently all the best tattoo artists in the world were there. It was fun to just sit and drink beer and watch all the freaks rockin on the dancefloor. 

Find 3 faults
Last friday we ripped up Oldenburg, Germany and on saturday we did the same in Aarhus, Demark. It was a festival in Aarhus, also playing were Hail of Bullets, Artillery etc. 
During the day Trevor from Obituary brought out the grill he had bought the other day, he had also got stakes and meat for everybody on the tour. Terry spiced it up with his own barbaque sauce, "T-Bone’s Famous." It was awesome and delicious, he masters the grill just as he masters heavy riffs. We already looking forward to the next time the grill will be brought out.

Pork chopped in half

Obituary rippin' it up Florida style
The night in Aarhus ended in total debauchery, the festival provided us with too much Jägermeister for our own good. We all woke up the next day with a total hangover. 
Now we will have a couple of days off that we will spend at home in Sweden before the next gig in Helsinki, Finland. It will be nice to sleep in your own bed before its time to hit the road again..

Timmy, Timmy, Timmy

Ralph gets some guitar lessons from the main shredder of this tour