Archive for March, 2013

Neogenesis Tour Blog. Prague, CZ

Prague is huge, traffic is crazy but organized. Marcus was dropped off at hotel to sleep and the rest got some sightseeing before load in at the venue. Everyone on the tour are now coughing, tired and sick in one way or another.

Dan from DIABOLCIAL had to go to the hospital because he couldn’t breath. They fixed him really quick and now he’s stronger than before. This tour has become a sickness tour.

The venue was cold and we had to local support bands. We also met a guy from our home town Östersund in there. It was strange speaking Swedish to someone “from the outside”.

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Neogenesis Tour Blog. Plzen, CZ

They say this is the Capitol of Pilsner and it probably is, wonderful beer! The drive here was long but on a high way so it was fast. Marcus had to sleep of his fever so He was left at the motel during load in and sound check and was picked up right before the gig.

“Before the show I wanted to warm up my vocals to see if I was alive. I had to lean against the wall to not fall down on the floor and I wasn’t sure how the show would go” – Marcus.

The show started and the audience was awesome, gave Marcus that extra needed energy to finish to show properly. Once again there were people singing along.

Right after the show Marcus went back to the motel to get a good 12 hour sleep to fight the fever.

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Neogenesis Tour Blog. Ostrava, CZ

Marcus cold has developed to a nasty fever now and he’s not feeling good at all. Carl from DIABOLICAL and Dagna, Tour Manager, went to Krakow to pic up their bus that had been fixed during the last days.

We met up with Radio Revolta at the venue and made an interview with them. They told us that in the gig it was most people from Poland, because it is so close Ostrava, CZ.

The show was ok considering fever and other sicknesses.

In the car we listened to an awful song called “yesterday” by a band that must have been “dagger”, not sure. But it must’ve been a joke. Anyone heard that one before? Is it a Chech song?

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Neogenesis Tour Blog. Trinec, CZ

The drive to Czech over the mountains was slow. The roads remind us of the ones in the Norway. Serpentine roads around the mountains. Very beautiful. Except for Norway doesn’t have castles in the mountains, only trolls. The weather is getting really cold and snowy.

In Trinec we passed the Rock Shop and went in there to buy cool stuff. The boys in Warheim needed more makeup again. We got to sign their wall and they took photos of us for their own web site.

This venue had the biggest stage yet on the tour and the audience was the biggest too. All bands did a great show and we could tell that the audience had heard our songs before when they sang along!

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Neogenesis Tour Blog. Banska Bystrica, SK

This morning we got to sleep in very long because the drive was not that far, it was really appreciated because we were started to get really exhausted. The motel we slept at was really huge and looked like it was an old mental hospital from a scary movie. The gatekeeper was really sour and seemed to hate her life in general and she hated us too.

We went to the venue to pick some stuff up and then we had pizza for breakfast/lunch.

The venue was a pub and had a small stage. The local drunks helped us loading in to the venue. For dinner we got pizza. Alot of pizza today.

During our show one of the guitar amps died and we had a small pause to sort it out. A fuse broke and luckily Marcus had spare fuses for Peavey amps in his bag.

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Neogenesis Tour Blog. Bratislava, SK

This was our first time in Slovakia. We drove over the border from Krakow PL, and the landscape started to take form as we drove down the road. The Slovakian nature is more like we are used to in the north of Sweden with all the mountains. It also looks like they have a bit higher standards than the Poles.

It was a long long drive and we didn’t get much sleep last night so we had to make many stops to pry open the led eyelids we had. Once at the venue it looked like a pizzeria, just like in Krakow, but again, a much much bigger venue opened up for us.

It was a good crowd for all three bands, even if they weren’t as crazy as the Poles, they showed great appreciation when we talked to them after the show and some of them was singing along with the lyrics! Suffering from sleep deprivation we hurried back to the motel to get the well deserved sleep. This time we got to sleep till noon and it was really nice!

Thank you Bratislava!

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Neogenesis Tour Blog. Krakow, PL

Today we went up early to go with WARHEIM to Auswitch for a guided tour. DIABOLICAL stayed behind to take care of some bus business.

Auswitch was awful! I mean, when you have read the history and heard the stories. Watched some movies, you sure know that it was terrible. But visiting was a complete different thing. We were standing right there, where people have been murdered, raped and experimented with. It was like walking around in a funeral that never ended. No one can go in there without tearing up the eyes. It was like visiting a factory created with the sole purpose to eliminate as many human beings as possible. And at the same time document everything. Well, some say it’s a conspiracy theory..

The town square in Krakow is a huge square, probably the biggest in the universe. We drove into it with our car and the police was fast to stop us and give a lecture of street roles. They said you MUST obey the signs! Gosh..

If you have followed our blog you should know by now that we have been enjoying the food very much! This time we went for kebab. It wasn’t that good at all. No more kebab in Krakow for us.

When we first saw the door to Kot Karola it looked like a really small club. The door lead down to a huge maze of rooms and bars. Everything in stone. The stage was a bit small but it was ok. The audience was really good and seemed to enjoy our show. Some old and we surly got some new ones too. We even got to speak Swedish with a couple of them!

After the show we didn’t had to drive our car so we managed to drink a couple of beers and talk to the fans. They were really nice!

Thank you Krakow!

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Neogenesis Tour Blog. Wroclaw, PL

Last night the venue had stairs in the back going down and it was very dark. Marcus was carrying some stuff and didn’t see the two last steps of the staircase and fell and landed on his knees. In the fall He twisted his ankle really bad and couldn’t walk on it. The entire day he had a really bad limp and a cough from his cold. Looked like a hobo limping around the rest of the guys. The ankle got better along the way but he couldn’t use the foot so much.

The promoter gave us wonderful home cooked food. It was the first time we had bigos! He said it was compliments from his wife. Lovely!

The venue was in an area that had to be influenced by Great Britain. The venue was called Klub Liverpool and next to it was Haggis Bar and Second hand clothes from London where they sold clothes by weight.

This was the first time we had local support. It was a trio playing some kind of technical melodic metal and the did a good job waking the audience up for WARHEIM that played after them.

Marcus went backstage when the local support was playing and he got a call from WARHEIM drummer Robert. It was hard to hear what he said because of the band in the background but Robert screamed that he was locked behind the big blue steel door and wanted to get out! This was a Spinal Tap moment delux.

The bus DIABOLICAL are riding in is slowly withering apart. No brakes, water pump died, no idle, no heat, back door won’t lock, fuel lines came off, cig lighter died, back window broke, drivers seat came loose, radiator leaking water and short cut in the dashboard… To name a few.. They are looking for a new bus now :).

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Neogenesis Tour Blog. Piotrkow Trybunalski, PL

This venue was in a small part of the town and the standards was not that high. We loaded in out gear and it was colder inside that outside, but luckily we got some warmth up after loading in and the nice warm food we got served. After dinner they started the smoke machine and the place was filled with smoke, the only problem was that it smelled like burning coal.

After a couple of minutes Dagna, the Tour Manager screamed at the too of her lungs to evacuate the building. It wasn’t the smoke machine. Smoke was coming in from the vents in the walls and it was thick and black. We realized we had to run inside to bring out the merch so it wouldn’t smell of smoke and so we did.

We was standing upside waiting for them to fix the smoke problem and people was running all around saying it’s no problem and nothing to worry about, so we waited. After a while they said everything was ok and that they started to went out the smoke.

When we came inside we saw that they put tape over the vents. Where the smoke came from? No one knows 🙂

The crowd was really great and there were many of them. Unfortunately one dude on floor decided to take his gun out and point at us on the stage and that was really awkward. Nothing happened but he ruined the entire show for us and everything felt just fucked up. We heard later that he does that and he does it to show his gratitude……. Stupid.

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Neogenesis Tour Blog. Zielona Góra, PL

Yesterday went by very fast. We had to drive a long way from warzaw and most of the road was excellent highway in 140kmh.

We met up with the promoter at the edge of the city and he guided us to the venue called 4 róze dla Lucienne. Once again we are astonished by the surroundings in Poland, it’s very different everywhere. From ruins to big castles and new houses. Dirt roads to highways.

At the venue we had very little time to set up the stage and sound check. DIABOLICAL made the sound check and that was it. People were already waiting outside to come in. And we had to get something to eat before the show.

I wish we’ve had more time to see the city but unfortunately we never had time to get out of the venue once we got inside.

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