\r\nSetting off to go to AN Club on a Monday night live show I expected a homey show with a small crowd. And as Jim, (our photographer) said, I thought it wouldn’t have that many people until I turned around this corner. Reaching An Club we found out almost every guitar in Athens was there. And not just Athens, I saw Gus Drax from BIOMECHANICAL in the venue, John Simvonis from DESCENDING to name a couple who come from signed Greek bands. \r\n
\r\nThursday night and one of my dreams, to watch one of the best hard rock bands at Gagarin, was about to come true. First time in our country the band which has combined mainstream hits, sentimental ballads and hard rocking songs and my anxiety for the result, was increasing!
This is new to me. Being the only person at the right side of the venue, that is. The time had come to see Biomechanical performing live, while the crowd was still so small. Really sad.
\r\nLet’s take it from the start. Doors opened with an\r\nhour’s delay but to tell you the truth I din’t expect them to open on time.\r\nSure thing is doors opened and De\r\nProfundis. Their intro was very impressive and it got you in the mood right\r\naway. The English band was well\r\nbonded and their sound pretty good. I felt that what was missing is that extra\r\nsomething that makes bands stand out.
I arrived at GAGARIN where the gig would take place, a little bit late and when I saw that the venue was almost empty, I was hoping that the initial schedule had changed and that the show would start later. That the band that was on stage already wasn’t GODIVA but some other support group which was probably added in the billing the last minute and we just weren’t informed about it, therefore, there weren’t many fans there. However, this was the picture that lasted all night long.
\r\nSunday noon found me walking up Themistokleous street towards Underworld club for a long awaited live later that evening. Primordial. I’d never seen them live before,you see, it’s something like my relationship with Ireland.. Whenever the trip was planned, the universe would always screw things up for me and I’d end up mumbling "next time..". Well this time, I was not going to miss it, even if they were giving away free barrels of Guinness on my front porch.
\r\nIt was the fourth time in the last years that Uriah Heep has visited us. Due to their new album "Wake The Sleeper”, which will be realeased in Greece on March, Heep gave us on Sutarday 1.5 hour of really rock music, as they know to do 38 whole years. The legendary group arrive at 20:40 at Fuzz and after one hour it was on the stage. The incredibly Show’s energy from the very beginning gave us a picture of the atmoshere, which was expected to enjoy later. \r\n
8 years ago, when I used to listen to the Martyre I couldn’t imagine there would come a time when we will\r\nhave the opportunity to see Saturnus live in Greece and moreover that we will get to see them twice!\r\nWith a rather newly released album and the memories of their appearance in the\r\nclub "Ston aera" back in 2005, the band returned in Greece only this time in the center of Athens in club Underworld.\r\nHolding the memory of that first time I saw them live I went to the venue,\r\nquite late so I missed both the support bands.
\r\nWe reached Olympiakos’ F.C. ‘’temple’’(whoever is not a fan of Olympiakos should be open minded while reading this since I am a proud-to-be one. In fact the only one Olympiakos’ fan, among two AEK F.C. fans Lambros and Marina)by the time Hannibal were on stage. It was not the first time I saw Hannibal but to be honest I won’t claim that I watched them carefully since by the time we arrived we found there some good friends so I paid no attention to the band.
How can anyone begin describing a live performance with Heaven shall burn as headliners,Maroon as the second act and a promising band from Belgium Rafflesia.Rafflesia although they are new in the metalcore scene and only two years in action they have accimplished to share th scene with many big names of the hardcore scene as: Arkangel, Heaven Shal