FIRE,WIND,PROPHECIES AND ALL SORTS OF RAGES | METAL REPORTS

Written by the_chelf@yahoo.gr

Another month another killer show.

We are keeping the standards and our hammers up high here. Virtual fist bump to y’all.

Firewind,Rage,Mystic Prophecy,Nightrage

…four sets one more powerful than the other, but this came as no surprise. Some things never change and friday nights should always feel like that.
Nightrage opened the show. Melodic death metal that was born in Greece and then took off to Sweden to conquer the extremiest depths of the metal world. With our own Marios Iliopoulos (founder of the band) slaying the guitar, you could actually feel everyone in the venue having a proud moment, ’cause apparently Greeks do it better.Ronnie Nyman’s raucous vocals and in interaction with the crowd did more than an audience warm-up. You could feel the energy vibrations already..

And then we witnessed the phenomenon that is Mystic Prophecy.

I need a minute to let that sink in. The band was explosive but Joey Roxx definitely stole the show. A true metal goddess who effortlessly took over the stage with her jaw dropping performance and bewitching beauty. Forget Greeks, girls do it better. Joey,if you are reading this, I effin’ love you. (Doro, if you are also reading this, you’ll always be my main girl,Lita you too,don’t make a scene).

And then, it was time for some serious RAGE on stage.

Heavy, speedy, power metal whose story begun in 1984 (like all good things if I may say so mychelf). Another band, another greek, Vassilios ‘Lucky’ Maniatopoulos making us proud,smashing the drums like there’s no tomorrow. Peavy Wagner booming and charismatic as always and Marcos Rodriguez, electric and utterly captivating, making faces for my camera.Don’t you fear the winter, they’ll keep you safe and metal af.

And then, somewhere between heaven and hell came FIREWIND.

Their performance far exceeded expectations.Glorious guitar sounds from every conceivable direction,heads up high,moshing metalheads being themselves (not me, I instantly get into mama-mode when I’m with my precious Canon),headbanging to the sounds of power metal setting the world on fire.

Greek power metal met with international success, as long as we  get to see bands like these we are not Losing Faith..

What else could you ask for?

 

Comments: 47

  1. Never heard of these guys before. Looks like you had a blast of a night. Nothing like live music x

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      True! Nothing beats a live metal show!

  2. Peter Nyiri says:

    Your website and the photos are really amazing! You are in fact visually powerful. Go girl!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Aww! Thank you Peter! I appreciate the feedback!

  3. Nothing beats some good LIVE music! Looks like you had fun 🙂

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I did indeed! Thank you for stopping by!

  4. jhilmil says:

    My goodness, I’m so much sure about the great performances by this band. Great music is the spice to life and these photo’s are enough to tell the beautiful story they created.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      It was a killer show indeed! You could feel the enegry throughout the whole gig! Thank you for the kind words!

  5. Monika Celly says:

    Never heard about this band..but looks like you had a great time.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Check them out Monica, they are worth the time, you’ll get hooked!

  6. Ola says:

    Chelf girl you know I don’t know nuthin’ about heavy metal. LOL! But your photos make me feel like I do. Great coverage!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      My gorgeous Ola! You know what? For a non-metalhead you are metal AF! Thank you for the constant support! <3

  7. In case no one has said it – WOW amazing photos. I aspire so much to get shots like this that are in darker rooms. Well done.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thank you Nicki! My trusty canon!

  8. Juli says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this, and the pics are just gorgeous, what an experience.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thank you Juli! It was a magical night indeed!

  9. Awesome bands. The pictures are amazing and interesting. Keeps us motivated. Thanks

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Very glad you enjoyed the post!

  10. Jana says:

    It sounds like you had lots of fun. I’ve never heard of them but I really love live music. It’s definitely the best.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I hope you’ll check them out Jana! They are all awesome if you are into metal you’ll love them!

  11. Wow! Looks like a great night! You got some great shots. I am loving that girl power shot you got!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I’m so obessed with her as well Cassie! She’s gorgeous!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I hope someone gets you concert tickets for Christmas Tasheena!

  12. Joy says:

    That looks like it was a great time. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the imagery. I enjoyed reading your post.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thanks Joy!

  13. Sandra says:

    Wow that looks like a huge night out! Awesome photos.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thank you Sandra, it really was!

  14. Blair villanueva says:

    Looks like you have so much fun! And lovrly photography as well. I am always sucks on taking moving subjects for my photography 🙂

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Hey Blair! Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked the pictures! Luckily they were all super photogenic and posed for my camera, it was a team work thing!

  15. I love attending such LIVE music concerts during the weekend especially on Saturdays. They really help me to get rid of the worklife stress.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I’m usually the one working at the concerts, taking pics and interviewing the bands BUT I cannot complain 😉

  16. I can only imagine the energy at concerts like these, I am sure it was spectacular.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      It really was Sheri!

  17. Danielle says:

    Marcos Rodriguez looks so familiar to me, although I cant say I’m really into metal but do appreciate a good concert. Your pics are amazing and make you feel like you’re right there in the crowd, I’m sure you had a blast.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Hi Danielle! Marcos was a vocalist and songwriter of the legendary band “Torre de Marfil” and also formed the band Soundchaser back in 2004. He is a great musician and quite popular in the metal world, I’m not suprised he looks familiar to you!

  18. Never heard of this band but they sure look like they put on a great show. Looks like a nice concert.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      It was amazing! I hope you’ll take some time to check out the bands Cynthia!

  19. Wow this looks like a pretty fun show! There’s nothing like seeing a great band live and in person.

  20. These are such cool photos! 😮
    Sounds like it was an awesome time. I love live music, although I haven’t been to a proper metal show in a long time, sigh. x

  21. Such a cool compilation of great metal bands. I have not been to a good metal set in a while. I will have to check some of these bands out.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Hey David! Yes please, do check them out! I have a feeling that you will love the band rage!

  22. Amrita Basu says:

    Live music is the best.Your pics are alive.Love that so much of the event was shared with us.
    The energy is palpable.

  23. Looks like this was a lot of fun. Great pictures as well! Live music is always a blast.

  24. Never heard of this guys before but from the pictures they look extra-ordinarily good at what they do.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      they really are!

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