\r\nSaturday, February 14th and there is no better way to rise above the ridiculous Valentine’s Day than to go to one of the best live shows of the year. Amon Amarth were on Greek grounds for the second time and fans were flooding FUZZ Club. Opening act was Heathendom, a Greek band which recently released their first album and has already created a buzz on their name. \r\n
\r\nLast Sunday, the 25th of January, it was finally time for us to enjoy the Portuguese Moonspell and our own Inactive Messiah as a supporting act at Fuzz Club, in Athens. The doors opened at 8:40 and around 9 at a crowded Fuzz, Inactive Messiah came on stage. The people were at the club early to enjoy both the bands and after 9 the club was full of people.\r\n
\r\nMonday night is a difficult night for live appearances in Greece. You see Greek fans are biased by the fact they were probably working – or having school in the morning and they will also do in the next day. That’s the reason why I didn’t expect a big crowd in Texas Necropolis for Samael’s live show.
In an almost empty Principal, for its standards, where Haunted were probably "defeated" by the football game of Greece vs Israel in Tel Aviv, I was trying to think how many fans would come. In the end, the pessimistic predictions were verified, and no more than 270 people were present. The concert started 40 minutes late , perhaps because the promoters were waiting for more people to come, but around 20 people only came. Finally the concert started at 21:50 and on the scene Senseless appeared.
\r\nSaturday 24/1/2009, 20:00 sharp and I was standing outside the Principal Hall. In front of the entrance already 10 teenagers, from Drama and Katerini, had been patiently waiting for to door to open. The doors opened at 20:30 and in no time I found myself in front of the stage, against the point were Fernando stood after some hour.
\r\nOn January 10th it was finally time for the Greek audience to enjoy on Stage the reborn Septic Flesh after 6 years. The whole show was very tempting since 3 other bands would support Septic Flesh in this concert. So we were outside the club at 7:30 and at about 8:10 Nyne started to play…\r\n
\r\nThis is so cool. It’s Thursday evening, in the center of Athens, and you can drink a beer while attending a live show, all in normal hours (this goes to the ones who have to wake up early in the morning and work for endless hours daily). Crimson Fire was a very good company that night by playing many songs, however, to be honest, no matter how many times I have seen these guys performing it’s never enough! The band, with a new line up did a good show and those who were there enjoyed it a lot, even though there were some problems with the sound,.
It’s 18:00 and I was standing in front of the White Tower waiting with other fans of Kreator the buses to take us to Principal Club. The fans huge passion to audience their favorite Kreator was not obvious, until Petrozza with his fellows appeared on the scene. But let’s take it from the beginning since the journey was long enough until we met... the Hordes of Chaos.
\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!