bring me a dream... Make him the cutest that I've ever seen etc. etc...We
all know that song I guess, - thanks to the Chordettes - bless 'em...
But well that was way back in 1954, and we are here today right now...
And the only thing I do combine with this track is the name - Sandman,
because at one occassion Mr. Boltendahl did compare himself with a
Sandman while looking at a picture of himself. - Well and whenever I do
look at this photograph now and then in a while, I automatically
remember at his comparison... It's as easy as that. But stop hold on....
don't take the lyrics to seriously, just to make it clear. But what's up
to the first words, well... there is some distant comparison to....
Well we better leave that, as we are here not to analyse a personal
study, but rather review the almost annual visit of our german krypt
architects here in Munich. So let's start
off to our happy go lucky graving philosophy of our scottish highland
ghosts and their march through Munich, where the highland fog here at
the Backstage venue let's us expect some Nessi nostalgy.
But for right now, Sandman ain't ready yet, as he wants to catch up with
his lost beauty sleep. So his bardes start to take care for the
neccessary comfiness within this castle.
First of all it's
not like announced Sister Sin filling the opener role, but a combo named
Downspirit, who founded themselves not as shown on their website in
1009, but in 2009 - that's what I presume. Otherwise they'd look like
the spooky figures on Grave Digger's latest release.
as these attractive gentlemen still don't show any wrinkles, their
physical expireing date still hasn't been over gonne. And they proved,
that they are able to give birth, as Downspirit had their very first
baby about one year ago and named it 'Point Of Origin'. So here we go -
following the slogan - you've gotta have the luck - and there they are
having the job to open for Grave Digger on this tour.
Maybe we should mention, that this golden nugget has been created by
Cedric 'Cede Dupont (Freedom Call/Symphorse) out of his wish to mix up
Bluesrock and Heavy Metal to a well shaked and stirred Pina Colada - on
the rocks of course. It does taste pretty well with a shot of 95% spirit.
And that one again listens to the name Steffen Lauth, who is wearing a
neat tie and owns a shape just like Markus Schenkenberg, trying to
wake all the bavarian sheep up. Respect - he seems to manage, thanks to
his cheak announcements inbetween the blues-metallic songs... (how was
that with longing with her hands through my legs etc?) Okay forget it,
though mind me... Rock'n'Roll and Sex belong together as the butter to
the bread. Without it tastes okay, but with thi icing it's even more
delicious, also it's more or less only concerning the stage matters
nowadays. But as we say so: the eye always eats as well, exspecially the
one's of all the females. On the other hand the tune has to be right as
well. Otherwise a Schenkenberg without a Six pack is like an alcohol
free - Sex on the beach.
scare, in our case, Downspirit have stand the test as the opener for our
pseudo scottish clans. Sing along songs with a solid instrumentation
and a pretty chlichee talented frontgigolo, who could easily be my son.
So what else do we want, including the offer for a free CD for every
girl lifting her top for a sec. - But no luck for that in Munich.
And the nicest thing is, Downspirit don't sound that much german, - you
know what I mean. So get off for a energetic adrenalin push and a
longlasting effect and ready for the next action here.
Voila’, the homely steaming bath has won a lot of heat during the past
40 minutes thanks to the Downspirit ashes reign, which should show us
the beginning of an eruption of a volcano. At least it should do so, as
yet it is not sure, whatever follows next.
Hmmmmm?! difficult to say, as with Orden Ogan, who have jumped in for
Grand Magus, I do a little hard to find out this special little
something, as the opener has definately got.
me my friends, this doesn't mean, that this here is bad, what we got
served on a plate right now in this moment. But there is still this fine
little difference between a proper normal food dish and a delicate
goodie. And that one again doesn't need neccessarely have to do with the
music in first place, though of course that's the non plus ultra.
But let's start with this band Orden Organ, who come from a part of
Germany we Bavarians don't really love. However it's the other way round
as well, but don't let us bent around the boots too much. We are all
Germans tonight and there should be some national patriotism.
Back tot he action, presenting itselves in a very powerful folky-metal
way. Due to the successful start of the opener, Munich's crowd has come
closer to the edge of the crypt or better stage. This again doesn't make
things easier for taking pics for us photographers due to not beeing
able to move much around. The luxury of a pit ain't there, so what?
We paparazzis have to help themselves and as we say so: in an emergency
case the devil eats flyes. We all gotta be selfmade men and women. -
Help yourself, then god is helping you... But most times it's more you
and yourself... just to mention besides.
way.. - this guy might seem a bit familiar here, as he is borrowed
VanCanto/In Legend....for this tour only.
Orden Ogan haven't got a setlist on stage, of which I could have taken
an image. But principally the musical flower bunch is put together with
the albums ‚Testimonium’, ‚Vale’ and ‚Easton Hope’. Not bad,
what the five piece is pulling across the potato acres... And they are still fighting for their acceptance. So
singer/guitarist Seeb is asking the crowd to film with their mobiles and
cams whatever and as much as they can and put it on You Tube - no matter
whether it's good quality or terribly bad. And no you tube channel will
get deleted that's guaranteed. Well, you tube is one of the last
platforms where you can really promote a video and an artist visually as
well as acoustically. And though many media does not appreciate this due
to copyright reasons, there is one thing for sure - just because one
videoclip no album less is beeing sold. And in the end it is indeed
promotion. So here we go - and there is the clip below and I hope that
one does reflect a little bit of this performance.
there we go again and the magic is finished. Orden Ogan clean up the
Highlands in our Backstage Hall to make place for the allmighty
scots-german Clan philosophy of Grave Digger.....
Yiippiiehh, Sandman ist ready for action and is pulled out of his
Birkenstock sandals by checking this great crowd here.
that's somehow different, than a few days before close by at another
show, where only about 250 souls have gathered to check this here out.
Tonight there are 3times as many people here just behind the
woods-cemetry to join the damp-neat party of the Gladbeck Metal Clan and
to satisfy themselves. The title of the latest chapter of the -
meanwhile 30 years old chess partie - entitled 'The Clans Will Rise
Again' is to be taken seriously here. Here they are like a sunshine over
Loch Ness with the postal adress of Urquardt Castle following the path
of the Mac Gregors and the Mac Intoshs, never mind - as long as there is
a Mac shown in front of the name - or not. The Canterville ghost is
appearing on stage leading into a powerful dance leaving many
traces. Whereby the first chapter is completely dedicated to
scottish history and clan individual caro pattern heiling for the law
no.1 - much later then the things themselves the name of the things is
passing. Grave Digger are holding up the nostalgic of this era, which
started off aprox. 300 years after christ's birth, right up and proud -
wrapped up the usual Heavy Metal cocoon. And within seconds that one
develops into a colourful butterfly.
So all we can say here is: Ce'ud mile faílte which is galish and means
as much as you're welcome. ...
right now it's the entertainment aspect in hardrock holding up the flag.
And the Munich clan of the Mac Weiswurst and Mac beer, want only one
thing, and that's rocking along until the fog is stirred off. And that's
what they do sweating out within all their not existing scots cilts.
Shame, as looking as such clothes the first thing coming up to our mind
is: what is underneath to be found?! Just kiddin' - we here want to know
first, whether the brickly bones of Mr. Boltendahl and Co are still able
to do it. And indeed they still seem to be free of rheumatism and
make their single sword dance.
devide the musical dish of our grave designer it is short and
painless explained: Part one is dedicated to the Clan topic and Sir
Simon Canterville and later on in a different shirt worn by the
Club boss, they work themselves through the Hangman and the rest of the
right now the audiance here is developing into a heavy thunderstorm
size 10 like the Titanic is castrated by an iceberg. The star sparkle
doesn't end and Grave Digger have lost their believe in the average
opinion, that the Munich audiance is a difficult one. In our case here
it is definately not. And we all receive a multiple orgasm - right at
this very moment.
think that evening has just been perfect a postive atmosphere a animated
party band in a very good mood and an enthusiastic fan crowd and most of
all the powerful vibe. the pott is boiling and tastes deliciously . And
we all got satisfied including scotisch salmon nicely spiced and
bombastic served. The hangman is drunk and the aftershow meet and greet
is a pet cemetary at it's best....
And then again it's one more time .... Mr.Sandman bring me a dream....
Make him the cutest that I've ever seen --- - here..